Geoffrey Simpson, ACS

Director of Photography

Geoffrey Simpson is one of Australia’s most highly regarded cinematographers. A recipient of numerous accolades, he has won AFI Awards for Oscar and Lucinda (dir. Gillian Armstrong, 1998), Shine (dir. Scott Hicks, 1996), The Navigator (dir. Vincent Ward, 1988) and was nominated for Sleeping Beauty (dir. Julia Leigh, 2011) and The Tender Hook (dir. Jonathan Ogilvie, 2008), Romulus My Father (dir. Richard Roxburgh, 2007) and The Last Days Of Chez Nous (dir. Gillian Armstrong, 1992). He also shot Oscar-nominated Shine (dir. Scott Hicks, 1996).

Other credits include Chen Kaige’s Kung Fu movie Monk Comes Down the Mountain (2015), Kill Me Three Times (dir. Kris Stenders, 2014) and My Mistress (dir. Stephen Lance, 2014) with Emmanuelle Beart, Satellite Boy (dir. Catriona McKenzie, 2012) and The Sessions (dir. Ben Lewin, 2012) with Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, which  won the Audience Award for Best Picture at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

His international feature credits include Under the Tuscan Sun (Audrey Wells, 2003)Fried Green Tomatoes (dir. Jon Avnet, 1991),  Anthony Minghella’s Mr Wonderful (1993) and Peter Weir’s Green Card (1990).

He’s worked with director Gillian Armstrong numerous times on features such as The Last Days Of Chez Nous (1992), Little Women (1994),  and Oscar and Lucinda (1997).

Geoffrey recently completed work on Causeway Film’s Cargo featuring Martin Freeman, his second feature with Ben Lewin Please Stand By, starring Dakota Fanning and the TV drama Fighting Season (dir. Kate Woods) for Goalpost Films.

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