Brad Dillon ACS is considered one of the most talented cinematographers in Asia. Whatever the circumstances and whatever the genre his aim is always to acquire stunning visuals at the service of the story at hand. Apart from his sharp eye, producers and directors appreciate his unflappable attitude on locations that can often be challenging and highly unpredictable.
Brad began his career multitasking: while still at the Brisbane School of Cinematography he started work at Network Ten, Australia. There, he worked on pretty much everything going: commercial and studio production, drama, documentaries, wildlife, travel, kids content, sports and outside broadcasts, music videos, news & current affairs, and short films. He also got to spend time in the edit room, and with the lighting department, working both in studios and on location.
In 1996 he relocated to Singapore to help set up the production arm of a soon to be launched Singapore Television network. Three years later, he set up Most Wanted Pictures, through which he continues to offer his services as DoP – and he has been able to build up a client base of production companies and broadcasters around the world.
To date Brad has received more than 70 international awards for his camera work in categories as diverse as Commercial, Dramatised Documentary, Documentary – Cinema & TV, Wildlife & Nature, Lifestyle & Magazine, Corporate & Educational, TV Station Break – Openers/Closers, Reality, News & Current Affairs.
In 2012, the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) presented Brad the ‘Golden Tripod’ in the Dramatised Documentary category of the national awards. He then went on to win ‘Best Cinematography’ at the Asian Television Awards. To top the year off, the ACS granted Brad accreditation. He is now proudly Brad Dillon ACS, number 338. A lifetime dream realised!