#1: 2009

#2: [Left] - "Glitter" [2000]

 

   


GEOFFREY SIMPSON   ACS

 

Born: ?, Adelaide, Australia.

Education: South Australian School of Art, Adelaide [since 1991 part of the University of South Australia]; London International Film School, UK.

Career: Worked on doc's prod by the South Australian Film Corporation.

Ph commercials and music videos.

Awards: ACS 'Golden Tripod' Award [1981] for 'Breaking Point'; ACS 'Milli' Award 'Australian Cinematographer of the Year' [1986] for 'Playing Beatie Bow'; AFI [Aus] Award [1988] & Fantasporto FF Award [1989] for 'The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey'; AFI [Aus] Award nom [1992] for 'The Last Days of Chez Nous'; Camerimage 'Bronze Frog' [1996] & AFI [Aus] Award [1996] for 'Shine'; AFI [Aus] Award [1998] for 'Oscar and Lucinda'; ACS 'Golden Tripod' Award [2007] & AFI [Aus] Award nom [2007] for 'Romulus, My Father'; AFI [Aus] Award nom [2008] for 'The Tender Hook'.

Website: Geoffrey Simpson


 

 FILMS

1976

Growing: Art [Justin Milne] 16mm/c; doc/17m

1976

Trucking Along [Justin Milne] 16mm/c; doc/24m

1976

Treating People as People [Justin Milne] 16mm/c; doc/26m

1977

Pigs/Pete's Pigs [Ron Saunders] 16mm/c; doc/15m

1977

This Little Pig Went to Market [Ron Saunders] 16mm/c; doc/14m

1977

It's Easy When You Know How [Brian Bergin] c; doc/16m; cph: Cliff Evans

1977

Bridging the Gap [Justin Milne] 16mm/c; doc/13m

1979

Long Time Journey [Justin Milne] c; doc/11m

1979

Forest Dream [Justin Milne] c; doc/8m

1980

Injury in Sport [?] 16mm/c; doc/13m

1980

Brain Death [Justin Milne] 16mm/c; doc/18m

1980

Breaking Point [Brian McDuffie] 16mm/c; dram doc/51m

1980

The Survivor [David Hemmings] p/c; co-addph; ph: John Seale

1981

Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior/Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior [George Miller] p/b&w-c; 2uc; ph: Dean Semler

1981

Drugs: It's Up to You Really [Geoffrey Nottage] c; doc/13m

1981

Centrespread [Tony Paterson] c

1982

Dangermen [Michael Caulfield] 16mm/c; doc/15m

1982

Electricity [?] ?; corporate doc/?m

1982

The Hall of Mirrors: A Festival/Reflections in a Mirror [Scott Hicks] 16mm/c; doc/58m

1983

The Migrant Experience [ep #1 (50m) 'Setting Out', #5 (48m) 'Something Old, Something New' & #6 (48m) 'Are You Fair Dinkum?' dir by Ben Lewin] c; 6-part doc series

 

[Right] - "Nicaragua: No pasaran"

 

1983

Nicaragua: No pasaran [David Bradbury] 16mm/c; doc/71m; addph: Yves Breux

1985

[Frank Heimans and Nevill Drury's] The Occult Experience/Magic, Myth and Mystery [Frank Heimans] c; doc/95m

1985

Chile: hasta cuando? [David Bradbury] 16mm/c; doc/73m

1986

Paradise Camp [Frank Heimans] b&w-c; doc/56m; cph: Boris Janjic & Butch Sawko

1986

Playing Beatie Bow [Donald Crombie] c

1986

Initiation/Zoomstone [Michael Pearce] c

1986

Call Me Mr. Brown [Scott Hicks] 16mm/c

1987

Jilted [Bill Bennett] c

1987

The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey [Vincent Ward] c; 2uc: Allen Guilford

1988

Celia/Celia: Child of Terror [Ann Turner] c; 2uc: James Grant

1989

Till There Was You [John Seale] s35-to-35mm/c; Los Angeles ph: Robert Primes; 2uc: David Burr; aph: Martin Turner; uwph: Wolfgang Knochell

1990

Green Card [Peter Weir] c

1991

The Last Days of Chez Nous [Gillian Armstrong] c

1991

Fried Green Tomatoes [at the Whistle Stop Café] [Jon Avnet] s35-to-35mm/c

1992

Mr. Wonderful [Anthony Minghella] c

1992

Bad Boy Bubby [Rolf de Heer] tvi/c; cph: Ian Jones, Roger Lanser, David Burr & 27 others

1993

A Good Man in Africa [Bruce Beresford] c

1993

The War [Jon Avnet] c

1994

Little Women [Gillian Armstrong] c; 2uc: Peter Levy

1995

Shine [Scott Hicks] c; 2uc: David Foreman

1995

Some Mother's Son [Terry George] c

1996

Oscar and Lucinda [Gillian Armstrong] p/c; addph: Russell Boyd; 2uc: Nigel Kirton; uwph: Rob Hunter

1997

The Parent Trap [Nancy Meyers] replaced by doph Dean Cundey

1998

Life [Ted Demme] c; 2uc: Donald M. McCuaig

1999

Center Stage [Nicholas Hytner] s35/c

2000

Glitter [Vondie Curtis-Hall] c

2001

Paradise Found [Mario Andreacchio] c

2001

Black and White [Craig Lahiff] c

2002

Under the Tuscan Sun [Audrey Wells] c

2004

Last Holiday [Wayne Wang] s35/c; 2uc: Paul Hughen; aph: John Marzano; remake of film (1950, Henry Cass; ph: Ray Elton)

2006

Romulus, My Father [Richard Roxburgh] c

2007

The Tender Hook [Jonathan Ogilvie] c

2007

Ali & the ball [Alex Holmes] c; short/15m; cph: Martin McGrath

 

"Dear Diary"

 

2009

Dear Diary [Kane Christopher] HD (Genesis/scope)/c; short/18m

2009

The Dragon Pearl/The Last Dragon [Mario Andreacchio] RED-to-35mm/c

2010

Sleeping Beauty [Julia Leigh] c

2011

The Sessions/The Surrogate [Ben Lewin] RED-to-D-Cinema/c

2011

Fish & Chips [Anna Broinowski] HD/c; short/15m

 

With Catriona McKenzie [right] - "Satellite Boy"

 

2011

Satellite Boy [Catriona McKenzie] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Aim High in Creation [Anna Broinowski] HD/c; doc + dram/96m; ph (ARRI ALEXA) dram seq; other ph (August-December): Nicola Daley; add cam: A. Broinowski, Justine Kerrigan, a.o.

2013

My Mistress [Stephen Lance] HD (ARRI ALEXA) scope/c

2013

The Turning [seg 'Abbreviation' dir by Jub Clerc] c; 17 seg + anim preface; 180m & 107m (re-edited version with 8 seg)

2013

Kill Me Three Times [Kriv Stenders] scope/c; 2uc: Andrew McLeod; aph: Michael McDermot & Peter Beeh; surf unit ph: Rick Rifici

2014

Dao shi xia shan/Monk Comes Down the Mountain/A Monk Goes Downhill [Chen Kaige] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Studio/scope)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema & IMAX 3-D)/c

2015

Whoever Was Using This Bed/Wake Up Call [Andrew Kotatko] scope/c; short/21m

2015

Kill Your Dinner [Bryn Chainey] c; short/12m

2016

Please Stand By [Ben Lewin] HD/c

2016

Cargo [Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke] c; full-length version of short film (2012; ph: Daniel Foeldes)

 

 TELEVISION

1981

Visible Arm [Gus Howard] ?/10m/16mm

1984

Where Death Wears a Smile/The Great Nazi Hoax [Frank Heimans] doc/48m

1986

The Blue Lightning [Lee Philips] tvm

1986

Gallagher's Travels [Michael Caulfield] tvm

1987

The Riddle of the Stinson [Chris Noonan] tvm

1987

The Shiralee/Macaulay's Daughter [George Ogilvie] 2-part miniseries (180m) & feature (108m)

1988

Boundaries of the Heart [Lex Marinos] tvm; cph: David Sanderson

1988

Edens Lost [Neil Armfield] 3-part miniseries

1989

Fields of Fire III [David Elfick] 2-part tvm

1990

Deadly [Esben Storm] tvm

2006

The Starter Wife [Jon Avnet] 5-part (1x 2 hours + 4x 1 hour) miniseries; uwph: Simon Christidis

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1974

Sunday Too Far Away [Ken Hannam] c.asst; ph: Geoff Burton

1975

Picnic at Hanging Rock [Peter Weir] electrician; ph: Russell Boyd

1981

Freedom [Scott Hicks] co-c.op stunts; ph: Ron Johanson