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John Brawley has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented and sought after Directors of Photography, who works with vision, speed and an inherently collaborative nature. While working in the US, John continues to build that reputation internationally.


John Brawley relocated to the US at the start of 2017 to shoot the USA drama series QUEEN OF THE SOUTH starring Alice Braga. Fox’s first year medical drama THE RESIDENT immediately followed – he’s currently back shooting Season 2 and just directed his first episode. Other recent credits include the Fox pilot GONE BABY GONE for director Phillip Noyce; the Syfy/UCP series HUNTERS, produced by Gale Anne Hurd and Matchbox Pictures; and THE BEAUTIFUL LIE starring Sarah Snook, for ABC Television (now on Hulu), which received considerable critical and audience acclaim and earned him an AACTA nomination for Best Cinematography in Television.

Previous Australian series credits include acclaimed Network Ten series PUBERTY BLUES, where he used a ground breaking mix of cutting edge technology and period lenses to achieve the 70’s era look; the first six seasons of the beloved series OFFSPRING and political drama PARTY TRICKS both for Network Ten; HIDING for ABC Television; UNDERBELLY: SQUIZZY for Nine; TANGLE for Foxtel; primetime television comedy series LOWDOWN and TWENTYSOMETHING for ABC Television; and more recently THE WARRIORS for acclaimed Australian producer Robert Connolly. John has made strides in the feature world too, having shot several genre films including 100 BLOODY ACRES (starring Angus Sampson and Damon Herriman), LAKE MUNGO and THE PERFECT HOST, starring David Hyde Pierce, which premiered at Sundance prior to its US release. John graduated with an MA from the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School and is a dual Australian/US citizen. Also represented by Innovative Artists.