Paul Read

Aerial Cinematographer | CAMERA DEPARTMENT | Camera Operator | Colourist | Director | Director of Photography / Cinematographer | Drone Operator | Editor - Premier | Film Editor | HOD - Camera | HOD - Lighting | HOD - Post Production | LIGHTING DEPARTMENT | Motion Graphics | POST PRODUCTION | PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT | Steadicam Operator | Stills Photographer | Under Water Camera Operator
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Skills & Services

Director
Director of Photography

Contact Details

Tauranga
paul@pilotfilms.co.nz

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    About

    I’ve been involved in the production industry for more than 25 years. I started out as a professional actor, on stage, before moving roles in TVC’s and film/TV. This experience led me to the other side of the camera focusing mainly on Directing and then as a DP.

    While I shoot and Direct a wide range of productions, I also specialise in shooting Māori productions. This includes filming and Directing campaigns recently for Pharmac (award-winning), Whakauae Research, Waikato Tainui, Te Aka Whai Ora Māori Health Authority, and the Covid-19 response.

    Commercial productions include TVC’s for Qantas, AIA Insurance and also local production work for TV3. Discovery.

    Industry Experience

    I am a professional Director / DP with experience in Television, Film, Broadcasting, and commercial productions. My main Director experience is in TVC’s and DP work is across a range of commercial productions and film.