Adam Arkapaw


Adam Arkapaw is one of Australia’s most highly regarded cinematographers. He won his first Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for the Jane Campion/See Saw Films series Top of the Lake (2013), for which he also won the Best Cinematography in Television Award at the 2014 AACTA Awards. His work on the acclaimed HBO series True Detective (dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2014), starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, earned him his second Emmy win for Most Outstanding Cinematography on a Single-Camera Series. 

Adam shot Assassin’s Creed (dir. Justin Kurzel, 2016) based on the popular action-adventure game of the same name. His other recent credits include the adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s 2012 novel, The Light Between Oceans (dir. Derek Cianfrance, 2016) starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander and Macbeth (dir. Justin Kurzel/ Regency Enterprises 2015) starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.  

Other selected credits include Lore (dir. Cate Shortland/ Porchlight Films, 2012) for which Adam was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best CinematographySnowtown (dir. Justin Kurzel/ Carver Films, 2011) for which Adam was nominated for IF and AACTA awards for Best Cinematography; and the critically-acclaimed Animal Kingdom (dir. David Michôd/ Porchlight Films, 2010) for which Adam won the 2010 ACS Gold Award and received an AFI nomination for Best Cinematography.

Adam’s upcoming credits include Casey Affleck’s directorial feature debut Light of My Life (Black Bear Pictures, 2019) and David Michod's The King for Plan B Entertainment and Blue Tongue Films.

For enquiries regarding Adam Arkapaw please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.