Chris Bland is an Australian cinematographer who’s work in short and long form narrative has
been broadcast internationally, including an array of award winning films.
Understanding the film making world from the ground up, Chris began as a camera assistant
and went on to complete an Advanced Diploma in Screen - Mastering in Cinematography
and graduating top of his class.
Chris's ability to collaborate with directors enables his work to have a strong sence of story
and to evoke emotion through movement and composition. Chris has a strong technical
understanding of all areas of the camera department, lighting, grips and the ability to
coordinate the logistics of each department.
Recently, Chris won 'Gold' at the NSW Australian Cinematography Awards for his work on
Locusts, an Australian feature film, and 'Silver' for his work on Book Week, an Australian feature
film. He went on to win the award for 'High Distinction' at the National Australian
In 2019 Chris collaborated with six directors to create a six episode drama for Dead House
Dark. A horror anthology mini-series anchored by a woman who receives a mystery box from
the dark web.
Chris also works with directors and talent on a commercial level, shooting for brands
including Kia, Pepsi, RAM Trucks Australia and the Sydney Opera House.
FilmInkMagazine by Erin Free
“Broke is a beautiful looking film, with all praise to cinematographer, Chris Bland, who crafts
that nevertheless sings with a rare poetry.”