Katie Milwright is an award-winning director of photography and was the tenth female cinematographer to be accredited by the ACS. Katie works across film, television, art and documentary and has won nine ACS awards for her work.
In television Katie has recently completed shooting Guesswork and Amazon’s DEADLOCH, as well as THE CLEARING for Disney Plus and Wooden Horse Productions, and has shot multiple episodes of YOUNG ROCK for Universal NBC in 2020 which debuted to strong ratings during the pandemic. Katie shot eight episodes of UPRIGHT created by and starring Tim Minchin, the series was produced by Lingo Pictures, for Sky and Foxtel and has sold internationally. Katie set up and shot the first two episodes of TIDELANDS for Netflix. Katie was set-up director of photography on the first series of Josh Thomas’ PLEASE LIKE ME. Katie shot the second series of LAID directed by Abe Forsythe and Ben Chessell’s tele movie THE HEARTBREAK TOUR for SBS which she won a Silver ACS Vic Award for.
Katie’s film credits include: feature film CELESTE, directed by longtime collaborator Ben Hackworth; feature documentary GURRUMUL about the life of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won an AACTA Award for Best Feature Documentary; GUILTY, a hybrid feature documentary directed by Matthew Sleeth; THREE SUMMERS, a feature written and directed by Ben Elton; Italian/Australian co-production feature THE SPACE BETWEEN by writer/director Ruth Borgobello which was selected as the Australian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards; LOOKING FOR GRACE, directed by Sue Brooks and produced which was selected for Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival; SUCKER directed by Ben Chessell and starring Timothy Spall, which was theatrically released in 2015. (Katie won the 2016 Gold ACS Vic & Tas Award for her work on both of these films); THE WEDDING PARTY directed by Amanda Jane which was nominated for best cinematography at the New York International Film Festival; feature film CORROBOREE, which screened at festivals in Berlin, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne and for which Katie won the 2007 Gold ACS Vic Award.