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Alex Cardy is an award-winning Australian Director of Photography who works across films, television, documentaries, moving-image installations and expanded online projects. She has a passion for hybrid filmmaking and working between narrative and documentary projects.

Alex recently completed production on the feature documentary THE DEFENDERS directed by Matthew Bate, for Sweetshop & Green and Amazon Prime, along with a block of the young adult television series YEAR OF for Roadshow Rough Diamond and Stan, directed by Taylor Ferguson and Jess Tuckwell.

Her short films have been selected at top-tier festivals, including; Toronto International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival and her work has premiered on Nowness and appeared at Outfest and RISING Festival. Alex’s collaboration with director Jessica Barclay Lawton has resulted in a trio of shorts; LIVING ROOM, ZEF and THE SWEETNESS. Her other shorts include WE’RE NOT HERE directed by Bonnie Moir and YOU AND ME, BEFORE AND AFTER directed by Madeleine Gottlieb.

Alex was recently awarded the Gold Cinematography Award for Documentary at both the 2021 and 2020 Australian Cinematography Society Awards for Victoria & Tasmania, as well as the Bronze Award for Art, Innovation & Specialised Cinematography in 2021.

Alex has worked on content and commercials for brands such as Nike, Google, Champion, Bonds, Jeanswest, Lee and Land Rover.

Outside of narrative and commercial work, Alex has collaborated with iconic Australian contemporary artists on their moving-image installations and film adaptations, including Patricia Piccinini’s WE WALK TOGETHER and Eugenia Lim’s ON DEMAND and DESTINY. She is also one of the founders of Sissy Screens, a digital magazine dedicated to queer screen culture supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Alexa Mini LF Kit
RED Epic-M Kit
Leica-R Super Speed Lens Kit
Follow Focus
Arri MFF-1
Teradek Bolt XT 500 Kit
Small HD Handheld Director Split Kit (7ich)
Mattebox & Filters
Chroziel MB 450R2
Nisi ND Filter Kit
Sound (Basic)
Zoom H4n
Sony UTX-B03 Radio Mic Kit
Rhode NTG-3
Underwater Housing (RED Epic)
Arri Shoulder Rig
Manfrotto Tripod

Destiny (Gallery Installation)

DESTINY (2021), is a moving-image work made in collaboration with on-demand or ‘gig economy’ workers, including rideshare drivers, food delivery riders and cleaners, that explores personal and global experiences of the platform economy.

Lead Artist & Director: Eugenia Lim
Co-Creators: Lara Thoms, Mish Grigor
Producer & 1st AD: Alexandra George
Worker-Performers: Wasay, Cher Tan, Jessica Wen, Mirza Baig
Composer: Corin Ileto
Director of Photography: Alex Cardy
Choreographer: Amrita Hepi
Production Designer: Imo Walsh
Offline Editor: Christine Cheung
Colourist: Dan Stonehouse, Crayon
Sound Designer: Thom Kellar

1st AC: Harrison Byrne
Drone Ops: Radar Kane, Josh Labita
B-Cam Op: Bonita Carzino
Steadicam Op & Gaffer: Han Palmer
Best Person: Joel Green
Wardrobe Designer: Gemma Baxter
Graphic Designer & Project Admin: Rebecca McCauley
Set Fabricator: Stefan Polastri
Art Dept Assistant: Karli Laredo
2nd AD: Priya Pavri
Interpreter: Ching Ching Ho
Translation: Wasay, Eugenia Lim
Sound Recordist: Alex Wakefield
Post Sound Facility: Folklore Sound & Music
Online Editor: Chris Tomkins
Crayon Producers: Laura Hesse, Meg Doyle

Premiered at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the Who’s Afraid of Public Space? exhibition
Winner of the Incinerator Art Award: Art For Social Change