Judd Overton is an Australian Director of Photography based in Los Angeles.
A graduate of Australia’s National Film School AFTRS, Judd has over 20 years experience in the film and television industry and his cinematography has been awarded and nominated internationally including;
The Academy Awards, Berlinale, Camerimage and Australian Academy (AACTA) and Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).
His AACTA Winning project THAT SUGAR FILM is Australia’s highest grossing documentary of all time and is distributed by Samuel Goldwyn and STORIES OF AUSTRALIAN CINEMA was runner up for the 2018 International Emmy.
Judd has shot 4 seasons of the celebrated Comedy NO ACTIVITY, The series features appearances by a who's who of today's hottest comedic talent including Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk and Jessica Alba and is produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez with Funny or Die.
Hailing from the Birdsville Track in the Far North of South Australia, raised in the driest permanently inhabited place on earth may seem a lifetime away from a career in the film industry however the harsh red landscape and limitless horizons of central Australia influenced Overton from an early age.
Overton merges bold cinematic framing with an innate, empathetic connection to his collaborators and the story. His alertness results in a talent for ‘shooting from the hip’ which contrast and compliments his dramatic lighting and leadership skills on large scale productions across the fields of Cinema, Television and Documentary.
IndieWire praised Overton's work on NO ACTIVITY, mentioning his “exquisite shots”.
The LA Times called the show "'Waiting for Godot' as a police procedural".
Judd’s comedic chops also on show in Netflix’s The Letdown, in 250 countries worldwide. Creators Bell and Scheller praise Overton's work;
"He’s meticulous, extremely patient and adaptable. He's got a cinematic eye and a calm, determined approach to getting the shot."
In addition, Overton has photographed hundreds of television commercials for companies and directors around the world. Clients include; Audi, Toyota, Hyundai, Converse, McDonalds, Motorola, Master Card, Vodaphone, Jacobs Creek, G Star.
Brian J. Goldberg
WPA | Worldwide Production Agency
NO ACTIVITY (US)
2017 ACS Awards - Gold Award Winner
NO ACTIVITY (AUS)
2016 ACS Awards - Silver Award Winner
THAT SUGAR FILM
2015 ACS Awards - Gold Award Winner / AACTA Best Feature Documentary / Berlinale Generations Program
THE RED SHOES
2015 ACS Awards - Gold Winner
2013 ACS Awards - Silver Winner / 2013 Dance Awards - Winner
THE BOY CASTAWAYS
2013 ACS Awards - Bronze Award Winner / Premiere Adelaide Film Festival
THE BED THE CHAIR, THE STAIR THE FLOOR
2012 ACS Awards - Gold Award Winner
2010 Berlinale Crystal Bear for Best Short Film / 2010 MIFF Best Short
2008 ACS Awards - Silver Award Winner
2007 Academy Award ‘OSCAR’ Nominee for Best Short