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Joe Murdie is a cinematographer. 


Joe is a versatile and passionate, emerging filmmaker, with a love for capturing compelling stories.

With a career spanning across various roles, including Cinematographer, Writer, Director, and Editor, Joe's style revolves around creative lighting and unique compositions while always putting the story first.

Joe's extensive list of credits includes collaborations with many agencies and clients from around the world. He is a member of The Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand, New Zealand Cinematographers Society, Directors & Editors Guild of Aotearoa & Film Otago Southland.
He has won multiple international awards, including Best Documentary for ‘4130’, Honourable Mention for ‘ARE WE EVEN LISTENING?’ and numerous official selections for Documentary, Music Video and short drama content.

His work has aired globally on major networks including Al Jazeera, Brovo, TVNZ and Māori Television, as well as featuring on streaming platforms Amazon Prime, TVNZ on Demand, GloboSat and RNZ. His music video for Devilskin’s ‘NEVER SEE THE LIGHT’ has amassed over 3.7 million views on Youtube alone, with many others receiving over 500,000 views.

As a kid growing up in South Auckland Joe lived with a camera in hand. Starting out in stills on an old Pentax SLR before transitioning into moving image after saving up for a $50 handycam from Cash Converters. He started his professional journey in news and broadcast, music videos, and short form documentaries and has since worked on numerous TV series, commercials, short films, and documentaries in New Zealand, America, and South East Asia.

Joe is proficient in all leading cinema cameras and equipment and owns a good array of in-house gear, including a RED DSMC2, basic lighting kit, and more. He is a hands-on, practical professional who often builds custom contraptions to capture unique shots.

Joe’s passion for creativity has lead him to perusing more scripted works in recent years however his love of good, fun and real stories never sees him far from documentary work.

Filmmaker / Director of Photography / DP / Camera Operator / Camera Tech / Cinematographer

Member of

The Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand

New Zealand Cinematographers Society

Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand

Film Otago Southland


Joe has an extensive list of credits across a variety of film and television projects and has creatively worked with many agencies and clients including; TVNZ, Media Works, RNZ, The Coconet, bcg2, Hustle & Bustle, DB Breweries, Samsung, The Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Skycity, The NZIHL, NZ Merino, NZ Police, Healthcare NZ, New World and many more. A selection of his credits can be found below.


Aotearoa  (in development)


Restoring AEU  (In Production)



Paradiso After 25 Years

Ode 2.0 Behind the Menu

Fourteen Foot Journey

4130 | A BMX lifestyle film


Isotherm 0°C


Death to Reality


The Great Pastry Heist

Planet 13  (in development)

Focus (In development)


Wanaka Beerworks - Life is Good, Commercial

Wanaka AFC, Commercial

Burn Cottage Winery, Digital Campaign

ECO Wanaka, Digital campaign

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, Digital Campaign

Rhyme and Reason, Digital Campaign

Roam Wānaka, Digital campaign

Sweet Slips, Digital campaign

'This is Rippon'  - Rippon Winery, Digital campaign

Dougal Alan x Ford Motor Company, TVC

Shot at The Studio Space, TVC

'Fairness’– TVC Series for Tall Poppy

Lake Wanaka Tourism - Love Wanaka Web Campaign         

MITv - TVC series for Manukau Institute of Technology        

MITh Busters - TVC series for Manukau Institute of Technology        

Cucina – Commercial series       

Akarua Wines - Commercial series        

Samsung X - TVC series      

Spacewax -  Commercial        

Pembroke Pâtisserie  - Commercial series

NZ Merino - Silere Commercial


Gina Malcolm - Crushing

Powder Chutes - Moths to the Flame

Gina Malcolm - Don't Expect the World

Spoken - Stronger than me

Anna van Riel - Christmas in New Zealand

Luca George - Lonely Tonight Acoustic

Devilskin - Little Pills

Devilskin - Never See The Light

Devilskin - Mountains

DB Breweries / APO - Remember a night not a minute

An Artistic response to the Teina Pora case

Ermehn - Livin in the hood

Tha Movement - MASTA Featuring Poetik, MC Arme, SMV, King Kapisi, Mareko & Kas The Feelstyle

Fuelset - Alone

World War Four - Ghost

Helgorithms – Tether

Sinate – Premonition of the Wicked


Winter Games '23 - Sky sports - On-Demand series

Winter Games '23 -  Live finals coverage

Stripe Studios - Rich Listers Season 1 - TV Series 

Winter Games '22 - Sky sports - 3 part sports show

Stripe Studios - The Circus, Season 2 - TV Series

RNZ - House Talk - On demand series

Greenstone TV - Border Patrol season 11 - TV series

RNZ – Heli Trio -  News Presser

Greenstone TV - Dog Squad season 2 - TV series

The Coconet - Game of Bros season 3 - TV series

TVNZ - Cooking4Change Hotspots - On demand series

Seven Sharp - ‘How To Dad’ - TV spot

Seven Sharp - ’50 Peaks’  - TV spot

Seven Sharp - ‘Tractor Trek’ - TV spot

Seven Sharp - ‘Taupo bomb comp’ - TV Spot

TVNZ - Chop Chop - On demand series

The SnP Show – Web Series

Inked Life TV – Web series

The Coconet - Rhyme ‘The Rage’ Loto World title journey - On demand episode

NZIHL - Live Stream 2018 season, 2019 season, 2020 season, 2021 season, 2022 season

Joe Murdie Cinematographer
Based - Otago NZ | Available - Worldwide
(64) 21 136 2809  |

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