The next Club Otago lunch – scheduled for the Glenroy Auditorium on Thursday, 27th September – will take us to places most of us have never seen and some we haven’t heard of.

Our guest is internationally-renowned wildlife cameraman Max Quinn, who has been involved in television production for more than 50 years.

Max cut his professional teeth as a cine cameraman for the NZBC in news, current affairs, and documentaries. He then went on to become a prolific Director of Photography on many early New Zealand TV drama productions including Hunters Gold and Ngaio Marsh Theatre. In the 1980’s he moved into TV production as a director and producer of children’s programmes. Then in 1987 he fulfilled a lifelong passion for wildlife by joining TVNZ’s Natural History Unit in Dunedin. Since then he has filmed in many of the world’s wildlife hot-spots for broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Smithsonian Channel as well as TVNZ.

In 1991 Max wintered over in Antarctica for 11 months to film and direct documentaries on the Emperor Penguin and life at New Zealand’s Scott Base which helped establish NHNZ’s enduring relationship with The Discovery Channel.

In recent years Max has been busier than ever working extensively in Mexico, the USA, Taiwan, China and Tibet for a series of nature documentaries for National Geographic Wild.

His presentation will be a geographical and pictorial delight. Enquires about seats to Steve Davie, Events Manager (027 437 0335; stevedavie@xtra.co.nz)