Mark Lapwood ACS
DOP Film & Video, Camera Operator
I grew up in New Zealand exploring my passion for photography as a young fella. Many great opportunities led to over twenty years’ experience as a professional cinematographer, from training in Australia to shooting features and commercials in the wilds of Asia.

In my element on-set, I love collaborating with talented directors and working as a team to create compelling images that serve a powerful story.

My work has won awards internationally for feature's, commercials, music videos and documentaries. I was honoured to gain Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) Accreditation in 2006.

‘Eclipse’ my debut short film as Director/Cinematographer shot on the streets of Mumbai (Bombay), premiered at Tribeca in New York and won an AFI (Australian Film Institute) Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Short Film Screen Craft (Cinematography)’ and ACS Gold in 2007.

Projects I’ve filmed have played in many festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Honolulu, Rhode Island, Palm Springs, Espression en Corto in Mexico, India, Sydney, Melbourne and NZIFF.

After 20 years away I returned to Aotearoa in 2011 to make a passion project ‘Soul Places’, and reconnect with our beautiful land of ours.

I love to travel and shoot with dedicated people on dynamic projects.

Feel free to call or email to enquire about dates.