Unseen Australia

Australia is so much more than the Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef. It is, uniquely, both a country and a continent. This vast, empty land is the same size as the USA, but with just 25 million people. Here is just a glimpse of the Australia you didn't know about. Unseen Australia.

  • Chris Tangey
    Aerial Cinematographer
  • Chris Tangey
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Hyper Log Gamma
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Seattle Film Festival
    United States
    June 28, 2021
    Winner-Best Cinematography short film
  • Buenos Aires International Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    October 25, 2020
    Winner-Best Cinematography
  • New York International Film Awards™
    New York City
    United States
    June 7, 2020
    Winner-best drone film
  • New York International Film Awards™
    New York City
    United States
    June 7, 2020
    Winner-Best Natural Scenography
  • Oniros Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    July 6, 2020
    Winner-best drone film
  • Boston Drone Film Festival
    United States
    March 19, 2021
  • New Media Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 2, 2021
    Nomination (festival award)
  • Paris Art and Movie Awards
    September 1, 2020
    Winner-Best drone (inaugural category)
  • Austria International Film Festival
    November 27, 2020
    Winner-Best cinematography
Director Biography - Chris Tangey

Chris Tangey is one of the most isolated Cinematographers in the world, based in the defacto capital of the Australian outback, Alice Springs. The nearest city in any direction is 1000 miles distant. His recent work includes "Nomad" under Director and film legend Werner Herzog, the 2 part finale of the U.S. 2020 season of "The Bachelor" for Warner Brothers and he filmed all of the Australia vision for the Nathaniel Rateliff music video "Time Stands" shot on all 6 continents. Other projects include a global TV commercial for Tourism Australia "Hemsworth", BBC's "Seven Worlds-One Planet", and various other documentaries and TV commercials.

AWARDS and official status:

Dual-Finalist ACS National Awards for Cinematography 2021
Winner "American Drone Award" American Film Award New York 2021.
Winner "Best drone film" Voce Spettacolo Film Awards Italy 2021
Winner "Best film on nature" Kalakari Film Fest India 2021
Winner inaugural "Drone film" category 10th annual Paris Art and Movie Awards (PAMA) 2020.
Winner "Best Cinematography" Austria International Film Festival 2020,
Winner "Best Cinematography" Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2020.
Winner May 2020 "Best Drone film" and "Best Natural Scenography" New York International Film Awards.
Winner "Best Aerial Cinematography" European Cinematography Awards Amsterdam,
Winner "Best Drone film" Orinos® Film Awards New York 2020.
Winner Asian Cinematography Awards Manila 2020 "Best Aerial Cinematography" and "Best cinematography of a documentary short film".

Finalist Boston Drone Film Festival 2021, Official selection AZDroneFest Arizona 2021, Official selection New Media Film Festival Los Angeles 2021, Prague Independent Film Festival, , 180 Berlin FilmFest, NO AR Drone Fest Brazil, Short+Sweet Film Festival
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Director Statement

SHOOT NOTES: The bird of prey in the truck shot is the subject of some discussion, even with Park Rangers. It is either a Wedge-tailed eagle or a Black-breasted buzzard. Currently the latter seems to be more likely as I still own an intact drone! The birds circling below in the white dune shot are corellas. The horses seen are completely wild. Known in the USA as Mustangs, in Australia they are called "Brumbies". Camels? The outback has over a million of them, left over from the time Afghan Cameleers used to transport everything into the inland. Once the railroads came they were simply let free to breed into the huge numbers they are today. The road train at the end of the film is one of the longest road-registered vehicles in the world, at 53 metres or 176 feet long. Drone pilots may not have enjoyed the entire shot if it was shown, however. After the dust cleared the camera displayed a view just 1 foot or 300mm above the the dirt road surface.