AiF salutes Dion Beebe
Academy Award winner Dion Beebe will receive the Fox Studios Australia International Award at the Australians in Film (AIF) annual awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Beebe joins the already announced honorees, producer Bruna Papandrea (Orry-Kelly International Award), Elizabeth Debicki (Breakthrough Award) and Pandemonium Films' Bill Mechanic (Ausfilm International Award).
The awards celebrate the achievements of Australians working in Hollywood and also recognises the contribution of individuals to the Australian film industry.
Fox Studios Australia MD Wayne Borg said, "Dion Beebe is a gifted cinematographer who brings an amazing cinematic vision to every film he works on. His incredible award-winning work can be seen in such films as his early work in Australia on Praise and Holy Smoke to his work in Hollywood on Chicago, Collateral, Into the Woods and the upcoming Michael Bay film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."
Beebe’s first narrative feature credit Crush was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival. His Australian credits include Praise, What I Have Written and Eternity.
His first Oscar and BAFTA nominations were for Chicago in 2003 and in 2005 he won an Oscar for Memoirs of a Geisha. Among his other credits are Edge of Tomorrow and Michael Mann’s Miami Vice.
“I am very honoured to have my work recognized in this way by AiF,” said Beebe. “When you do something you love and get the opportunity to work with such talented filmmakers, it always comes as a surprise when you are awarded for that work."