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John Toon

Cinematographer

John Toon's globetrotting award-winning career as a cinematographer encompasses documentary, shorts, TV drama (The Governor) and feature films — Rain, Mr Pip, Kingpin and Sunshine Cleaning among them. He has also shot and directed many commercials.

He’s really risky and he doesn’t waste time ... there’s not a lot of people that will light the film, plus operate the camera, plus hand-hold the camera on their shoulder all day; it’s quite a tough job. Director Christine Jeffs, on her husband’s qualities as a cinematographer

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Interview

John Toon: Internationally-successful NZ cinematographer…

Interview, 2013

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McLaren

2017, Cinematographer - Interviews - Film

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K' Road Stories - Fritters

2015, Cinematographer - Web

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Mr Pip

2013, Cinematographer - Film

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Rain

2001, Cinematographer, Associate Producer - Film

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Broken English

1996, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Film

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Stroke

1994, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Footrot Flats

1986, Trailer director - Film

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Heart of the High Country - First Episode

1985, Second Unit Cinematographer - Television

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Kingpin

1985, Cinematographer - Film

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Heart of the Stag

1984, Camera Operator - Film

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The Silent One

1984, Second Unit Director - Film

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The Aphrodisiac Trail

1983, Camera - Television

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Hometown Boomtown

1983, Camera - Television

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Hooks and Feelers

1983, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Loose Enz - Press for Service

1982, Aerial Photography - Television

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Carry Me Back

1982, Second Unit Cinematographer - Film

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Making Utu

1982, Camera - Television

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Close Up

1981 - 1987, Director - Television

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The Deep End - The Wrestler

1980, Second Camera - Television

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The Governor

1977, Camera - Television

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The Governor - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou (Episode Four)

1977, Cinematographer - Television

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The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, Cinematographer - Television

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Architect Athfield

1977, Cinematographer - Film

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Moynihan - You Can't Win 'Em All (Episode Two)

1976, Camera - Television

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Seven Days: South Africa - The Black Future

1976, Camera - Television

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Seven Days: South Africa - The White Future

1976, Camera - Television

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John Walker - The 3.49.4 Man

1976, Camera - Television

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Challenge - Knocking on Heaven's Door

1976, Camera - Television