Piha-based Marc Mateo spent more than two decades in the camera department, where he did turns at every job going from gaffer (chief electrician) to cinematographer. Mateo specialised in lighting. From 2002 he was director of photography on a number of music videos, shorts (including the fantastical Meniscus) and commercials, plus two features for cult director David Blyth: Wound and Ghost Bride. Mateo died on 12 June 2015.
...he will be fondly remembered for his energy, aptitude, and enthusiasm, his staunch determination, inspired creativity, dedication, cheeky wit, kindness and generosity. The NZ Film and Video Technician's Guild, marking Marc Mateo's passing