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Chris Terpstra

Director of Photography

Chris Terpstra is a lighting cameraman with over 30 years experience, and has enjoyed working on a broad range of projects from drama to TVC’s, documentaries and corporates. He is a well respected skilled operator and enjoys lighting to a high standard. Chris is also adept at fast turn around projects and can work OPC.

Chris Terpstra Showreel

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 Chris CV (PDF)

Chris is excellent at capturing the essence of a director’s vision in an artistic and economical fashion. Production’s comment that his beautifully lit frames, easy going personality and sensitivity are an asset to any project. Chris is a great communicator able to interact with people from all walks of life.

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Recent Career History – Snapshot


Prison Families:  2012. Documentary series. Gibson Group. Sony 800

Hooked  National Geographic Fishing show Sony F900R

Inside Natures Giants  Giant Squid. Windfall Films. BBC4 Sony F900R

Wild Coast, East Coast Gems.

The Wahine Disaster

Our People our Century

Children of Gallipoli

Tutus and Town Halls

Last of the Anzacs

Nude NZ

Collecting the Dues

They call it Home

Coming to our Place


Hobbit:  2013 DVD interviews Pellerin Prods. Sony F3

Lord of the Rings: Pellerin multi Media. DVD Interviews and EPK Sony F900R

King Kong DVD interviews, EPK and behind the scene Sony F900R

Avatar Mob Scene DVD interviews, EPK and behind the scenes. Sony F900R

10,000 BC  Mob Scene EPK and behind the scenes. Sony F900R

Lovely Bones  EPK and interviews Sony F900R

Tintin  EPK and interviews Sony F900R

Television Programmes

Street Hospital 2013: Gibson Group. Documentary reality series. Sony PMW200 and Canon 5D for time lapse.

Operation Hero:  2013 Gibson Group. Children’s reality series. Sony EX3 with Nano recorder

Fresh Stories:  TVC series.  Ogilvy Advertising.  Sony F3 with Nano recorder

Sensing Murder

Beyond the Darklands

What’s Your Verdict


Taste New Zealand


Inside Out

Maggie’s Garden Show

Location Location Location

Corporate Videos

NZ Transport Driver Instruction:  2013 Propeller Prods.  Series of 15. Sony PMW200

ANZ<BNZ, Westpac, National Bank

NZ Fire Service

Airways Corporation

NZ Correspondence School



Ministry of Justice

NZ Police


Meridian Energy

Tourism NZ



NZ Lottery:  Lotto draw prize package. Sauce Prods. Canon 5D

Shop Smarter

Fujitsu Heat pumps

Fastway Couriers

Totally Wellington

Smoke free

Matt Henley

Director of Photography

Matt has been working in the Wellington film and television industry for six years. He is an experienced director of photography with a good eye. He has been shooting a large amount of documentary, commercial, TVC and reality work over the last few years and where necessary can work OPC.

Matt Henley Showreel

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 Matt CV (PDF)

Recently he finished shooting a NZFC funded Fresh Short ‘Unnatural History’ shot on RED Epic, SD formats and Super 16mm film. He is experienced with-in camera optical effects, drama and music video work, animation, miniatures, and time-lapse.

In 2008 he won the Kodak student Cinematography award for New Zealand and then the Asia Pacific region award for his super 16mm short film Manslaughter. Matt’s a pleasure to have on set and always gives 110%, whether working on a large production or in a one man band shoot and run situation.

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Recent Career History – Snapshot 

Career Summary

Director of Photography

Camera Operator

Camera Assistant

Data Wrangler D.A.T.

Key Skills

Camera Operating

Physical Efx


Physical animation


16mm and 35mm film

Red Epic

Recent Career History – Snapshot

Unnatural History 2013

NZFC Funded Fresh Short

RED Epic. Super 16mm. Beta SP. VHS. Hi-8

Responsibilities – DOP

Operation Hero Season Three 2013

Gibson Group

Sony PMW350. 6X Go Pro Hero BE 3

Responsibilities – C Camera Operator – Go Pro Technician

Myele Manzanza ‘On the Move’ 2013

NZ On Air Music Video

RED Epic

Responsibilities – DOP

Queenie 2012

NZFC Funded Short Film

Animated Short

Responsibilities – Director of Photography; Lighting (shared credit)

Tommy Ill ‘New Car Money’ 2012

NZ On Air Music Video

Responsibilities – Director

World of Wearable Arts VFX 2012

Optical FX for on stage AV display

RED Epic. Sony F3

Responsibilities – DOP

Glass Vaults ‘Ancients Gates’ 2012

NZ On Air Funded Music Video

RED Epic

Responsibilities – DOP

Operation Hero Season Two

Gibson Group

Sony F800. 4X Go Pro Hero 2

Responsibilities – C Camera Operator – Go Pro Technician

AhoriBuzz ‘Turnaround’ 2011

NZ On Air Music Video

Responsibilities – DOP

Nova Power TVC 2011



Timelapse. 7D + Dragon

Responsibilities – DOP

Greyhound’s as Pets TVC 2010

Saatchi and Saatchi

Canon 5D

Responsibilities – DOP

NZTA ‘Drivers Are Eggs’ 2010

Clemenger BBDO

Animation. Canon 50D + Dragon

Responsibilities – DOP

Elaine Rides Again 2009

Screen Innovation Funded Short

Super 16mm

Responsibilities – DOP


2011 Best Awards NZTA – ‘Drivers are Eggs’

Silver in the ‘Interactive’ category.

2011 Award Awards NZTA – ‘Drivers are Eggs’

Bronze in the ‘Technical Animation’ category.

2007 Kodak Asia Pacific Cinematography Award ‘Manslaughter’

Excellence in cinematography. Screened in the Kodak Showcase at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, France.