This woman is the director of photography behind the movie ELVIS—Meet the amazing Mandy Walker.

Photo of cinematographer Mandy Walker
cinematographer Mandy Walker

This morning, I received an invitation from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) to watch a video and learn a bit about the woman behind the cameras that filmed ELVIS. I’m glad I took them up on the offer.

Here’s the video, shared with permission.

The Headline from IndieWire tells the story:
Oscar Shakeup: Mandy Walker Is Now the Cinematography Frontrunner. She’d Be the First Woman to Win

Mandy Walker AM, ACS, ASC, (born 1963) is an Australian cinematographer who has been Director of Photography on major Hollywood films including Mulan, Hidden Figures, and Elvis, the latter of which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

From Warner Bros., here’s a longer backgrounder on the movie. The Boy from Tupelo: Bringing Elvis to the Big Screen.

Here are your printable ballots for the SAG Awards and the Oscars. Make some popcorn, play Burning Love as a prelude, and enjoy.

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