Instructors

Bonnie Elliot ACS

Bonnie Elliott ACS

Bonnie is a cinematographer who works across drama, documentary and video art. After shooting her first feature, My Tehran for Sale in Iran in 2008, her film credits include These Final HoursSpearUndertowPalm Beach, SlamH is for Happiness and most recently Run Rabbit Run, starring Sarah Snook and directed by Daina Reid, which continued their collaboration from drama series Shining Girls and The Veil, both starring Elisabeth MossOther series credits include Stateless, created by Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie, and Fires which continued her collaboration with director Ana Kokkinos after the acclaimed Seven Types of Ambiguity, all three series won AACTA Awards for Best Cinematography in Television. Her documentary work ranges from observational to stylised, and recent credits include Step into Paradise and Freeman, both of which were nominated for Best Cinematography in Documentary at the AACTA awards in 2021.

Bonnie enjoys working across creative disciplines and has photographed screen work for iconic Indigenous Australian choreographer Stephen Page from Bangarra Dance Theatre. Spear, a visually stunning film told through movement and dance premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015, and was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2016 AACTA awards. She has also worked with video artist Angelica Mesiti for over a decade, beginning with Rapture (silent anthem)which won the Blake Prize for Religious and Spiritual art in 2009, and more recently on Assembly for the Australian Pavilion of the 2019 Venice Biennale. 

Upcoming Events

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Bonnie Elliott ACS - 2 Day Masterclass

Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th, 2024
ShotClass is excited to announce a very special masterclass with one of Australia's most respected and highly regarded cinematographers, Bonnie Elliott ACS. This has been some time coming, as we have tried to squeeze into Bonnie's busy shooting schedule. This is your rare chance to spend two days 'on set' with Bonnie as she shares her incredible work ethic and approaches to filming across disciplines as diverse as video art to documentary to narrative drama and TVCs. And she has been awarded in all of them.