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					                                           ALEX METCALFE
                                     DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
                       Pool House. 23 High Street. Badsey. Evesham. Worcs. WR11 7EJ
                               01386 830215 – home 07785 557 611 – mobile

Skills & Attributions:
Able to assemble crews for Camera, Lighting & Grip Departments / Experienced with all popular camera, lens & associated
equipment / Blue & Green Screen Photography / Virtual Sets & Character Animation / Motion Control / Feature length
Drama / Drama Series / Commercials / Documentary.

Foreign Experience:
U.S.A (East & West Coast & Alaska) / Central & South America / Canada / India / Africa / China / Middle East / Europe

Recent Film & T.V Drama:
‘Asylum’                          DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Maximise Productions – Theatre Release
Digi Beta transferred to 35mm     Feature Film chronicling the standoff between 2 asylum seekers and the authorities
Colour                            Prod; Melonie Roffe/Maureen Murray                   Dir; Nigel Barker
                                  Awarded Best feature film (commitment category) San Francisco Film Festival

‘Life, Translated’                2nd Unit DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY and B Camera op – Theatre Release
S35mm – Colour                    Feature film. Romanic comedy based in an exclusive school
                                  Prod; Jonathon Weissler, Dir: Agan, 1st unit DoP Puccini Yu

‘Shoreditch’                      2nd Unit DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY– Midas Productions – Theatre Release
35mm – Colour                     Feature film starring Joely Richardson based on a 1930’s jazz club
                                  Prod; Trisa Cooke, Dir: Malcom Needs, 1st unit DoP Zoran Veljkovic

‘Charlie’                         CAMERA OPERATOR (Stunt Sequence)– Midas Productions – Theatre Release
Hi Def – Colour                   Feature film starring Luke Goss based on Charlie Richardsons’ life
                                  Prod; Trisa, Dir: Malcom Needs, 1st unit DoP Zoran Veljkovic

‘Watchman’                        LIGHTING CAMERAMAN– McM Productions – Theatre Release
Digi Beta – Colour                Short Film. Suspense drama starring Vinnie Jones
                                  Prod; McM Productions                       Dir; Niel Crispin

‘UK of A’                         DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – UCLA
S16mm – Colour                    Comedy based around misunderstandings of cultures
                                  Prod; Jack Daniel                        Dir; Alan Dorfman

‘Out’                             DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – AZ FILMS
35mm – Colour                     Drama centered on the repercussions of a stepfathers death
                                  Prod; Simon Baker                           Dir; Robert Christof

‘Modaji’                          DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – MM Films
35mm – Colour                     Music Promo
                                  Prod; Laws of Motion        Dir; Michael Martin

‘Chip off the Old Block’          DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – FORTUNE COOKIE – Theatre Release
Digi Beta – Colour                Intense drama about children coming of age in modern day London
                                  Prod; Lucy Ryan                            Dir; Rory Gilmartin

‘I’m Only Here for the Summer’ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – CSR PRODUCTIONS – Theatre Release
S16mm – Colour                 Musical drama set in 1950’s Somerset. Silver Award. Houston Film Festival
                               Prod; Mathew Charlton                      Dir; Richard Harbutt

‘Ralph Rules’                     DIRECTOR OF PHOTGRAPHY – HEARTBEAT – Public Awareness
DVCAM – Colour                            Charity drugs awareness film chartingone boys fall and rise
                                  Prod; bebe evwaraye                        Dir Avril Evans
‘E Male’                         DIRECTOR OF PHOTGRAPHY – MAD HATTER FILMS – Theatre Release
S16mm – Colour                   Romantic Drama about mistaken genders on the Internet.
                                 Prod; Eggert Gunnerson                      Dir Koser Shied
‘Prankster’                      DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – TRUST PRODUCTIONS – Theatre Release
S16mm – Colour                   Dark comedy about anarchists living up to their name.
                                 Prod; Patrick Tichey                        Dir; Jamie Greco

‘Operation Goodguys’             DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY- FUGITIVE FILMS – BBC2
Digi Beta – Colour               Black comedy about inept undercover police (selected episodes over 3 series)
                                 Dir/Prod; Ray Burgess & Dominic Anchelardo

‘Breaking Point’                 DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – ROBARK PICTURES – Theatre Release
Beta SP - Colour                 (Video segments for)Gritty feature film about the London underworld.
                                 Prod; Melloney Roffe                        Dir. Nigel Barker

‘Anything’s Possible’            DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – TWO HAT PRODUCTIONS – Ch. 5
Digi Beta – Colour               Drama reconstructions of celebrity fables (26 episodes)
                                 Prod; Georgia Dussard                        Dir. Daniel Peacock.

‘Girlfriends’                    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – TWO HAT PRODUCTIONS – Ch. 5
Digi Beta - Colour               Ongoing Soap Opera screened on Channel 5 (14 episodes)
                                 Prod; Georgia Dussard                   Dir. Daniel Peacock.

‘Sister Said’                    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – TWO HAT PRODUCTIONS – Ch. 5
Digi Beta- Colour                Spanish based drama about an abandoned girl band (15 episodes)
                                 Prod; Georgia Dussard                   Dir. Daniel Peacock.

‘Life Love and Everything’       DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – TWO HAT PRODUCTIONS – Ch. 5
Beta SP. Multi camera- Colour    Pilot for series centered on a gang of adolescent friends
                                 Prod; Georgia Dussard                         Dir. Daniel Peacock.

Recent Commercials:
BBC ProgrammeTrails              DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – BBC Creative Services
S16mm/Digi Beta – Colour         inc., Fat Nation, Deadringers, Horizon, Top Gear, Big Spender, Guns and Gangs, ,
                                 Holy Cross, Blue Peter, World News Division and many more…
                                 (5 Gold and 2 Silver Promax awards for trails that I shot in 2004)

‘Scotch Tape’                    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Disney
High Def – Colour                Sponsors bumper for Art Attack

Nickelodeon station idents       DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - NICKLODEON
S16mm – Colour                   Prod; Sally Spencer                         Dir. Sally Spencer.
‘Lion Brand Noodles’ I,II & III DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – SCENE PRODUCTIONS
S16mm/Digi Beta – Colour        Prod; Jonathan Weissler      Dir. Jackson Pat.

‘Wing Yip’                       DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – SCENE PRODUCTIONS
S16mm - Colour                   Prod; Jonathan Weissler      Dir; Jackson Pat

Nike & Coke (Test Commercials)   DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – BALEGOWEN PRODUCTIONS
S16mm - Colour                   Prod; Guy Allon              Dir; Jonathan Weissler

‘China Insurance’                DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – SCENE PRODUCTIONS
S16mm – Colour                   Prod; Jonathan Weissler      Dir; Jackson Pat

‘Harveys’                        DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – ARCHERSHIELDS
Digi Beta – Colour               Prod;                        Dir; Jackie Archer
Recent T.V Documentaries:
‘Hunting for Lucan’               DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – LADYBIRD – Ch. 4
DVCAM – S8mm                      1 hour special in depth character analysis of Lord Lucan
                                  Prod; Sylvia Jones/Fiona Sanderson            Dir; Fiona Sanderson
‘Desert Storm’                    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY– SSVC
Digi Beta – Colour                Shared Credit. Geri Haliwell entertains British troops in Oman
                                  Prod/director; Nigel Mercer
‘Celebrity Sleepover’             DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY– BBC PRODUCTION – BBC 1
Digi Beta – Colour                Shared Credit. Celebrities spend 36 hrs with everyday families (6 x 30 min episodes)
                                  Prod/director; Nigel Mercer
‘Trex’                            DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – WALSH BROS. – Ch. 5
Digi Beta – Colour                Document of 6 British teenager working round the world (13 x 30 min episodes)
                                  Prod; John Walsh                              Dir; John Walsh

‘FrontLine’                       DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Shared Credit)–ROGER BOLTON PROD.– ITV
Beta SP - Colour                  Expose on the London Ambulance Service
                                  Prod; Michael Delahaye                 Dir; Michael Delahaye.

‘NightLife Legends’               DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – 400 COMPANY– Ch. 4
Digi Beta – Colour                Fly on the wall focusing on Superstar D.J’s in Ibiza
                                  Prod; Amie Henry                             Dir; Mark Sloper

‘Italian Power’                   DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – SPEEDVISION (U.S.A)
Digi Beta – Colour                Odyssey about the great Italian bike manufactures.
                                  Prod; Shaun MacDougall                      Dir; Shaun MacDougal.

Live Events;
‘Paradise Poker’                  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – ENDEMOL/INITIAL
Digi Beta – Colour                18 Camera poker final set on a beach in Costa Rica
                                  Prod;Gill Fenwick                           Dir; Tom Docherty

‘David Gilmore Concert’           CAMERA OPERATOR – STYLOROUGE
Hi Def – Colour                   Prod; Rupert Style                          Dir; Rob O’Conner

‘Davey Graheme Concert’           DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – PRANKSTER
Digi Beta – Colour                Multi Camera – Director/Producer; Jamie Greco

‘Hanna and Hannah’                DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – ENGLISH AND MEDIA
Digi Beta – Colour                Stage Play. Multi Camera – Director/Producer; Micheal Simons

‘Helmet’                          DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – ENGLISH AND MEDIA
Digi Beta – Colour                Stage Play. Multi Camera – Director/Producer; Micheal Simons

Minicam Specialist; credits include Stitch up (BBC), My New Best Friend (Tiger Aspect for Ch 4), CCTV
(BBC), Sackrace (BBC), Blackout (BBC Pilot), Spy TV (Endemol for ITV Pilot).

T.V Broadcast includes:
High Spirits (BBC3)/Ant and Dec’s Saturday take away / Dick and Doms Bung a low (BBC) / Top of the Pops (BBC) /
CCTV (BBC) / Rich and Famous (ITV) / Loonies (LWT) / Celebrity Sale (Pet Prod.BBC1)Brilliant Creatures (The
Foundation. ITV) / You Only Live Once (Talkback. BBC1) / They Think it’s all Over (TalkBack. BBC1) / Hot Property
(Ch. 5) / CDTV & SMTV (ITV) / Ozone (BBC 2) / Dreammakers (Flextech) / Film 2000 (BBC1) / T.F.I Friday (Ginger
Prod. Ch4) /Collectors Lot (TV6. Ch 4) / Simply Complicated (BBC) / Superstar DJ’s (400 co. Ch4) / Result (Yorkshire
TV) / Hit Mix (Sky Television) / Clubavision (Russell Cleaver. ITV) / Eastenders Revealed (BBC) / Gamesmaster
(Hewland International. Ch4) / Lobster Tour (Nickelodeon) / Ghengis Cars (Paramount)/ Sky Sports & many more.

Background in Stills Photography. Work exhibited in Southbank (London), Hayes Galleria(London), Sunday Times,
Televisual and other trade magazines.
Web Site www.upsidedownfilms.com                                              e mail: alex@upsidedownfilms.com

				
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