With a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented, innovative and collaborative Directors of Photography, John Brawley continues to build that reputation internationally – most recently working in the US and Europe.
Currently, John is in London shooting the Hulu/MRC period drama THE GREAT for Tony McNamara, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. The series premieres on May 15, 2020.
John first relocated to the US in 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 also shot Season 2 and directed his first episode. Other recent credits include the Fox pilot GONE BABY GONE for director Phillip Noyce; the Syfy/UCP series HUNTERS for producer Gale Anne Hurd and Matchbox Pictures; and THE BEAUTIFUL LIE, a contemporary retelling of ANNA KARENINA, 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.
John began his career shooting many of Australia’s most beloved series including the acclaimed 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 award winning dramedy OFFSPRING; the well-known UNDERBELLY series; political drama PARTY TRICKS; and more recently THE WARRIORS for acclaimed Australian producer Robert Connolly, amongst many others. 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.