This talented and handsome D.O.P/filmmaker spoke to us about his unwavering passion for film, the fact that he doesn't surf and his work on the pilot for HULU's Euphoria.
What brought you to LA?
Cinematography & love!
What is the biggest misconception about you?
Just because I'm Australian doesn't mean I surf. Sorry.
If you weren't a director of photography extraordinaire, what would you be doing?
Oof. Good question. Never thought about it because this has been my focus as long as I can remember! Maybe a dog trainer? Or a pro surfer. Definitely pro surfer.
What gives you hope?
I am continuously amazed by how switched on the younger generation are - I really have to hope they/we can push past the insane politics we're dealing with at the moment. We're seeing money enforce change through representation - people are asking for more equality & are spending accordingly. Hopefully this capitalism-on-steroids model can work to our advantage before full systemic change takes place. (which has to at some point right?)
What was the last show you binge watched?
Euphoria. I actually got to work on the pilot & see some insane work from Marcel Rev. The rest of the season does not disappoint with its style or substance!
"I am continuously amazed by how switched on the younger generation are - I really have to hope they can push past the insane politics we're dealing with at the moment."
Who do you look up to in the industry?
My mentor is an Argentinean cinematographer called Carlos Veron. He is an absolute force of a human-being that has been shooting commercials for decades. He treats his crew with respect & doesn't tolerate bullsh*t in any form. Radically honest & radically radical - he makes everyone feel comfortable & has taught me valuable lessons about connecting to the script, the actors, the movement & when to push people to do better.
What is something people don't know about you, but you wish they did?
I'm a force on the dance floor. Lets boogie.
What can people expect from you in 2020?
I intend to more feature films, I have a few personal visual projects that have something to say in a very pretty way & a lot more traveling around making films that matter in an aesthetic that resonates with the message!