Cinematographer Waka Attewell NZCS has been shooting images of New Zealand for over 30 years.

As a freelance cameraman and director of photography he has worked with many of the major directors in New Zealand cinema.

He began his career at John O' Shea's Pacific Films and later established his own production company Valhalla Films, where he has filmed and directed a run of commercials, films and documentaries.

He has won awards both for his cinematography and direction.

These days he is an accredited member of the New Zealand Cinematographers Society and also an opinionated commentator on screen matters for a range of local publications.

Show reel available upon request.


1999 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

Honourable Mention - Children's Short Film Competition for

The Murder House

1996 New Zealand Film and Television Awards

Best Cinematography (Film) for

The Whole of the Moon

1990 International Film and Television Festival

Silver Medal for directing

Our Future Generation

1988 New Zealand Film and Television Awards

Nominated for Best Cinematography for

Dangerous Orphans