Vale in memoriam

Jill Robb - 16 January 2022

Jill Robb – 16 January 2022

Jill Robb by Jackie Keast Producer and executive Jill Robb has been remembered by friends and colleagues as an inspiration and driving force in shaping the modern Australian screen industry. Robb, the first marketing and distribution manager of the South … Read More
Mark 'Supa' Hayward ACS - 27 January 2022

Mark ‘Supa’ Hayward ACS – 27 January 2022

Mark “Supa” Hayward ACS It is with overwhelming sadness that I inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Mark “Supa” Hayward ACS, who died suddenly on Thursday, 27th January 2022. Words cannot express the absolute feeling … Read More
Clive Sell ACS - 20 June 2021

Clive Sell ACS – 20 June 2021

Vale – Clive Sell ACS It is with great sadness that I belatedly advise you of the passing of Victoria branch member Clive Sell ACS on Sunday 20th June of this year. To those of you who didn’t know Clive, … Read More
Jeanette Taylor

Jeanette Taylor

Vale – Jeanette Taylor It is with great sadness that Videocraft announce the passing of our co-founder, Jeanette Taylor. Jeanette has been an integral part of Videocraft since its inception almost 50 years ago and had been a key driver … Read More
Robert (Bob) Montgomery - 3 November 2021

Robert (Bob) Montgomery – 3 November 2021

15th June 1931 – 3rd November 2021 Pioneering Tasmanian cinematographer, and founding member of the ACS Tas Branch, Bob Montgomery, sadly passed away last Tuesday –  aged 90. Bob was part of the ACS in Tasmania right from the start.  … Read More
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

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