MEET THE CREW

ALUN BOLLINGER is the cinematographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alun Bollinger’s major credits include Goodbye Pork Pie (director Geoff Murphy), Vigil (Vincent Ward) Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson), War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us (Gaylene Preston), Forgotten Silver (Peter Jackson and Costa Botes), The Frighteners (director Peter Jackson), Perfect Strangers (Gaylene Preston) and River Queen (Vincent Ward), which he also partly field directed. He has won numerous New Zealand awards for his work and was nominated for an AFI award for his work on the Australian feature The Oyster Farmer (director Anna Reeves). His most recent film is Matariki, written and directed by Michael Bennett.

He is a long-time collaborator with Gaylene Preston, working on her features Mr Wrong, War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us, Bread & Roses and Perfect Strangers and also on her documentaries Learning Fast, Titless Wonders, Hone Tuwhare and Lovely Rita.

In 2005 he was awarded a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate for outstanding lifetime artistry in cinematography and was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to cinematography.

He was recently the subject of a documentary Barefoot Cinema: The Art and Life of Cinematographer Alun Bollinger by Gerard Smythe.

 

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