Billy J Jackson
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Midlands based Lighting cameraman with nearly two decades of experience in film, broadcast, and corporate production. Skilled in all aspects of filming and lighting on all industry standard formats. Directing photography of single and multi-camera, incorporating dolly and jib, crane, electronic heads, DMX, motion control, low loader, action cam, drone, compositing etc.

Films have shown all over the world at most major film festivals, cinemas, TV channels, online and on-demand. Festival awards include; Best New Film Maker Award, Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival 2016 for ‘Native’. BAFTA Scotland Best Fiction Award for ‘Riverchild’. Best International Comedy Award at New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for ‘The Chariot’. Audience Award at TIC (Technology Innovation Centre) Film Festival for ‘The Larder’. Kodak Commercial Student Award Winner – ‘NicQuitin CQ’.



Film and Television




TANK 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) Feature DoP (Kaleidoscope/Belstone Pictures) Exec’d Ben Wheatley. Cast: Rupert Evens (The Man in the High Castle) Micheal Smiley (The Worlds End) April Pearson (Skins) Gordon Kennedy (Robin Hood) Tom Meeten (Sightseers)

Feature DoP. (Film1st Ltd. Best new film maker award Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival 2016) Cast: Rupert Graves (Sherlock/V for Vendetta/The Madeness of King George) Ellie Kendrik (Game of Thrones/An Education/Prime Suspect:The Final Act)  


The Bricklayer. Feature DoP, (Panaseer21) Cast: Peter Dineen (Foreign Exchange/The Bill/Plotlands)


Peterman (In the Blood). Feature, Rigging Gaffer.  Safethemovie ltd) Cast: Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) Kenny Doughty (Coronation Street) Peter Bowles (Only When I Laugh) Philip Davis (High Hopes) Alison Steadman (Shirley Valentine)


Framework. Feature Film, Gaffer (Nineteen in Paris) Cast: Michael Chomiak (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) Mark Cronfield (The Descent)




Cousins. DoP, Advert (ABF Pictures) 

Morrison’s. Lighting/Cameraman, Viral Ads, (M Kitchen/Result Pictures) NiQuitin CQ. DoP/Dir/Edit, Advert (Kodak Commercial Award winner).
Train to Game. DoP, advert { ABF Pictures }
M3 Living Solutions. DoP, Advert. 

Mecca Bingo. Lighting Cameraman, Corporate {Result Pictures}

Sigma Glass. DoP Advert { ABF Pictures }
First For Lawyers. DoP, Advert (ABF Pictures)
Evans Halshaw. DoP, Advert, (Ford)
Tranters Solicitor. DoP, Advert (Little Orchard)
Your Choice Windows. DoP, Advert, (Channel M)
BetFred. DoP, Advert, (Bet Fred/Channel M)
Chiltern Finance. DoP, Advert, (JP&Brimelow)
Light Craft. DoP, Advert {ABF}
241 Dogs. DoP Advert {ABF}
G Appliances. DoP, Advert, (G Appliances/Channel M)
Shepley Windows. DoP, Advert, (Windows/Channel M) 

Tyres on the Drive. DoP, TV AD 

Pets at Home. Gaf, TV Advert, (ABF)

Learn Direct. Gaf/cam ass’, over 40 Cinemas across the far-east- (Kuala)

UK Batteries. Gaf, Advert, (UKB/Channel M) 

NHS TV Adverts. Gaf, (Hospital Group/Kuala) 

Apollo2000. Gaf, Advert [Kuala} 

Drive Safe Campaign, Gaf, TV PIFs, (ABF}
Warhammer. Stingers, Gaf, Infinate Film.  


VIRTUES (In production). Cam Op, TV series. Dir: Shane Meadows. 
Cast: Steven Graham (Boardwalk Empire) Helen Behan (This Is England 88 & 90) Frank Laverty (Angela's Ashes)
COUNTDOWN, 25th Anniversary Event. Senior Cameraman (Cannel4/Natkiel)
WE ARE FAMILY Comedy Blapp. Gaf (E4)



Tortoise, Short, 2nd Unit DoP, (Peripety Pictures) Starring: Mathew Kelly (Stars in their eyes) Tom Hughes (Cemetery Junction) Rob Ostlere (Holby City)

Nightbreeze. Short, DoP, (MetropolReflector) Written& Directed by Andy Bloom (In the Blood)
The Larder. Short, DoP (Openmindsurgery)

The Motivators. DoP (Matt Baraclough)

Let Go. Short, DoP, (BBC/McGuires)
Gift. Short, DoP (MediaVault/Technology Innovation Centre/EM Media)

In, short, DoP (Panaseer21)

Donna Kebab. Short. DoP.

Final Level. LC, (Multicam), TV show, (Boom Thing/MATV)

Barny’s got the blues. Short film, Gaffer (Warp/Spool Films/Vertigo)
My Dangerous Loverboy. Short, Gaffer (Virginia Heath)
Breakfast at Barbies. Short, Gaf (Ultrasonic Pictures)

Toccare. Short, Gaffer. Stars Beth Winslet.

River Child. Short, Gaf (Scottish Screen, BAFTA WINNER).


Music Promos:


Liam Gallagher. Come back t me. Op.(FUFilms)
Red Hot Cosmic Blues Band.
DoP (Metropol)

The Cribs. Cam Op, (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
The Saturdays. Gig, Cam1 Op, (MEN arena)
Long Fellow. DoP, Waiting for Elvis Music Video
Peggy Sue, Song and dance. (Cam op, Vespa Pictures)

Future Ex-wife. Gaf, Music Video, ( Pooka Productions).

Left Step Band. DoP, (A.Bloom)
Fame Factory. LC (Lighting cameraman), Various Music Videos ('Experiences')
Xerox Teens. GAF, Music Video, (Lime House Films/Nightschool prod' LTD)
Phunkin DJ's feat Pamela Fernandez. Gaf, Saturn Returns music video, (records Ltd)

The Promise. Spark, (Infinite Pictures)

Room94. Dirty Dancer, Gaffer, (Infinite Pictures)
ARTIC MONKEYS. When teh sun goes down. sound assist (Warp records)
DCS (DESI CULTURE SHOCK) - Bothle Sharab Diye, Gaffer.

Live Promos. Stampin’ Ground Camera/Edit (Nuclear Blast Records)


Corporate, marketing and events




ASDA internal marketing. (How2)
Superdrug. Lighting Cameraman, (ABF Pictures)

Office Movers. (Insegni)

Leeds School of Music (The Buro Ltd)

AQA. Lighting Cameraman, corporate, (ABF Pictures)

DHL Logistics (ABF Pictures)

Astrazenica. Lighting cameraman, (ABF Pictures)
Money Super Market. Lighting Cameraman, (Insegni)

Hotel Interactive Video Holiday Brochures, various countries in Europe. (Trailstream)

Coventry city council. Gaf/camera assist, (Rod Natkiel associates ltd)

Corporate Showreels. Camerama/Light, (Daa Woo Productions).



Co-Op. Lighting Cameraman, (Insegni)

SSG Security. Lighting Cameraman, (Insegni)

Greater Manchester Police. LightingCamera (Insegni)

Virgin Media. Lighting Cameraman, (WOW)

Ballistics Investigation Training. Stunt Driver, (West Midlands Police)





Police Mutual. Ondemand. Camerman (FirstSightMedia)

CIPS. Camera/lighting, Business School  (FSM)

Graduation photo video and streaming, UK Universities (
Variety Club. Op, Charity Awards (Rod Natkiel Associates).

Anchor Housing Association. Camera/Producer/Editor
Seb Co Tribute. Op, Event (Rod Natkeil Associates).
BBC Children In Need. Camera Director/operator, (Large Catwalk Fashion Event)

Variety club. Op, Property Awards event, (Rod Natkiel associates)
BEVA. ICC Birmingham/ECHO Arena Op/Ondemand (1st Sight Media)
Business Awards. Variety Club. Op. (Rod Natkiel associates)
Red Cross Gala Ball. Op, (Veriety Club/Rod Natkiel)



Arctic Monkeys. Scummy Man (When the sun goes down) Short film/Music Video. Boom Op. Warp Films 

Associate Lecturer. Level 4&5 Film making Techniques. Derby University 2017.
Photographer/photoshop editor Ideal Shopping Channel

3D Model making and manufacturing,War-game industry (N-FX)

Media Teacher. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. Blue Coat Academy, Coventry. 2003-2016

Various publication creation, such as Prospectus, Leaflets and Theatre Posters.

Camera/Lighting Mentor. First Light/Sheffield Independent Film/Doncaster Arts

Various Film making workshops Panaseer Productions & Birmingham Artists Associates.
When the sun goes down (Warp/Spool Films/Vertigo/Artic Monkeys) Boom Op.

Best Boy. Digi-short. Binman. Intermedia/East Midlands media.

Supporting Artist and Walk on parts for TV and Film. ; Dr Who, All in the Game, Doctors, Cutting It, The Eleventh Hour, Dalziel and Pascoe, Early Doors, Hustle, Afternoon Plays, Goal II etc




MA Masters Degree. Screen Arts (Cinematography/Direction) Northern Media School.

BA Bachelors Degree. Electronic Media (Film and Video as Fine Art) 2.1 (Hon's).

City & Guilds Level 3 Requirements for electrical installations BS7671 (16th Edition)

BTEC PDC Interactive Media (HEFCE)
B-TEC Audio Engineering. EARTH Studios, Birmingham.
RED CROSS Baby First Aid 

Other Skills: Photography (products/events/model), graphic design (posters/merchandise/3D models/photo manipulation) Teaching (BTEC L3 Media), Lecturing (Film making Techniques L4/5), Initiated Birmingham Short Film Festival.


DoP: Director of Photography

LC: Lighting Cameraman

Op: Camera Operator

Gaf: Lighting Gaffer


Tank 432 Movie Trailer:

Bricklayer Movie Trailer:

Native Movie Trailer 2016:


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Curriculum Vitae