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Samuel Pearce

Samuel Pearce



  • Year
  • 2014
    Movi Training
  • 2013
    DIT Training
    Four Corners, Bethnal Green, London
  • 2012
    3D For Camera Professionals
    Four Corners, Bethnal Green, London
  • 2012
    Digital Film Lab
    Four Corners, Bethnal Green, London
  • 2011
    16mm/35mm Camera Familiarisation
  • 2010
    Heath and Safety in Film and Television Production (BBC Standard)
    Hannonmedia Ltd, London
  • 2010
    Digital Futures - P2 Camera Specialism
    Four Corners, Bethnal Green, London
  • 2008
    Digital Film
    Thanet College, Kent
  • 2006
    BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  • 2003
    5 A Levels, 11 GCSEs
    Dane Court Grammar School


I own and can operate: Glidecam HD4000, ABC Light Crane, Canon 5D MKIII, Full set of Nikon AI-S Primes, Go Pro Cameras, Full monitoring including 17" directors monitor, Large selection of film lights, Dolly and Track, Large collection of gels, lighting control and grip equipment

I can operate: Sony FS7, Arri Amira, Black Magic Cinema Camera, Arri Alexa, Red One, Sony F3, Sony EX3, Canon C300, Red Epic-X, Red Scarlet-X, Sony Z1, Canon 7D

About me

London based Director of Photography. Represented by Gravy Crew

Contact Jackie at Gravy Crew Ltd.
+44 (0) 203 696 4600

or directly

Feature and short drama, commercials, music promos, fashion and documentary.

Specialties: cinematography, lighting, camera operation, visual story telling, camera technology, editing, post workflows

My recent work includes the feature films 'Crossing That Bridge', 'Hackney's Finest' and 'Common People'; music promos for Kate Nash, Rizzle Kicks and Christina Novelli; Commercials for Barclaycard, MINI, ASDA, NowTV and Frankie & Benny's; promos for Nintendo, Disney, Virgin Active, Crossrail the British Museum, The BFI and The Mirror.

I have also worked as a lighting cameraman on shoots for the BBC, Shell, Pruhealth, Investec, L’Oreal, City Financial, Barclays, Kuoni, Samsung, Max Fordham, Mixcloud, MINI, Chirp, Index, Cartier, London HR Connection, Mindgym, Science Business, Inoar, Brand Amplifier, Sports Pro Live, RADA, London Youth Games, Harvey Goldsmith, Inoir, Bank of America, Red Rabbit Productions, BCA, Arcelor Mittal, Brewin Dolphin, Asset International, Raytheon UK, Citrus Saturday, Kings College, Oxford University Press, Campaign Film, Iris, IPF, National Union of Journalists, Profressional Beauty, Atkins, Blue Prism and Lloyds amongst others.

I'm also an FCP/Premiere editor and trained DIT with Kit.

Additional Information

Please find a recent showreel above as well as a recent CV. I have excellent hire relationships to get anything from an Alexa to a Movi.



"I've worked with Sam on a number of occasions, and find him a gifted cinematographer. Easy to work with, he makes a pleasant addition on set. I trust him implicitly to add value to my work and what I am attempting to do. He cares about projects and takes pride in his work and yours, he has a keen eye and a good sense of artistic creative judgement and the technical knowledge to back it up and get results. He's enhanced every project I've worked with him on as well as being great fun to work alongside, and he'd be my first cinematographer of choice to work with in future."
Leilani Holmes, Director
Short films 'Butterflies, By the steps of St Pauls'

"Sam is everything you could ask for in a DOP, courteous, hard working and with a great eye for light and composition. He was recommended to us to shoot some essential last minute GV's for our feature film, "Common People". He understood the concept immediately, communicated his own ideas clearly, worked quickly on the ground, yet had the patience to frame and offer up the best possible shot in every instance."
Stewart Alexander, Director
Feature 'Common People'

"Sam is knowledgable, quick and works within your budget. Most importantly, his work always looks STUNNING. I would recommending him on any shoot be it a documentary, a promo or a short film and guarantee the images to look better than anything expected."
Ramon Ricard, Producer (Kream London)
Commercial 'Fairtrade', Promo 'Virgin Active'

"Sam is one of those characters in which his dedication to achieve the highest quality for his work is second to none. He has a high level of integrity. Extremely patient. Hard working. Creative. Adaptive. And able to comprise to an extent that finds a solution to any DOP problem, issue or demand. I highly recommend Sam."
Joaquim Baretto, Director (Bear and Wolf Films)
Commercial 'Infusion'

"Samuel is talented and hardworking. He is always prepared to go the extra mile to achieve the best results, and has strong technical knowledge of a range of formats and styles. He's good fun to work with too."
David Abramsky, Director (MoJo Pictures)
Commerical 'Tom Watts on DIY Radio'


Primary Job Category
Director of Photography
Secondary Job Category
Camera Operator
Years in industry
6+ years
Job Category
Camera Operator, Camera Operator (HD), Cinematographer, Director of Photography, DIT / Data Wrangler, DV Camera Operator, Editor, Editor (Final Cut Pro), Lighting Cameraperson, Lighting Director
Experienced in
Animation, Comedy, Commercials, Cookery, Corporate, Digital/Online Campaigns, Documentary, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Music, Music Promo, Reality TV, Television
Interested in
Animation, Arts, Biography, Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Digital/Online Campaigns, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Live TV, Music, Music Promo, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Television, Travel
Languages Spoken
Organisation Membership