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 Nutshell moved to new purpose built building in Auckland CBD. Now renting ARRI, Zeiss, Alura, Ultra Prime Lenses, Monitors, Tripods and D.I.T. /Data Wrangling.









McLaren -Movie, Day #1

Nutshell Supplied cameras & Paul Richards took Direction from Roger Donaldson

90 min: Jonah Lomu Cinema DocumentaryDoP: Paul Richards

Director: Frederic Khan

Production: Stephane Jourdan – 1892 Corp.

Liggins Institute Lecture Series

Lighting Director – 3 x Camera OB

Rugby Documentary

World Cup 2011

Director: Virginia Wright


Christchurch Earthquake – Week #1

Japanese – NHK TV

Sibacort TVC

Director: Tony Miller 

NZ Couriers

Corporate Profile

Victim Support TVC

Weisscam 2000fps -Cool!



Roots of Empathy Documetary

Director / DOP


Liggins Lecture Series – 3 x Camera OB

Paul Richards – Lighting Director


Hangar 9 – CNNi

Director/ Cameraman 


Outward Bound  – TVC

Director: Tony Miller


XT Crisis – Doco

Director: Simon Shattky


See the Difference   TVC’s

Agency: BLACK

HRV   TVC’s  – Spitfire

Director Simon Moore 

 IAG – 150 Years 

Director: Ollie Langridge

30 minute  History  Documentary

Liggins Lecture Series – 3 x Camera OB

Paul Richards – Lighting Director

Comedy Central – MTV

Paul Richards – Lighting Director

Vanuatu  – Outer Islands

Director: Jeanette Baude

40 minute Documentary

Black Grace – Clouds

Director: Toby Mills

Performance Dance

  Diabetes Documentary 

Director: Cass Avery 

Sallies  – Flying Fish

Director: Ollie Langridge

 Tribute ’08

Director: John Keir

25min doco looking at Vietnam

A personnal journey to the battlefield


Director: Jeanette Baude

25min  Travel Inofmercial/Doco

  Piano Man

Director: John Carlaw

90 minute Arts Festival Series Profile of New Zealand’s finest Pianist – Michael Houston

Lost Planet

Director: Marco Biermann

Blue Planet Films – Hamburg

Beyond the Glory – Series – Peter Hillary
Director: Paul Crowther
Produced for OLN by Asylum Entertainment. L.A.


Blake vs. Dalton


Director: Larry Keating

Produced for Arte – France



Director: Jeanette Baude

25 min Travel Inofmercial/Doco


POI – Arts History Documentary

Director: Lanita Ririnui-Ryan


Family Silver

Director: Toby Mills

Examining the risk to indigenous cultures and minimal protection offered via international ‘Intellectual Property’ laws






Cameraman, ARRI Alura, Amira, 45~250mm Alura Zoom, Nutshell,

Paul Richards DoP, with ARRI Amira Camera, Alura zoom

McLaren Film, Roger Donaldson, Director, Hampden Downs Motor Racing Track

Roger Donaldson: Director. Paul Richards, DoP. Day#1 Mc Laren Film


All Blacks, Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu, ALL Black Great. Cinema Documentary. Paul Richards DoP.


Geared Head

MOY Geared Head

ARRI 9.5~18mm Ultra Wide ZOOM Lens




































Pianist, Beethoven, Concert

Michael Houstoun, Concert Pianist



Peter Hillary, Mountain Climber

Peter Hillary, Mountaineer, Motivationalist, Writer




2003 Driven Director: Toby MillsA glimpse at the lives of two great Maori golfersMichael Campbell and Phil Tataurangi  
2002 Great Sporting Challenges Series
1. 1983 America’s Cup
Producer: Arte, France. Director: John Carlaw.
2. Sth. Africa Vs. N.Z. Rugby
Producer: Arte, France. Director: Chris GurrChinks, Coconuts and CurryMunchersDirector: Libby HakaraiaAn indigenous perspective of New Zealand immigration
2001 In Search of a Miracle Series
1/. Diabetes
2/. Parkinson’s Disease
3/. Cystic Fibrosis
Directors: Alan Erson, David Ambler1951 – Director: John Bates
151 day ‘Lock-out’ of the NZ waterfront workers.
Best Film & Best Director: 2002 AFTA awardsStopping the BashDirector: Haunui RoyalExploring the acceptance of Domestic Violence
2000 Growing Thin Director: Virginia WrightAnorexia and our youth Gabrielle’s StoryDirector: Chris WilksRifing Therapy: “An Experimental Science”Family Courts Director: Monique Oomen

A look inside our judicial system

1999 Hell for Leather Director: Monique OomenCarroll Brett-Edmonson, her dreams and her chaotic life(Entered at Banff Film Festival)Shortland Street –New Zealand’s longest running Soap series – Location D.P.Suzy’s World – 44 part Children’s Series

Coming Home Series – (6 x 60 min) 

Director: John Carlaw

Celebrating ‘Kiwis’ living successfully overseas

1998 Our People, Our Century – (6 x 90 min)Directors: Julienne Stretton, Alan Erson, Howard Taylor100 years of New Zealand’s Social HistoryA Series celebrating 1900-1999  
1997 The Next GenerationDirector: Allison CarterAn intimate story about freedomTe Kakano – 13 part Maori Drama Series
Directors: David Blyth, Chas Toogood, Kay EllmersHenna on My Hands Director: Peter Barrett(Awarded JAPAN PRIZE NHK – Japan Nov ’98)A revealing journey into the Indian culture – via an arranged marriage. Perhaps the most honest documentary I have ever worked on
1996 Oma Rapati (Nga Puna Drama) Director: Brendon Butt. Out of the Dark Director: Keith Hunter. (Best Director ’96)The police story of the hunt for the South Auckland serial rapist.Beth’s Story Director: Haunui RoyalRena Owen’s discussions with some of life’s victims

Two Sisters 

Director: Allison Carter

An intriguing and delightful personal story

(Media Peace Award ’97)

Revolution – Director: John Carlaw

(Best Documentary Series ’97)

5 x part series exploring the social and economic upheaval of the late 1980s


1995 The Game of Our Lives Directors: John Carlaw and Alan Erson4 part series examining New Zealand’s social history through rugbyMako: Swift, Smart and Deadly Director: Mike BhanaA lesson in speed, intelligence and aggression Nuclear Reaction 

Director: Alan Erson

An overview of New Zealand’s nuclear history


1994 Maori – The Crisis and the Challenge Director: Keith HunterAlan Duff’s portrayal of present day indigenous MaoriBanned Director: John BatesExploring the New Zealand Censorship Laws

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