Sidat de Silva



Education 1996-1998(University of Technology, Sydney)
Employer SDS Image
Location Sydney Australia

The past few years have been full of projects that pushed me in new directions. In 2008 a challenge was to transform a piece of marionette theatre from the Holocaust into a piece of cinema. For Qantas I had the opportunity to shoot the one-take-only shot of the maiden landing of the airline's first Airbus A380.

I have shot commercials (for national TV, the Web and new media), music videos, and many short films, including one where I had to create a flashback sequence in Ancient China and another where I had to cover a scene so that one actor could play three roles in it. This short film is currently screening at a number of festivals overseas.

I enjoy working with producers and directors in shaping a project during the early stages, and I believe that is one of my strengths.
+61 414 287 669 [direct]
+61 2 9436 2111 [agent - Calling All Crew]



  • Camera Direction
  • Camera Operation
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Content
  • Digital Content
  • Director of Photography
  • Film
  • Industrial
  • Lighting Design
  • Multi-Platform Content
  • Music Videos
  • Photoshop
  • Stills Photography
  • TV
  • TV & Film Commercial
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  • SDS Image
    2007 - Present


  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Information and Media)
    1996 - 1998

Awards and Achievements

  • NSW/ACT Awards for Cinematography - Gold

    Fire poi promo film 'Fire Dance'.

  • NSW/ACT Awards for Cinematography - Bronze

    Awarded Bronze by the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for the Denim & Thread Motion Poster Commercial.

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