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16th November 2020 
2020 ACS NSW Awards Program
A message from the President
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It’s been a big few weeks for the NSW Branch culminating in our first live streamed awards presented with the valued support of all our fabulous sponsors and our much-loved host Ray Martin.  Thank you to all our members and friends who tuned in and congratulations to all our winners, the standard of the work this year was really impressive. A huge thanks again to all our judges and the NSW Committee who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the night a success.
Congratulations to all our newly accredited members;
                   KATHRYN MILLISS ACS   
                   KEVIN HUDSON ACS      
                   JOHN BRAWLEY ACS      
                   TOM BANNIGAN ACS     
                   ALEX DUFFICY ACS       
                   BRUNO KATAOKA ACS  
                   BORIS VYMENETS ACS 

It was great that some of you could join us live in the studio.
Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS certainly had a successful night picking up a few awards including the Ross Wood Snr ACS Judges Award for Best Entry. He will be joining me this Thursday, November 19that 7pm for our November Drop In Webinar so please join us, registration details below.

The ACS has been working on a national research study of Australian cinematographers in collaboration with researchers from Deakin University. This study is the first of its kind in the world and will look at a broad range of aspects that relates to the careers and career paths of Australian cinematographers.  One aspect of the study will involve a members survey so when it hits your inbox in the near future I hope you will all participate as everyone’s contribution is really important.
I would also like to invite any members to join an open meeting of the National Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation Committee. Chaired by Justine Kerrigan, once a year we open the meeting to any member who would like to participate. Please contact me at  if you can join us on Dec 5thand I can send you the details. 

That’s it from me this month, stay safe and vigilant so our industry stays working in what still feels like fragile times.
All the best,

NSW President
Carolyn Constantine ACS

ACS NSW November Drop In
Thursday November 19th, 7pm (AEDT)

Join ACS NSW President Carolyn Constantine ACS in conversation with Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS who was the winner of the Ross Wood Snr Judges Awards for Best In Entry at the recent ACS NSW 2020 cinematography awards.  Find out more about Kierans approach to his work and what drives this award winning cinematographer.
ACS NSW November Drop In - Registration Link
Below are some projects Kieran has been working on, to get the most from the event make sure to take a moment to check out the links below:  
Memories TVC
Cadbury TVC
Guy Sebastian ’Standing with You’ Music Video
5 Seconds of Summer ‘Old Me’ Music Video
Once again we congratulate all of this years winners...

NSW 2020 Winners

...and the NSW ACS 2020 winners are:
 1. ~ CineKids

Gold Certificate (13yrs plus)                 Bella Merlino             Hermoine
Encouragement Award (12yrs Under)    Jacob Hudson                Adults
 2. ~ Student Cinematography
Gold:       David Luff                                                                       Memoir
Silver:     Thomas Pennell                                                           The Child
Bronze:   Jake Boyle                                                                         Latch
 3. ~ John Bowring ACS Breaks & Promos
Gold:      Daniel Ardilley ACS                                                    The Voice S7
Gold:      Drew English                                              Space: A Skate Odssey
Silver:    Jamie Trent                                         Big Brother - The Revengers
Silver:    Ahmad Al Morsy CSC          Egyptian TV Channel Identity (Nefertiti)
Bronze:  Ashleigh Carter                                     Fox Cricket - Who is Cricket
 4. ~ Music Videos
Gold:      Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS          Guy Sebastian - Standing With You
Gold:      Boris Vymenets ACS            
Outta My Head - New World Sound ft.
                                                                                        J2 & Sara Phillips
Gold:      Daniel Bolt                                                Tranquilize by Telenova
Silver:    Jack Saltmiras                                    Guy Sebastian - Before I Go
Silver:    Simon Ozolins ACS                                  Steve - The Highest Note
Bronze:  Jack Saltmiras                                   Guy Sebastian - Let Me Drink
 5. ~ Syd Wood ACS Local / National News
Gold:      Kevin Hudson ACS                                                       Callan Park
Gold:      Paul Walker                                                                CBD Stabber
Silver:    Elena de Bruijne                                   The Greatest Treasure Hunt 
 6. ~ Neil Davis International News
Gold:     Timothy Myers ACS           Beat The Press: Journalism Under Attack 
Silver:    Thomas Hancock             Biting Hard:  Worsening Poverty In Tripoli
 7. ~ Current Affairs
Gold:      Craig Hansen                                              Nepal's Mighty Gurkhas
Gold:      Thomas Hancock    
Foreign Correspondent:  Revolution In The Time
                                                                                                    of Corona

Gold:      John Varga                                                    Children of Chernobyl
Silver:    John Varga                                         Hellfire The Battle of Cobargo 
Silver:    Tom Bannigan ACS                                The War on Afghan Women
Bronze:  Tom Bannigan ACS                                                  Afghan Healers
 8. ~ Entertainment & TV Magazine 
Gold:      Gregory Barbera ACS                   Who's Who In The Moon - Giraffe
Silver:    Mikey Hamer                     Empire Stripes Back 2020 US Tour Promo
Silver:    Timothy Myers ACS                                Road to the Melbourne Cup
Bronze:  Timothy Myers ACS                              United Nations - Inheritance
 9. ~ Art, Innovation and Specilised Cinematography
Gold:   Graeme Beck                                         Gold Fields House Demolition
Gold:   Nicholas Robinson                        Australia's Ocean Odyssey  [S1E3]                                                                                    The Temperate Zone
Gold:    Zachary Peel-McGregor                                                Truth in Fire
Silver:  Campbell Brown                                                            The Charge
Silver:  Caspar Mazzotti                           Australia's Ocean Odyssey  [S1E3]                                                                                    The Temperate Zone
10. ~ Corporate - Corporate Branding & Advertising 
Gold:     Don Buppapirak                                         Immerse Yourself - Sony
Gold:     Casimir Dickson                                         University of Wollongong
Gold:     Ahmad Al Morsy CSC                                            Experience Egypt
Silver:    Matthew Allard ACS                                  Making of a Luxury Hotel
Silver:    Susan Stitt ACS                                                                Seafarers
Bronze:  Borce Damcevski ACS                                                            Toxic
11. ~ Corporate - Branded Content, Education &
Silver:   Dave May                                                         Undercover Antartica 
Silver:   Ben Coope                                         HIMBRIMI - Pure, Icelandic Gin
Bronze: Maxim Drygin                                               ICC Wine - 100% Local 
12. ~ Commercial - Local / Regional
Gold:       Kevin Holloway                        Newcastle Jets - Made of Newcastle
Silver:     Boris Vymenets ACS                              Griffith University - Dinesh
Silver:     Oscar Partridge                      Destinations NSW - Look to the West
Bronze:   Jordon Maddocks                                     WorkSafe - Manslaughter
13. ~ Commercial - National / International
Gold:     Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS                                        Cadbury - Twins
Gold:     Aaron McLisky ACS             Cathy Pacific - Let Your Sense Guide You
Gold:     Campbell Brown                                         TAB - Long May We Play
Silver:    Aaron McLisky ACS                                     Powerade - Work It Out
Silver:    Aaron McLisky ACS                    Brown Brothers - The Colour Brown
Bronze:  Dale Alexander Bremner ACS                 WE Telco Egypt - We Nitro
14. ~ Documentaries
Gold:     John Varga                                                                   Ben Cousins
Gold:     Christian Loehr                                      El Murmullo De La Marimba
Gold:     Joshua Marks                                                                            Jez
Silver:    Dom West                                                                    Perspectives 
Silver:    Dom West                                                              Streets of Lagos
Bronze:  Anna Howard ACS                                                             Machine
15. ~ Ron Taylor AM ACS Wildlife & Nature
Gold:    Jon Shaw ACS                               Australia's Ocean Odyssey [S1E1]
                                                                                                 The Tropics
Gold:    Caspar Mazzotti                            Australia's Ocean Odyssey [S1E3] 
                                                                                    The Temperate Zone
Gold:    Cameron Batten                            Australia's Ocean Odyssey [S1E2]
                                                                                 The Sub-Tropical Zone
16. ~ 2nd Unit Cinematography 
Gold:      David Burr ACS                                                                Aquaman
Silver:    Tania Lambert ACS      The Gloaming  [S1E7] The Mark of the Witch
17. Dramatised Documentaries
No Entries
18. ~ Short Films
Gold:     Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS                                                  Soulmate
Gold:     Aaron McLisky ACS                                                                 Kilter
Silver:    Daniel Ardilley ACS                                                              Kapara
Silver:    Meg White                                I Want To Make A Film About Women
Bronze:  Calum Riddell                                                              The Familiars
19. ~ Serial TV & Comedy Series 
Silver:   Toby Oliver ACS                      Dead To Me [S2E6] You Don't Have To
Silver:  Simon Ozolins ACS                                          The Other Guy [S2E5]
                                                                         New Wheels and Cock Socks
20. ~ Drama Series
Gold:      Zoë White ACS                                         Westworld [S3E5]: Genre
Gold:      Andrew Commis ACS                               Brave New Worlds [S1E7]                                                                        Monogamy and Futility, Part 1
Gold:      Bonnie Elliot ACS                                                  Stateless [S1E1]
Silver:     Danny Ruhlmann ACS                Messiah [S1E3] The Finger of God
Silver:     Dave Cameron ACS NZCS                          The Gulf [S1E3] Secrets
Bronze:   Warwick Thorton             Mystery Road [S2E6] "What You Do Now"
21. ~ Feature Films - Budger under $2M 
Gold:       Joel Froome ACS                                                          Molto Bella
Bronze:    Casimir Dickson                                         The Legend of the Five
22. Feature Films - Budget $2M and over
Gold:       Dave Cameron ACS NZCS                                                   Ablaze
Gold:       Dion Beebe ACS ASC                                                 I Am Woman
Gold:       Jules O'Loughlin ACS ASC                                          Come Away
Silver:     Toby Oliver ACS                                                               The Dirt
Silver:     Bonnie Elliot ACS                                               H is for Happiness
Bronze:   Andrew Commis ACS                                                     Babyteeth
The Ross Wood Snr ACS
Judges Award for Best Entry
Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS
for the short film
“ Soulmate” 
View the trailer for Soulmate, shot by Award Winning Cinematography Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS
NSW 2020 Accredited Members
Clockwise Above:   Kevin Hudson ACS, Katherine Milliss ACS, John Brawley ACS & Tom Bannigan ACS 
Below:  Boris Vymenets ACS, Alex Dufficy ACS & Bruno Katakoa ACS
Program including all the 2020 Nominees
View or download The 2020 ACS NSW Awards Program
To check out the
ACS National & NSW INSTAGRAM accounts below, click the respective icons

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