An award-winning Australian cinematographer, Ellery Ryan graduated with honours from Swinburne Film School and worked first as a camera assistant and then as DOP for legendary Australian director Fred Schepisi at The Film House in Melbourne, including as camera assistant on The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith. For more than 30 years, Ellery has been sought after as a DOP on commercials, feature films and in television. He has been nominated four times for the Australian Film Institute Best Achievement in Cinematography Award for his work on the feature films Spotswood (1992), Angel Baby (1995), That Eye, The Sky (1994) and Grievous Bodily Harm (1988), winning in 1991 for Spotswood and again in 1995 for Angel Baby. He has won several awards and distinctions from the ACS including a Golden Tripod for Dead Letter Office (1999). Most recently he has completed the feature films Van Diemen’s Land (ACS National Award of Distinction 2010) and the romantic comedy I Love You Too (2010). Ellery’s many other credits include the classic Australian feature films Cosi (1994) and Death in Brunswick (1990). His substantial television career includes telemovies, mini-series and series including The Secret Life of Us, The Great Bookie Robbery and Glass Babies. His career in advertising has seen him shoot commercials in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Thailand, UK, Ireland, Korea, France and Greece.
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