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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, Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia and Russell T Davies’ Cucumber. Other drama includes The Last Kingdom, Baghdad CentralThe Tunnel: Vengeance and the one-off special A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by David Kerr. Features include Blackwood and Tony directed by Gerard Johnson.

 

NARRATIVE

BELGRAVIA (Lead Cinematographer)
Prod. Colin Wratten / Carnival Films
Dir. John Alexander

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

TIN STAR – Season 2 (Eps 2, 5, 6, 7)
Prod. Kudos
Dir. Gilles Bannier, Jim Loach, Chris Baugh

THE LAST KINGDOM – Season 3 (Eps 2, 4)
Prod. Carnival
Dir. Andy de Emmony

THE SPLIT – Season 1 (Lead Cinematographer)
Prod. Sister Pictures
Dir. Jessica Hobbs
Nomination: Best TV Drama – National Film Awards 2019 

THE TUNNEL – Season 3 (Eps 1, 2)
Prod. Kudos
Dir. Anders Engstrom

TIN STAR – Season 1 (Lead Cinematographer)
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
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 RAISIN – Season 1 (Eps 1, 2)
Prod. Mammoth Screen
Dir. Geoffrey Sax

LUCKY MAN – Season 1 (Eps 3, 4)
Prod. Carnival Productions Ltd
Dir. David Caffrey

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

CUCUMBER – Season 1 (Eps 4, 5, 6)
Prod. Red Productions / Matt Strevens
Dir. Alice Troughton
Winner: Best Drama Writing BAFTA Craft 2016

ATLANTIS – Season 2 (Eps 1, 2, 3)
Prod. Urban Myth Films/BBC/BBC America / Julian Murphy/Johnny Capps
Dir. Julian Molotnikov

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

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

ATLANTIS – Season 1 (Eps 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 – Season 7 (Ep 8)
Prod. Marcus Wilson
Dir. Farren Blackburn

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

BEING HUMAN – Season 5 (Eps 1, 2, 3)
Prod. Polly Buckle
Dir. Philip Johna

MERLIN – Season 5 (Eps 1, 2)
Prod. Shine Drama/BBC / Julian Murphy / Johnny Capps
Dir. Justin Molotnikov

SILK – Season 2 (Lead Cinematographer)
Prod. Richard Stoakes
Dir. Peter Hoar/Alice Troughton/Jeremy Webb

MERLIN – Season 4 (Eps 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Prod. Shine Drama/BBC / Julian Murphy / Johnny Capps
Dir. Alice Troughton, Justin Molotnikov, Jeremy Webb

DOCTOR WHO – Season 6 (Ep 3)
Prod. Marcus Wilson
Dir. Jeremy Webb

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLEOPATRA 2525 – Season 2 (Eps 11, 13)
Prod. Renaissance Pictures / Robert Tapert/Sam Raimi
Dir. Garth Maxwell/TJ Scott

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

 

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

 

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.