Tavis Pinnington

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  • Cinematographer
  • Second Unit Cinematographer
  • Camera Operator


  • Advertising
  • Corporate
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Short Film
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Originally from the suburbs of Hobart, Tavis Pinnington relocated to Melbourne in 2013 to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Swinburne University and pursue a career in filmmaking

After completion, Tavis worked around Melbourne as a camera assistant and in the lighting department for a few years before breaking into cinematography. His cinematography work includes a broad range of areas across commercial and music videos but as of late, has started to focus his areas into narrative drama and features films. His feature film debut ‘Anak’ (director Caleb Ribates) premiered at the 70th Melbourne Internation Film Festival and had two sold out screenings at ACMI and Palace Kino cinemas.

In 2020, Tavis won a mentorship program with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and was mentored by Michael Goi ASC.

Being of mixed heritage (Filippino/Australian), Tavis actively pursues projects that offer a diverse range of storytelling both in front of and behind the camera, aiming to bring more minority stories to a  bigger audience.

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