Chris Tangey

Chris Tangey

Alice Springs Film and Television
Aerial Dp, Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Drone Operator, Location Manager, Location Scout, Photographer (Still), Producer and Stock Footage Company

Alice Springs, Australia

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About Chris

Chris Tangey is one of the most isolated Cinematographers in the world. Based in the small town of Alice Springs, the defacto capital of the Australian outback, his nearest city in any direction is 1000 miles distant. He is also a credited Aerial Cinematographer, Location Manager, Producer, Director, Writer and Editor. His recent work includes the Australia vision for Nathaniel Rateliff's music video "Time stands" shot on all 6 continents, the 2 part finale of the U.S. 2020 season of "The Bachelor" for Warner Brothers and "Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin" under the direction of film legend Werner Herzog. Chris also shot vision for a global Tourism Australia TVC, "Hemsworth" under DP Russell Boyd ASC ACS, for BBC's "Seven Worlds-One Planet", and various other documentaries and TV commercials. Expert Drone Instructor at Stage 32.

AWARDS and official status:
Winner 4 Gold and 4 silver plaques Australian Cinematographers Society.
Winner inaugural "Drone film" category 10th annual Paris Art and Movie Awards (PAMA) 2020.
Winner May 2020 "Best Drone film" and "Best Natural Scenography" New York International Film Awards.
Winner "Best Cinematography" Austria International Film Festival 2020,
Winner "Best Aerial Cinematography" European Cinematography Awards Amsterdam,
Winner "Best Drone film" Orinos® Film Awards Italy 2020.
Winner Asian Cinematography Awards Manila 2020 "Best Aerial Cinematography" and "Best cinematography of a documentary short film".
Winner "Best Cinematography" Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2020.
Official selection Prague Independent Film Festival, Yucca Valley Film Festival California, 180 Berlin FilmFest.

His September 11, 2012 news coverage of a "fire tornado" was reported globally. Such was the reaction, he was interviewed live on both ABC's Good Morning America and the NBC Today show on the same day and was twice approached by former US Vice-President Al Gore to license the footage. Images featured in almost every TV news bulletin, major newspaper and news/science blog in the world (and often still do). He spent 2 years on a lone search for the Thylacine or "Tasmanian Tiger" and has led expeditions to rediscover early explorer's camps in the remote Australian outback.


Cinematographer- (aerial) “Time stands” Nathaniel Ratcliff music video D: Rett Rogers 2020
Cinematographer- (aerial) "The Bachelor 2020" (U.S.) 2 X Finale Eps. D: Brian Steimle 2019
Cinematographer- (aerial) “Nomad-In the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin” Feature documentary -D: Werner Herzog 2018
Cinematographer- (aerial) Tourism Australia Dundee” global TVC 2018-D: Sarah Bishop
Cinematographer -(aerial) Backburning -Midnight Oil” Feature documentary -D: Paul Clarke 2018 (in post)
Cinematographer - (aerial) Seven worlds-one planet” BBC Natural History Unit-D:Emma Napper 2018
Cinematographer (including aerials)- “How Do Animals Do That?” TV series- Animal Planet (self-directed ep) 2018
Cinematographer “Mighty trains” Discovery Channel 2017
Cinematographer “Kangaroo Dundee” Part 1 BBC- D:Andrew Graham-Brown
Cinematographer (2nd. Camera) “Kangaroo Dundee and other animals” BBC/Nat Geo series (self-directed sequences) 2016
Cinematographer-"2012-The Final Prophecy"- National Geographic Channel U.S. Documentary
Cinematographer- "Rolf on Art" BBC TV. Documentary

Writer/Associate Producer-"Red storm" National Geographic Channel (U.S.) Documentary 2001


Location Manager Country Road fashion shoot 2019
Location Manager Qantas global TVC 2019
Location Manager Le Tan Uber TVC 2018
Location Manager (Australia) “Our Planet” doc Netflix/Silverback productions 2017
Location Manager- Ford Everest TVC 2016
Location Manager “Primal Survivor” doc National Geographic Channel 2015
Location Manager “Strangerland” feature film 2014
Location Manager- "The Alice" TV Movie Southern Star Productions
Location Scout “Pine Gap” drama Netflix
Location Scout “Tracks” feature film
Location Scout- "Australia"-feature film Bazmark Productions
Locations Scout- "Ghostrider"-feature film Columbia Tristar
Location Fixer-"How earth made us" Wind episode. BBC Science Documentary
Location Fixer-"Wilderness explored" BBC Natural History Unit Documentary
Location Fixer-"Martin Clunes-a man and his dogs" ITV Productions
Location Fixer-"Going bush 2" Lonely Planet TV. Documentary
Location Fixer-National Geographic Magazine 2009 "Asteroids" 2011 "Aboriginal Australia"
Location Fixer- Visacard global TVC TBWA Chiat-Day LA


Clients include: Toyota Japan, George P Johnson, Delaware North, Tourism Northern Territory, Starlight Foundation, Royal Flying Doctor Service.



  • Winner New York International Film Awards “Best drone”

  • Winner New York International Film Awards “Best Natural scenography”

  • Winner European Cinematography Awards “Best aerial cinematography”

  • Winner Oniros® Film Awards Italy "Best Drone film"

  • Winner 10th annual Paris Art and Movie Awards "Drone film" (inaugural category)

  • Winner Asian Cinematography Awards "Best cinematography of a documentary short film".

  • Winner Asian Cinematography Awards "Best Aerial Cinematography"

  • Gold Plaque Australian Cinematographer's Society

  • Gold Plaque Australian Cinematographer's Society

  • Winner Austria International Film Awards “Best Cinematography"

  • Winner Buenos Aires International Film Awards “Best Cinematography"

  • Gold Plaque Australian Cinematographer's Society

  • Silver Plaque Australian Cinematographer's Society X 4

  • Gold Plaque Australian Cinematographer's Society

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