Underwater Cinematographer


Kina is an award winning filmmaker based in New Zealand.

He has produced broadcast series and documentary specials, shot for production houses from the BBC to NHK, and is underwater director of photography for documentaries and films - including The Meg.



Kina Scollay is an underwater cinematographer who specialises in feature films and wildlife - from charismatic megafauna to carefully observed characters of the sea and sky. He was underwater DOP on Warner Bros' blockbuster The Meg.

His series Ocean Predators (Prime TV, Distributed by TVF International) showcases the top of the marine food chain like never before.

As DOP on wildlife series he captures award-winning sequences, and runs underwater teams to create spectacular underwater shows.

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Shark Research

A founding member of New Zealand's Great White Shark Research Project, Kina is a shark researcher unlike any other. He co-developed a world-leading ID system and has achieved an intimate knowledge of individual Great White Sharks.

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Film & Documentary

Kina produces wildlife television series and documentaries. He produced the four part documentary series Ocean Predators (2018) and Our Big Blue Backyard II - a 6 episode top-rating blue chip series, a Discovery special 'Sharks of the Shadowland', and is in production with a new Discovery special. He also produces for international and local film and documentary shoots. His vast network of connections and wealth of experience enable him to successfully co-ordinate the most ambitious of projects.

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