Tyson Perkins is an award winning Arrernte & Kalkadoon director of photography based out of Sydney, Australia.
Over the course of more than a decade, Tyson has garnered a wealth of experience on a diverse range of projects in both the narrative and commercial spaces.
Since 2020 Tyson has worked as the cinematographer on a number of larger scale productions. These include the 2021 AACTA award winning feature documentary FIRESTARTER from Nel Minchin and Wayne Blair, along with television projects including THE MOTH EFFECT for Bunya Productions and Amazon Prime; ROBBIE HOOD for Ludo Studios and SBS with director Dylan River; Netflix’s smash hit HEARTBREAK HIGH (2nd unit) for Fremantle Media Australia; and most recently collaborating again with director Dylan River on Bunya Productions MYSTERY ROAD: ORIGIN for the ABC, the most watched drama to be launched on ABC iview ever.
Tyson’s work on MYSTERY ROAD: ORIGIN garnered him a 2022 AACTA Award nomination for Best Cinematography in a Television Series. Additionally Tyson was the Director of Photography on the 2022 AACTA Award nominated Short Film FINDING JEDDA for Tanith Glynn-Malone. In 2021 Tyson received 2 Gold ACS Awards at the NSW ceremony for his work on WE ALL HAVE (music video for Julia Stone) and THE UPSIDE SPORT (TVC for The Upside), the latter going on to win a gold tripod at the National ACS Awards in the commercial category.
Next year, Tyson is attached to shoot Samuel Van Grinsven’s second feature film WENT UP THE HILL with Causeway Films, starring Vicky Krieps (PHANTOM THREAD, CORSAGE) and Dacre Montgomery (ELVIS, STRANGER THINGS).