About

 

I currently work as a freelance Cameraman and take the helm of the Creative Collective that is Little City Pictures alongside my brother Christopher L Cook (Director/Editor).

Having worked in the film and television industry in various roles for the past decade, I have developed skills and knowledge in all areas of production.  My passion however, lies with camera work and photography.

Since training in the camera department of various productions including STV’s Rebus and Plum Films’ feature film Senseless, I progressed to assist on numerous commercials and corporate films.

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In 2009 I was camera operator on Graham Fitzpatrick’s award winning short film Mum’s Birthday, produced by BAFTA New Talent winner Sarah Drummond (Best New Producer).

In 2010 through Little City Pictures, I earned my first credits as a Director of Photography on short films The Cottage  as well as Hate This and I’ll Love You music video for  Scottish electro band Xavia.

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In 2011 I shot the award winning  short film Friday Night and Saturday Morning (Best Screenplay – Short- Bootleg Film Festival – Toronto)  I also shot  new footage to be added to the BBC Scotland television drama River City title sequence created by Jody Black in June.

2012  seen me direct photography on Short films VOID Butterfly and Ambition, which was short listed to the final 50 in the Reed Short Film Competition. as well as  further music videos for Xavia,  Amy Duncan, Calm as the Colour, and Callum Beattie.

Callum Beattie

In early 2013 I was Cinematographer on Colours, a short film Written and Directed by Graham Fitzpatrick which seen the production team work along side inmates of Polmont Young Offender Institute. The lads devised the story alongside Graham, as well as acted in the film. The film has gone on to win Best UK Short at the East End Film Festival in 2014 and screened at various festivals around the globe.

I had the pleasure of shooting a Channel 4 development documentary on Kate Polson, CEO of The Rock Trust in Edinburgh. Kate was one of the youngest Chief Execs in Scotland and used to sleep rough herself when she was young. Her work is truly inspiring.

Kate

I also earned my first broadcast credit as Lighting Cameraman. Six short documentary films following young adults discovering how and why Maths matters in the workplace were filmed over the first quarter.  The six films, produced through Screen Education Edinburgh,  made up a 30 minute program to air on BBC Scotland. Which I also Colour Graded.

I have gone on to shoot an Edinburgh Screen Academy Masters film in 2013 and was Director of Photography on my first Broadcast commercial for Grahams Dairy.

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The Little City picture Black Night Broken, White Morning Woken was nominated for Best Production Design for Eve Murray at the Bafta New Talents in 2014 and is currently being entered into festivals worldwide.

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