Rick Rifici is an award-winning Australian director of photography with over 25 years experience in the Film and Television industry. Based in Australia and Indonesia, Rick is a world-class cinematographer with a unique body of work that reflects his love of motion pictures and his passion as an avid waterman.
Drawing on skills and disciplines from his roots in broadcast television, Rick has progressed to become one of the world’s most highly regarded and sought-after water cinematographers, having worked on numerous feature films and international TVC spots in recent years, in addition to his ongoing work in action sports films and documentaries.
Rick’s versatility and ability to adapt is one of the key attributes leading to his success. His ability to capture images from the water, the land and the air, on multiple formats, makes Rick a front runner within his field.
Despite having shot countless productions on 16mm and 35mm film, Rick is well respected for his adventurous and trailblazing attitude towards new technology. This approach is evident again with Rick becoming an owner/operator of the new Phantom Flex 4K high-speed camera, to compliment his arsenal of other formats, all owned and operated in-house.
Rick’s clientele includes international brands such as Red Bull, Samsung, Quiksilver and Nike.
A recent highlight for Rick includes his AACTA nomination for best cinematography on the feature film, ‘Drift’ starring Sam Worthington.