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Jono Smith

Cinematographer, Actor

Jono Smith was 14 when he won the starring role as teenager Ned Poindexter in 50s-era coming of age classic The Scarecrow. After leaving school, Smith joined TVNZ and became a camera assistant. Since relocating to England in 1993 he has shot a raft of television projects, short films, and four features. In 2010 he co-produced acclaimed movie Sus.

Every so often you are operating the camera, and at that moment everything comes together — the directing, script, design, acting, plus your part: the lighting and photography. You're inside the film capturing gold. Jono Smith