Work

James Barahanos has steadily built a reputation for creating unique cinematography which is influenced by his passion for world cinema & in particular European cinema. Cinematography that explores abstraction, psychology & emotion while moving away from traditional shot structure. His work has been in numerous world wide film festivals and screenings at the Art Gallery of NSW. He uses cinematography as artform, having a foundation in the visual arts, rather than merely as a story telling device & likes to work on productions that explore and push the boundaries of cinematographic art.

Recently worked on location in Croatia and shot the art house feature film "Penelopa" (dir Ben Ferris, prod Irena Markovic) a first co production between Croatia & Australia.

"Barahanos' magnificently composed shots and wistful sequences form a fusion between art and film." Sydney Film Festival, eNews, 2011.

 

"Be as ignorant of what you are about to catch as a fisherman of what is at the end of his fishing rod. The fish that arises from nowhere."Robert Bresson

 

Penelopa

feature film (56th Pula Film Festival 2009 Croatia)

Roaring Whispers

feature film

Equinaut

short film (Flickerfest Short Film Festival 1994 Australia)

Penelopa

feature film

Penelopa

feature film

South

short film

Roaring Whispers

feature film (8th Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2006 Australia)

Goatstop

short film

Penelopa

feature film

Louise

short film

Ascension

short film (Best Cinematography in Experimental Film, IFCT 2006 USA)

The Kitchen

short film (First Prize, Memorial Akira Kurosawa Film Festival 2005 Japan)

Penelopa

feature film

Roaring Whispers

feature film

Alex Descending

short film (Short Fuse Film Festival 2004 Australia)

Simiatha

short film

Penelopa

feature film

Equinaut

short film

Penelopa

feature film

Goatstop

short film (7th Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2006 Australia)

Penelopa

feature film

 

 

Links

http://penelopa.com.au

www.artfilms.com.au/Detail.aspx?ItemID=4394

http://www.cinematographer.org.au