Tribute to cinematographer
by Haydn Keenan
Michael Edols was the man who gave our first feature film it's distinctive look. While the rest of the Australian film industry wass plodding through wide brown historical melodramas, we were more interested in what was happening internationally. From Ken Loach to Haskell Wexler, the verite school was in the ascendancy and Michael became the pre-eminent Australian exponent of getting the camera into the action. He died suddenly last month and a tribute was organised by local film makers. Here is the video tribute from Smart St's Haydn Keenan to the man who shot our Award winning first feature film 27A.