Portrait of Sidat de Silva

It is much easier to book someone when it’s on their reel; so I owe special thanks to those who gave me that first chance to shoot something new.

I have shot a range of productions from music videos and promo films to TV commercials and high-end corporate films which included shooting the one-take-only maiden landing of the first Qantas Airbus A380. I have lost count of the short films shot on tape, film and digital cinema – a number exceeding 30.

The explosion in web series production has had me shoot four seasons of three multi-award-winning narrative series. I have been fortunate enough to be nominated at Melbourne WebFest 2016 for my work on the branded content series Pandemic and win for Blind at Seoul Webfest 2018.

I have also won one Bronze and one Gold at the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) ACT/NSW Awards and a Gold Tripod at the ACS National Awards (for Fire Dance).

Nicholas Baldas’s VR experience Loverboy, on which I captured the live-action content, premiered in competition at Laval Virtual ReVolution in France in April 2023. In August 2023 it won Best Virtual Reality: Technology at Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival in San Jose, California. I found myself once again on a steep learning curve working to the specific technical requirements of volumetric VR. I look forward to many more years of learning.

Portrait of Sidat de Silva