Cinematographer Nicola Daley ACS talks Pin Cushion in the Australian Cinematographer’s Magazine.

In the article discusses her meeting with director Deborah Haywood, how she connected with the bullying aspect of the story, the shoot itself and also offers advice to female cinematographer’s.

Pin Cushion was released in July and garnered 4 and 5 star reviews across the board – check out critic Mark Kermode’s review of the film HERE.

Nicola was the 8th female cinematographer to join the Australian Cinematographers Society and will shortly return to Sydney, Australia to shoot a Netflix drama – check out the article below…





















The BFI London Film Festival will take place 10 to 21 October.

Vs. (TRAILER) directed by Ed Lilly with Costume Design by Grace Snell and Hair & Make Up Design by Emma Croft will premiere on 13 October (also playing 15 October). Director Ed Lilly’s feature debut stars Connor Swindells as Adam, an angst-ridden youth who has been shunted around the care system since early childhood, but is finally assigned by case worker Terry (Nicholas Pinnock) to a foster home in Southend, where his biological mother lives. After a chance encounter in an arcade, Adam is drawn into the seaside resort’s underground hip-hop scene by promoter Makayla (Fola Evans-Akingbola). She encourages him to develop his speedy word skills to take on the town’s reigning battle rap champions, played by Joivan Wade and real-life MC Shotty Horroh. Combining rhyme-laden set pieces with downbeat drama, Vs. offers a very British take on the 8 Mile template – BFI

Tim Sidell shot short film Naptha, directed by Moin Hussan, after wrapping Tom Beard’s feature Two For Joy, starring Samantha Morton and Billie Piper. Filmed on location in Cornwall the short will receive its World Premiere 18 October – BFI

Feature documentary Evelyn will receive its World Premiere 12 October and is directed by Oscar winning Orlando von Einsiedel, with cinematography by Franklin Dow. When Orlando von Einsiedel’s brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication. Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma… BFI

Short film Leash, shot by Diana Olifirova and directed by Harry Lighton, will play on the 14 October… filmed and set in a local, Welsh town, the narrative explores issues relating to immigration post-Brexit, but with a twist – BFI
















Cinematographer Oli Russell wraps Netflix Original drama Sex Education.

Oli joined the production working with director Kate Herron, with Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson reported to star alongside an ensemble cast. The drama was filmed on location in the UK and you can check Oli the team below on the day they wrapped (Oli is on the right, bottom of the screen!)

Netflix Orders Sex Education

Hollywood Reporter & Gillian Anderson














Released in cinemas this Friday, Idris Elba’s directorial feature debut Yardie, with Production Design by Damien Creagh.

Filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica and London, Yardie is adapted from Victor Headley’s novel and follows the path of Denis (Aml Ameen) from youth to adulthood, from Kingston to London.

The Guardian REVIEW

Variety REVIEW

Screendaily REVIEW

Radio Times REVIEW

Damien has recently wrapped feature film Calm With Horses, director Nick Rowland’s feature debut which stars Barry Keoghan & Cosmo Jarvis and was shot on location in Ireland. Previous work includes BIFA winning feature Nina, Forever, directed by the Blaine Bros., Elba’s television drama In The Long Run and BAFTA nominated Notes On Blindness directed by Peter Middleton & James Spinney.
















This is the trailer for Postcards From London with Production Design by Ollie Tiong.

Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats) stars in this homage to an ‘80s Soho, London, directed by Steve Maclean and produced through The Bureau.

Shot entirely in studio, Ollie designed, created and built the vibrant neon-lit streets of Soho.

Due to be released in cinemas later this year, this is McLean’s follow up to Postcards From America.









The premiere of Yardie took place yesterday evening at the BFI Southbank.

Featuring production design by Damien Creagh, the Idris Elba-directed feature centres on the life of a young Jamaican man across 1970s Kingston and 1980s Hackney, as he seeks retribution following the murder of his older brother – you can read a review of the film here.

Yardie is set for general release across the UK from Friday 31st August.








Cinematographer Nicola Daley shot My Asian Family – a musical screening on BBC4 as part of the Big British Asian Summer season.

My Asian Family tells the story of the Thakars – charting the decades from their arrival in Britain through to the modern day through song, dance and vibrant colour.

Episode 1 is set to premiere on BBC4 this Wednesday 22nd at 10:00pm.










Last night saw the London screening of The Innocents ahead of its Netflix release date – 24.08.2018.

Cinematographer David Procter shot the entire series, travelling to Yorkshire, then Norway before wrapping the shoot in a studio set based in London.

The Innocents was created for the globe and this Friday sees its worldwide release. Directed by Farren Blackburn and produced through New Pictures, the Netflix Original stars Guy Pearce as Halvorson, alongside newcomers and ‘Innocents’ Sorcha Groundsell as June and Percelle Ascot as Harry.








Jesse Peretz’s feature film Juliet, Naked with Production Design by Sarah Finlay premieres in the USA and so begins its promotional tour.

Stars Ethan Hawkes, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd attended the screening in LA, alongside director Peretz (Girls, Glow) and Executive Producer Judd Apatow. Based on Nick Horny’s novel, Juliet, Naked sees Hawke as a former rock star ‘re-discovered’ by Byrne who subsequently infiltrates her relationship with O’Dowd.

Filmed on location in the UK, Sarah joined the production shortly after wrapping Oscar winning director Sebastian Leilo’s feature, Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Reviews: NY – Juliet, Naked hits UK cinemas later this year.












Luke Bryant signs with Wizzo & Co. Luke’s most recent feature film is Tom Edmund’s Dead in a Week: Or Your Money back starring Aneurin Barnard, Tom Wilkinson, Freya Mavor and Christopher Eccleston.

In the world of television recent work includes Urban Myths for Sky Arts; Dead Pixels for E4; Chewing Gum Season 2 for E4; Drifters Season 4 for E4 and in the process he has worked with directors Al Campbell, Simon Delaney and Tom Marshall.

Luke is a 2017-2018 Nominee for the BSC Emerging Cinematographer of the Year for his work on the short film Present directed by Joe Ballerini and staring Sophie Kennedy Clark and Henry Goodman; he is currently working on Diego Rocha’s Brazilian feature film The Fall which is set for a 2019 release.