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Mark Lapwood


Mark Lapwood began a career of taking pictures at his local newspaper in Palmerston North. At 20 he relocated to Sydney, slowly working his way up the ladder to become a cinematographer. Graduating from the Australian Film TV and Radio School in 2000, he shot his first feature soon after: Indian drama Maya. Three years later he was based in India and filming across the globe. Lapwood returned to New Zealand in 2011.

Eclipse is a wonderful marriage of images and music, offering the viewer a delicate yet powerful sense of people and place. The music and occasional wordless vocalisation adds an ethereal, almost mystical quality, without tipping into pretentiousness or self indulgence. Andrew Urban on Mark Lapwood’s film Eclipse, on website Urban Cinefile, December 2007