Michael Seresin

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Michael Seresin
Born (1942-07-17) 17 July 1942 (age 81)
Occupation(s)Cinematographer, film director
RelativesBen Seresin (brother)

Michael Stephen Seresin, ONZM BSC, (born 17 July 1942) is a New Zealand cinematographer and film director.

In addition to his work in film, Seresin is a winemaker, having founded Seresin Estate in the Marlborough wine region in 1992.[1]

He is the son of Harry Seresin (1919–1994), who was a key figure in the hospitality and café scene in Wellington,[2] and brother of Ben Seresin, who is also a cinematographer.

In the 2009 New Year Honours, Seresin was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the film and wine industries.[3]

His home in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand was featured on the BBC's The World's Most Extraordinary Homes.[4]


Documentary short

Year Title Director Notes
1969 Freight Flow C. David Lochner With Ronald Craigen, Peter Osborne and Jack West
Freightliner in Action Ronald Craigen

Short film

Year Title Director Notes
1973 The Table Adrian Lyne
2006 Parc Monceau Alfonso Cuarón Segment of Paris, je t'aime
2010 The Man Who Married Himself Garrick Hamm
2012 The Cab-Ride Vanya Peirani-Vignes
2014 Retrospective Garrick Hamm

Feature film

Year Title Director Notes
1972 The Ragman's Daughter Harold Becker
1976 Attention les yeux! Gérard Pirès
L'ordinateur des pompes funèbres
Bugsy Malone Alan Parker With Peter Biziou
No Hard Feelings TV movie
1977 Sleeping Dogs Roger Donaldson
1978 Midnight Express Alan Parker
1980 Foxes Adrian Lyne With Leon Bijou;
Also credited as associate producer
Fame Alan Parker
1982 Shoot the Moon
1984 Birdy
1987 Angel Heart
1988 Rambo III Peter MacDonald Uncredited
1990 Come See the Paradise Alan Parker
1996 City Hall Harold Becker
1998 Mercury Rising
1999 Angela's Ashes Alan Parker
2001 Domestic Disturbance Harold Becker
2003 The Life of David Gale Alan Parker
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Alfonso Cuarón
2006 Step Up Anne Fletcher Role: Custodian
2010 All Good Things Andrew Jarecki
Hippie Hippie Shake Beeban Kidron Unreleased
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes
2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Andy Serkis
2021 Gunpowder Milkshake Navot Papushado





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  1. ^ Arnold, Eric, Wine Spectator (10 July 2006). "Wine Talk: Michael Seresin". Archived from the original on 15 April 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "NZ Life & Leisure – The Marlborough Man".
  3. ^ "New Year honours list 2009". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  4. ^ Hulbert, Paula (8 February 2017). "Michael Seresin bach built by David Kepes appears on The World's Most Extraordinary Homes". Stuff.
  5. ^ "Cinematography in 2000". BAFTA Awards. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Plus Camerimage 2007". Camerimage International Film Festival. Retrieved 6 June 2017.

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