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Mike Hardcastle

Camera, Editor

One of many talents to emerge from legendary Wellington company Pacific Films in the 1970s, Mike Hardcastle was often behind the camera during the renaissance of Kiwi feature films. Then he took a break and returned to the industry as the man who could not only shoot your project, but edit it too. Hardcastle passed away on 24 August 2016.

The greatest gift [Pacific Films boss] John O'Shea offered those who worked with him was the belief that being a filmmaker is a great privilege; one that carries with it a responsibility to go beyond entertainment, and make films which illuminate the joys and pains of living. Mike Hardcastle