Show Me The Magic: The Adventures of Don McAlpine [VIDEO]

05 January, 2013 by IF

Show Me The Magic takes us on an enchanting journey into the life and work of the legendary and world-leading Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine.

His fascination with the magical images emerging from his darkroom set him on the winding path that would eventually lead to the glittering lights of Hollywood, where, in 2009, he received the American Society of Cinematographers “International Cinematographer of the Year” Award in front of the foremost luminaries of the American film industry.


That same year, Don shot his 50th film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman. Show Me the Magic takes us on set and behind the scenes of that film. In 2011, Don posted another landmark: Mental, a low-budget movie directed by PJ Hogan (Muriel's Wedding, My Best Friend's Wedding, Peter Pan). Mental was Don's first digital film and his first Australian film in 25 years.

View the trailer here: Below is footage of McAlpine and director/producer Cathy Henkel talking about the documentary, which was shown at the 2012 Brisbane International Film Festival.  








  • moxy

    I have been lucky enough to work with don several times,he is a true legend of “our” industry,can’t wait to see SMTM.