Garry Phillips ACS

State / Territory
New South Wales
Membership Type
Director of Photography


  • Cinematographer
  • Camera Operator


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  • Feature Film
  • Short Film
  • TV Drama
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Garry Phillips
Director of Photography

Garry Phillips studied at Queensland University, graduating as a Land Surveyor.

He joined Filmworks, a production house in Brisbane, working various crew and camera roles before moving to Sydney to pursue opportunities as a freelance camera assistant.

In 1993 he became a freelance cinematographer and has since been Director of Photography on feature films including BETTER THAN SEX (2000), THE MONKEY'S MASK (2000), GETTIN' SQUARE (2003), CANDY (2006), CATCH A FIRE (2006), BURNING MAN (2011), THE RAILWAY MAN (2013), KID SNOW
( 2022) .Television credits include ONE NIGHT (2023), IRREVERENT ( 2022), YEAR OF( 2022),TOTAL CONTROL 1 and 2 and 3 (2023), AUSTRALIAN GANGSTER (2021), A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES (2021), BUMP Series 1 (2021), THE END (2020), JACK IRISH (2018), PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2018), SQUINTERS (2018), THE MISSING (2016), INDIAN SUMMERS ( 2017),SECRET CITY (2016), AUSTRALIA: THE STORY OF US (2015), HOUSE OF HANCOCK (2015) and OLD SCHOOL (2014).

In 2015 Garry was awarded the Australian Cinematographers Society 'Cinematographer of the Year' - The Mill Award as well as the Golden Tripod - Features Award for RAILWAY MAN. He won the AACTA for Best Cinematography in Television for PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2018) and was nominated for the same award for BUMP (2021), and in the Feature Film Category for THE RAILWAY MAN (2015) and BURNING MAN (2011).

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