Windon, Stephen F. 1959–

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WINDON, Stephen F. 1959–

(Stephen Windon, Steve Windon)


Born 1959, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; son of Ron Windon (a newsreel photographer and commercial director). Education: Attended a technical secondary school in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Addresses: Agent—Paradigm Talent Agency, 360 North Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Cinematographer. Australian Broadcasting Commission, worked as film loader, camera operator, and photographer, including work on television documentaries, dramatic series, and news broadcasts; also worked as a unit and commercial photographer.

Member: Australian Cinematographers Society.

Awards, Honors: Ace Golden Tripod awards, c. 1990, for Come In Spinner, c. 1992, for Children of the Dragon, and c. 1992, for The Leaving of Liverpool; Australian Film Institute Award nominations, best achievement in cinematography, 1993, for No Worries, and 1994, for Country Life; Ace Golden Tripod Award, c. 1995, for In Pursuit of Honor; another Ace Golden Tripod Award, for Police Rescue.


Film Cinematographer:

(As Steve Windon) Some Babies Die (documentary), 1985.

(As Steve Windon) Labour of Love (documentary), Pumpkin Films, 1987.

Sounds Like Australia (documentary), 1987.

Cane Toads (documentary; also known as Cane Toads—An Unnatural History), Film Australia, 1987, First Run Features, 1988.

Kadaicha (also known as Stones of Death), Sony Video, 1988.

(As Steve Windon) The Wonderful World of Dogs, 1990.

(As Steve Windon) Love in Limbo (also known as Just One Night), Palm Beach Productions, 1993.

No Worries, 1993.

Rapa Nui, Warner Bros., 1994.

Country Life, Miramax, 1995.

Hotel de Love, Live Entertainment, 1997.

(As Stephen Windon) The Postman, Warner Bros., 1997.

Firestorm, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

(As Stephen Windon) Deep Blue Sea, Warner Bros., 1999.

The Tuxedo, DreamWorks SKG, 2002.

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Screen Gems, 2004.

Film Work as Director of Photography:

(As Steve Windon; second unit) "Crocodile" Dundee II, Paramount, 1988.

(Second unit) The Rescue, Buena Vista, 1988.

House of Wax, Warner Bros., 2004.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

The Challenge, [Australia], 1986.

Come In Spinner, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1990.

Children of the Dragon, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC, 1992.

The Bite, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1996.

Television Camera Operator; Miniseries:

The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy, 7 Network (Australia), 1989.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

(As Steve Windon) Prejudice (documentary), 1988.

(As Steve Windon) Act of Necessity, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1991.

The Leaving of Liverpool, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1992.

In Pursuit of Honor, HBO, 1995.

The Patriot, HBO, 1999.

The Diamond of Jeru (also known as Louis L'Amour's The Diamond of Jeru), USA Network, 2001.

South Pacific (also known as Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific), ABC, 2001.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

Mission: Impossible, ABC, various episodes from 1988–1990.

Police Rescue, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC, various episodes from 1990–1996.

Naked (also known as Stories of Men), [Australia], various episodes beginning in 1995.

Cinematographer for episodes of other series, including the documentary series A Big Country, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.