5 Tasmanians honoured at the recent Victorian/Tasmanian ACS Awards in Melbourne
Screen Tasmania congratulates the five Tasmanian ACS award winners at the recent Victorian/Tasmanian Awards Ceremony for Cinematography held at the Melbourne Arts Centre. This was a record number of Tasmanian wins. So many awards are a clear indication of the overall high standard of work Tasmanian ACS members are producing both locally and around the world.
It was a big night for Beau Molloy who picked up five awards. Ten years ago, Beau was a student at Rosny College and then began his career as a Southern Cross Hobart cameraman. Now based in London, Beau won Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards in the TV Magazine, Lifestyle and Reality TV category plus two Bronze Awards in the International News category. An absolutely fantastic effort. Beau's Gold Award was for a story he did in Bangladesh and the clip screened at the ceremony looked stunning.
The highlight of the night was Trent Butler getting ACS accreditation (a very prestigious honour for a cinematographer). Trent has been working for Al Jazeera and the BBC in recent years but is currently back home in Australia. In 2013 he will be going freelance and probably basing himself in Moscow. Trent also won two awards on Saturday - both Silver, in the Neil Davis- International News category for stories he shot in Russia for the BBC.
Mark Dobbin, a Tasmanian freelance cameraman, currently working from Bangkok, took out the Gold award in the International News category for a fantastic Al Jazeera feature story he did - 'Yakuza'.
In the local news category, Peter Curtis, ACS Tasmania President and Mitch Woolnough won silver and bronze awards respectively while Peter also won silver in the TV Magazine, Lifestyle and Reality category for a Catalyst story for the ABC.
Cameron Atkins won a Bronze award in the same category for an ABC Collectors program segment.