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DALE MCCREADY NZCS

Director of Photography dalemccready.com

Drama includes Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star shot on location in Canada and directed by Rowan Joffe, Russell T Davies’ Cucumber as well as The SplitIn The Flesh, the BBC’s Atlantis and the one-off special A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by David Kerr. Features include Blackwood and Tony directed by Gerard Johnson.

 

FEATURES

BLACKWOOD (2013)
Prod. Wildcard Films / Adam Morane-Griffiths
Dir. Adam Wimpenny
World Premiere: BFI London Film Festival 2013

TONY (2009 – shared DOP credit with David Higgs BSC)
Prod. Paul Abbot, Dan McCulloch
Dir. Gerard Johnson
Starring: Peter Ferdinando

TEESH & TRUDE (2002 – shared DOP credit with Rob Bygott)
Prod. Cecile B de Meux/Screenwest / Melissa Hasluck
Dir. Melanie Rodriga

LOVE MUSSEL (2002)
Prod. Frame Up Films
Dir. Michael Hurst

TOPLESS WOMEN TALK ABOUT THEIR LIVES (1997)
Prod. John Swimmer Ltd
Dir. Harry Sinclair
Starring: Fiona Copland
Winner: Best Film, New Zealand Film Awards 1997

 

TELEVISION

BAGHDAD CENTRAL (Block 2 2018)
Prod. Euston Films
Dir. Ben A. Williams

TIN STAR Season 2 (2018)
Prod. Kudos
Dir. Chris Baugh

THE LAST KINGDOM (2018 – Block 2 & 4)
Prod. Carnival
Dir. Andy de Emmony

THE SPLIT (2017)
Prod. Sister Pictures
Dir. Jessica Hobbs

THE TUNNEL: VENGEANCE Season III (Lead Cinematographer – Eps 1, 2 2017)
Prod. Kudos
Dir. Anders Engstrom

TIN STAR (Lead Cinematographer – 2016 )
Prod. Kudos + Sky Atlantic / Mark Jobst
Dir. Rowan Joffe, Craig Viveiros, Alice Troughton
Starring Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Heyerdahl
Nomination: Broadcast Digital Awards 2018 – Best Drama Programme
Nomination: Best Drama Series – Broadcast Awards 2018

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (2016)
Prod. BBC
Dir. David Kerr
Screenplay Adaptation Russell T. Davies
Starring John Hannah, Maxine Peake, Richard Wilson, Elaine Paige
Nomination: RTS Programme Award 2017 – Best Single Drama

AGATHA RAISON (2015 – Block 1)
Prod. Mammoth Screen
Dir. Geoffrey Sax

LUCKY MAN (2015)
Prod. Carnival Productions Ltd
Dir. David Caffrey

TATAU (2014 – Lead Cinematographer)
Prod. Touchpaper/South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Wayne Yipp

CUCUMBER (2014 – Block 2 (incl. Ep 6: LANCE’S STORY)
Prod. Red Productions / Matt Strevens
Dir. Alice Troughton
Winner: Best Drama Writing BAFTA Craft 2016

ATLANTIS (2014 – Series II)
Prod. Urban Myth Films/BBC/BBC America / Julian Murphy/Johnny Capps
Dir. Julian Molotnikov

IN THE FLESH (2014 – Series 2 Eps 5, 6)
Prod. BBC
Dir. Alice Troughton

ATLANTIS (2013 – Episodes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9)
Prod. Urban Myth Films/BBC/BBC America / Julian Murphy/Johnny Capps
Dir. Justin Molotnikov/Declan O’Dwyer

DOCTOR WHO: THE RINGS OF AHKATEN (2013)
Prod. Marcus Wilson
Dir. Farren Blackburn

PLEBS: THE ORGY (2013 – Pilot)
Prod. Teddy Leifer
Dir. Sam Leifer
Winner: Best New Comedy Programme – British Comedy Awards 2013

BEING HUMAN (2013 – Series 5: Episodes 1, 2, 3)
Prod. Polly Buckle
Dir. Philip Johna

MERLIN (2008-2013 – Series 1, Block 2 – Series 5)
Prod. Shine Drama/BBC / Julian Murphy/Johnny Capps
Dir. Justin Molotnikov/Jeremy Webb/Alice Troughton/Metin Hüseyin/David Moore/Ashley Way

SILK (2012 – Series 2, Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Prod. Richard Stoakes
Dir. Peter Hoar/Alice Troughton/Jeremy Webb

DOCTOR WHO: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK SPOT (2011)
Prod. Marcus Wilson
Dir. Jeremy Webb

MADDIGAN’S QUEST (2006)
Prod. Simon Bennett
Dir. Peter Burger/Charlie Haskell/Vanessa Alexander/Geoffrey Cawthorne

SERIAL KILLERS (2004)
Prod. Judith Trye
Dir. Mike Smith
Starring: Robyn Malcolm, Dean O’Gorman, Antony Starr

BEING EVE (2002)
Prod. South Pacific Pictures / Vanessa Alexander/Peter Salmon
Dir. Vanessa Alexander/Andrew Merrifield/Peter Salmon

CLEOPATRA 2525 (2001 – 2 Episodes)
Prod. Renaissance Pictures / Robert Tapert/Sam Raimi
Dir. Garth Maxwell/TJ Scott

JACK OF ALL TRADES (2001)
Prod. Renaissance Pictures / Robert Tapert/Sam Raimi

 

SHORTS

MODERN MAN
Dir. Sebastian Solberg
Best Comedy Short: Isle of Man Film Festival
Official Selection: San Diego Film Festival

FORGIVE ME MY SINS
Prod. Goblin Market Films / Yuna Lee
Dir. Roxanna Danae

NOTHING SPECIAL
Prod. Lucky Pictures / Helena Brooks
Dir. Helena Brooks
In Competition Cannes 2005

RITES OF COURAGE
Prod. Curious Film / Mei-Ling Wong
Dir. Miki Magasiva

HONEY
Prod. Frame Up Films / Christine Rogers
Dir. Seth Keen
Starring: Michael Hurst, Addrienne Scott-Kemp

 

FILMOGRAPHY – CAMERA OPERATOR / STEADICAM (SELECTED)

DEAN SPANLEY (DoP. Leon Narbey)
Prod. Atlantic Film Productions
Dir. Toa Fraser
Starring: Peter O’Toole, Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (DoP. Donald McAlpine, Brad Shield (2nd Unit))
Prod. Walden Media
Dir. Andrew Adamson

HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS
Prod. Renaissance Pictures

YOUNG HERCULES
Prod. Renaissance Pictures

 

SELECTED COMMERCIALS

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Telecom New Zealand, Natur-E Vitamins (Indonesia), Tip Top Ice Cream, Glassons Clothing, Farmers Lingerie, Ploughman’s Breads etc., New Zealand Kiwisaver.