Dan Macarthur is an Australian film director and director of photography and founder of 18° Entertainment.
In 2014 Macarthur shot Yennai Arindhaal starring Ajith Kumar Directed by Gautham Menon which was released in over 1000 cinemas worldwide and was received very highly by audiences and critics with Macarthur's cinematography praised for bringing a Hollywood look to Tamil cinema.
In 2013 Macarthur wrote and directed gangster comedy feature film Nice Package, about a wannabe professional thief, his gay best friend, a sexy hostage and a package everybody wants. The film stars The Tribe heart throb Dwayne Cameron, funny man Leon Cain and Australian actress Isabella Tannock. Nice Package was produced by Macarthur and Melanie Poole, co-founder of 18° Entertainment.
As a Director of Photography, Macarthur has received highly acclaimed awards for his work on a number of feature films, most notably 2013 action thriller film Absolute Deception starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith who described Macarthur as being "up there with the best DOP's I have ever worked with."
In 2011, Macarthur shot Bollywood hit Go Goa Gone starring Saif Ali Khan, India's first zombie comedy. Macarthur was also DOP on 2013 psychological thriller The Suicide Theory starring Steve Mousakis I, Frankenstein; Australian gangster action film Blood Money starring Pitbull and KungFu legend Gordon Lui and 2009 thriller Sleeper.
During the years 2003 and 2005, Macarthur was also Director of Photography for Russell Crowe's band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, shooting three of their music videos and an international tour documentary. Macarthur also shot an Oprah Winfry segment at Russell's Farm.
Macarthur's early career also included a string of successes shooting music videos for big name Australian Bands like Powderfinger, The Whitlams, Killing Heidi, John Butler Trio and many more.
In 2014, he started working on a Tamil movie Yennai Arindhaal starring Ajith Kumar which was directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. The movie released on 5 February 2015. He is currently involved in another project with Gautham Vasudev Menon. GVM mentioned in one of his interviews that he is willing to work with him for more than 10 films in a row.