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Adam Arkapaw ACS

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Adam is a young and extremely talented two-time Emmy-winning Director of Photography. Adam won his first Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for the Jane Campion/See Saw Films series Top of the Lake, for which he also won the Best Cinematography in Television Award at the 2014 AACTA Awards. His work on the acclaimed HBO series True Detective (dir. Cary Fukunga), starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, earned him his second Emmy win for Most Outstanding Cinematography on a Single-Camera Series.

Adam recently shot the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed (Dir. Justin Kurzel) based on the widely popular video game of the same name. His other recent credits include Macbeth (dir. Justin Kurzel) starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard; the adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s 2012 novel, The Light Between Oceans (dir. Derek Cianfrance); the Starz original series pilot Flesh and Bone (dir. David Michôd); and Disney’s McFarland, USA (dir. Niki Caro) starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello.

Other selected credits include Lore (dir. Cate Shortland) for which Adam was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best CinematographySnowtown (dir. Justin Kurzel) for which Adam was nominated for IF and AACTA awards for Best Cinematography; and the critically-acclaimed Animal Kingdom (dir. David Michôd) for which Adam won the 2010 ACS Gold Award and received an AFI nomination for Best Cinematography. Adam received the inaugural award for “Best Emerging Cinematographer” at the prestigious Camerimage Festival in Poland.

Adam’s shorts include Bear (dir. Nash Edgerton) and Yardbird, both of which screened at Cannes. He also shot the Cannes jury-prize-winning Jerrycan and I Love Sarah Jane, both of which also screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.