Mandy Walker

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Mandy Walker

Born1963 (age 57–58)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mandy Walker AM (born 1963)[1] is an Australian cinematographer.

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Walker became interested in photography while a student in high school.[1] After graduation she studied film criticism and cinema studies with John Flaus, who introduced her to several people working in the industry. She apprenticed as an unpaid assistant on several documentaries and music videos before shooting her first feature film, Return Home, at the age of twenty-five.[1] Additional screen credits include Parklands, The Well, Lantana, Australian Rules, Shattered Glass, and Australia. Her television credits include the Australian Broadcasting Corporation series Raw FM.

Walker has filmed commercials for Nike, Toyota, Caltex, Cingular Wireless, Foxwoods Casino and, most notably, the spot for Chanel No. 5 directed by Baz Luhrmann and featuring Nicole Kidman.

The Australian Cinematographers Society honored Walker with their Award of Distinction for Parklands and Lantana.[1] She was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for The Well, the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Cinematography for The Well and Lantana, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for Shattered Glass.[1]

Walker was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to film as a cinematographer, and to professional societies" in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours.[2]

Walker presently lives in Santa Monica, California.


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1996 Parklands Kathryn Millard
1997 The Well Samantha Lang Nominated- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
2001 Lantana Ray Lawrence
2002 Australian Rules Paul Goldman
2003 Shattered Glass Billy Ray
2008 Australia Baz Luhrmann Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2011 Beastly Daniel Barnz
Red Riding Hood Catherine Hardwicke
2013 Tracks John Curran Nominated- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
2015 Truth James Vanderbilt
Jane Got a Gun Gavin O'Connor
2016 Hidden Figures Theodore Melfi
2017 The Mountain Between Us Hany Abu-Assad
2020 Mulan Niki Caro
2022 Elvis Baz Luhrmann Filming



  1. ^ a b c d e "Mandy Walker ACS ASC". Australian Cinematographers Society. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Ms Amanda (Mandy) Joy Walker". It's An Honour. Retrieved 13 June 2021.

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