2014 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Services to Cinema Award

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film: for Dean Spanley

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film (with Adam Clark and Alun Bollinger): for Rain of the Children

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film: for No. 2

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography: for Whale Rider

2000 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Cinematography: for The Price of Milk

1998 Athens Short Film Festival
Honorary Distinction for Best Cinematography: for Possum

1998 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Cinematography in a Short Drama: for Possum

1994 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Cinematography - Film: for Desperate Remedies

1993 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Film : for The Footstep Man
Nominated for Best Screenplay - Film (with Martin Edmond): for The Footstep Man
Nominated for Best Film: The Footstep Man

1993 Fantasporto Film Festival (Portugal)
Nominated for Top Award for Best Fantasy Film: The Footstep Man 

1988 Taormina Film Festival (Italy)
Bronze Charybdis (Third prize): for Illustrious Energy

1988 Hawaii International Film Festival
East-West Centre Award for Best Film: for Illustrious Energy

1988 New Zealand Listener Film & Television Awards
Best Director - Film: Illustrious Energy
Nominated for Best Film : Illustrious Energy
Nominated for Best Original Screenplay - Film (with Martin Edmond): for Illustrious Energy

1986 National Mutual GOFTA Awards
Nominated for Best Cinematography - Film: for Other Halves

1982 Monte Carlo Television Festival
Prince Rainer III Prize: for Man of the Trees