Allan Collins


Allan graduated in cinematography from the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 1996.

An Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Independent Film (IF) award winner for his cinematography on Ivan Sen’s beautiful debut feature film BENEATH CLOUDS.

Allan was the first Indigenous person to receive the honour of accreditation to the Australian Cinematographers Society.

Allan as Co-Director/D.O.P. was selected in 2005 SUNDANCE Film Festival with his film DHAKIYARR VS THE KING in competition ‘World Cinema Documentary’.

SPIRIT STONES, Allan’s 2007 Documentary was nominated for the Sydney Film Festivals Dendy Awards in the ‘Most Innovative’ category.

In November 2009 Allan won a ‘Gold Award’ in the QLD/NT ACS Awards for his work as D.O.P. on the Western Australian 1920’s period TeleFeature 3 ACTS OF MURDER produced by Sue Taylor and directed by renowned Australian director Rowan Woods.

In 2009 Allan recently finished shooting the feature film, MAD BASTARDS, set in Western Australia’s remote and rugged Kimberley region.

Allan continues to work throughout Australia on a varied slate of projects, from within his own community, through to mainstream drama, documentary and commercial production.