CINEMATOGRAPHER
BONNIE ELLIOTT

Bonnie first collaborated with choreographer/director Stephen Page on his chapter SAND for THE TURNING, which screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2014. Recent feature films include apocalyptic thriller THESE FINAL HOURS directed by Zak Hilditch, which premiered at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival, and was awarded The Age Critics Prize for Best Australian Film, and went on to screen at Director’s Fortnight at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Cambodian drama THE LAST REEL directed by Sotho Kulikar premiered at the 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival and won the Spirit of Asia award. Bonnie’s debut feature MY TEHRAN FOR SALE was shot in Iran in 2008 and went on to screen at many international film festivals including Toronto, Pusan and Rotterdam.

 

Other feature credits are BEING VENICE, and TEENAGE KICKS, and 2nd unit photography in Laos for THE ROCKET and Tokyo for PAPER PLANES. Working across a range of documentary projects from observational to highly stylised, Bonnie’s credits include FIRST CONTACT, LANI’S STORY, RECIPE FOR MURDER, A LIFE EXPOSED and two episodes of the Matchbox Pictures ANATOMY ARTS SERIES: EYE & HAIR. Television drama credits include 2nd unit on the highly acclaimed THE SLAP for Matchbox Pictures and the ABC, along with 2nd unit on PUBERTY BLUES and OFFSPRING for Southern Star and Network Ten.


Since 2009 Bonnie has worked with video artist Angelica Mesiti on various projects, including RAPTURE, which won the 2009 Blake prize and CITIZEN’S BAND, which won the 2013 Anne Landa Award. Recent collaborations include the inaugural Ian Potter Moving Image commission for ACMI – a three channel installation shot on location in Greece, Turkey and the Canary Island in 2013 - THE CALLING.