James Roberts

CAMERA DEPARTMENT | Camera Operator | Director of Photography / Cinematographer | Drone Operator | First Assistant Camera | HOD - Camera
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Skills & Services

Director of Photography.
1st AC
Drone Operator
Equipment Rental

James also has a strong network of trusted industry professionals to call upon for various projects.

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James is a British Cinematographer who has called Aotearoa home for many years. As a passionate DP, Lighting Camera Operator and Drone Operator, James has shot a wide variety of content including TV commercials, international feature-length documentaries, music videos & television. James now specialises predominantly in Commercials as a Director of Photography.

James, a seasoned Commercial Cinematographer and skilled Drone Operator, has contributed his expertise to advertising campaigns for prestigious brands such as Adidas, Salomon, Deaf Aotearoa, Coastguard, Holiday Inn, and Angus New Zealand. Additionally, he has collaborated with numerous local brands in the BOP region. With an extensive cinema-grade kit list including camera packages, lensing lighting and grip James is well-equipped to meet the demands of most projects. Explore his portfolio at jamesrobertsdp.com.

Industry Experience

With over 8 years of professional experience shooting commercials and documentaries nationally and internationally, I have collaborated with seasoned directors, producers, production companies, and agencies. This has provided me with opportunities to work on commercial-grade sets in some of Aotearoa’s most beautiful and iconic locations.


Deaf Aotearoa | Commercial | Cinematographer
Cadilac – Commercial – Cinematographer | Drone Pilot 
HWR Trucking – Commercial – Cinematographer 
Angus NZ | Meet Angus – Commercial – Cinematographer 
Coastguard NZ – Commercial – Cinematographer 
Holiday Inn – Commercial – Cinematographer 
Mi-Pad Hotel Group – Commercial – Cinematographer 
Vintage – Villa Maria Wines – Feature Documentary – Camera Operator | Drone Operator 
Film Otago Southland – Commercial – Cinematographer
A Plastic Wave – Documentary – Cinematographer
Queenstown Lakes District Council | Vison 2050 | Cinematographer 
BNZ Bank | Colenso – Commercial – Drone Operator
Ultimate Hikes – Commercial – Drone Operator  
Pure Milford – Commercial – Cinematographer
Adidas – Commercial – Drone Operator 
Sport New Zealand | Paralympics – Documentary series – Cinematographer
Salomon | Her Way – Documentary – Camera Operator 
Anna Hawkins – Music Video – Cinematographer