Red Dog, Swerve, win at WA/SA ACS Awards
The success of Red Dog has continued after cinematographer Geoffrey Hall ACS picked up a Gold Award at the SA/WA Australian Cinematographer Society Awards in Perth.
Hall is also nominated for a 2011 IF Award for his work on Red Dog, which has grossed more than $20 million at the local box office this year. Hall previously worked on the multi-award winning Chopper, starring Eric Bana, and has won two ACS National Awards for Cinematography for The Missing (1999) and for fictional drama short The Smell That Killed Him (2002).
Fellow South Australian, David Foreman ACS, also picked up a Gold Award in the category for his work on Swerve.
Foreman has won four ACS National Awards for cinematography for his work in television, including the original television movie McLeod’s Daughters, before working on the television program between 2006 and 2009.
Western Australia’s David Le May ACS was also a big winner, taking home four Gold Awards for his camera work on two music clips (Spill and Animalia by The Panda Band and Voltaire Twins respectively), episode Olijarto of ABC documentary series Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? and the corporate and education production Student Runway Collections from Perth Fashion Week.
News cinematographer Robert Hill ACS received a Bronze, Silver and two Gold Awards for his work covering events, including the Japanese tsunami from March of this year, for the ABC.
South Australia’s Nick Matthews ACS won both a Gold Award and the Milton Ingerson Award for Best Entry for his work on fictional drama short The Palace.
National ACS president Ron Johanson presented the awards, which celebrated the achievements of local cinematographers with awards presented across 15 of the 19 categories.
Hall and Foreman will join other cinematographers who received a Gold Award to compete in the ACS National Awards for Cinematography to be held in Sydney in May 2012.