The Academy Award-winning ‘Out of Africa’, 1985

Out of Africa 01Out of Africa (1985) Based loosely on the autobiographical book by Isak Dinesen (pseudonym of Karen Blixen) published in 1937. The movie received 28 film awards, including seven Academy Awards. David Watkin won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Out of Africa.

Out of AfricaDirector: Sydney Pollack
Cinematography: David Watkin

Camera and Electrical Department

Peter Allwork: aerial photographer
Alan Barry: best boy
Frank Connor: still photographer
Freddie Cooper: camera operator
Maurice Gillett: gaffer
Rodrigo Gutierrez: camera operator: second unit
Ray Hall: grip
Ricky Hall: grip
Ibrahim Jibril: grip
Ali Matata: grip
Mohamed Ngela: grip
Mahmud Sheikh Omar: grip
Stephen St. John: Steadicam operator (as Steve St. John)
Mohamed Wafula: grip
Douglas Kirkland: still photographer (uncredited)

Barry HaywoodBarry Martin, a good chum of David’s (and nurse to him in his final weeks), enjoyed the opportunity of playing as an ‘extra’ in the film.

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