Swami Hansa

Cinematographer

Swami Hansa (sometimes credited as Anand Hansa or Malcolm Nish) was operating a camera in 1962, the day TV began broadcasting in Dunedin. Hansa has been shooting ever since, his work ranging across natural history, human interest and the arts. His CV includes many episodes of the long-running Heartland, plus such noted docos as Birth, Kiwi - A Natural History and Horizon doco The Man Who Moved Mountains, made for the BBC. 

The thing I like about documentary filming is the dance that happens between people I'm filming, and myself with the camera. That's the magic...what happens when the mind stops and the play of energies come together. Swami Hansa

Song of the Kauri

2012, Cinematographer - Film

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

Lost in Translation 3 - The Waitangi Sheet (episode three)

2009, Camera - Television

Lost in Translation 5 - The Bay of Plenty Sheet (episode five)

2009, Camera - Television

Lost in Translation 6 - The Tauranga Sheet (episode six)

2009, Camera - Television

Lost in Translation 2 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi (episode two)

2009, Camera - Television

Lost in Translation 4 - The Manukau-Kawhia Sheet (episode four)

2009, Camera - Television

A Portrait of Michael Smither

2007, Camera - Television

Questions for Mr Reynolds

2007, Additional Camera - Television

Reflections - Gretchen Albrecht

2006, Camera - Television

A Flock of Students

2004, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Television

A Clinical Approach

2004, Camera - Television

Virginity - the Men

2003, Camera - Television

Yellow for Hermaphrodite - Mani's Story

2002, Cinematographer - Television

Blerta Revisited

2001, Camera - Film

Kiwi Buddha

2000, Camera - Television

The Price of Fame

2000, Camera - Television

Tale of the Fish

1999, Camera, Lighting - Television

Bastion Point - The Untold Story

1999, Camera - Television

Coming Home

1999, Camera - Television

Coming Home - John Money & Wayne McIlwraith

1999, Camera - Television

The Irish Connection

1999, Camera - Television

The London Connection

1999, Camera - Television

Perfectly Frank - The Life of a New Zealand Writer

1998, Camera - Television

Who's Killing the Kiwi?

1997, Camera - Television

The Road to Jerusalem

1997, Camera - Television

Heartland - Reefton

1996, Camera - Television

The Game of Our Lives

1996, Camera - Television

Heartland - The Catlins

1996, Camera - Television

The Game of Our Lives - Home and Away

1996, Camera - Television

Heartland - Ruatahuna

1995, Camera - Television

The Roaring Forties Tour

1995, Camera - Television

Booze Culture

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Fendalton

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Glenorchy

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Haast

1994, Camera - Television

Wild Horse Wild Country

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Far North

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Bluff

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Patea

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Waimarino

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - Wainuiomata

1994, Camera - Television

Heartland - French Pass

1993, Camera - Television

Heartland - Gore

1993, Camera - Television

Heartland - Omarama

1993, Camera - Television

Heartland - Chatham Islands

1993, Camera - Television

Heartland - Living in the Maniototo

1993, Camera - Television

Heartland - Port Chalmers

1993, Camera - Television

Heartland

1991 - 1996, Camera - Television

To Live in the City - 24 Years On

1991, Camera - original - Television

Norwester - Wind of Contrasts

1990, Camera - Television

Journeys in National Parks

1987, Camera - Television

Journeys in National Parks: Fiordland

1987, Camera - Television

Journeys in National Parks: Hauraki Gulf

1987, Camera - Television

Journeys in National Parks: Te Urewera

1987, Camera - Television

Journeys in National Parks: Tongariro te Maunga

1987, Camera - Television

The Dominant Species

1985, As: Tramper - Television

Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part four) - Atawhenua Shadowland

1985, Camera - Television

Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part one) - Changes

1985, Camera - Television

Journeys Across Latitude 45 South (part two) - A Little Continental

1985, Camera - Television

Viewfinder - 12 April 1984

1984, Camera - Television

The Black Stilt

1983, Camera - Television

Wild South

1981 - 1997, Camera - Television

Birth with Dr. R.D. Laing

1977, Camera - Television

Wild Man

1977, Camera Operator - Film

The Early Days

1971, Camera - Short Film

Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant, James Cook

1970, Camera - Short Film

C'mon to New Zealand

1969, Camera - Short Film

Wild September Snow

1969, Camera - Short Film

To Live in the City

1968, Camera - Short Film