Topics discussed will include:
- Delving into the work of each practitioner.
- How they got started in the industry.
- What they’re up to now.
- The importance of diversity in the ﬁlm industry.
- Advice to those just starting out.
Meet our panelists:
Dale Elena McCready NZCS (dp)Accredited cinematographer Dale Elena McCready NZCS is a transgender woman working primarily in high-end TV drama. Having moved from New Zealand to the UK in the early 2000s she has been filming television shows such as Merlin, Tin Star, Belgravia, Baghdad Central and The Last Kingdom. In New Zealand she worked her way up from the studio ﬂoor on Shortland Street through to operating camera and steadicam on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and other major TV dramas.
Tammy Williams (dp)
Tammy has been shooting documentary, commercial and narrative pieces for the past eight years. A Director of Photography with a distinctive look and a collaborative style, she can extract the best from both subject and scene: her sensitive approach and calm on-set presence give actors the space to perform at their peak; her attention to detail and intuitive eye for both people and place means she gets the most out of every frame. Tammy is an accomplished operator familiar with most high-end formats and systems, with a particular passion for shooting film. Her work on Jessica Sanderson’s Ways to See won her a Gold Award from the NZ Cinematographers Society in 2019; that same year she was also awarded the Al Guildford Emerging Cinematographer Award. In 2020, Tammy shot the NZ segment of the worldwide feature documentary The Chronicles by curated by acclaimed director Ellen Kuras, and the latest episodes in the international online Masterclass series, featuring Parris Goebel and Donna Farhi.
Vea Maﬁle’o (dir)
Vea is a freelance trailblazing award-winning Director/ Producer. She has filmed extensively throughout the Pacific and New Zealand as a Production Designer, Camerawoman, Reporter, Director and Producer. Her feature documentary For My Father's Kingdom had its world premiere at Berlinale 2019 alongside her short documentary Toa`ipuapuaga and LILU which she production designed. Recently she Directed her first drama short NZFC Lea Tupu'anga and this year made her debut TV drama directing on The Panthers TV series. She is a founder of the Nuku'alofa film festival and PISA (Pacific Island Screen Artists Association).
Victoria Evans (dp)Tory is a highly experienced current affairs camerawoman, currently working at TVNZ between two of its flagship primetime television shows, Sunday and Fair Go. Her love for storytelling, advocacy journalism, and coffee keep her busy and on the move all year long.
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