Billy J Jackson
Cinematography
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae
Director of Photography Drama showreel 2018:

https://vimeo.com/273814183


Visual creative 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, single and multi-camera, dolly, jib, crane, electronic heads, DMX, motion control, low loader, action cam, drone, compositing etc.

Films have shown at 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’.

 

Feature Film:


TANK 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) Feature DP

(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)


NATIVE. Feature DP

(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 DP

(Panaseer21) Cast: Peter Dineen (Foreign Exchange/The Bill/Plotlands) Karl Dixon (RSC)


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 Gaffer

(Nineteen in Paris) Cast: Michael Chomiak (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) Mark Cronfield (The Descent)



Television:


VIRTUES. (In production). TV series. Cam Op.

(Warp Films/Channel4) Dir: Shane Meadows. Cast: Steven Graham (Boardwalk Empire) Helen Behan (This Is England 88 & 90) Frank Laverty (Angela's Ashes)


COUNTDOWN, 25th Anniversary. Senior Cameraman Event/Broadcast (Cannel4/Rod Natkiel Associates)

FINAL LEVEL. LC TV -  (Boom Thing/MATV)

WE ARE FAMILY Comedy Blapp. Gaf (E4)


Commercial:
 
COUSINS FURNITURE. DP TV Advert (ABF Pictures)
MORRISONS. LC Virals (M Kitchen/Result Pictures)
TRAIN TO GAME. DP TV Advert (ABF Pictures)
M3 LIVING SOLUTIONS. DP Advert (Insigni)
MECCA BINGO. LC Corporate (Result Pictures)
SIGMA GLASS. DP TV Advert (ABF Pictures)
FIRST FOR LAWYERS. DP TV Advert (ABF Pictures)
EVANS HALSHAW. DP TV Advert (Ford)
TRANTERS SOLICITORS. DP TV Advert (Little Orchard)
YOUR CHOICE WINDOWS. DP TV Advert (Channel M)
BETFRED. DP TV Advert (BetFred/Channel M)
CHILTERN FINANCE. DP TV Advert (JP&Brimelow)
LIGHTCRAFT. DP TV Advert (ABF)
241 DOGS. DP TV Advert (ABF)
G APPLIANCES. DP TV Advert (Channel M)
SHEPLEY WINDOWS. DP TV Advert (Channel M)
TYRES ON THE DRIVE. DP Viral AD (Insegni)
PETS AT HOME. Gaf TV Advert (ABF)
LEARN DIRECT. Gaf/cam ass’ CINEMA AD - over 40 Cinemas across the far-east- (Kuala)
UK BATTERIES. Gaf TV Advert (Channel M)
NHS. Gaf TV Adverts (Hospital Group/Kuala)
APOLLO2000. Gaf Advert (Kuala)
DRIVE SAFE CAMPAIGN. Gaf TV PIFs (ABF)
WARHAMMER. Gaf Stingers, viral (Infinate Film) 
NIQUITIN CQ. DP/Dir/Edit Advert (Kodak Commercial Award winner).



Music Promos:

LIAM GALLAGHER. Come Back To Me. Cam Op (FUFilms)
RED HOT COSMIC BLUES BAND. DP (Metropol)
THE CRIBS. Cam Op (Grand Theatre, Leeds)
THE SATURDAYS. Gig, Cam1 Op, (MEN arena)
LONG FELLOW. Waiting for Elvis. DP
PEGGY SUE. Song and dance. Cam op (Vespa Pictures)
FUTURE EX-WIFE. Gaf (Pooka Productions).
LEFT STEP BAND. Come Home. DP (Metrapol)
FAME FACTORY. LC Various Music Video 'Experiences'
XEROX TEENS. Gaf (Lime House Films/Nightschool prod' LTD)
PHUNKIN DJ's feat Pamela Fernandez. Gaf (Saturn Returns music records Ltd)
THE PROMISE. Spark (Infinite Pictures)
ROOM94. Dirty Dancer. Gaf (Infinite Pictures)
DCS (DESI CULTURE SHOCK). Bothle Sharab Diye. Gaf
STAMPIN' GROUND. Live Promos. Cam/Edit (Nuclear Blast Records)
ARTIC MONKEYS. When The Sun Goes Down. Sound assist (Warp records)


Corporate/Promotion/Training:

ASDA. Internal marketing. LC (How2)
SUPRDRUG. LC (ABF Pictures)
OFFICE MOVERS. LC (Insegni)
LEEDS SCHOOL OF MUSIC. LC (The Buro Ltd)
AQA. LC (ABF Pictures)
DHL LOGISTICS. LC (ABF Pictures)
ASTRAZENICA. LC (ABF Pictures)
MONEY SUPERMARKET. LC (Insegni)
Hotel Interactive Video Holiday Brochures, various countries in Europe. (Trailstream/Thomas Cook)
COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL. Gaf/cam assist (Rod Natkiel associates ltd)
CORPORATE SHOWREELS. LC (Daa Woo Productions).
CO-OP. LC (Insegni)
SSG SECURITY. LC (Insegni)
GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE. LC (Insegni)
VIRGIN MEDIA. LC (WOW)


Events:

POLICE MUTUAL. Ondemand. Cam Op (FirstSightMedia)
CIPS (Chartered Institute of Precurement and Supply). LC (Business School/FSM)
GRADUATION CEREMONY photo/video/streaming, UK Universities (imagradute.com)
VARIETY CLUB. Charity Awards. Cam Op (Rod Natkiel Associates).
ANOCHOR HOUSEING ASSOCIATION. Cam/Prod/Edit
SEB CO TRIBUTE. Cam Op (Rod Natkeil Associates).
BBC CHILDREN IN NEED. Cam Director/operator (Large Catwalk Fashion Event)
VARIETY CLUB. Property Awards. Cam Op (Rod Natkiel associates)
BEVA CONGRESS. ICC Birmingham/ECHO Arena Op/Ondemand/Interviews (1st Sight Media)
VARIETY CLUB. Business Awards. Op (Rod Natkiel associates)
RED CROSS GALA BALL. Op (Veriety Club/Rod Natkiel)
 

Shorts:


TORTOISE. 2nd Unit DP
(Peripety Pictures) Starring: Mathew Kelly (Stars in their eyes) Tom Hughes (Cemetery Junction) Rob Ostlere (Holby City)

NIGHTBREEZE. DP
(MetropolReflector) Written& Directed by Andy Bloom (In the Blood/Tortoise)

THE LARDER. DP
(Openmindsurgery) Written and Directed by Gary Davis (Bricklayer movie)

THE MOTIVATORS. DP (Matt Baraclough/ABF)

LET GO. DP (BBC/McGuires)

GIFT. DP (MediaVault/Technology Innovation Centre/EM Media)

IN. DP (Panaseer21)

DONNA KABAB. DP

BARNEYS GOT THE BLUES. Gaf  (Warp/Spool Films/Vertigo) Starring Ewan MacIntosh (The Office) Written and directed by Paul Fraser (A room for Romeo Brass/Dead mans shoes)

MY DANGEROUS LOVERBOY. Gaf Directed by Virginia Heath (From Scotland with Love)

BREAKFAST AT BARBIES. Gaf (Ultrasonic Pictures)

TOCCARE. Gaf Starring Beth Winslet

RIVER CHILD. Gaf (Scottish Screen/BAFTA WINNER)

BINMAN. Best Boy (Intermedia/East Midlands media Digi-Short scheme)


Other:

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/IMAGE PROCESSOR (Ideal Shopping Channel/Ideal World/Create and Craft)

3D DESIGN AND MANUFACTOR. Tabletop War Game Industry (N-FX)

MEDIA TEACHER/PRACTIONER. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. Blue Coat Academy, Coventry. 2003-2016

PUBLICATION creation, photography, graphics and text. Prospectus, Leaflets and Theatre/Cinema Posters and more.

CAMERA LIGHTING MENTOR. (First Light/Sheffield Independent Film/Doncaster Arts)

FILM MAKING WORSHOP MENTOR. (Panaseer Productions & Birmingham Artists Associates)

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 (Celex Casting)

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE SERVICE. Ballistics Investigation Training. Stunt Driver (Celex Casting)
 


Education:

 
MA MASTER'S DEGREE. Screen Arts - Cinematography/Direction (Northern Media School)

BA BACHELOR'S DEGREE. Electronic Media - Film and Video as Fine Art (Univeristy of Wolverhampton)

CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 3 Requirements for electrical installations BS7671 16th Edition (Technique Training)

BTEC PDC Interactive Media HEFCE (University of Central England)

B-TEC Audio Engineering (EARTH Studios, Birmingham)

RED CROSS Baby First Aid (Red Cross, Coventry)



Skills:

Videography, Photography (products/events/model), Lighting (motion picture, stills and shows) graphic design (posters/merchandise/3D models/photo manipulation) Teaching (BTEC L3 Media), Lecturing (Film making Techniques L4/5). Early memeber of the Comedy Writers Association UK. Initiated and ran Birmingham Short Film Festival.


Legend:

DP: Director of Photography
LC: Lighting Cameraman
Cam Op: Camera Operator
Gaf: Lighting Gaffer


LINKS:
 
Tank 432 Movie Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qymUzoU2UEA

Bricklayer Movie Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Ho1jZrei8
http://bricklayermovie.com/

Native Movie Trailer 2016:
http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi818721817/

Social:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2039195/
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/billy-j-jackson/18/a1a/5b3

Please contact:
openmindsurgery@hotmail.com.



Curriculum Vitae