Vale in memoriam

Butch Calderwood OAM ACS - 8th May 2021

Butch Calderwood OAM ACS – 8th May 2021

VALE Butch Calderwood OAM ACS With enormous sadness the ACS reports the death of one of our greats, Butch Calderwood OAM ACS aged 91. Butch was the longest serving editor of Australian Cinematographer Magazine along with decades of service to … Read More
Paul Richards - 29th March 2021

Paul Richards – 29th March 2021

This is such sad news… On behalf of the ACS and our members, please pass on our warmest condolences to Paul’s family and friends. I always enjoyed being in Paul’s company as he always saw things for the positive. From … Read More
Stanley (Stan) Moore - 19th February 2021

Stanley (Stan) Moore – 19th February 2021

Vale film editor Stanley (Stan) Moore, who died on 19 February. Recognised by producer-director Tony Buckley as “my great mentor and one of Australia’s top film editors”, Moore worked with the ‘Cinesound Review’ newsreel as a cameraman during World War … Read More
Giuseppe Rotunno AIC ASC - February 2021

Giuseppe Rotunno AIC ASC – February 2021

Dear ACS members, friends and colleagues, Today we are without one of the greats of cinematography. The flame has flickered one last time and we are without the Maestro, Giuseppe Rotunno AIC ASC. This sentinel of our art was 98 … Read More
Troy Gordon - January 2021

Troy Gordon – January 2021

Firstly let me say it is both an honour and a privilege to be asked to say a few words about our brother, our mate Troy Gordon. I mean … who wouldn’t want to have a mate or a brother … Read More
Mick Von Bornemann ACS - 8th November 2018

Mick Von Bornemann ACS – 8th November 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Mick at what is such a sad and difficult time. I would like to share some memories of Mick who I met very early in my film industry life. During the later … Read More
Ron Way - (2nd September 1933 - 29th June 2019)

Ron Way – (2nd September 1933 – 29th June 2019)

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of a great friend and colleague to many, acclaimed Producer – Director, Ron Way who passed away peacefully on Saturday morning. Ron, a former television director who has worked with … Read More
Vanna Seang - (7/8/1983 - 5/9/2018)

Vanna Seang – (7/8/1983 – 5/9/2018)

Vanna Seang was born in Cambodia on 7 August 1983 Passed away on 5 September 2018, Aged 35 years. Vanna touched countless lives. He was a funny, spiritual, passionate generous, compassionate, kind, loving soul. Vanna passed away in the early … Read More
VALE - Ian Robert Bosman (23/07/1946 - 4/8/2018)

VALE – Ian Robert Bosman (23/07/1946 – 4/8/2018)

It is with great sadness that I must let you know of another loss to the AFTRS’ community in the passing of Ian Bosman. Ian passed away on the weekend at the Royal North Shore Hospital in St Leonards. Ian … Read More
VALE - Satwant Singh Matharoo - (June 18, 1942 - August 12, 2018)

VALE – Satwant Singh Matharoo – (June 18, 1942 – August 12, 2018)

Satwant Singh Matharoo, like Sir Mohinder Dillon was a proud Sikh. He joined Africa Pix a few months before I did eventually became Mohinder’s right hand man. We were all independent cameramen/journalists. Jon R Noble ACS Satwant Singh Matharoo was … Read More
VALE - Michael Edols ACS - (June 1942 - July 2018)

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 cinematographer across many genres. He was a true storyteller, who through his evocative images … Read More
VALE - Ridley Williams - (1941 – 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 film at QUT for 20 years and at Bond University for another 12 years. He … Read More
VALE - Gil Brealey AO - (9 April 1932 – 1 April 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 with Gil on a number of SAFC projects and his attitude … Read More
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. Just a few weeks ago, on Thursday February 22nd, Roger Lanser ACS, David Lewis ACS and … Read More
VALE - Neil McDonald (1940 - 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 art of cinematography in all fields. As you are aware, Neil wrote the wonderful … Read More
VALE - Kelly Chen 1977 - 2017

VALE – Kelly Chen 1977 – 2017

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 area. The technical staff in this discipline are responsible for teaching a … Read More
VALE - Ron Windon ACS

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 to all, he was a mentor, advisor and spiritual leader of the … Read More
VALE - Joel Peterson (Director/Cinematographer) - 28th March 1954 - 10th August 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 of the best in the business; Joel is a graduate of the Australian Film TV … Read More
VALE - Kevan 'Loosey' Lind (27/7/1950 - 5/8/2017)

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 affectionately as ‘Loosey’. He passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. Kevan was a dynamic and … Read More
Vale - Ossie Emery ACS 1929 - 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 the richness and complexity of human life across a huge range of cultures. He leaves behind a … Read More

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