Swami Hansa, Director of Photography

Swami Hansa, Director of Photography

Director of Photography, Cinematographer. Swami Hansa was operating a camera in 1962, the day TV began broadcasting in Dunedin, New Zealand. 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, Song of the Kauri and Horizon doco, The Man Who Moved Mountains, made for the BBC and many many more. His Postcard from Afganistan project with Mike King has just been released.

Hansa is the modern day Quixote of the Otago Peninsula, powering his world with windmills. His castle upon the hill is his den of secrets where he polishes his lenses and grooms his beard before another encounter with the filming world. SOTK is a visual testament to his lens craft.

More about Hansa on NZ On Screen http://www.nzonscreen.com/person/swami-hansa

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Mathurin has been involved in the New Zealand film industry since 1985. Song of the Kauri is his documentary directorial debut and he has surrounded himself with a stellar cast of uniquely talented people who are all impassioned by this project and share a common vision to tell this story. More about Mathurin

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