Simon Ozolins ACS is an award-winning cinematographer whose work ranges from drama to horror to sci-fi and has worked on features, television series and music videos. Earning himself multiple accolades and accredited for his work by the Society in 2013, this Sydney-based DOP is on an upward spiral to success.
Ozolins first started out in television shows and commercials. When 2007 rolled around, digital filmmaking flourished and the Red camera was released. Filmmakers where eager but unsure about using the new technology, so Ozolins took the opportunity to learn as much as he could and offer up new skills. In 2008, Ozolins work was noticed after he travelled to Shanghai, China, to do a music video for Empire of the Sun’s Walking on a Dream. The video would later win ‘Best Music Video’ at the ARIA Awards in 2009. Following this, Ozolins has worked in television, music and the award-winning Australian science fiction film Crawlspace (2012) directed by Justin Dix.