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Leon Narbey

Cinematographer

Leon Narbey is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and lauded cinematographers. His talents have contributed to roughly 20 features, including Whale Rider, Desperate Remedies, The Price of Milk and No.2. Narbey's work as a director includes movies The Footstep Man and Illustrious Energy, an acclaimed drama about Chinese goldminers.

Sometimes we were working in imaginary spaces where there are no walls, like the artificial gardens. We were in a white studio and moving in every direction. It was fascinating and I really enjoyed it. Leon Narbey, on shooting Desperate Remedies

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Interview

Leon Narbey: Illustrious cinematographer...

Interview, 2011

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One Thousand Ropes

2017, Cinematographer - Film

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Philip Dadson: Sonics from Scratch

2015, Subject - Film

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Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler

2015, Camera - Film

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The Dead Lands

2014, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Film

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Giselle

2013, Cinematographer - Film

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Restoring Hope

2013, Camera Operator - Television

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The Orator - O Le Tulafale

2011, Cinematographer - Film

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Va Tapuia - Sacred Spaces

2009, Camera - Short Film

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The Man in the Hat

2009, Camera - Film

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The Topp Twins: - Untouchable Girls

2009, Cinematographer - Film

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Dean Spanley

2008, Cinematographer - Film

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Rain of the Children

2008, Cinematographer - Film

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Questions for Mr Reynolds

2007, Camera - Television

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The Big Picture

2007, Camera - Television

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The Big Picture - Episode Five

2007, Cinematographer - Television

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The Comics Show

2007, Camera - Television

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The Tattooist

2007, Cinematographer - Film

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No. 2

2006, Cinematographer - Film

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Perfect Creature

2006, Cinematographer - Film

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Reflections - Gretchen Albrecht

2006, Additional Camera - Television

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Who Laughs Last

2006, Camera - Television

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The New Oceania

2005, Camera - Television

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Colin McCahon: I Am

2004, Camera - Television

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Kerosene Creek

2004, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Marti: The Passionate Eye

2004, Additional Camera - Television

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Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

2003, Subject - Television

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Whale Rider

2002, Cinematographer - Film

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Early Days Yet

2001, Camera - Television

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Clare

2000, Camera - Television

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Jubilee

2000, Cinematographer - Film

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Savage Honeymoon

2000, Cinematographer - Film

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The Price of Milk

2000, Cinematographer - Film

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Duggan: A Shadow of Doubt

1999, Cinematographer - Television

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Punitive Damage

1999, Camera - Film

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Duggan: Sins of the Fathers

1998, Cinematographer - Television

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Flying

1998, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Duggan: Death in Paradise

1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Kiwiana - Kiwi As

1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Possum

1997, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Velvet Dreams

1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Kiwiana

1996, Camera - Television

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Flip & Two Twisters

1995, Camera - Television

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For Love or Money

1995, Camera - Television

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Putting our Town on the Map

1995, Camera - Television

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

1994, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer

1994, Cinematographer - Television

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Snap

1994, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Act of Murder

1993, Camera - Television

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Bread & Roses

1993, Camera Operator - Television

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Desperate Remedies

1993, Cinematographer - Film

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Dominion Road

1992, Cinematographer - Music video

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The Footstep Man

1992, Director, Writer - Film

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Pleasures and Dangers

1991, Cinematographer - Television

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Linda's Body

1990, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Ruby and Rata

1990, Cinematographer - Film

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Just Me and Mario

1989, Camera - Short Film

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Beyond Gravity

1988, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Illustrious Energy

1988, Director, Writer - Film

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The Lounge Bar

1988, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Kai Purakau - The Storyteller

1987, Camera - Film

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About Face - A Fitting Tribute

1985, Camera - Television

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About Face - Return Journey

1985, Camera - Television

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Patu!

1983, Camera - Film

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Strata

1983, Cinematographer - Film

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Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

1981, Camera - Television

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Man of the Trees

1981, Director, Camera - Television

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Doctor I Like Your Medicine

1980, Director - Music video

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The Greatest Run on Earth

1980, Additional Camera - Television

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Gung Ho - Rewi Alley of China

1980, Camera - Film

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No Music on My Radio

1980, Director, Camera - Music video

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Queen Street

1980, Camera - Television

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The Humble Force

1980, Camera - Television

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Te Matakite o Aotearoa - The Māori Land March

1975, Camera - Television

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Seven Days

1975 - 1977, Camera - Television

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The Games Affair

1974, Assistant Camera - Television

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The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two)

1974, Assistant Camera - Television

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The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

1974, Assistant Camera - Television

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Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Second Unit Camera - Television

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A Film of Real Time: A Light-Sound Environment

1971, Director, Editor - Short Film

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Country Calendar

1974 - 1977, Camera - Television