Garry Phillips wins AACTA Award - Best Cinematography in Television
Warmest congratulations are due to Garry Phillips who received the AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in Television at Monday’s 2018 AACTA Awards Luncheon.
The Accolade was awarded to Garry for his work on the highly anticipated Picnic at Hanging Rock (FremantleMedia), which aired on Foxtel earlier this year, in which Garry balanced period drama and contemporary reimagining on a knife’s edge.
What the critics had to say:
”The auteur of the series is, in a way, the cinematographer Garry Phillips, whose images are frequently striking: bright, bold, intensely moody and a times experimentally framed.” - The Daily Review
“Filmed in such a provocative, highly conceptual way by cinematographer Garry Phillips — it’s visual aesthetic straight out of Tarantino — that it’s at once true to the period and compellingly contemporary.” - The Australian
“The first thing that hits you is the style – a kind of Alice in Wonderland psychedelic gothic bush aesthetic that’s a unique departure from the norms of prestige TV. Horizons are tilted or flipped upside down, the girls are captured in Wes Anderson-style schoolbook symmetry, and the bush’s strangeness is magnified by an evergreen, oversaturated colour palette.” - The Guardian
“Sometimes “Picnic” is claustrophobic while zeroing in on Hester’s worried face; other times it consists of sprawling, inviting wide shots to set the scene. It feels like we’re being lured into a bright landscape that becomes darker the closer you get.” - Variety
Garry is currently shooting series The End for See Saw Films.