ABOUT ME

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I'm  a Cinematographer Based in Birmingham UK, but im available both Nationally and Internationally for work.

I have a passion for visual storytelling, Ive often been described as "an old head on young shoulders" and I pride myself on my hard working, positive and approachable attitude, always working calmly and effeciently under pressure to achieve the directors vision and keeping sets both functional and fun places to be, whether it be drama, commercial or otherwise.

 

I love the technical side of Filmmaking but I also have a deep artistic and theoretical understanding of framing and lighting .I have experience in a wide range of production styles and Genres.from small two or three person teams upto crews of 30+ and everything in between, having shot Drama/Film, documentary, Music videos aswell as branded content and commercials. working for clients such as The BBC, Warner Brothers and M&C Saatchi

 

I have also shot award winning pieces such as the short neo noir "Io Selezinero" , Feature Documentary "Tax Shelter Terrors" and Feature Film "Hello Darlin".

I studied Media as a broad subject for 6 years, mostly focusing on Film and Television,  Earning a  BA hons 2:1 degree in television production, a HND and a BTEC Level 3 diploma. I own a variety of equipment but I am equally comfortable working on a wide range of cameras including but not limited to: ARRI, RED, Sony FS7/FS5/FX9 and Canon C series, among others.

I also offer my services as a Gaffer and Colourist.

and Completed the Screenskills Coronavirus basic awareness on production course. 

 

AWARDS

WON

NOMINATED

"New Voice award: Test Card Pilot"

This Abled Dancer.

Edinburgh TV Festival 2021.

"Best Film"

Hello Darlin.

Birmingham Film festival 2019.

"Best Promotional Video"

Evolution Precision

MarCom Awards 2020.

"Best Event Video"

Wargaming Game Jam

MarCom Awards 2020.

"Best Cinematography"

Io Selezinero, 

Spectacul: Rio de Janeiro 2016.

"Director's Choice Award" 

Tax Shelter Terrors 2017"

Sydney's Night of Horror festival . 

 

"Best Cinematography"

White Feather

Birmingham Film Festival 2020.

"Best Cinematography"

Hello Darlin'

European Cinematography Awards 2020.

"Best Micro Short film"

Tom, Dick & Harry, Chrismas special.

Birmingham Film Festival 2019.

TESTIMONIALS

 

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Ash on a commercial project. Right from the off, his craftsmanship and collaborative nature were obvious. We met up to chat through the concept and the kind of thing I was hoping to achieve. Ash was quick to offer suggestions and solutions to problems I was anticipating with the way the film would need to come together.

 

On the shoot day, Ash was punctucal, professional, and most importantly just lovely to work with. I was really happy with the image, and because of the extensive work he’d put in before the shoot day he confidently managed his team and got set up really efficiently. the commercial we were shooting had some incredibly personal and vulnerable performances from the talent, and Ash was very respectful at all times, and helped foster an atmosphere that was conducive to getting great performances, and making the whole cast comfortable.

 

I’d strongly recommend working with Ash - he’s a lovely guy, and his work is top notch. His commitment, attitude and extensive technical knowledge would make him an incredibly valuable asset to any production.

Will Dolan: Director: Firewood Pictures.

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