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Peter Read


Peter Read began his screen career in 1968 at the NZ Broadcasting Corporation, as a trainee editor in his hometown of Christchurch. He decided camera operators had more fun, so after an OE to London and a move to Wellington he became a camera operator. Read worked on a wide variety of shows from lifestyle (Country Calendar) to drama (Cuckoo Land) and commercials. Read passed away on  21 June 2018.

He was the most jovial cameraman I’ve ever had the privilege of working alongside of ... Life was for living, getting on with projects and building shit. Not sitting around dreaming about it. He seized the day, every day, by the balls. Friend and colleague Ken Saville, on Peter Read's zest for life