Steve Arnold, ACS

Director of Photography

Steve Arnold is one of Australia’s most experienced DOPs. Recent credits include the feature A Few Less Men (dir. Mark Lamprell, 2017), multi AACTA Award winning Last Cab to Darwin (dir. Jeremy Sims, 2015) for which Steve was nominated for both AACTA and FCCA awards for Cinematography, the award winning Red Obsession (dir. David Roach and Warwick Ross, 2013) for which Steve was also nominated for an AACTA Award and JFK: The Smoking Gun (dir. Malcolm McDonald, 2013).

Steve shot the ACS Award winner Disgrace (dir. Steve Jacobs, 2008) starring John Malkovich, AFI winner La Spagnola (dir. Steve Jacobs, 2001) for which he received an AFI nomination for Best Cinematography and Mad Bastards (dir. Brendan Fletcher 2011), which screened at Sundance in 2011. Steve also shot Separation City (2009), which starred Joel Edgerton, A Cold Summer and Terra Nova, (1998) all directed by Paul Middleditch and all of which were ACS Award winners for Cinematography. He won the ACS Award of Distinction for Turning April (dir. Geoff Bennett, 1996). Steve's US genre features include ManThing (2005), Highlander: The Source (2007) and Feed (2005) all directed by Brett Leonard. Steve worked with Yahoo Serious on his comedy feature Mr Accident (dir. Yahoo Serious, 2000). Steve has also shot 2nd Unit/Additional photography on Anna and the King (dir. Andy Tennant, 1999) and The Water Diviner (dir. Russell Crowe, 2014).

Steve has shot many TV dramas including the multiple AFI Award-winning Day of the Roses (dir. Peter Fisk, 1998). Additionally he has shot the feature documentaries, AFI Award winning, Not Fourteen Again (dir. Gillian Armstrong, 1996), John Pilger’s The Secret Country (1986) and Mark Lewis’s Emmy Award-winning film The Natural History of the Chicken (2000), for which Steve garnered an Emmy nomination for Cinematography. Steve’s recent credits include The Flip Side (dir. Marion Pilowsky, 2018) and the upcoming feature film Rams (2019) which reunites him with director Jeremy Sims and stars Sam Neil and Michael Caton.      .       

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