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Germain McMicking ACS

Germain McMicking

Director of Photgraphy

Germain McMicking has worked extensively within the commercial and entertainment industry, shooting documentary, narrative film and television and is a much sort after Director of Photography.

Recent credits include David Michod’s WIZARDS!; WOLF LIKE ME for Peacock and STAN; NITRAM for acclaimed director Justin Kurzel;  MORTAL KOMBAT for New Line Cinema; the 3rd series of TRUE DETECTIVE for HBO, with Germain receiving an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie; the feature film ACUTE MISFORTUNE for director Thomas M Wright; TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, with writer/director Jane Campion and Ariel Kleinman; BERLIN SYNDROME for producer Aquarius Films and director Cate Shortland; THE EMPYREAN and feature documentary SILENT EYE with director Amiel Courtin-Wilson; PARTISAN with director Ariel Kleiman, winning the 2015 World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival. Other projects include the epic TV series GALLIPOLI for producers Southern Star Productions, the Nine Network and director Glendyn Ivin; the feature film HOLDING THE MAN, for producers Goalpost Pictures and director Neil Armfield; THE ACCIDENTAL SOLDIER with director Rachel Ward and producers Goalpost Taylor Productions, which garnered Germain a 2013 ACCTA nomination for Best Cinematography; COCKLESHELL, a segment of THE TURNING feature film for Director Tony Ayres and based on the Tim Winton novel.

Prior to this, Germain shot the feature film screen adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ award winning novel DEAD EUROPE, directed by Tony Krawitz for Porchlight Films and See Saw Films. This film premiered in competition at Sydney Film Festival 2012, and also screened at the Toronto and London Film Festivals. This was the second collaboration with director Tony Krawitz, Germain shot Tony’s award-winning feature documentary THE TALL MAN for Blackfella Films. The film focuses on the infamous death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island in 2004. Germain was nominated for an AACTA award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary in 2012.

Other credits include HAIL, directed by Amiel Courtin Wilson with Flood Projects. HAIL is a love and vengeance story featuring a cast of brilliant non-actors. It premiered at Adelaide Film Festival in 2011, and has screened at numerous international festivals since, including Venice Film Festival. Germain also collaborated with Amiel on his short film CICADA, and his feature documentary about Jack Charles called BASTARDY which screened on SBS TV and was released theatrically to critical acclaim in 2009. TV credits include the second series of WILFRED for SBS TV, John Safran’s RACE RELATIONS for ABC TV, JOHN SAFRAN VERSUS GOD for ABC TV, and Eddie Martin’s LIONEL.

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