Award winning cinematographer Greg de Marigny was born in Zimbabwe raised in New Zealand and divides his time between the USA and Australia. Greg has 17 years of technical and creative experience in all modes of motion picture storytelling and views the world through a unique lens that embraces cultural and creative diversity.
Prior to working in the film industry Greg studied stills photography at Whitecliffe Arts School in Auckland, New Zealand. He then began his filmmaking career in the lighting department before rising through the ranks of the camera department. Greg furthered his career by completing a Master of Arts (Cinematography) at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2008. Gregʼs work has been recognized by the Australian Cinematographersʼ Society, his graduate year film Shot Open won the 2009 Golden Tripod, the highest recognition bestowed nationally by the Society for a fictional drama short film. Shot Open also received an invitation to screen at Camerimage, the worldʼs premier film festival that celebrates outstanding achievement in cinematography. Further accolades include the Los Angeles based Visual Effects Societyʼs 2009 Award for Most Outstanding Visual Effects and the Jury Prize at the 13th Los Angeles International Short Film Festival for Plastic.
Greg has received much acclaim for his cinematography on his debut feature film, the independently produced Summer Coda, which was theatrically released in 2010.
Greg possesses extensive knowledge of image capture in single and multi-camera productions on all film and HD formats. With further skills in aerial photography, shooting miniatures and green/blue screen photography, Gregʼs versatility is an added benefit to any production. Respected for his ability to find simple, creative solutions to complex problems, Greg has a demonstrated commitment to ensuring the production remains on schedule, yet takes great pride in remaining guided by the importance of story.
With a diverse slate of projects filmed in North America, Europe and Australia, Gregʼs natural talents as a skilled communicator and efficient time-planner have enhanced the production outcomes of narrative films, series television, TV commercials, music clips and documentaries.
Further to his passion for filmmaking, Greg has interests in sailing, travel and practicing aikido.