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Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn
Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn
Bay View, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Bay View, Hawkes Bay,  New Zealand

Barbara and Tom founded Cloud South Films as a "mid-life love child," to allow them to make films together, and have previously written articles for us separately.

Barb wrote about their documentary, "One Man, One Cow, One Planet" in our 2007 "Power of Artistic Passion" issue, which features the remarkable story of Peter Proctor's trek to India to help restore traditional farming there.

In addition to her research, writing, directing and producing for Cloud South Films, she is a columnist for the New Zealand Herald, where she was named "Social Issues Columnist of the Year" in the Qantas Media Awards, and was a finalist for "Columnist of the Year."

For our 2008 "Music Videos" issue, director and cinematographer Tom wrote about working with the Arri D-20 digital cinema camera on "Tin Man." Among his many awards and nominations, he won a US Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for his work on "The 4400;" won a Genie award (the main Canadian national film award) for Best Achievement in Cinematography ("Magic In the Water") to go with two additional nominations; and won the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Short ("La premiere fois"). Tom is also a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

As they told us, "Our documentaries are personal, well researched, visually compelling and socially relevant. For us, this is the only medium worth investing in."

Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn Profile

Articles by Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn

Cinematography
This Way of Life

This Way of Life

Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn inspire readers with their four-year journey by two families to produce a film and experience life with a new perspective. This Way of Life is a film about a family, 50 horses, a mountain, a beach and a burnt down house. Ride along with this incredible filmmaking family as you read their story and prepare to be changed for the better.

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Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn
Cinematography
Finding the Heart of the ARRI D20 Digital CameraFinding the Heart of the ARRI D20 Digital Camera

With HD, Thomas says he ''has the ability to finesse color, exposure and contrast in the color correction suite. I used to look down my nose at video but RAW 4:4:4 is more creative, efficient.'' In this Creative COW Magazine article, Thomas Burstyn takes a look at the Arri D20 as he films Sci-Fi's Tin Man.

Review
Thomas Burstyn
Indie Film & Documentary
A Tale of Cows, People, Passion and High Tech

A Tale of Cows, People, Passion and High Tech

After we remarked in the January/February 2007 issue that this would be the year of the COW, Barbara Summer Burstyn wrote to tell us about the film she and her husband Tom had made, with cows playing a central role in its theme. Its a fascinating story that sheds light on the challenges of documentary filmmaking.

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Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Thomas Burstyn
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