Judd Overton is an award winning Director of Photography who merges bold cinematic framing with an empathetic connection to story.
A graduate of the renowned Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Overton has lensed 8 feature length film including the critically acclaimed silent comedy DR PLONK for Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes) and the much anticipated sequel RETURN TO NIM’S ISLAND for US Walden Media (Narnia).
A background in documentary has developed Judd’s ability to shoot quickly ‘from the hip’ when required and compliments his cinematic eye and dramatic lighting.
Judd recently photographed THAT SUGAR FILM which won the 2016 AACTA (Australian Academy) Award for Best Documentary and is the Highest grossing Australian and New Zealand Feature Documentary of all time.
His award winning cinematography has been applauded around the world at Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, Rome, Camerimage (Poland) and Edinburgh Film Festivals and includes a contribution to Academy Award nominated Narrative Short THE SAVIOUR [dir. Peter Templeman].
Judd has circled the world a number of times shooting for television, commercial and documentary clients. Highlights include Guinea 2012 for SBS televisions SURGERY SHIP and around the world dance documentary VIRTUOSI in 2013 for which he won a Silver ACS Award.
Overton is resourceful and spontaneous, a creative and hardy visualist.
THAT SUGAR FILM
2015 ACS Awards - Gold Winner / AACTA Best Feature Documentary / Berlinale Generations Program
THE RED SHOES
2015 ACS Awards - Gold Winner
2013 ACS Awards - Silver Winner / 2012 Australian Dance Awards - Winner
THE BOY CASTAWAYS
2013 ACS Awards - Bronze Award Winner / Premiere Adelaide Film Festival 2013
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 Australian Short
2008 ACS Awards - Silver Award Winner