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Kevin Chisnall

Special Effects

Kevin 'Chiz' Chisnall once listed his specialties as "pyrotechnics, explosions, bullet hits, atmospheric special effects, wind, rain, fog and movie guns". Chisnall began in television in the early 1970s, and later moved into special effects. When Kiwi features ignited in the 1980s, he supplied gunfire and mayhem for many movies, including Utu and Death Warmed Up. Later he was based in Thailand. Chisnall died in December 2021.

A very funny, generous and larger than life character ... a true entertainer, a real magician and master of illusion. He was the classic country boy who moved to the big smoke and loved it. Veteran special effects expert Steve Ingram on Kevin Chisnall