Monday, May 07, 2007

Cottage industry

Last week the Rita Angus Cottage in Thorndon, Wellington was base camp for a documentary on painter Rita Angus being directed by Gaylene Preston. The crew included Alun Bollinger who was also cinematographer for Gaylene’s Perfect stranger , War stories, and Bread and roses and camera operator on her first feature Mr Wrong. Put up any list of films shot in New Zealand since the late 1970s and Bollinger’s name will probably appear somewhere on the credits including: Goodbye pork pie, Heavenly creatures, The end of the golden weather ,Vigil, and camerawork for The piano.
Images: Left: Alun Bollinger adjusting lighting. Right: Bollinger’s camera in the room that was once Rita Angus’s studio.