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Simon Raby

Cinematographer, Director

Simon Raby made his first feature at the age of only 16. Later he became a freelance camera/sound man, and began collaborating with director Niki Caro. They worked on five projects together. Raby has also collaborated extensively with director Scott Reynolds (The Ugly). His cinematography credits cross the gamut, from to drama (Orphans & Kingdoms) to documentary (The Forgotten General) to fantasy (Mortal Engines). Raby balances his work as a cinematographer with occasional directing gigs — including arts show The Gravy, drama series Interrogation, and second unit work on Matt Damon sci-fi film Elysium

Scott and I share a love of 1970s Hollywood and we went out of our way to find a colour stock that had been used in the 1970s ... I think we were the last film ever to shoot with it. Simon Raby, on filming 1998 Scott Reynolds thriller Heaven

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The Girl on the Bridge

2020, Cinematographer - Film

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The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: the Ballet

2018, Cinematographer - Film

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Mortal Engines

2018, Cinematographer - Film

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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

2017, Co-Cinematographer - Film

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Loading Docs 2016 - Blood Sugar

2016, Cinematographer - Web

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Deathgasm

2015, Cinematographer - Film

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Crossing Rachmaninoff

2015, Camera Operator, Cinematographer - Film

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K' Road Stories - Put Your Hands Together, Please

2015, Cinematographer - Web

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The Z-Nail Gang

2014, Second Unit Director - Film

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Orphans & Kingdoms

2014, Cinematographer - Film

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The Forgotten General

2013, Co-Cinematographer - Television

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Giselle

2013, Camera Operator - Film

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Real Pasifik - First Episode

2013, Cinematographer - Television

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Predicament

2010, Cinematographer - Film

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Radiradirah

2010, Additional Cinematographer - Television

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Radiradirah - First Episode

2010, Additional Cinematographer - Television

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The Gravy - Series Four, Episode 11 (Prisons)

2009, Camera - Television

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The Gravy - Series Two, Episode Four

2008, Director, Camera - Television

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Kōrero Mai - Series Five, Episode One

2007, Co-Director - Television

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Rude Awakenings

2007, Director - Television

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The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

2007 - 2010, Director - Television

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The Gravy

2007 - 2009, Camera, Director - Television

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The Gravy - Series Two, Episode Two

2007, Director, Camera - Television

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Elgar's Enigma

2006, Sound, Cinematographer - Television

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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

2005, Cinematographer - Film

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Interrogation

2005, Director, Camera - Television

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Interrogation - First Episode

2005, Cinematographer - Television

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Haunting Douglas

2003, Camera - Television

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001, Second Unit Camera - Film

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1981 - A Country at War

2000, Camera - Television

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Mum, Dad and Michela

2000, Camera - Television

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Kiwiana - Kiwi As

1997, Additional Photography - Television

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The Creakers

1997, Camera, Producer - Short Film

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The Ugly

1997, Cinematographer - Film

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Shelly Has A Baby

1996, Camera - Television

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Black Bitch

1995, Camera - Short Film

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives - Episode Two

1995, Cinematographer - Television

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives - First Episode

1995, Cinematographer - Television

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Hinekaro Goes On a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obelisk

1995, Camera - Short Film

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Overnight

1995, Camera - Television

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Plain Tastes

1995, Camera - Television

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Seeing Red

1995, Camera - Television

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives (Series)

1995, Cinematographer - Television

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Old Bastards

1994, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Standing in the Sunshine - Work

1993, Camera - Television

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Deepwater Haven - First Episode

1993, Second Unit Camera - Television

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A Game with No Rules

1993, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Miles and Shelly Go Flatting

1993, Camera - Television

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Sure to Rise

1993, Cinematographer - Short Film

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See What I Mean

1992, Camera - Television

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The M1nute

1992, Sound, Camera - Short Film

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The Summer the Queen Came

1992, Camera - Television

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Star Runner - First Episode

1990, Sound Editor - Television

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Miles Turns 21

1990, Camera - Television

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Star Runner

1990, Sound Editor - Television

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The Making of Footrot Flats

1986, Sound - Television