“..there are moments that are reminiscent of Terrance Malick’s masterpiece DAYS OF HEAVEN while other moments strongly evoke the films of Bernardo Bertolucci.”
- © Thomas Caldwell (respected Australian film reviewer) of SUMMER CODA
Award winning Cinematographer Greg de Marigny was born in Zimbabwe, raised in New Zealand and trained in cinematography in Australia.
Greg graduated Master of Arts from the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Cinematography, 2008. His work has been recognized by the Australian Cinematographers’ Society, Golden Tripod 2009 and invited to screen at Camerimage, the world’s premier film festival that celebrates outstanding achievement in cinematography.
Prior to attending the AFTRS Greg had the opportunity to understudy with some of the masters of Australian and International cinematography including Academy Award Winners Russell Boyd ACS ASC and Seamus McGarvey BSC, ASC; Ian Baker ACS; Ben Nott ACS; Leon Narbey NZCS and Oliver Stapleton BSC.
Soon after he graduated from AFTRS Greg received industry acclaim for the cinematography on his debut feature film, Summer Coda starring Rachel Taylor and Jacki Weaver, where he beautifully tamed the stark contrasting light of the Australian Outback to create a world of poetic beauty amongst the orange groves of Mildura.
Greg’s work on his next project, the feature film on Australian Football Blinder starring Australian acting legend Jack Thompson, and rising stars Anna Hutchinson, Rose McIver and Josh Hellman was extremely well regarded for capturing the fast pace action and drama of the national sport.
Most recently Greg has helmed the photography on 26x 1hr episodes of the Australian drama series Winners and Losers for the Seven Network. Winners and Losers is amongst the highest rating domestic dramas’ on Australian television.
As well as being recognized on numerous occasions by the Australian Cinematographers’ Society further international accolades include the Los Angeles based Visual Effects Society’s (VES) Award for Most Outstanding Visual Effects and the Jury Prize at the 13th Los Angeles International Short Film Festival for Plastic.
Greg possesses extensive knowledge of image capture in single and multi-camera productions on all film and HD formats. He is experienced at shooting miniatures, green screen photography and helicopter photography.
Greg’s natural talents as a skilled communicator and efficient manager have enhanced the production outcomes of feature films, series television, TV commercials, music clips and documentaries. Respected for his ability to find creative solutions to complex problems, Greg has a demonstrated commitment to the production schedule whilst also remaining guided by the importance of story and the power of the visual image.
‘It is the province of art to isolate, focus, refine and exaggerate feelings’
- Author unknown