Cinematographer Patrick Meller won Best Cinematography at the UKMVAs 2016 last night for his work on the Miike Snow promo Genghis Khan directed by Ninian Doff (Pulse).

Shot on film and a homage to ‘Bond’ this is the music promo of the year.



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Feature documentary VIRUNGA, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel with Leonardo DiCaprio as Executive Producer, won Franklin Dow a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction. The documentary went on to win 54 international film awards and is available exclusively on Netflix… NETFLIX.

New York Times: “Showcasing the best and the worst in human nature, von Einsiedel’s “Virunga” wrenches a startlingly lucid narrative from a sickening web of bribery, corruption and violence.”

Variety: “Extraordinary…enough action, pathos, suspense, venal villains, stalwart heroes and endangered gorillas for a dozen fiction films

LA Times: “Urgent investigative report and unforgettable drama, “Virunga” is a work of heart-wrenching tenderness and heart-stopping suspense.”

Other projects with director Orlando von Einsiedel include short THE WHITE HELMETS officially selected at Toronto Int’l Film Festival 2016, and MOON SHOT which is currently on the festival circuit.

Franklin shoots long form documentary & fiction, as well as short films, commercials and music promos – to date Franklin has shot in 38 countries across 6 continents.



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Cinematographer Dale McCready continues to shoot TIN STAR scripted by Rowan Joffe (28 DAYS LATER, THE AMERICANS).

Also directed by Joffe this modern day thriller/western stars Tim Roth as an expat British/Canadian cop who comes up against a potentially corrupt Oil Company fronted by the mysterious Mrs Bradshaw (Christina Hendricks) – Marc Jobst also directs.

Shot on location in Canada in and around the Rocky Mountains, TIN STAR is both revenge thriller and modern day ‘western’.  

Dale’s other credits include HIM (set to air on ITV shortly), Sky Atlantic’s LUCKY MAN, Russell T Davies’ CUCUMBER and feature BLACKWOOD directed by Adam Wimpenny.

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ARTICLE Empire Magazine.


THE LEVELLING received its European Premiere at the BFI LFF 2016 with Production Design by Sarah Finlay.

Nominated for the Sutherland Award for Best First Feature, with director Hope Dickson Leach picking up the IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award in Association with the BFI, the UK’s biggest film bursary, THE LEVELLING will be released in Spring 2017 by Peccadilllo Pictures.

Ellie Kendrick and Jack Holden star alongside David Troughton. 

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Cinematographers David Procter & Patrick Meller have received Best Cinematography nominations in the music video category at this year’s prestigious CamerImage Int’l Film Festival 2016.

Patrick Meller is nominated for his work on Miike Snow’s ‘Genghis Khan‘, shot on 35mm and directed by Ninian Doff (Pulse).


David Procter has been nominated for his work on the music promo for DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels ‘Nobody Speak‘, directed by Sam Pilling (Pulse).

CamerImage Int’l Film Festival celebrates the craft of cinematography – Check the complete list of nominations HERE.

Both music promos are also nominated for Best Music Promo at CamerImage.



Jono McCleery’s promo This Idea Of Us has won Best Music Video at Encounters Film Festival.

Largely narrative led the promo was shot by Charlie Goodger on 35mm and directed by Geej Ower (Greatcoat Films).

It explores a relationship both past and evidently present, set against the backdrop of an emotionally empty household and the landscapes that surround it.

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Duncan Jones’ feature film MUTE is currently in production in Berlin, with Gary Shaw (Cinematographer on Jones’ debut feature MOON) as DOP.

Online magazine report MUTE as “a long-simmering project that [Jones has] been talking about making for years… The film [stars] Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard in a futuristic version of Berlin, in which a mute bartender (Skarsgard) goes against a gang to figure out what happened to his missing partner.” ARTICLE.

Three days ago The Verge reported that MUTE will be distributed by Netflix. ARTICLE.

Conceptual art inspired by the world of MUTE…


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MUTE is produced by Stuart Fenegan / Liberty Films ARTICLE.

This is Jones’ next film after the success of WARCRAFT.




Morgan Robinson’s THE AGENY continues on BBC2 – catch up HERE.

Shot by Oli Russell and directed by Tom McKay the story weaves around characters represented by The Agency all played by Morgana Robinson herself – not your usual sketch show.


Oli is currently working on TV drama WHITE GOLD created, directed & written by Damon Beesley and starring Ed Westwick.


Patrick Meller receives Best Cinematography nod at the UKMVAs for Genghis Khan, Miike Snow’s superlative music promo directed by Ninian Doff (Pulse), shot on 35mm. 

The nomination comes hot on the heels of Lady Gaga‘s latest promo, shot by Patrick and directed by Ruth Hogben.

Miike Snow’s Genghis Khan has a total of 5 nominations at the UKMVAs for…

Best Director
Best Pop Video
Best Grade
Best Production Designer

Patrick also shot the follow up to Genghis Khan also directed by Ninan Doff… Miike Snow’s My Trigger (also shot on 35mm).

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