ELWIN Productions is an award winning boutique production company based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Formed by Scott Mouat in 2006, ELWIN Productions creates high quality visual content for corporate, commercial, documentary and drama projects, working with directors and producers to match good looks to good stories.
Latest: The Unnatural History of the Kakapo now available to download in full HD. Priced at $4.99USD
Merit Award, Human Wildlife Interaction, IWFF 2010, USA
Best Newcomer, CMS Vatavaran 2011, India
Best NZ Cinematography, Reel Earth Film Festival 2010
Winner, Best Ornithological Film, Menigoute Festival.
Best Feature Documentary, Documentary Edge Festival 2010
Finalist, Best Feature Documentary, Qantas Film and TV Awards
Best NZ Filmmaker,Reel Earth Film Festival 2010
Best Sound, Documentary Edge Festival 2010
Best Director, Documentary Edge Festival 2010
Best Cinematography, Documentary Edge Festival 2010
Scott is a Director of Photography, Director and Filmmaker, he has produced and directed award winning documentaries for TV and cinema and worked as a Director of Photography and camera operator on short films, TV documentaries, commercials and corporate videos.
His work has won many national and international awards for both directing and cinematography. ‘The ‘Unnatural History of the Kakapo’, his first feature documentary, was described as ‘beautifully shot and passionately told’ by TV3. Helene Wong, critique for ‘The Listener’, included it in her top 10 films of 2010. It’s been selected for festivals in France, USA, India and New Zealand, picking up awards for best director, best cinematographer, best sound, best filmmaker, best ornithological film and best newcomer along the way.Scott’s work has broadcast on channels such as Animal Planet, Discovery Science, A&E, TV 1, TV3, TV 7 and Prime and screened to audiences around the world. He has operated camera for Rock Wallaby Productions, Natural History New Zealand, PRN Films, South Pacific Pictures, and CWS. His footage has appeared on shows such as Animal Planet’s ‘Orangutan Island’ and ‘Dark Days in Monkey City’, Discovery Science’s ‘Mutant Planet’, TV3’s top rating ‘Donated to Science’ and the sequel ‘Practising Medicine’. He worked as Cinematographer on 2 short films and operated camera on Maori TV’s Table Plays. He’s worked with a variety of formats and cameras including HD Cam, DVC Pro HD, the Iconix, The Phantom High Speed Camera and the Ikegami Low Light Camera.
Sony PMW 350K 2/3 Chip ENG Camera
2x 32 GB SxS cards
Atomos Samurai External Hard Drive
2x 300GB Intel 320 Series SSD
SG Blade 35mm lens Adaptor
Sennheiser G2 Radio Mic Kit
Tram TR50 Lavalier Mic
Red Rock Matte Box
0.6 ND, 0.6 Grad, Circ Pol Filters for Matte Box.
Durus Follow Focus Kit
Merlin Slider and 1.5 Meter Rail.
Road Rags Kit
Various Grip Kit
Litepanel LED On camera Light
Sachtler Reporter Light
SmallHD High Def Monitor
Audio Technica Short Shotgun Mic
Boom Pole and XLR Cables.
Panasonic GH2, Nikon D200
12 – 24mm Nikkor Zoom, 20 – 40 F2.8 Tamron Zoom, 28mm F2.8 Nikkor , 50mm F1.8 Nikkor, 105 Macro Nikkor, 180mm F2.8 Nikkor.
2.6Ghz Retina Display Macbook Pro, 16GB Ram
Panasonic Varicam, Sony HDCam, Sony XDCam, Sony EX, Nanoflash Recorders, 35mm Adaptors, Panasonic HVX 500, Phantom High Speed Camera, Ikegami Low Light camera, Various HDV Cameras, Iconix, Sony Pencil Camera, Go Pro Cameras, Arri Professional Lighting Kits.
Pacific Practice. A virtual health centre for New Zealand’s Pasifika community.
The Lesson. A stoic father must find a way to reconnect with his troubled teenage son before he loses him forever. Written by Scott Mouat.
Purgatory. Escape is not guaranteed.
Currently working with PRN Films on a documentary for TV3 about the New Zealand health care system.
Cycle World. We dont just sell bikes we ride them too. Corporate Promo.
ADInstruments. Medical training software.
Auckland DHB. Educational Video on Advanced Care Planning. DoP/Edit
Otago Polytechnic. E-learning Promo.
Myth. Corporate video – 90 second corporate video for Myth, Digital and Brand Agency.
Ghosts of Wall Street. Toitu – Otago Settlers Museum. Produced as part of Dunedin Digital Media, a cluster of Dunedin’s boutique production companies. Scott worked as Co-Director and Director of Photography. Display due to open in June 2013.
Otago Rescue Helicopter. Commercial – 30 second commercial for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust. Produced by Myth. Elwin Productions was responsible for concept development, directing, camera work and editing.
Dunedin Print. Corporate Video – 1 minute corporate video for Dunedin’s leading print firm. Elwin Productions was responsible for concept development, directing, camera work and editing.
Upstart SEED Programme. Corporate Video - 2 minute corporate video on the Upstart Business Incubator’s new Seed Programme. Produced by Myth.
A Good Death. PRN Films for Southern District Health Board
Journal of Primary Health Care. A review by Prof. Rod MacLeod PhD, FRCGP, FAChPM; Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Care, Hammond Care, Sydney, and Conjoint Professor in Palliative Care, University of Sydney, Australia.
‘By making this film, the producers have shown that there is power in the telling of stories; there is power in excellent camera work (here by Scott Mouat), and there is power in watching and listening in order to learn.’
The Obesity Epidemic. - PRN Films for the University of Otago
Ulva Island is a predator-free offshore island where native New Zealand birds have a safe environment in which to raise their families, an environment that sadly no longer exists on the mainland. Scott spent 3 months filming the island’s avian inhabitants, charting their successes and failures, and capturing behaviour that few people had ever seen.
An NHNZ production, Primeval Paradise was produced for DVD sales and has gone on to television broadcast in a variety of countries around the world.
““A highly entertaining story with heart in the mouth suspense, setbacks, heroic ingenuity, and perseverance above and beyond.” – Helen Wong, NZ Listener.”
This is a story about a family living with a terrible curse. Adults are plagued by infertility and the young are vulnerable to disease. But this family is no stranger to adversity; they are a family of kakapo. Once thought extinct, they’re now the world’s rarest and strangest wild parrot.
Today there’s only one breeding population left in the entire world and the normally guarded conservation project that protects it has opened its doors and given a documentary maker unprecedented access to the Kakapo Recovery Program. The timing is perfect, modern science thinks they’ve uncovered the reason behind the curse and the recovery team think they’ve found a way to lift it.
With the help of a Spanish avian artificial insemination expert, some old men and a team of dedicated conservationists and rangers, a cure is almost within reach. But the battle to save the kakapo is far from over and the kakapo themselves still have a hand to play.
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““A beautifully shot and passionately told film” – Justine Andrews, TV3 Entertainment.”