Simon Morris talks to successful New Zealand cinematographer Ginny Loane about hacking it in a man's world.
Ginny Loane is that rare thing in the film industry, a woman cinematographer, or Director of Photography as they're known in the biz. The under-representation of women in all sorts of key positions has been on the mind of the New Zealand Film Commission anyway, with a new scholarship championed by Jane Campion aimed at getting more women behind the camera.
Ginny's strongly involved in this, but I'd had my eye on her for ages, notably for her brilliant work in short films. She's currently working on Lee Tamahori's new film The Patriarch, so I am delighted to talk to her.
The scholarship for the Jane Campion CineFem Scholarship for women cinematographers will be announced shortly, and you can see Ginny’s work on Lee Tamahori’s film The Patriarch early next year.
Here's an example of Ginny's work in the advertising realm: