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National Zoom Event
Hosted by the Victorian ACS 

On The Apple Box - Ladies Up Front


The Victorian branch of the ACS is proud to be hosting a panel discussion with some of Australia's leading ladies of cinematography.

This event will be held as a Zoom Webinar, hosted by ACS Victoria committee member Cara Hurley and open to all financial ACS members from every branch. COVID-19 may have stopped us temporarily from holding in person events but we're quickly adapting and hoping all our members continue to see great value in their memberships through online events such as this.

We'll be taking questions from viewers during the event so check out who is on the panel, watch some of their work and get your queries ready.

Join us as we discuss all things cinematography, career paths and personal experiences with this diverse and talented group of cinematographers.

This event will run smoothest if you're using the Zoom application on a desktop or laptop with a stable internet connection.

If you have any questions you would like to ask also feel free to send them in beforehand to




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The Panel

Ari Wegner ACS
Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006 Ari Wegner ACS has worked on dozens of commercials, short films, TV series and feature-length films, before landing the gig as cinematographer on Foxtel TV series THE KETTERING INCIDENT (2016) followed closely by landmark feature film LADY MACBETH.

Ari's recent projects include TV series, TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (2019) and THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (2017) and feature film STRAY (2018). She has also lensed commercials for ANZ, AFL, UWS and the NZ Fire Service.
Bonnie Elliott ACS

Bonnie is an award-winning cinematographer who works across drama, documentary and video art.

She started her career with a Masters in Cinematography at AFTRS and shot her first feature, MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (2009) in Iran the following year.

Bonnie’s work has screened at major international festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Tribeca, Rotterdam, Sydney & Melbourne.

Bonnie was accredited in 2016 and her recently completely projects include TV Series STATELESS (2020), ROMPER STOMPER (2018), THE HUNTING (2019), and feature films H IS FOR HAPPINESS (2019) and PALM BEACH (2019). 

Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith
Joanne’s reputation as a creative, innovative and resourceful Cinematographer is evident in her work. Her breakout as a cinematographer was on TVCs and Short Films. It was during this time that she took on the the ground breaking ABC comedy FRONTLINE shooting seasons 1,2,& 3.

This has led to a long collaboration with Working Dog Productions and subsequent series including the award winning series A RIVER SOMEWHERE (1997-98) & UTOPIA S1,2,3 & 4 (2014-19). Other credits include IT'S A DATE (2013-14) and FILTHY RICH AND HOMELESS S1 (2017).
Kathy Chambers ACS

Kathy is an award winning, Melbourne based Cinematographer. She began working in the Film Industry after completing her degree at the Swinburne Film and Television School. Since then she has worked on many local and international projects and became an accredited member of the ACS last year.

Her recent works include WENTWORTH (2017-2019), MS FISHER'S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES (2019) and MUSTANGS FC (2017).

Mandy Walker ACS ASC

Mandy Walker was born and raised in Bundoora, an outer suburb of Melbourne in 1963.

She became interested in photography while a student in high school, and after graduation she studied film criticism and cinema studies with John Flaus. She apprenticed as an assistant on several documentaries and music videos before shooting her first feature film, RETURN HOME (1990), at the age of twenty-five.

Mandy has many feature credits to her name including MULAN (2020), THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (2017), HIDDEN FIGURES (2016), TRACKS (2013), AUSTRALIA (2008) and LANTANA (2001).

Katie Milwright ACS

Katie Milwright ACS is an award-winning director of photography and was the 10th Australian female cinematographer to be accredited by the ACS. Her work spans across feature films, television, art and documentary. Katie has won nine ACS awards for her work.

Recent work includes the Foxtel TV series UPRIGHT (2019) starring Tim Minchin and ACS Gold Award winning feature film CELESTE (2018) directed by long time collaborator Ben Hackworth. Other feature films include THREE SUMMERS (2017), THE SPACE BETWEEN (2016) SUCKER (2015) and LOOKING FOR GRACE (2015) which screened ‘in competition’ at Venice Int. Film Festival and won a Gold ACS award.

Sky Davies
Sky began her career as a camera attachment and from there built a successful career as a camera assistant.

When she transitioned to cinematographer in 2015, her work soon garnered attention with numerous awards (including ACS Gold Tripod) and screenings at international festivals including Berlinale, MIFF & Oberhausen.  

Sky's work spans the diverse arenas of commercials, narrative, visual arts and documentary. She has enjoyed a spate of 2nd Unit DP roles recently including UNDERTOW (2019), BAD MOTHERS (2019) and STATELESS (2020) and has just completed filming on her 2nd  feature film SHIT (2020).

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