Mark Lapwood

Marks career spans almost thirty years and multiple countries. His work has won numerous awards internationally for features films, commercials, music videos and documentaries.

‘Eclipse’ his debut short film as Director/Cinematographer shot in Mumbai (Bombay) won several awards, most notably the coveted Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Short Film Screen Craft (Cinematography)’ in 2007, plus ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society) Gold for Best Cinematography.

Born and raised in New Zealand, Mark trained as a Cinematographer in Australia and filmed around the world, predominantly in Asia. His work has screened internationally at festivals including Tribeca, Cannes, Toronto, Honolulu, Rhode Island, Pusan, Mexico, St. Kilda, Sydney and the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Mark returned to New Zealand in 2011 to embark on his passion project ‘Soul Places’ bringing a deeper message about the beauty of nature and humanity to the world. He now lives in Auckland with his partner Christine.

You can see 'Eclipse' here:

Mark Lapwood has helped fund

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New Zealand International Film Festival

Equip the Isaac Theatre Royal with Digital Cinema Projection facilities to create a multi-purpose venue and provide a home for the NZFF.

41% $16,640.00 OF
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Cuba Creative

Our “little gem of a show” selected to be part of the NZ at Edinburgh 2014 season, now needs your support to tell our unique story at the largest cultural event in the world - the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

100% $20,075.11 OF
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Red Leap Theatre

Invest in Maggie Flynn's story, unique to us as New Zealanders. We will unravel the legacy of the women in our past and stir the ones too wild to be captured.

105% $5,250.10 OF
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Briar March

When old age and over-priced funeral directors are knocking on the door, there’s only one thing to do. Give them both the finger!

363% $7,260.00 OF
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Mandi Lynn

A Body Positive-Golden Boobed-Treasuring Yourself Roadtrip. Help this award-winning project bring the glitter to your region!

119% $3,585.00 OF
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Sandani and Rose

ENDING VIOLENCE is a feature documentary about Leslee Udwin, a multi award-winning activist, who strives to dismantle systemic prejudice through education.

105% $26,450.00 OF
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Rachel Ross

Blake and her conservative father experience marijuana together for the first time.

103% $8,265.00 OF