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Facing Monsters Wins 2022 AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary

Rick Rifici wins Best Cinematography in a Documentary as the D.O.P. for Facing Monsters (2022).Read More

Facing Monsters AACTA Award Nomination is the 3rd for Rick Rifici

Rick Rifici is nominated for an AACTA award for the 3rd time for his cinematography in the feature documentary Facing Monsters.Read More

Rolling Stone Breath Review

You don’t have to be a genius to glean that actor Simon Baker has the makings of a solid director. Having skillfully called the shots on several episodes of The Mentalist, the CBS crime drama he starred in from 2008 to 2015, the Aussie actor is primed to show what he can do in his big-screen directing debut. Turns out he has the chops.Read More

FCCoA Award

Water cinematographer Rick Rifici (Otherlife, Drift, Adore) has spent a lot of his career capturing surf for TVCs and commercial clients, where the brief typically involves capturing the waves and athletes in sunny conditions and bright blue water.Read More

Breath Press

Rifici had the opportunity to shoot out of the box, take underwater shots from abstract perspectives, and to capture a moody, atmospheric aesthetic. “[Baker] didn’t want anything to be bright, sunny and fluffy.”Read More