Annie Benzie


Cinematographer / Producer / Documentary / Drama / Corporate / Video


Telephone (02) 6687 6084
Mobile 0418 278 147
Address 3 Tara Downs, Lennox Head


After completing the cinematography extension course at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in she worked for SBS TV shooting news and current affairs. Since then she has shot many short films and documentaries and continues, in between other projects to produce, film and edit corporates.

She collaborated with Tristan Bancks on a number of award winning short films, was Second Unit Director of Photography on the 2007/2008 ABC TV drama series, East of Everything, and Live Action cinematographer on dirtgirlworld, animated kids series for ABC TV 2009. In 2010 she co-produced the documentary short RaHow which was a finalist in the Byron All Shorts Competition at Flickerfest. She produced/ photographed and edited a documentary short Wetland Discovery Tour and co-produced and photographed Be the Difference in 2013. She also lectures in screen and media at North Coast Institute of TAFE, Lismore Campus.

Annie’s passion lies in creative collaboration and she has both drama and documentary projects in development.

Career Highlights

DOP The Long Wet, Soar and The New Boots, short films directed by Tristan Bancks
Second Unit Director of Photography on the 2007/2008 ABC TV drama series, East of Everything
Live Action cinematographer on dirtgirlworld, 2009

Production Credits

2014 - Bed Time, Blackbox, HD P2
2008 - East of Everything Series 2, 3rd Unit, Twenty 20, Super 16mm TV series
2007 - East of Everything Series 1, 2nd Camera, Twenty 20, Super 16mm TV series
2006 - Sticks and Stones, Terry Bleakly, DV short
- Moving, Lisa Sharpe, DV short
2005 - The Encounter, Terry Bleakly, DV short
2004 - My Dad Victor, Rowena Zande, DV short
2003 - Soar and The New Boots, Tristan Bancks, DV/DVC Pro short
- And Justice for One, John Bell, DV short
- A Mile High, In Your Face Productions, DVC Pro short
2002 - Surfcheck, Barbie English, DVC Pro short
2001 - The Long Wet, Tristan Bancks, DVCam short
1997 - I, Eugenia, Additional Cinematography, Curious Media, 16mm short
1996 - Head and Tales, Murray Hunter Productions, DVC Pro short
- Vexed, Homespun Productions, SVHS short
1995 - My Space, Ozpan, 16mm short
- Passion, Studio Camera Operator, SP Betacam TV series
1994 - Precious, Guru, Change of Heart, AFTRS, 16mm short

2013 - Be the Difference, Benzie Rado Prods., HD P2
2009 - Dirtgirlworld, Greenthumbs, Dirt Girl World Productions, HD P2
2004 - Animal Talk, Twenty First Century Cox, TV series pilot, DVCam
- Bloodlines, Enchanted Edge Media, DVCam
2002 - Terrible Toads and Friendly Frogs/Go Girl!, Hatchling Prods, DV
2001 - The Paper Queen, Julie Nebauer, 16mm/DV
2000 - Drawing Down the Moon, Carolyn Saul, DV
1999 - In The Pits, Brown Snake Productions, DV
1997 - Silver Tongues and Golden Tonsils, Brown Snake Productions, DV
- The Making of ‘Wanted’, 2nd Unit D.O.P., Cine 2000, SP Betacam
1996 - Artists Up Front - Ningali Sydney, Paul Roberts, SP Betacam
1995 - Creatures Ourselves, David Sheridan, SP Betacam
- Antipodi, Film Master Film Rome, SP Betacam


Age 45-54 years old
Indigenous No
Membership Type Professional

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