In 1981 aged 17, I started working as a runner at Studio Lambert, one of the busiest commercial production companies in London under the watchful eye of Director/Cameraman Roger Lambert: Roger’s enthusiasm and inclusive approach to making commercials made me realise very quickly that the camera department was where I saw my future - I was sent off to Samuelson Film Services, (a camera rental company) to spend 6 months learning the “gear” before returning to Studio Lambert to become the in-house clapper loader. In 1984 I went freelance working as a clapper loader and 16mm camera assistant on commercials and in the new and exciting world of music videos, working with many of the UK’s finest cameramen and crew. 


By the early 90s I was working predominantly on features as a 1stAC, pulling focus on Steadicam and B Camera – films Included:  The Fifth Element (cam:Thierry Arbogast AFC), Rob Roy (cam: Roger Deakins BSC/ASC & Walter Lindenlaub BVK/ASC), Incognito (cam: Dennis Crossan BSC), The Jackal (cam: Walter Lindenlaub BKV/ACS), The Hunger – TV series (cam: John Mathieson BSC), Turn of the Screw (cam: Witold Stok BSC), Air America (cam: Roger Deakins BSC/ASC), Hidden Agenda (cam: Clive Tickner BSC), Restoration (cam: Oliver Stapleton BSC), plus many more on dailies. During this period I started shooting low budget music videos and short films and the like and in 1997 I put my tape measure away and picked up a light meter full time.


In the early years of lighting I cut my teeth in music videos and commercials and I found myself working a lot in India and Asia: Also over this period John Mathieson BSC gave me the opportunity to shoot 2nd Unit and operate B camera on a number of his films (Plunket & Macleane, Trauma and Stoned). In 2003, I was asked by one of my regular commercials directors to shoot his and my first feature, Hari Om (dir: Bharatbala Ganapathy). Hari Om is a charming and gentle love story that is develops on a road trip set in a auto rickshaw driving across Rajasthan, India. Hari Om premiered at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival and went on to win numerous awards at film festivals around the world:

 

After Hari Om came the low budget British film Cashback (dir: Sean Ellis), a visually rich black comedy that delves into beauty, art, love, memories, dreams, ladishness and freezing time: Cashback went on to do very well and gained international attention for its originality and its cinematography: I teamed up with Cashback director Sean Ellis a second time to make The Broken, a beautifully crafted and sophisticated psychological chiller that went on to receive much praise for its cinematography as well as winning the award for Best Cinematography at the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival.


Another psychological chiller/thriller came along next in the form of the Hindi language film, The Accident (dir: Abhijit Choudhury): The film is set in Goa and follows a couples’ mourning after the loss of their child and their resulting psychological breakdown – all in a distant and slightly strange homage to Don’t Look Now (dir: Nicolas Roeg).


My most recently released film is Last Passenger (dir: Omid Nooshin), an ambitious studio based suspense thriller set entirely on board a hijacked train: A technically challenging film that relied heavily on the use of multiple rear projection screens and physical effects combined with well thought out camerawork to achieve its goal: Last Passenger opened to much praise in cinemas in the US and UK.


I recently completed the grade on the film The Hippopotamus, an adaptation of the novel by Stephen Fry of the same name: Directed by John Jencks, The Hippopotamus is a dark comedy about a disagreeable, washed up poet, played by Roger Allam, who finds himself investigating a series of unexplained miracles via the scenic route of whisky fuelled rants, country house parties, a smattering of incest and a hint of bestiality. The Hippopotamus is due for release across the UK in early 2017.


In 2016 I was thrilled and incredibly excited to join Star Wars Episode VIII as an additional director of photography and camera operator on Main Unit - A dream come true!!!


In between films I am busy with commercials and in between commercials I like to cook and take photo’s and be with my family, splitting my time between London and the remoter parts of the Kent Coast.



ABOUT

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FEATURE FILMS


THE HIPPOPOTAMUS 2016 UK

Director:  John Jencks

Producer: Jay Taylor, Alexa Seligman, Kwesi Dickson

Production Co: Electric Shadow Company

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival


LAST PASSENGER 2013 UK

Director:  Omid Nooshin

Producer: Zack Winfield, Ado Yoshizako-Cassuto

Production Co: BFI/NDF/Future Films

NOMINATED: BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR - BIFA


THE ACCIDENT 2011 INDIA

Director: Abhijit Choudhury

Producer: Arindam Mitra

Production Co: PNC/Guerrilla Films


THE BROKEN 2008 UK/FRANCE

Director: Sean Ellis

Producer: Lene Bausager, Frank Cohort

Production Co: Left Turn Films/Gaumont

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sundance Int’l Film Festival

WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Sitges Int’l Film Festival

NOMINATED: BEST FILM -Sitges Int’l Film Festival


CASHBACK 2006 UK

Director: Sean Ellis

Producer: Lene Bausager

Production Co: Left Turn Films

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto Int’l Film Festival

WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - Bermuda Int’l Film Festival

WINNER: CICAE AWARD -  San Sebastian Int’l Film Festival


HARI OM 2004 USA/INDIA

Director: Bharatbala Ganapathy

Producer: Ramesh Tuarani

Production Co: TriColor/BBP/Tips

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto Int’l Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Vancouver Int’l Film Festival

WINNER: BEST FILM - Salento Int’l Film Festival
WINNER: BEST FOREIGN FILM - Tahoe Int’l Film Festival
WINNER: NEW VOICES AWARD - Bangkok Int’l Film Festival

WINNER: CITIZEN’S CHOICE AWARD - Puchon Int’l Film Festival

NOMINATED: TOKYO GRAND PRIX- Tokyo Int’l Film Festival

NOMINATED: PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD - Vancouver Int’l Film Festival



CINEMATOGRAPHY

CREDITS

SHORT & ARTIST FILMS


BOTTLENECKS:ACT 5 2017 UK

Director: Richard Wilson OBE

Producer: Alex Preston
Production Co: Kontraflows

IN POST PRODUCTION


SUBCONSCIOUS SOCIETY 2014 UK

Artist/Director: Rosa Barba

Producer: Sarah Perks, Lauren Wright
Production Co: Turner Contemporary Museum/Cornerhouse

WINNER: 2016 Prix International d’Art Contemporain


EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE 2012 UK

Artist/Director: Matthew Stone

Producer: Rebecca Coley

Production Co: Channel 4 / Revolution 9 Films


AWAY WE STAY 2010 UK

Director: Edoardo Ponti

Producer: Adam Shakinovsky, Katrina Pavlos

Production Co: Agile Films


VOYAGE D’AFFAIRES 2008 UK/France
aka
THE BUSINESS TRIP

Director: Sean Ellis

Producer: Celine Quideau, Patrice Haddad
Production Co: Premiére Heure / Left Turn Films

WON: BEST SHORT FILM - Fuji Shorts
NOMINATED: BEST SHORT FILM - BAFTA
NOMINATED: BEST SHORT FILM - Chicago Int’l Film Festival


ROAD RACE 2004 UK

Artist/Director: Clio Barnard

Producer: Charlotte Wontner

Production Co: Film London/Hopscotch Films



RIMMEL LONDON

RSA

Dir: Christian Larson


LOEWE

North 6

Dir: Alasdair McLellan


KEKO

Spring

Dir: Enrique Badulescu


MANDARIN ORIENTAL

10-4

Dir: Mary McCartney


LINDEX

AND

Dir: Andy Margetson


OXFAM

Great Guns

Dir: Robert Erdman


PHILIPS

Dago

Dir: Jean-Louis Carrasco


FERRERO

Film Deluxe

Dir: Anniken Lien


GARNIER

30 Seconds of Fame

Dir: Uzer Khan


PANTENNE

P for Production

Dir: Justin Dickel


LUX DIVA

Highlight Films

Dir: Sunhil Sippy


BNTM PROMO

A&E Networks

Dir: Tom van Schelven


DOVE

Sweetshop

Dir: Melanie Bridge


D&G

Milkyway

Dir: Mario Testino


FORD

ANother

Dir: Matthew Donaldson


NIKE WOMEN

MILL+

Dir: Manija Emran & Paul Mitchel


L’OREAL

Bare Films

Dir: Betsan Morris- Evans


FERRERO

Sweetshop

Dir: Melanie Bridge


ROBERTO CAVALLI

Film Park

Dir: Sean Ellis


BUCHERER

PI Group

Dir: Harry Patramanis


IPL 20/20 MUMBAI INDIANS

Knucklehead

Dir: Gary Shore


SUNSILK

Highlight Films

Dir: Sunhil Sippy


GARNIER

RSA

Dir: Sean Ellis


ESTÉE LAUDER

Good Films

Dir: Tim Piper


DYSON

RSA

Dir: Nick Livsey


BALLY

MAP

Dir: Paul Wetheral


H&M SUMMER

Premiere Heure

Dir: Sean Ellis


ADOT

ASD Lionheart

Dir: Dan Nathan


AVON

Democracy Films

Dir: Harry Rankin


EA GAMES

RSA

Dir: Sean Ellis


7 UP

Highlight Films

Dir: Sunhil Sippy


OLAZ

Twin Films

Dir: Lars Knorrn


PEPSI

Great Guns

Dir: Shearer


MICHAEL KORS

MT+

Dir: Mario Testino


TOM FORD

Spring

Dir: Matthew Donaldson


NEXXUS SHAMPOO

RSA

Dir: Christian Larson


H&M AUTUMN

Premiere Heure

Dir: Sean Ellis


MAX FACTOR

MJS

Dir: Ben Hume-Patton


GO-COMPARE

Another Film Company

Dir: Jeff Stark


TRESEMME

Bang Bang

Dir: Jim Sonzero


HEAD & SHOULDERS

Great Guns

Dir: Eva Midgley


ROC

Gang Films

Dir: Lars Knorrn


FERRE

Film Park

Dir: Sean Ellis


HARVESTER

Another Film Company

Dir: Jeff Stark


COMMERCIALS

SELECTED

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI 2017

Additional DoP & “C” Camera Operator - Main Unit

Dir: Rian Johnson

Prod: Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy

Cam: Steve Yedlin ASC

Production Co: Lucasfilm/Disney


CROOKED HOUSE 2017

2nd Unit DoP/Dir (Daillies)

Dir: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Prod: Joseph Abrams, Jane Hooks

Cam: Sebastian Winterø

Production Co: Brilliant Films /Fred Films


ASSASSINS CREED 2016

Additional DoP - Additional Photography - Splinter Unit  (Daillies)

Dir: Justin Kurzel

Prod: Frank Marshall, Chris Brigham

Cam: Adam Arkapaw ACS / (Fraser Taggart - Splinter/Additional Photography)

Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures


FROM DARKNESS 2015 (TV)

2nd Unit DoP (Daillies)

Dir: Dominic Leclerc

Prod: Helen Ziegler

Cam: Polly Morgan BSC

Production Co: BBC


EDGE OF TOMORROW 2014

Additional DoP - Additional Photography - Main Unit  (Daillies)

Dir: Doug Liman

Prod: Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassaly

Cam: Dion Beebe ACS, ASC /  (Fraser Taggart - Additional Photography)

Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures



ADDITIONAL DOP / 2ND UNIT DOP

ADDITIONAL OPERATOR

GLUE 2014 (TV)

2nd Unit DoP (Daillies)

Dir: Daniel Nettheim

Prod: Joe Wilson

Cam: Ula Pontikos BSC

Eleven Films/Channel 4


STONED 2005

2nd Unit DoP & B Camera Operator

Dir: Stephen Woolley

Prod: Finola Dwyer

Cam: John Mathieson BSC

Production Co: Number 9 Films


TRAUMA 2004

2nd Unit DoP & B Camera Operator

Dir: Marc Evans

Prod: Nicky Kentish-Barnes

Cam: John Mathieson BSC

Production Co: Little Bird


QUILLS 2000

2nd Unit DoP & B Camera Operator

Dir: Philip Kaufman

Prod: Peter Kaufman

Cam: RogIer Stoffers ASC

Production Co: Fox Searchlight


PLUNKETT & MACLEANE 1999

2nd Unit DoP & B Camera Operator (UK)

Dir: Jake Scott

Prod: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner

Cam: John Mathieson BSC

Production Co: Working Title

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