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Lynton Diggle

Director, Camera

Lynton Diggle spent almost 25 years working as a director and cameraman for the government's National Film Unit, before launching his own company. Along the way, he filmed in Antarctica and the waters of Lake Taupō, captured major salvage operations at sea, and worked alongside legendary director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia). Diggle passed away on 23 November 2018.

I always regarded documentary filmmaking as a very privileged occupation. Working in the Arctic and Antarctica, plus around the Pacific basin and New Zealand, and actually being paid to do so was a fantastic life. It never seemed like a proper job. Lynton Diggle

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Reaching for the Skies - An End to Isolation

1990, Camera - Television

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Circuits of Gold

1987, Second Unit Camera - Television

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Mikhail Lermontov

1986, Director, Camera - Television

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Beyond the Roaring Forties

1986, Camera - Short Film

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The Great New Zealand 1kg of Cheese

1985, Director, Camera - Short Film

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The Big Ice

1984, Director - Antarctic Unit - Television

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In Bligh's Wake

1983, Director, Camera, Producer - Television

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A Fated Ship

1981, Camera - Television

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Painting in an Empty Land

1981, Camera - Short Film

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The Greatest Run on Earth

1980, Additional Camera - Television

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Antarctica

1980, Director, Additional Photography - Film

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Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor

1979, Underwater Camera - Television

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The Kauri

1978, Camera - Short Film

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A Sense of Involvement

1977, Camera - Short Film

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Flare - A Ski Trip

1977, Camera - Short Film

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Landfall - A Film about Ourselves

1975, Cinematographer - Television

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Ralph Hotere

1974, Camera - Short Film

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Games 74

1974, Camera - Film

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Four Shapes for Four Spaces

1972, Camera - Short Film

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Gone up North for a While

1972, Camera - Television

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Karioitahi Beach

1971, Camera - Short Film

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The Dairy Industry

1970, Camera - Short Film

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Barry Brickell: Potter

1970, Director, Camera - Short Film

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Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant, James Cook

1970, Camera - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 214 - Through the Fire

1969, Director, Camera - Short Film

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Spindrift

1968, Camera - Short Film

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This Auckland

1967, Camera - Short Film

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Peter Snell, Athlete

1964, Director, Camera - Television

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Pictorial Parade No. 91

1959, Camera - Short Film