Daniel MacArthur ( Dan MacArthur ) was born on 13 November 1970.His present age is 46 years. A Cinematographer by profession, he is married to Melanie Poole ( co- founder 18° entertainment )Based in Brisbane, Australia. He’s a director of photography and founder of 18° entertainment. He’s a highly experienced and versatile cinematographer and is highly regarded for his visually stunning lighting and the way he brings to life the vision that the director has is mind. He has a deep understanding of storytelling and latest cinematography techniques. There’s not much known about MacArthur's early life and childhood.
His Early career included shooting videos for Australian bands like – The Whitlam, Powder fingers, John butler trio, Killing Heidi, Little birdie and many others During 2003 and 2005 MacArthur has also worked as the director of photography for Russell Crowe’s band thirty foot of grunts. He has shot three of their music videos, and one international tour documentary. MacArthur has also shot an Oprah Winfrey segment for them at Russell's farm. MacArthur has shot many commercials and short films, In – USA, UK, Europe, and Asia Pacific. He has worked on numerous genres which include- drama, thriller, fantasy, noir and comedy. In 2011 he shot
Go Goa Gone, starring
Saif Ali Khan it was India’s first zombie comedy and was very well received He worked on the commercial feature film Nice Package, this movie starred
Dwayne Cameron and was MacArthur’s debut as writer and director.
He in 2014 has shot
Yennai Arindhaal, starring
Ajith Kumar and has been directed by Gautham Vasudhev Menon the movie was released in over 1000 cinemas worldwide and got a lot of appreciation from the audience. He is known for giving Tamil films a Hollywood style transformation, by creating a similar look through his cinematography. This film broke the records for trailer views of Tamil film when it received 1 million views and 45000 likes in just 24 hours. The movie was released on 5th February of 2015. MacArthur was working on another – AYM(Achcham Yenabadhu Madamaiyada) starring Simbu with Gautham Vasudhev Menon. With his base in Brisbane Australia, He has collaborated with some of the big names –
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Russell Crowe.
Having films like absolute deception, blood money, and the suicide theory among others to his name. He’s been sought after director for commercials he has directed commercials for Coca-Cola’s 7up, Bendigo bank, Asics.A committee member at Australian cinematographer society he has won numerous cinematography awards. He has worked with many academy awards winning actors, directors, and producers on feature films and commercials. He won an award for the best cinematography at Melbourne Underground Film festival for Neon- Noir Thriller Film- the suicide theory. He has also won Gold award for feature film – blood money starring Gordon Lui. He won a bronze for Yennai Arindhaal at the Australian cinematography awards.