Major Sponsor     
  • Home
  • News
  • Kioko Wang DP intern on 'Chief of War'

Kioko Wang DP intern on 'Chief of War'

19 Jun 2023 6:18 AM | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

Kioko Wang with mentor, DP Matthew Chuang ACS

The NZCS recently awarded a Gender Diversity DP intern placement to Kioko Wang who has just finished an Auckland-based 3 week internship on the Jason Momoa TV series 'CHIEF OF WAR' under the mentorship of cinematographers Matthew Chuang ACS, Michael Snyman and Joshua Bleibtreu ASC.

Coming up through the ranks in 2nd AC and 1st AC roles, Kioko began concentrating on camera operating in 2022 and has set a goal to embark on the long journey of becoming a DP. Kioko looks forward to producing unique stories from a female’s perspective and blending her Chinese background with Kiwi culture. 

Her intern experience has been enriched by spending time with the different DPs and observing their individual approaches to the shoot. She has been able to spend some prep time on 2nd Unit, which has been very helpful to her learning. We look forward to Kioko reporting back on the experience when she’s had time to reflect on her journey (which she wishes had been longer!) 

The Gender Diversity program is made possible with the kind support of a New Zealand Film Commission Talent Development grant and equal contribution from the production company, Fifth Season NZ Ltd. This was the last placement under our current funding, and we are now waiting to apply again to the 2023/24 fund when it opens shortly.  

Donny Duncan NZCS, Professional Developement Manager

NZCS Major National Sponsor

NZCS Platinum Sponsors

NZCS Gold Sponsors


NZCS Awards Silver Sponsors


NZCS Awards Bronze Sponsors

NZCS Awards additional in-kind sponsors


NZCS other corporate members

Ariel Camera Limited
CR Kennedy NZ Ltd
Halcyon Digital
Māui Virtual Production Ltd
Reel Factory
Rubber Monkey
Gencom Technology
Boxfish Robotics

Prices include GST
© 2008- 2021 New Zealand Cinematographers Society 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software