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VALE ~ Michael Edols ACS - (June 1942 - July 2018)

It is with great sadness that I inform you all of the passing of one of natures gentlemen, Mike Edols ACS. Mike was an Internationally respected... More »

3 Jul 2018

VALE ~ Gil Brealey AO ~ (9 April 1932 – 1 April 2018)

"On behalf of the members of the ACS, it was with great sadness to learn ff the passing of industry icon Gil Brealey. I had the opportunity to work... More »

1 Apr 2018

VALE ~ Chris Owen (1944 - 2018)

VALE ~ Chris Owen (1944 - 2018)

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Chris Owen on Friday morning 9th March. Chris died peacefully in his sleep overnight... More »

9 Mar 2018

VALE ~ Neil McDonald (1940 - 2018)

Neil has been an honorary member of the ACS since 2002. He was a very passionate supporter who cared and respected both the cinematographer and the a... More »

5 Mar 2018

VALE ~ Ridley Williams (1941 – 2018)

Ridley passed away last Friday (02-Mar-2018) after a two year battle with cancer. He mentored many filmmakers over the past 40 plus years. He taught... More »

5 Mar 2018

VALE - Kelly Chen 1977 - 2017 (Funeral Service Friday 6th October)

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Kelly Chen, a well-liked and respected member of staff in the Bond University Film and TV are... More »

3 Oct 2017

VALE - Ron Windon ACS

It is with great sadness I advise you of the passing of our beloved Ron Windon ACS after a battle with illness. Ron was a friend and colleague t... More »

6 Sep 2017

VALE - Joel Peterson (Director/Cinematographer) 28th March 1954 - 10th August 2017

The Society is saddened by the news that long time ACS NSW Branch member Joel Peterson has passed away. Joel Peterson's resume is undoubtedly one o... More »

11 Aug 2017

VALE - Kevan 'Loosey' Lind (27/7/1950 - 5/8/2017)

Sad news I’m afraid… I learnt this morning from John Stokes of the passing of Cinematographer and Camera Operating supremo, Kevan Lind, known affec... More »

5 Aug 2017

Vale - Ossie Emery ACS 1929 - 2017

Sadly Ossie Emery ACS passed away on Sunday Morning, 18th June 2017. A humanitarian, film-maker and photographer for over 65 years he documented ... More »

18 Jun 2017

VALE ~ Alan Lake (18th November 1934 - 15th April 2017)

I am sorry to inform you that Alan Lake died yesterday morning at 7.30 am in hospital at Barraba in western NSW. Alan was born in 1934 in Sydney, N... More »

15 Apr 2017

VALE - Michael Ballhaus ASC BVK (5 August 1935 – 11 April 2017)

The ACS are very sad to learn that legendary cinematographer Michael Ballhaus ASC BVK has passed away. Michael Ballhaus was born in Berlin, Germany... More »

11 Apr 2017

VALE JANE SCRAGG (Nee Cole) 1942 - 2017

It is with great sadness that I wish to advise all members and associates of the ACS that Jane Scragg has died after a long fight with cancer at 8am o... More »

31 Jan 2017

VALE ~ Louis Irving ACS - Cinematographer 1950-2016

VALE ~ Louis Irving ACS - Cinematographer 1950-2016

The Australian film industry has lost an outstanding cinematographer with the death of Louis Irving on New Year’s Eve 2016. Described by his collea... More »

31 Dec 2016

Vale Raoul Coutard

On the day that Trump won the US presidency, my other sad news was when I learned that the most innovative cinematographer of my lifetime had died. ... More »

8 Nov 2016

VALE - Guido Cartoni

In 1991 Tom Hanks presented the AMPAS Technical Awards, and that evening he was interviewed by Johnnny Carson where he described the ceremony where he... More »

26 Oct 2016


There are people you`click’ with the moment you meet, the young man standing in front of me was one of those. He was 18 years old, fresh of fac... More »

1 Aug 2016

VALE ~ Sue Gibson BSC (1952 - 2016)

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the passing of former President of the BSC, Sue Gibson BSC. Sue Gibson BSC is a respected cinematogra... More »

28 Jul 2016

VALE ~ Alan Samuels (30 May 1944 ~ 27 April 2016)

I can see Dad now, shaking his head as I write this.

‘Who is going to want to read about me? No one would even notice that I have gone’.... More »

5 Jun 2016

VALE ~ Bruce Hillyard ACS (11th December 1931 ~ 1st June 2016)

It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of one of the great champions of the ACS, Bruce Hillyard ACS. Bruce died peacefully early on the m... More »

1 Jun 2016

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