ANDREW COMMIS ACS
Director of Photography
Award winning cinematographer Andrew Commis has completed a number of recent feature films. The Daughter, directed by Simon Stone and starring Geoffrey Rush, was officially selected for the 2015 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Girl Asleep, originally a children’s play, directed by Rosemary Myers was officially selected for the 2016 Berlin Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival.
Andrew’s previously photographed The Rocket, (dir. Kim Mordaunt), winner of the Crystal Bear, 2013 Berlin Film Festival, Best Feature Film, 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, and Best Feature Film at the 2014 Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Awards.
Andrew’s debut feature film Beautiful Kate (dir. Rachel Ward), premiered at Toronto Film Festival, 2010 and received the prestigious Milli Award from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for Cinematographer of the Year. The film won the 2009 Inside Film (IF) award for Best Cinematography.
Andrew shot two ‘chapters’ of the screen adaptation of Tim Winton’s book of short stories The Turning, Justin Kurzel’s Boner McPharlin’s Moll and David Wenham’sCommission starring Hugo Weaving. Premiering at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival and selected for the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, The Turning received Best Feature Film nominations at the 2014 AACTA and 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Television credits include the Emmy and BAFTA nominated /AACTA award-winning television series The Slap in 2011. Andrew received the ACS Award of Distinction for his work on the 2015 AACTA winning television series Devil’s Playground. Other credits include the telefeatures Underground (dir. Robert Connolly), and Mabo (dir. Rachel Perkins.