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Welcome to the Northern Territory Branch of the ACS

The Northern Territory branch of the ACS was formed in September 2005 and was inspired and driven by founding member David Curl who became our first President. David Curl is a world-renowned nature and wildlife cinematographer whose involvement in the Northern Territory film industry has spanned almost a quarter of a century.

Along with other founding members such as Allan Collins ACS the branch grew out of an industry, which survives in a landmass representing one fifth of Australia, with a population of just over 200,000.

Congratulations ACS NT Award Winners 2015

Thanks to all our fantastic entrants and congratulations to all our winners. A big thank you to all our generous sponsors, special guests Russell Boyd ACS ASC and Geoff Burton ACS, as well as National President Ron Johansson and of course our host Ray Martin.
Stay tuned for pics and updates. Here's to next year!

Here is a complete list of all the winners.

GOLD CERTIFICATE Maxim Hussey Lego Adventure 3 : Attack of the Giant Pig!
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD Maxim Hussey Arm Accident

Student Cinematography
BRONZE Nathaniel Kelly Old Man Charles
GOLD Nathaniel Kelly Child's Play

Music Clips
GOLD Chris Tangey Song for Grace-Ted Egan
BRONZE Samuel Chen Hypocrite: Dan the Underdog
SILVER Timothy Wood No Goodbyes

Syd Wood ACS Local/Regional News
GOLD Mitchell Woolnough Chia Boom
SILVER Samuel Chen Cliff Rescue
BRONZE Chris Tangey Fire tornado-Seven Network Australia

Neil Davis International News
GOLD Simon Manzie Phillipines Typhoon
SILVER Graham Morrison Tacloban Typhoon
SILVER Graham Morrison Great Wall
BRONZE Stephen Cavenagh

Current Affiars
GOLD Ian James Redfearn Buffalo Export Current Affiars
GOLD Robert Hill Brazil-Showtime!
SILVER Andrew Hyde King Bees
BRONZE Andrew Hyde NT Alcohol

TV Magazine, Life Style & Reality
SILVER Timothy Wood A Holiday
BRONZE Stephen Cavenagh Bomb Kids

Corporate & Educational
GOLD Timothy Wood Egan
BRONZE Chris Tangey People's money, people's choice-CLC
SILVER Andrew Hyde Disaster Speaks

Web & New Media
BRONZE Cody Riedel Daly Waters Pub Virtual Journey
SILVER Simon Manzie Phil ready to race
GOLD Cody Riedel Mataranka Virtual Journey
GOLD Andrew Hyde Cattle Scars - The Pastoralist

Documentaries, Cinema & TV
BRONZE Graham Morrison Unknown Territory, The Calie Sinclair Story
GOLD Dylan McDonald (Dylan River) WHO WE ARE: BRAVE NEW CLAN

Commercials Local/Regional
GOLD Simon Manzie Gagudju Dreaming
SILVER Simon Manzie Halikos Properties
SILVER Alex Novak Domestic Violence
BRONZE Cody Riedel Killarney Homes TVC

Commercials National/International
GOLD Timothy Wood Your Story Matters

Fictional Drama Shorts
GOLD Dylan McDonald (Dylan River) DOORS

Dylan McDonald (Dylan River) DOORS

ACS NT Thanks our many generous sponsors

DDP Studios Launches Web Sites

DDP Studios are thrilled to announce the launching of their brand new DDP Studios website and Facebook page.

Here are the links so you can browse the new media from DDP.

Australian Cinematographers Society Launches ACS CineKids

[Mon 23/06/2014 3:38 PM]


Sydney Australia, 5 June 2014 – At the recent ACS General Meeting held in Brisbane, the ACS National Executive proudly launched its latest initiative - ACS CineKids.

This new membership category has been created to encourage and foster interested kids up to the age of 15 years to participate and take an active hands-on approach to Cinematography. Even more young people will be able to experience the inspirational community of the ACS. While membership to the ACS is actively open to anyone involved in the industry this initiative opens the doors to those that aspire to or are already producing content to join the fostering of cinematography knowledge across all genres and mutual cooperation between all our members.

An ACS CineKids Member is a young person, 15 years or under, who has a passion for cameras and filmmaking. ACS CineKids will receive a Welcome Pack with a membership certificate, membership card, note pad and pen, access to our E news both National & State, and various screenings and workshops, along with mentoring from our ACS cinematographers.

Commenting on the ACS CineKids initiative National President of the Australian Cinematographers Society Ron Johanson OAM ACS said, “The ACS firmly believes it is our responsibility to encourage the future generations of cinematographers in every possible way we can, as the future of cinematography, across all genres depends on it.”

To find out more and how to join ACS CineKids click on the following link:

Territory Pictures and Postcards

We are putting out the call for awesome pics and or stories from our ACS NT members
(see gratuitous pic of croc below). You may not be as good looking as the characters below but send them in anyway. Send us a couple of lines and or a pic to or You can also MMS Andy and we will be grabbing the odd picture from Facebook.

gratuitous pic of croc


  • Andrew Hyde

Vice President

  • Ian Richards (Darwin)
  • Shane Mulcahy (Alice Springs)


  • Stephen Cavenagh (Online manager)


  • Jennifer Ward


Ian Redfearn (Membership coordinator)
Sam Chen
Tim Wood
Alex Novak
Chris Tangey
Mitchell Woolnough


P +61 889 323499 | M +61 411 288005 |


PO Box 2111, Parap NT 0820

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The Northern Territory appreciates the support of all ACS National Sponsors

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