"Red Riding Hood" [2010]

               

 MANDY WALKER   ACS/ASC

Born: 1963, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, as Amanda Walker.

Career: While at high school she worked at a tv-station and did photography at school. After high school she completed a film criticism course through the Council of Adult Education with actor and academic John Flaus. 'I had always loved going to the movies; I find it is like entering a dream, being in that dark cinema and watching a story told in images on the big screen. I started in the film industry when I was 18. John Flaus, who was teaching a cinema studies short course I was enrolled in, gave me a few contacts. I rang many times until one of them gave me a job as a runner on a feature film. Then I pestered people in the camera department and worked for nothing on a few documentaries and music videos. Then, as a clapper loader on some features followed by focus puller. I was shooting student films and small doc's and music videos with people such as Ray Argall at the same time. Then, I shot my first feature film when I was 25, 'Return Home'.' [From interview with Rose Capp on the 'Senses of Cinema' website, 2002.]

Moved to the USA in 2005.

Ph numerous commercials dir by Steve Rogers [for Nike, Toyota, a.o.], Diana Leach, Samantha Lang [for Caltex], Greta Morton, Baz Luhrmann [for Chanel No. 5 (with Nicole Kidman)], Peter Darley Miller [for Discovery Channel, a.o.], Dave Meyers [for Cingular Wireless], Nick Piper [for Foxwoods Casino], Terry Hall [for Longines], a.o. Ph music videos dir by Lucinda Clutterbuck, Jesse Peretz ['Big Me', 1996, a: Foo Fighters], Paul Goldman, a.o.

Member of the ACS since 1999 and the ASC since 2011.

Awards: AFI [Aus] Award nom [1991] for 'As the Mirror Burns'; ACS Award of Distinction [1996] & AFI [Aus] Award [1996] for 'Parklands'; ACS Silver Award [1997] & AFI [Aus] Award nom [1997] for 'The Well'; Women in Film and Television Award [1999]; ACS 'Golden Tripod' Award for Commercials [2000]; ACS Award of Distinction [2002] for 'Lantana'; ACS [NSW State Award] Gold Award [2003] for Victoria Tourism commercial [d: Steve Rogers]; ACS [NSW State Award] Gold Award [2004] for 'Chanel No. 5' commercial; Independent Spirit Award nom [2004] for 'Shattered Glass'; Women in Film 'Kodak Vision Award' [2008]; Hollywood FF 'Cinematographer of the Year' [2008]; AFI [Aus] Award nom [2009] for 'Australia'.

Website: Mandy Walker



 FILMS

1984

Beards of Evil [Chris Windmill] 16mm/c; short/10m

1986

Painting the Town/A Palette for a Sword [Trevor Graham] 16mm/c; doc/60m; cph: John Whitteron

1986

Islands [Cristina Pozzan] 16mm/c; exp short/?m

1987

Salt Saliva Sperm and Sweat [Philip Brophy] 16mm/c; short/45m; cph: Ray Argall

1988

After School [Bill Mousoulis] 16mm/c; short/20m

1989

Return Home [Ray Argall] 16mm-35bu/c

1989

So Young [Fiona Cochrane] v/c; doc/50m

1989

Worse Than Xmas [Julie Harris] c; short/28m

1990

God's Girls: Stories from an Australian Convent/Sisters of Mercy [Cherie Nowlan] 16mm/c; doc/49m

1990

As the Mirror Burns [Cristina Pozzan] 16mm/c; doc/59m

1991

The Art of Drowning [Jaems Grant] 16mm/c; short/28m

1991

Eight Ball [Ray Argall] c

1992

Koorie Culture, Koorie Control [Russell Porter] c; doc/31m

1993

Jardiwarnpa [: The Fire Ceremony] [: A Warlpiri Fire Ceremony] [Ned Lander & Rachel Perkins] c; doc/?m; co-2uc; ph: John Whitteron

1994

Bernie's Magic Moment [Mark Hanlin] c; short/6m; also part of 'Five Easy Pizzas' (5 short films)

1994

EnvironMental [Clayton Jacobson] c; short/6m; also part of 'Five Easy Pizzas' (5 short films)

1994

Midday Crisis [Garry Richards] c; short/6m; also part of 'Five Easy Pizzas' (5 short films)

1995

Life/Out of the Blue/Containment [Lawrence Johnston] c

1995

Love Serenade [Shirley Barrett] s35/c

1996

Parklands [Kathryn Millard] 16mm/c; short/51m

1996

The Well [Samantha Lang] c

1998

The Order [Aden Young] 16mm/c; short/24m

1999

Walk the Talk [Shirley Barrett] c

2000

Lantana [Ray Lawrence] s35/c

2001

Australian Rules/Deadly, Unna? [Paul Goldman] c; 2uc: Damian Wyvill

2002

Shattered Glass [Billy Ray] s35/c; addph: Phedon Papamichael

2005

Eucalyptus [Jocelyn Moorhouse] scheduled to start in February, but put on hold; Russell Crowe tried to revive the project as dir

With dir Baz Luhrmann - "Australia"

2007

Australia [Baz Luhrmann] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Greig Fraser, Nigel Bluck & Damian Wyvill

2009

Beastly [Daniel Barnz] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; insert ph: Sylvaine Dufaux

"Red Riding Hood"

2010

Red Riding Hood [Catherine Hardwicke] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Roger Vernon & Ryan Bailey; splinter unit ph: Don McCuaig

2012

Tracks [John Curran] p/c

2013

Jane Got a Gun [Gavin O'Connor (replaced Lynne Ramsay)] p (+ D-Cinema)/c; scheduled ph Darius Khondji left the prod in solidarity with dir L. Ramsay

2014

Truth [James Vanderbilt] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/p)/c


 TELEVISION

1986

Pop Movie/Fast Forward [Ray Argall] 6-part mus series/16mm; cph: Ray Argall; ep: 'The Myth of Stardom', 'The Myth Continues', 'Radio', 'Rock 'n' Roll High School', 'Miles of Music' & 'One Step Ahead'

1995

Naked [: Stories of Men] [ep 'A Fallen Woman' dir by Geoffrey Wright] 6-part series/s16, 1996; other ph: Stephen Windon & Tristan Milani

1997

Raw FM [various] 13-part series/16mm; other ph: László Baranyai, Louis Irving & Clive Sell

2012

Gilded Lilys [Brian Kirk] pilot; for ABC-tv


 MISCELLANEOUS

1982

Dusty [John Richardson] prod runner; ph: Alex McPhee

1983

Little Bits [dir; + prod/ed] exp short/?m; ph: ?

1984

Strikebound [Richard Lowenstein] 3rd asst dir; ph: Andrew de Groot

1984

Wrong World [Ian Pringle] clapper loader; ph: Ray Argall

1985

Sky Pirates [Colin Eggleston] loader 2u; 2uc: John Wheeler; ph: Garry Wapshott

1986

Dogs in Space [Richard Lowenstein] clapper loader; ph: Andrew de Groot

1987

Bachelor Girl [Rivka Hartman] focus puller; ph: John Whitteron

1988

Jigsaw [Marc Gracie] focus puller; ph: Jaems Grant

1989

Tender Hooks [Mary Callaghan] focus puller; ph: Ray Argall

1989

A Kink in the Picasso [Marc Gracie] c.asst; ph: Jaems Grant

1990

Breakaway/Escape from Madness [Don McLennan] focus puller; ph: Zbigniew Friedrich

1990

The Castanet Club [Neil Armfield] c.op; ph: Ray Argall

1994

That Eye, the Sky [John Ruane] c.op; ph: Ellery Ryan