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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

Living Room (Short Film)

Writers: Rhys Mitchell & Jessica Barclay Lawton
Director: Jessica Barclay Lawton
Producers: Jessica Barclay Lawton & Rhys Mitchell
Line Producer: Rumi Tominaga
Director of Photography: Alex Cardy
Sound Designer & Composer: Gunay Demirci
Editor: Paul Rowe

Melbourne International Film Festival 2019
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019
Flickerfest 2020
Newport Beach Film Festival 2020
Cannes Court Métrage - Short Film Corner 2020
Deep Focus Film Festival – Finalist 2020
Vertigo Film Fest 2020
St Kilda film Festival 2020

Awarded 'Best Cinematography' at Vertigo Film Festival 2020

Link to full film
available on request.