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Simon Riera

Cinematographer

Simon Riera (pronounced Re-air-ah) fell in love with filmmaking while studying geology at Otago University. Since then his work as a cinematographer has included five features —  spanning everything from Hopeless to Housebound — award-winning work on TV thriller The Cult, and an array of noteworthy short films.

Lighting is a response to emotion, to the tension created by a space and the people within that space. Its purpose is to re-present the intent of the script in a way that is both honest and new. Simon Riera

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The Cul de Sac - First Episode

2016, Cinematographer - Television

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Over the Moon

2014, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Housebound

2014, Cinematographer - Film

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Sprung

2013, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger - Episode Two

2011, Cinematographer - Television

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Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game

2011, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Rotting Hill

2011, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Bloodlines

2010, Cinematographer - Television

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First Contact

2010, Cinematographer - Short Film

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The Cult - First Episode

2009, Cinematographer - Television

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Das Tub

2009, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Headlights

2008, Camera - Music video

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand

2005, Cinematographer - Television

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand - Visitors (Episode One)

2005, Camera - Television

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The Unauthorised History of New Zealand - Sex (Episode Two)

2005, Camera - Television

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No Ordinary Sun

2004, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Behind the Scenes of Whale Rider

2003, Cinematographer - Television

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Kombi Nation

2003, Cinematographer - Film

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Virginity - the Men

2003, Camera - Television

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Hopeless

2000, Cinematographer - Film

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Duggan

1999, Cinematographer - Television

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Via Satellite

1998, Cinematographer - Film

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Chicken

1996, Camera Operator - Film

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Permanent Wave

1996, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Mirror Mirror

1997, Cinematographer - Television

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Prickle

1994, Camera - Short Film

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The Model

1994, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Eau de la Vie

1994, Camera Operator - Short Film

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Olives

1994, Camera - Short Film

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Stroke

1994, Focus Puller - Short Film

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The Dig

1994, Camera Assistant - Short Film

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Gloria

1990, Camera Assistant - Short Film

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Monaco Monza Macao Wellington

1990, Assistant Camera - Television

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I Am a Dancer!

1990, Assistant Camera - Television