ABOUT JOHN RADEL
John Radel is an Award winning ACS accredited Cinematographer and Producer, he has received over 35 film industry awards for his visually stunning films, having also worked on projects with acclaimed film makers such as Michael Mann and Ridley Scott. He originally studied directing and cinematography at the College of the Arts, for three years, followed by two years at the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Mastering in Cinematography.
He has received over twenty-five ACS awards, taken out the Australia wide Kodak Cinematography competition for a record two years running and the critic's circle award for Best Cinematography. John's films have been selected to screen at various international film festivals including the Cannes International film festival in France, Camerimage in Poland, Shanghai Film Festival and The Sundance Film Festival.
His love for European and Asian cinema led him to travel to Budapest to learn from master cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond ASC HSC (The Deer Hunter/Close Encounters Of The Third Kind) and Laszlo Kovacs ASC HSC (Easy Rider). Later to move to Asia to work for over 10 years in Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, China, Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong on various commercials, Features and Series.
With his vast experience in Motion picture Production within Asia, John travels between Asia, USA and Australia working on various international projects, including Line Producing Michael Mann's latest feature film BLACKHAT starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers), The Ridley Scott produced Sci-Fi film EQUALS starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight), The Japanese Action Film JOKER GAME starring Japanese superstar Kazuya Kamenashi, the Sci-Fi / Action film BEYOND SKYLINE starring Frank Grillo (Captain America), Iko Uwas and Yayan Ruhian (The Raid), the HBO new action series HALF WORLDS.
He is also Director of Photography on the US Feature Film AFTER THE DARK produced by George Zakk (XXX, A Man Apart, The Chronicles of Riddick), starring Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter), HBO Asia's first feature action / thriller DEAD MINE starring Japanese actress Miki Mizuno, he has also completed shooting and co-producing the motion picture DANCE OF THE DRAGON starring Jason Scott Lee, Korean superstar Jang Hyuk and Fann Wong, which took out 10 awards at the West Hollywood International film Festival, including best Cinematography.