Simon Akkerman ACS is a highly experienced award winning Cinematographer with a career spanning over 45 years. Simon has worked for major clients across a variety of fields including film, television documentaries, large scale corporate and industrial production and Cinema / TV commercials, using a multitude of formats from 35 mm film rigs to the state-of-the-art HD cameras.
With an extensive resume that covers nearly every corner of the globe Simon has developed the skills needed to effectively relate on screen a wide and varying depiction of cultures, social backgrounds and art’s genres.
Simon regards himself an excellent communicator. He feels his successful career is largely due to his gift for building strong business relationships with associates of any status, together with his technical know-how and ability to coordinate a broad area of multi-million-dollar projects, consistently meeting and bettering time and financial objectives.
During his career Simon has conducted a number of Cinematographic courses, lecturing and mentoring at RCTI Indonesia, Edith Cowan University, and the International Academy of Film and Television in Cebu Philippines. He is a fully accredited life member of the Australian Cinematographer’s Society (ACS) and held the position as President of the WA branch for a period of three years from 2014 to 2017. Simon was one of the original instigators of Professional Film Crew WA where he is also still actively involved as a member.
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I, Simon Akkerman, pay respect to the Whadjuk Boodjar Land I operate my business on as well as bid respect to the Elders of the land past and present.