John Cavill Wins Emmy for Scars of Nanking

New Zealand cinematographer John Cavill has won an Emmy – Outstanding Cinematography – for American/Chinese co-production Scars of Nanking at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

In Scars of Nanking “American missionaries struggle to save Chinese civilians from slaughter and rape at the hands of Japanese invaders and also smuggle out evidence of the infamous Nanking Massacre of 1937,” as described on IMDb.

The drama was directed by John Ealer and produced and written by Frederick Rendina.

John Cavill started his career as studio cameraman for the then–NZBC and “worked his way up through the camera department before embarking on a freelance career in 1985.”

He has worked on many significant features and television series made in New Zealand including Xena: Warrior PrincessThe Lord of the RingsSpartacusAsh vs. Evil Dead, and Pete’s Dragon.

To see the full list of winners, please click here.

Article Source: NZEDGE, May 2, 2018

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