Following a remarkable career as a stills photographer, Greig began working as a cinematographer with the highly acclaimed production company Exit Films. During his time there, Greig was responsible for defining the unique visual look behind many of Exit Films’ award winning productions. These include major national and international TVC campaigns, a number of acclaimed music videos, and long form works including the documentary P.I.N.S. (MIFF, 2001) for director Garth Davis.
Moving into a freelance role during February 2002, Greig quickly took the opportunity to shoot as many diverse projects as he could. Using his strong stills background, and his broad narrative experiences, he shot Glendyn Ivin’s highly acclaimed, and highly awarded short film, CRACKERBAG, including the prized Palme d’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. The film earned Greig a nomination for Best Cinematography at the 2003 AFI Awards.
Further work for short films include Nash Edgerton’s FUEL and LUCKY, Adrian Bosich’s MARCO SOLO, Rhys Graham’s LOVE THIS TIME and for the following short features, Stuart McDonald’s STRANDED and Tony Krawitz’s JEWBOY. Greig’s distinctive cinematography has established him as one of the most exciting cinematographers working in Australia and internationally today.
In 2005 Greig shot the feature film CATERPILLAR WISH for writer/director Sandra Sciberras; the short film LEARNING TO FLY for director Jack Hutchings and THE WATER DIARY for director Jane Campion as part of a United Nations project. In 2006 Greig shot the feature film OUT OF THE BLUE for director Robert Sarkies and producers Tim White and Steven O’Meagher, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival; and the short film CROSSBOW, for writer/director David Michôd. Following this, Greig shot THE LADY BUG, a short film directed by Jane Campion for the 60th Cannes Film Festival anniversary, as part of a cinema collective directed by previous Palme d’Or winners. Other recent credits include the short film NEVERLAND DWARF for director David Michôd; SPIDER for director/actor Joel Edgerton and 2nd unit Director of Photography for Baz Luhrmann’s feature film AUSTRALIA.
In 2008 Greig collaborated again with Jane Campion, shooting her highly acclaimed feature film BRIGHT STAR in London. Following on from this, Greig shot Glendyn Ivin’s first feature film, LAST RIDE; he collaborated with Scott Hicks, shooting his feature THE BOYS ARE BACK, starring Clive Owen and shot the highly anticipated film LET ME IN, with director Matt Reeves, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Greig kicked off 2012 shooting Kathryn Bigelow’s feature about Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan called ZERO DARK THIRTY.