Michael O'Connor

Cinematographer

A cameraman with over 50 years experience, Michael O’Connor joined the NZ Broadcasting Corporation as a trainee straight from high school. O'Connor went on to shoot some of New Zealand's most iconic dramas, from Under the Mountain to 1980s cop show Mortimer's Patch. His documentary work includes popular series Heartland and Epitaph, and directing Dalvanius, about singer Dalvanius Prime.

The one thing I always enjoyed about documentary work was being with people and in places I normally wouldn't be. Michael O'Connor

Media7 - Series Seven, Episode 13

2011, Camera - Television

Attitude Special - The Journey of the Wheel Blacks

2008, Camera - Television

Here to Stay

2007 - 2008, Cinematographer - Television

Here to Stay - The Chinese

2007, Camera Operator - Television

Black Grace - From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow

2005, Cinematographer - Television

Our Lost War

2005, Camera - Television

Murder on the Blade?

2003, Cinematographer - Television

Dalvanius

2002, Director - Television

Von Tempsky's Ghost

2002, Camera - Television

Trio at the Top

2001, Camera - Television

Shipwreck - The Tragedy of the Boyd

2000, Cinematographer - Television

Shipwreck - The Wreck of the Orpheus

2000, Cinematographer - Television

The Family

1999, Camera - Television

Hell for Leather

1999, Camera - Television

Epitaph - An Unforgeable Signature

1999, Cinematographer - Television

Through the Eyes of Love

1998, Cinematographer - Television

Cave Creek: The Full Story of a National Tragedy

1998, Cinematographer - Television

The Mighty Moa

1998, Camera - Television

Witi Ihimaera

1997, Cinematographer - Television

Epitaph

1997 - 2002, Cinematographer - Television

Epitaph - Last Man Hanged

1997, Cinematographer - Television

Icon in B Minor

1996, Camera - Television

Ten Guitars

1996, Camera - Television

Tala Pasifika - Malama

1995, Cinematographer - Television

Letter to Blanchy

1994 - 1997, Cinematographer - Television

Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

1994, Cinematographer - Television

It's in the Genes Girls

1993, Cinematographer - Television

Deepwater Haven - First Episode

1993, Cinematographer - Television

Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Camera - Television

Heartland

1991 - 1996, Camera - Television

Māori Battalion - March to Victory

1990, Camera - Television

How D'ye Do Mr Governor

1989, Field Camera - Television

The Shadow Trader (Part One)

1989, Camera - Television

The Shadow Trader (Part Two)

1989, Camera - Television

Real Lives

1988, Camera Operator - Television

The Grasscutter

1988, Camera Operator - Television

The Rate Race

1987, Camera - Television

Porters (Episode Five)

1987, Cinematographer - Television

Network New Zealand

1985, Camera - Television

Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, Camera Operator - Television

Hanlon

1985, Camera Operator - Television

Heroes

1984 - 1986, Cinematographer - Television

Viewfinder - 12 April 1984

1984, Camera - Television

Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

1981, Cinematographer - Television

Under the Mountain

1981, Cinematographer - Television

Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, Cinematographer - Television

The Greatest Run on Earth

1980, Additional Camera - Television

Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Cinematographer - Television

Children of Fire Mountain

1979, Cinematographer - Television

Children of Fire Mountain - Tom (First Episode)

1979, Cinematographer - Television

Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Died in the Wool

1978, Camera Operator - Television

Gather Your Dreams - Episode Three

1978, Cinematographer - Television

Gather Your Dreams

1978, Cinematographer - Television

The Mackenzie Affair - Tancred (Final Episode)

1977, Camera Operator - Television

The Mackenzie Affair

1977, Camera Operator - Television

Hunter's Gold

1976, Camera Operator - Television

Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Camera Operator - Television

Section 7

1972, Camera Operator - Film - Television

This Day

1970 - 1974, Camera - Television

Country Calendar

1968 - 1975, 2006 - 2009 , Camera - Television

Town and Around

1968 - 1970 , Camera - Television