Director / DOP / Self-shooting PD.

Director / DOP / Self-shooting PD.

More about me

I’m a confident and capable filmmaker, content driven, editorially experienced and consistently delivering great cinematic images.

I make a personal connection with talent, always have the edit in mind and an ability to follow action, never missing a moment.

I’m a rare hybrid breed of DOP and Director. Having worked out of London as a Shooting PD with a strong camera background, I bring a skill set that is unusual in the Southern hemisphere.

With 20 years experience shooting in over 70 countries, I’m prepared to shoot in any environment.

– Confident shooter on 4K Cinematography equipment.
– Owner of complete and adaptable Cine camera kit.
– Drone pilot.
– Underwater filming.
– Lighting and grip skills, MOVI, jib and Tyler mount.
– Media management and editing experience.
– Clean Drivers license and owner of 4×4 crew vehicle.

Credit list:

Camera Operator – Great southern Television – The Apprentice Aotearoa – TVNZ1
2021 – 10x 1hr multi cam competitive reality show

Camera Operator – South Pacific Pictures – Travel Guides NZ – TVNZ2
2020 / 2021 – 6x 1hr multi cam Travel reality series

Director / DOP – Lion Television UK – Saqqara Explorations – Smithsonian Channel
2020 – 3x 1hr Historical doc series. (I started shoot but stopped because of covid.)

Director – Chimney Group Singapore – Tiger Chrystal IDDM – Commercial
2020 – 10x Digital assets, companion assets to RRiley Tiger Chrystal commercial.

DOP – Chimney Group Singapore – “Google Coding outreach” – Google
2019 – 3min anthem film highlighting Google’s coding outreach for disadvantaged children.

DOP – Chimney Group Singapore – “Facebook Emerging Markets” – Facebook
2019 – 10 x 2min Mini docs on smart phone use for e-commerce in emerging markets.

Shooting PD – Blink films UK – “Impossible Builds” – Discovery Channel
2019 – 1hr specialist factual, Engineering and construction build in China.

Field Director / DOP (Story Team) – Media Works – Dancing with the Stars NZ – TV3
2019 – Competitive reality format series.

Shooting Director – Lion Television – Saqqara Secrets (WT) – Netflix
2019 – Feature length character lead history documentary.

DOP – Chimney APAC – Hada Labo Commercial – Commercial
2019 – 30 sec beauty commercial, green screen in studio.

Director / DOP – Chimney APAC – The Omelette – Facebook
2019 – 6x 15sec films, Demonstrating best practice for vertical video production.

Director / DOP – Hogarth Singapore – “Atul’s Changi Adventures” – Changi Promotion Online
2018 – 7x 1-3min Online promotion for Changi Airport.

DOP – Chimney Group Singapore – “Netflix See What’s Next” – Netflix Promotion
2018 – Multiple short celebrity clips in studio setup for online Netflix promotions.

DOP – Mr White – “Race to the Race Malaysia” – Shell Motorsport Online
2018 – 1x 8min Competitive reality clip with digital influencers.

DOP – Chimney Group Singapore – “Facebook Emerging Markets” – Facebook
2018 – 8x 2min Mini docs on smart phone use for e-commerce in emerging markets.

Shooting PD – Blink Films UK – “Khufu’s Great Pyramid” – PBS Nova
2018 – 1x 1hr Specialist Factual Historical Science feature doc.

DOP / Director – Blink Films UK – “John Torode’s Middle East” – UK Good Food
2018 – 10x 30min presenter led Cooking travelogue.

DOP – Make Waves – “Edible Wild S2” – Channel News Asia
2018 – 8x 30min presenter led Cooking / Foraging Travelogue.

Shooting PD – Blink Films UK – “Valley of the Monkeys” – Discovery
2018 – 2x 1hr Historical and Archaeology Documentary.

DOP / Director – Blink Films UK – “John Torode’s Asian Adventure” – UK Good Food
2017 – 10x Half hr Cooking travelogue.

DOP – Blink Films UK – “Secrets of Gebeklitepe” – Smithsonian Channel / Channel 5
2017 – 1hr Historical Documentary.

DOP / Director – Mr White – Obergurgl Hochgurgl, “Another Day in Paradise” – Commercial
2017 – Short form web promotion, ski / tourism film.

Shooting PD – Blink Films UK – “Treasures, Secrets of Stonehenge” – Smithsonian Channel / Channel 5
2016 – 1x 1hr Historical Documentary

DOP / Director – Ogilvy Berlin – “Nescafe Good Morning World” – Commercial
2016 – 30 sec commercial shot in South Africa.

DOP / Producer / Director – Propeller Film – “Tokyo / Melbourne Street Stars” – RedBull Media House
2016 – 2x 30min Multi camera event coverage and scripted documentary.

DOP – Scotty Productions – “The Te-Araroa Trail” – Maori TV
2016 – 1x 1hr Presenter led Nature travelogue

DOP / Director – RoughCut TV – “Meet the Family Guys” – ITV
2015 – 1x 30min Behind the scenes documentary on Family Guy.

Shooting PD – Blink Films – “Treasures Decoded lll / Ancient Mysteries” – Channel 5 / Smithsonian Channel
2015 – 2x 1hr Historical Documentary (The Copper Scroll, Cahokia – Worlds Greatest Pyramids)

DOP / Producer / Director – Propeller Film – “NYC Street Stars” – RedBull Media House
2015 – 1x 30min Multi camera event coverage and scripted documentary.

Shooting PD – Blink Films – “Raised Human” – Jojo the Dolphin, Boris the Chimp – Animal Planet
2015 – 2x 1hr Documentary with drama recon.

Field DOP / Camera Operator – Media Works – “The X Factor NZ” – TV3
2015 – Competitive Reality

Studio and Location DOP – Camilla INC / Urban Brew SA – “Top Actor SA” – BET Africa
2014 – 9x 1hr Competitive Reality

Shooting PD – Blink Films UK – “Treasures Decoded – The Trojan Horse Mystery” – Channel 4, SBS Australia, France 5
2014 – 1x1hr Historical Doc

Shooting PD – Blink Films UK – “Lost Pharaohs / Abydos Dynasty” – NatGeo
2014 (Development)

Camera Operator – “Cadbury Dream Factory” – TV3
2013 – 8x1hr Prime time reality – Media Works

DOP – “Tescos Finest”  – Online
2013 – 6x 2.5min Films – Media Ark

DOP – “It’s a Woman’s World” S2 – Travel Channel
2012 – 4x 1hr Travel Series – Camilla INC

DOP / Director and Series creator – “The Ethical Hedonist” – Travel Channel
2011- 2012 – 8x 1hr Travel – Camilla INC

DOP – “It’s a Woman’s World” S1 – Travel Channel
2011 – 4x1hr Travel Series – Camilla INC

Shooting PD – “Unsung Heroes” – TVNZ
2011 – Observational Doc. Greenstone Productions

Shooting Director – “Coast Watch” – TVNZ
2011 – Observational Doc. Greenstone Productions.

DOP – “Indian Times” – Travel Channel
2010 – 3 x 1hr Travel Shows – The INN

DOP – “Blue Continent” – Travel Channel
2010 – 6 x 1hr Travel Series – Camilla INC

Shooting Director – “Wild Vets 2” – TVNZ
2010 – Observational Doc, Cream Media

Shooting Director – “Hitched” – TV3
2010 – Observational Doc, Cream Media

DOP – “Julian & Camilla’s World Odyssey S2” – Travel Channel
2009 & 2010 – 14 x 1hr Travel Series. Katipo Productions

DOP – “Wayne Andersen the Glory Years” – Prime TV
2008 – 7 x 30m Mocumentary Series. Buto Base

DOP – “The Defender” – Maori TV
2008 – 1hr Documentary. Buto Base

Shooting Director – “Coast Watch” – TVNZ
2008 – Observational Doc. Cream Media

Shooting Director – “Border Patrol” – TVNZ
2008 – Observational Doc. Cream Media

Shooting Producer/Director – “Auction House S3” – TVNZ
2008 – 10x 30m Prime Time TV. Cream Media

Camera Director – “Piha Rescue” – TVNZ
2008 – Observational Doc. SPVP

DOP – “Choice Cuts” – The Box
2008 – Internet Magazine show. Satellite Media

Shooting Director – “Your Money’s Sorted” – TVNZ
2007 – Prime Time TV Factual. Buccaneer Pics/DSP Beyond

Camera Operator – “The Dirt” – Sky Sports
2007 – Multi Cam Live Motor Sport – Satellite Media

Camera Operator – “Bass Line” – Maori TV
2007 – 10x 1hr Multi Cam Music Performance – Revolution Prod

Shooting Director – “Rodeo Koupoi S2” – Maori TV
2007 – 12x 30m Observational Doc. Buto Base

Shooting Director – “Border Line” – TVNZ
2007 – Observational Doc. Cream Media

DOP – “Cadbury Dream Model Search” – C4
2007 – 2x 1hr Entertainment Special – J&A Productions

Shooting Director – “Auction House S2” – TVNZ
2007 – 10x 30m Prime Time TV. Cream Media

Camera Operator – “Rock Quest” – C4
2007 – Multi Cam Music Performance Series. Visionary TV

Shooting Director – “Wild Vets” – TVNZ
2006 – Prime Time TV Factual Series. Cream Media

Shooting Director – “Rodeo Koupoi S1” – Maori TV
2006 – 13x 30m Observational Doc. Buto Base

DOP – “NZ Fashion Week” – Fashion TV
2005 – 1x1hr – Rumpus Productions

Shooting Director – “Coast Watch” – TVNZ
2005 – Observational Doc. Cream Media

Shooting Director – “Border Patrol” – TVNZ
2005 – Observational Doc. Cream Media

Shooting Director – “Auction House S2” – TVNZ
2005 – 8x 30m Prime Time TV Factual/Obs Doc. Cream Media

Camera Operator – “Coast” – Maori TV
2004-2005 – Youth Magazine Show. Visionary TV

Camera Operator – “Squeeze” – TVNZ
2004 – Music Performance & Magazine show. Satellite Media

DOP – “Julian & Camilla’s World Odyssey” – TVNZ & Travel Channel
2003 – 11x 1hr Travel Series – Katipo Productions

Contributing Camera Man on the following productions:

“Rocked the Nation” – Satellite Media – C4
“Matariki” – Maori TV
“Money Man” – Cream Media – TV3
“NZ Fashion Week” – Visionary – C4
“NZ Music Awards” – Visionary – C4
“House Call” – Cream Media – TV3
“10 Years Younger” – Cream Media – TVNZ
“KiwiFruit” – Cream Media – TVNZ
“Matatahi” – Buto Base – Maori TV
“Rockn’ Roles” – Buto Base – Maori TV
“Trade Wars” – Cream Media – TVNZ

I am available by the following contact options:

e-mail: tom@tomfowlie.com

tomfowlie@gmail.com

SG +65 81514138       UK +44 7761 195821

skype: tomfowlie