Alex Cairns

CAMERA DEPARTMENT | Production Coordinator | PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT | Production Manager | Stills Photographer
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Skills & Services

– Unit stills
– Production, and in brief:
– Budgeting
– Scheduling
– Crew management
– Travel
– Logistics
– Talent management

Contact Details


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    I have over ten years of production experience in Auckland. I started as an in-house PA at a commercial production company, Finch, in 2013.

    I then moved into the freelance world starting as a runner on ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and worked through the ranks on jobs big and small, eventually taking regular bookings as a production manager.

    In 2023, I took a break from the film industry to focus on my passion for visual storytelling. I took a contract at the Bay of Plenty Times as a visual journalist, but continue to flex my production experience for the right project.

    If you’re in need a unit stills photographer, I bring both creativity and the all-important understanding of set- etiquette to get the job done well.

    Industry Experience

    Some notable highlights include:
    – 2nd Unit Production Coordinator on Netflix TV show ‘Cowboy Bebop’
    – Production Manager for the NZ Feature Film ‘Baby, Done’
    – Production Manager for Starz travel doco series ‘Men in Kilts’ season two
    – Unit stills on NZFC short film ‘Blessing’

    Please reach out for a full c.v.