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Paul Richards

Cinematographer

Paul Richards began his screen career in 1973 as a camera operator. Over the next four decades, Richards made a name for himself shooting a wide range of documentaries (Anger Within: Jonah Lomu, Our People, Our Century, Piano Man) and commercials in New Zealand, and abroad. He once filmed brain surgery in the United States, battling difficult lighting and dealing with nervous patients for a Discovery show. Richards was a board member (and sometime Vice President) of the NZ Cinematographers Society. He also established and ran Auckland camera rental business Nutshell. Richards died on 29 March 2021.  

Most of all I love people — I love telling their stories and interpreting their views with integrity and style. Paul Richards

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Anger Within: Jonah Lomu

2013, Cinematographer - Film

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Rocked the Nation

2008 - 2011, Camera Operator - Television

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Allan Wilson: Evolutionary

2008, Camera Operator - Film

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ASB Polyfest 2008

2008, Camera Operator - Television

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The Life of Ian

2007, Cinematographer - Television

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Neighbours at War - Series Two, Episode One

2006, Camera Operator - Television

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Guarding the Family Silver

2005, Cinematographer - Television

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Fatal Fires

2005, Camera Operator - Television

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Neighbours at War - Series One, Episode Four

2005, Camera Operator - Television

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Driven

2003, Camera Operator - Television

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Gang Girls

2003, Camera Operator - Television

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Chinks, Coconuts and Curry-munchers

2002, Cinematographer - Television

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1951

2001, Camera Operator - Television

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Our People Our Century - A Piece of Land

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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Our People Our Century - Being Kiwi

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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Our People Our Century - Cradle to Grave

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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Our People Our Century - Families at War

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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Our People Our Century - In the Family Way

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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Our People Our Century - Winning and Losing

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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The Price of Fame

2000, Camera Operator - Television

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Hell for Leather

1999, Camera Operator - Television

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Coming Home

1999, Camera Operator - Television

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Beth's World

1997, Camera Operator - Television

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Asia Dynamic - Henna on My Hands

1997, Camera Operator - Television

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Asia Dynamic - Two Sisters

1997, Camera Operator - Television

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Billy T James - A Daughter's Story

1997, Camera Operator - Television

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The Game of Our Lives

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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Revolution - 2, The Grand Illusion

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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Revolution - 4, The New Country

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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Revolution - 1, Fortress New Zealand

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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Revolution - 3, The Great Divide

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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Out of the Dark

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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The Game of Our Lives - Home and Away

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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The Game of Our Lives - Tries and Penalties

1996, Camera Operator - Television

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Nuclear Reaction

1995, Cinematographer - Television

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Dave Dobbyn in Concert

1994, Camera Operator - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Bruno Do That Thing

1990, Camera Operator - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Howard Morrison

1990, Camera Operator - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Sir Edmund Hillary

1989, Camera Operator - Television

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Magic Kiwis

1989 - 1991, Camera Operator - Television

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Haka - A Musical and a History

1988, Camera - Short Film

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Rud's Wife

1986, Camera Assistant - Short Film