John Brawley has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented and sought after Directors of Photography, who works with vision, speed and an inherently collaborative nature. Since graduating with an MA from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, he has built an impressive slate of feature films and television credits including some of Australia’s most loved shows.
John recently shot the SyFy UCP series Hunters, produced by Gale Anne Hurd, Natalie Chaidez and Matchbox Pictures, while The Beautiful Lie, for ABC Television, screened to considerable critical and audience acclaim at the end of 2015. In 2014, John shot the political drama Party Tricks for Network Ten and Hiding for ABC Television.
He also shot all five seasons of the beloved Network Ten series Offspring and prior to that shot both series of acclaimed Network Ten series Puberty Blues, using a ground breaking mix of cutting edge technology and period lenses. Other television credits include Underbelly: Squizzy for Nine, Tangle for Foxtel, and the primetime television comedy series Lowdown and Twentysomething for ABC Television.
John has made strides in the feature world too, having shot several films including 100 Bloody Acres directed by Colin and Cameron Cairnes, Lake Mungo and The Perfect Host, a US feature film starring David Hyde Pierce, which screened at Sundance in 2010 and received a US release.
John holds dual US/Australian citizenship.