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Joelistics/ Out of the Blue
September 2014
I recently had the pleasure of making this beautiful music video with director Rhys Graham and friends at Daybreak Films.
Shot on a shiny new Red Dragon from Inspiration Rentals using Kowa anamorphic lenses, I shared the shooting duties
with Alex Cardy and Joshua Aylett.
Emporium
September 2014
Here's a new TVC I shot with director Christopher Hill of Exit Films for Emporium Melbourne.
Shot on Arri Alexa with Panavision E-Series Anamorphic lenses.
Ben Briand & Collider
August 2014
I recently worked on two new TVCs for Asahi and NRMA with Ben Briand at Collider.
Transition
August 2014
Transition
Galore in Australian Cinemas
June 2014
Galore hits cinemas in Australia on June 19.
Galore
Daniel Askill/ Collider
June 2014
Shooting in Queenstown with Daniel Askill from Collider.
Queenstown
Canopy in Cinemas
May 2014
Canopy is finally screening at independent cinemas nationwide. Written and directed by Aaron Wilson.

Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of sanctuary. Transcending language and culture, Canopy is a cinematic tour de force exploring the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity.

"Gorgeous, almost unearthly cinematography." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A remarkably immersive experience." - Los Angeles Times
"Rich, complex and terrifying." - Variety
"A riveting adventure story... a unique cinematic experience." - Indiewire

Canopy
Glue Society/ Thailand
May 2014
Shooting in the always amazing Bangkok and rural Thailand with The Glue Society and Revolver Films.
Bangkok
Thailand
Eastland
April 2014
New fashion spot for Eastland directed by Kiku Ohe. Shot on Alexa with V-Series Primos.
Feature Film World Premieres at Berlinale & SXSW
March 2014
This week The Mule has its world premiere at the amazing SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

Galore and The Turning also recently held their world premieres to a warm reception at the 2014 Berlinale.

The Mule
Galore
The Turning
Backtrack
January 2014
I'm excited to announce that I've been busy working on a new feature film called Backtrack - a psychological thriller by writer/ director Michael Petroni. It stars the incredible Oscar-winning Adrien Brody and Sam Neill. We're currently shooting in Sydney and rural NSW.
Backtrack
NZTA/ Mistakes
January 2014
Here is a haunting new TVC I shot on road safety in New Zealand with talented director Derin Seale from Finch. Its message seems to have struck a real chord with people, as it's now been seen by millions all over the world.
Beyoncé Visual Album
December 2013
I'm really excited to have shot the music videos for 'Ghost' and 'Mine' on Beyoncé's surprise new visual album. Directed by Pierre Debusschere from Art & Commerce. The entire visual album is available on iTunes, but below are the two full music videos.
Galore in Berlin Film Festival
December 2013
Galore will have it's international premiere at Berlin Film Festival in February 2014. Here is the trailer.
ACS Gold for Galore
November 2013
I'm very proud that Galore has just been awarded the Australian Cinematographers’ Society (Victoria and Tasmania) Gold Award for Cinematography in a Feature Film. Thanks to writer/ director Rhys Graham and the dedicated cast and crew who worked so hard to create such a beautiful film.
Tokyo
Berlei
November 2013
Here’s a Berlei commercial I shot with the talented Ben Briand. Filmed in Sydney on the Arri Alexa with Cooke S5 lenses.
Tokyo & Kyoto
October 2013
Tokyo
Kyoto
Canopy
September 2013
A feature film I shot a while back called Canopy has just finished a very positive week at Toronto Film Festival where it had its world premiere. It received a great response from notable critics in Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire as seen in this article by if.com.au. Here's the teaser trailer for it.
Fog
August 2013
Shooting a foggy morning in Cobram, Victoria.
Fog
Fog
Fog
Fog
Perth
August 2013
Perth
Galore at Melbourne International Film Festival
July 2013
Galore will have its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival on 9pm 1st August at the beautiful Forum Theatre.

Galore on Facebook | Galore at MIFF

Galore
The Turning at Melbourne International Film Festival
July 2013
Very proud to have two shorts in The Turning. Small Mercies by Rhys Graham and Long Clear View by Mia Wasikowska. It will have its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival on 7pm Saturday 3rd August.

The Turning on Facebook | The Turning at MIFF

Boost Mobile
June 2013
Had a great time as always collaborating with Matt Devine from The Glue Society and Revolver to create three short zombie films for Boost Mobile. Shot on Alexa with Zeiss Superspeeds and Steadicam work by Andrew Johnson.
The Lake
May 2013
Filmmaker Asuka Sylvie recently finished her beautiful short film The Lake. We shot it in her hometown of Queenstown NZ on Alexa with Cooke S4s. Keep an eye out for it in festivals soon.
The Lake
The Lake
The Lake
The Turning
March 2013
Working with director Mia Wasikowksa on a short film, which will form part of the feature 'The Turning'.
Mia
TAC/ Distractions
March 2013
I was proud to be a part of the new 'Distractions' campaign for the TAC in Victoria. Directed by Ben Quinn at The Sweet Shop.
Flying
February 2013
Melbourne
Melbourne
Galore
November 2012
I'm having an amazing time shooting a beautiful feature film in Canberra called 'Galore', written and directed by Rhys Graham and produced by Philippa Campey. Supported by an incredible cast and crew, I'm shooting on a dream format, the Alexa Studio with Hawk V-Lite Anamorphics supplied by Cinoptix. I'm in love with the script, filmmaking and the cast, and this project is why I became I cinematographer. I can't wait to have it out in the world.
Galore
Nissan Leaf
October 2012
Here's an international TVC I shot for Nissan's new electric car, the Leaf. Shot in Sydney, Tokyo, Budapest and LA, we filmed on a variety of cameras and rigs, including an Octodrone and a Russian Arm tracking vehicle. Voiced by Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr.
Nissan
Icebreak/ Drag Race 'Em
October 2012
Here's two online films I shot with Matt Devine of The Glue Society for Icebreak. Shot on Red Epic with Optimo Zooms.

Tokyo, Budapest, LA
September 2012
Tokyo
Budapest
LA
NZTA
September 2012
Over the past year, I have been shooting various New Zealand ad campaigns in Auckland with Stuart McDonald from The Sweet Shop. Here's a recent one for New Zealand Transport Agency that we shot.
LA
July 2012
Jessica Gomes in LA.
Jessica Gomes
Blackberry/ Fireflies
June 2012
I recently shot a series of ads for Blackberry with Goodoil in Bangkok. Here's one my favourites, Fireflies.
Short Memory
May 2012
A photo I took during the shooting of 'Short Memory' for Jack Ladder.
Short Memory
Moreing
May 2012
A campaign for Boost I shot with Matt Devine from The Glue Society and produced by Revolver.
Ford/ Cane Toads
May 2012
An online ad for Ford that I shot with the clever Krozm at Exit Films.
HLA Management
May 2012
I am very pleased to announce that I am now represented by HLA Management for all film and television work.
Please contact Anna Dadic or Edwina Stuart on +61 2 9549 3000 or email hla@hlamgt.com.au for future enquiries.
Thailand
April 2012
Shooting in Bangkok with Goodoil Films.
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand
Hong Kong
April 2012
Shooting in Hong Kong with Revolver.
Hong Kong
Queenstown
April 2012
Shooting a short film with Asuka Sylvie in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Queenstown
Auscrew
March 2012
I have just signed with booking service Auscrew.
For any future bookings, please call them on +61 2 9427 4444 or email auscrew@auscrew.com.au.
Jack Ladder/ Short Memory
February 2012
A music video I shot with Michael Spiccia. Shot on Red Epic with Steadicam work by Andrew Johnson.
Brighton
February 2012
Brighton
Any Questions for Ben?
January 2012
Working Dog Productions (The Castle, The Dish) are bringing you the new Aussie comedy of 2012, Any Questions For Ben? Directed by Rob Sitch and starring some of Australia's most talented actors such as Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Felicity Ward, Jodi Gordon, Christian Clark and Daniel Henshall, Any Questions For Ben? is the most hilarious and up-beat new Aussie cult classic to come to screens.

Set in Melbourne, Josh Lawson stars as Ben, the twenty-something, life-loving protagonist who has what many people would call the best lifestyle of anyone they know. He's well known, trusted, loves sex, parties and money and has the social finesse that would leave most people for dust. So when life is perfect, what's to question? Enter the realm of the quarter-life crisis, or is it about just growing up?
Hilltop Hoods/ I Love it
6th January 2012
A music video I shot with Nash Edgerton from Bluetongue Films. Shot on Arri Alexa with Steadicam work by Andrew Johnson.
Camerimage Festival of Cinematography
DECEMBER 2011

I'm currently in Poland where I just had an inspiring week of films and seminars at the worlds only festival dedicated to cinematography, Camerimage. The music video I shot with Daniel Askill for Wim was in competition.

Cinematographers attending included Manuel Alberto Claro (Melancholia), Phedon Papamichael (The Ides of March) Roberto Schaefer (Quantum of Solace), Hoyte Van Hoytema (Let the Right One In), Phil Meheux (Casino Royale), Eduard Grau (A Single Man) and way too many others to mention. There was also a retrospective on John Seale, who recieved a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on films such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The English Patient, Rainman, Dead Poets Society and so many other classics. It was awe-inspiring to see a reel of his work presented.

I met so many great DPs and directors, and feel so inspired to return to Australia to get to work again.

Visit the Camerimage website here.

Wim
Camerimage
Crown/ Time
November 2011
A Crown Lager commercial that I shot second unit on (all exterior timelapse footage). Directed by Michael Spiccia. Main unit interior brewery shot by Danny Ruhlmann.
AGL
November 2011
I worked on this TVC with Tony Rogers at Renegade Films. Shot on 16mm with Kodak 50D stock and Arri Ultraprime lenses.
Movember
November 2011
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a global moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health. Register or donate at movember.com
TSB with The Sweet Shop
October 2011
Here is a new TVC for New Zealand bank TSB that I shot with Stuart McDonald from The Sweet Shop. Shot on Red MX with Cooke S4s.
USA
September 2011
Mt Buller
Mt Buller
Mt Buller
Mt Buller
7th August 2011
Mt Buller
Canopy/ Teaser
18th July 2011
Here is a new teaser for a feature film I shot for writer/ director Aaron Wilson across Australia and Singapore. Canopy is the story of a man who returns from war, unable to continue his life from where he left it. An incident that has forever changed his attitude to humanity will resonate through future generations of his family.
The Australian Ballet
1st July 2011
I recently teamed up with Melbourne filmmaking duo Lily Coates and Gavin Youngs from The Apiary to create a visual backdrop for a special performance by The Australian Ballet. Entitled 'Scope', it was choreographed by up-and-comer Alice Topp and was performed at The Sydney Theatre Company. Click here to view the full live performance.
Below are some stills I took during the shoot.
Scope
Scope
Closing In
1st July 2011
Last week I finished shooting an exciting new short film written and directed by Alex Mizin. I've lately been entrenched in modern crime noir (playing LA Noire, reading Blacksad), and I really enjoyed sinking my teeth into a local story.
Closing In is a crime thriller set in 1980's Australia that revolves around the kidnapping of an 8 year old boy. Inspired by true events, it explores the struggle between professional and emotional responsibilities of a young detective assigned to look after the mother of the abducted child.
Closing In
Closing In
Ksubi/ Kolors
6th May 2011
A film I shot with Daniel Askill from Collider for Ksubi. Shot on Phantom with Cooke S5s.
Wim/ See You Hurry
15th April 2011
A music video I shot with Daniel Askill from Collider. Shot on Red MX.
Arabella Ramsay
22nd March 2011
Some photos I took on a short film I shot for fashion label Arabella Ramsay. Directed by Nicole Rose.
Arabella Ramsay
Water
18th February 2011
Drain
Waterfall
Road Traffic Authority
10th February 2011
A new commercial for the RTA that I shot for David Rittey at Exit Films. Shot on Canon 5D Mk2 with Zeiss Compact Primes.
Scumbus
7th February 2011
I recently finished production on a new comedy feature film called 'Scumbus'. It's about two irresponsible cops sentenced to a police caravan in a rough neighbourhood full of shady characters. The very funny cast includes Ed Kavalee, Toby Truslove, Lachy Hulme, Glenn Robbins, Samantha Tolj, Christian Clark, Tony Martin, Dave Hughes and Ryan Shelton. We had a great time making it and we shot on two Canon 5D Mk2s, with Jody Muston operating second camera. Gaffer was Chris Parkinson. Due out later this year.
Scumbus
"I think both of us have found that as you become more experienced, you get more relaxed, and that allows you to accomplish more. There's less adrenalin, and you're more present."
Darren Aronofksy on his relationship with cinematographer Matthew Libatique
Images from Beijing Taxi
20th January 2011
I finally cut a series of images from the feature film, Beijing Taxi, which I shot in China in 2007. It was an amazing experience working on the film, one of those really special projects where you fall in love with the people and the place you are documenting.
HD Videos
14th January 2011
Welcome to my new website. Many of my videos are now available in HD and can be viewed in fullscreen, if you have a decent internet connection. If it's not playing back well, just click the HD button to go back to standard definition.
A great article of cinematographers reviewing their peers work from the past year.
The Streets
28th December 2010
Sydney Road
Brunswick St
Aaron & Anna
15th December 2010
Aaron & Anna