AFTRS alumni have been recognised among the best of Australia’s cinematography talent, receiving ten prizes at the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards, held online on Saturday night, 16 May.
Four of our very own received Gold Tripods at the ceremony, including Joshua Flavell in the Feature Films category (budgeted below $2M) for Pimped, Zoe White in Drama Series and Telefeatures for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale, Carl Robertson in Short Films for Ascendant and Michael Filocamo in Student Cinematography for A Bird With No Legs.
Awards of Distinction went to Denson Baker for feature film Ophelia, Judd Overton, for Comedy series No Activity, Lucas Tomoana for short film My Name is Mudju, Ross Giardina for commercial President’s Choice and Zachary Hardaker for Taikoz’ ‘Towards the Rain’ music video.
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Honored to pick up the Gold Tripod in features under $2M at the ACS National Awards for “Pimped”. I’m very grateful to the wonderful cast and crew and a big thank you to our brilliant director David Barker. Thank you always to the ACS for all their great work and also to Arri Australia for supporting the project. . . . Production Designer – Bethany Ryan Editor – Marianne Khoo 1st AC – Fabio Vita Gaffer – Ben Dugard & Peter Guiliani Grip – Craig Bartlett Steadicam – Justin Besser Colourist – Adrian Hauser . . . @austcine @pimpedfilm @arriaustralia #cinematography #cinematographer
Recognising his great industry contribution and extensive body of work that includes Hollywood mega-hits like Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, In The Cut, Miami Vice, Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow and more, Academy Award-winning alumnus Dion Beebe was honoured with an induction into the ACS Hall of Fame.
See the full list of winners here.
FULL LIST OF ALUMNI WINNERS
Hall of Fame
Dion Beebe (Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television) Cinematography, 1989)
Feature films budgeted above $2 million
AD: Denson Baker (Graduate Diploma of Arts (Film & Television) Cinematography, 2000) – Ophelia
Feature films budgeted below $2 million
Gold Tripod: Joshua Flavell (Graduate Diploma: Cinematography, 2010) – Pimped
Drama Series & Telefeatures
Gold Tripod: Zoe White (Master of Arts: Film and Television Cinematography, 2008) – The Handmaid’s Tale series 3, episode 11 – Liars
Serial TV & Comedy Series
AD: Judd Overton (Master of Arts (Film and Television) Cinematography, 2003) – No Activity series 2 episode 8
Gold Tripod: Carl Robertson (Master of Arts: Film, Television and Digital Media Cinematography, 2005) – Ascendant
AD: Lucas Tomoana (Graduate Diploma in Cinematography, 2013) – My Name is Mudju
Commercials – National/International
AD: Ross Giardina (Graduate Diploma: Cinematography, 2009) – President’s Choice
AD: Zachary Hardaker (Bachelor of Arts (Screen), 2017) – Taikoz – ‘Towards the Rain”
Gold certificate: Michael Filocamo (Graduate Certificate in Cinematography Fundamentals, 2014) – A Bird With No Legs