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PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILM MAKER 

ABOUT

Wendy Bown is a freelance artist, photographer and film maker. She has a fine arts degree with a major in photography. Previously she worked for Weta Workshop in Wellington as a photographer, camera operator and video editor. You can see a full list of her filmography below.

Originally from a farm in the South Island of New Zealand, she gravitates towards projects that connect her back to the land and sea. New Zealand’s ruggedly beautiful coastlines and native forests is where she draws her inspiration and energy. Wendy currently lives in Northland, New Zealand with her husband Jono and their little two small children Luca and Rosa.

ETHICS

Since returning to work after a short break to have children my work has changed.  My business has moved to a more purpose driven model working with clients who share my ethics. With a fresh perspective I am to make the leap toward clients who have a commitment to the environment, social values or contributing to a better world.  These people consider their people, community and the environment balancing profit and sustainability successfully.

It is not a sudden conversion or driven by any trend. More guided by the way I have always lived my life with a love for nature and the wild places. 

CRAFT

I like to support and promote things made locally, sustainably and with a love for craftsmanship. The handmade movement is innovative and inspiring to me. I love discovering and telling these stories.

COMMON GOODS

Where ever possible I try to connect like minded people so we can all learn from each other. Lifting as we go. I believe in the power of ideas to change and inspire us and enjoy working in collaboration.

SUSTAINABILITY

I am constantly researching ways we can tread more lightly on the earth.  Some things include growing a large permaculture vege garden and building an orchard to reduce our food miles, eat local and teach our little ones. We plant as many native trees as we can squeeze in and capture our own rain water. We’ve invested in a wastewater treatment system that mimics nature, converting our sewage into irrigation for our trees. Where ever we can we try to reduce our plastic use and compost as much as possible. Eventually we will move to solar power.

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FILMOGRAPHY (including TV or docoumentary projects)
Shows Ive been lucky enough to work on over the years.  You can also check out my profile on IMBD

Current list as follows:
1.Ghost and the shell  (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
2. Power rangers (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
3. The Great Wall (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
4. Spectral (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
5. BFG (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
6.Cleverman (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
7. Warcraft (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
8.GKR heavy hitters (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
9.Krampus (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
10. Gallipoli – The scale of our war (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor. Mainly worked as camera operator of the 6 part documentary series and editor of Episode 5))
11. Thunderbirds are go! (Seasons 1 & 2) (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
12. Reggie and Thunderbirds no strings attached – TV documentary (On set camera operator)
13. Furious 7 (For Weta workshop Camera operator and onset behind the scenes)
14. Chappie (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
15. The Hobbit – The Battle of five armies (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
16. The Hobbit- The desolation of Smaug (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
17. The Hobbit – An unexpected journey (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
18 Dracula untold (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
19. Godzilla (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)
20. The amazing spiderman II (For Weta workshop Camera operator, Photographer, Video editor)

 

 

 

 

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