DOP
Stephen J Brand GBCT

Stephen is a creative and resourceful DoP. He is a highly adaptable camera operator with 23 years filming experience, having worked on film and in the digital domain across multiple genres, including; drama, documentary and commercials. His extensive credits include work for many major UK and international broadcasters, bringing a wealth of technical expertise, including Ronin gimbal operation and the latest VFX shooting techniques, to a wide range of productions, from large scale cinematic projects to fast-turnaround TV documentaries. 
With his collaborative approach, he has built a reputation for shooting as imaginatively and efficiently as possible, always on budget and on schedule. He is known for remaining calm and focused in delicate and difficult situations, helping to put actors and presenters at ease. So, whether filming on a remote Pacific island; a crowded city; or a hi-tech studio sound-stage, Stephen's inventive, informed and passionate approach to cinematography will ensure that any production gets the finest images and sequences required to transform their vision into reality onscreen.

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TV

ANDY'S SAFARI ADVENTURES DoP & Camera Operator 
BBC for Cbeebies | Directed by Adam Oldroyd 
Produced by Mark Jones | BBC Natural History Unit 
ROMEO: SHAKESPEARE LIVES  DoP & Camera Operator 
Stranza Media for BBC | Directed & Produced by Chris Hunt 
ANCIENT BLACK OPS: SPARTANS DoP & Camera Operator 
World Media Rights | Directed by Chris Lethbridge 
A VERY BRITISH CULT DoP & Camera Operator 
Perfect Sphere | Directed by Adam Oldroyd 
Produced by Benjamin Carter 
KING JAMES BIBLE: THE BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD DoP & Camera Operator (Stirling Castle)
BBC | Directed by Norman Stone 
Executive Producer: Debbie Dubois 
Winner: 'Epiphany Prize' ($100,000), 2012 
THE REBEL 
Series 1 & 2 
DoP & B Camera Operator | 2nd Unit 
Retort for UKTV Gold | Directed by Vadim Jean 
Produced by Ben Walker & Vadim Jean 
PORTERS DoP & B Camera Operator | 2nd Unit (inc Stunt/Green-screen)
Dancing Ledge Productions | Directed by Vadim Jean 
Produced by Simon Lupton
HENRY IX DoP & B Camera Operator | 2nd Unit 
Retort for UKTV Gold | Directed by Vadim Jean 
Produced by Tanya Qureshi & Pete Thornton 
Winner: Rose D'Or - Sitcom - 56th Annual Awards in Berlin 2017
THREE GIRLS  'News' DoP & Camera Operator 
Studio Lambert for BBC | Directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe 
Produced by Simon Lewis 
MY WONDERFUL LIFE Co-DoP, Camera Operator & Ronin Gimbal Operator 
Chalkboard TV for Sky | Directed by Warwick Banks 
HOLLYOAKS  DoP 
Channel 4 | Directed by Colin Buchanan & Alex Kirby 
PACIFIC ABYSS  Lighting Cameraman 
BBC Natural History Unit | Directed by Lucy Meadows 
Series Producer: Dale Templar 
LIVE: GORDON RAMSEY'S CHRISTMAS COOK-ALONG Lighting Cameraman 
One Potato for Channel 4 | Directed by Studio
GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
Season 3 
Camera Operator (Handheld)
Love Productions | Directed by Scott Tankard 

Feature Films

THE FILM MAKER'S SON  DoP & Camera Operator 
Triptych Productions | Directed by Bart Gavigan 
Produced by Gregg Burton, Patricia Beall Gavigan & Linda Mitchell 
HUNGER DoP | Time-lapse Unit: Maze Prison 
Film 4 | Directed by Steve McQueen 
Produced by Robin Gutch & Laura Hastings-Smith | DoP: Sean Bobbitt 

Short Films

HOODIE DoP & Camera Operator 
Hooded Films | Directed & Produced by Patrick Finnegan 
Winner: BFSD: Galway 2010 Film Festival  
SPACE INVADERS  DoP & Camera Operator 
Directed by Barry Hecker | Executive Producers: Gina Fucci & Mike Prudence
Gold: 36th WorldFest & Nom Best Cine: HDFest 2003
BENJAMIN'S STRUGGLE DoP
Carolina Street Productions | Directed by James Breese 
Produced by James Breese & Rebecca Tranter 
Winner: Encounters Film Festival Audience Prize 

Documentaries

WILDERNESS EXPLORED: CONGO DoP & Camera Operator 
BBC | Directed by Rob Hifle 
VFX Projects Unit: Cameroon 
BRITAIN'S GREATEST GENERATION Lighting Cameraman 
Testimony Films | Directed by Steve Humphries 
Executive Producer: Martin Davidson 
Winner: Silver World Medal for History & Society at the New York Film & Television Festival, 2016
Winner: Silver World Medal for Education at the New York Film & Television Festival, 2016
FILMING OUR GREATEST GENERATION  Lighting Cameraman 
Testimony Films | Directed by Steve Humphries 
Executive Producer: Martin Davidson 
Nomination: Children's BAFTA, 2015
PANORAMA: COLIN NORRIS Lighting Cameraman 
BBC | Directed by Mark Daly 
Winner: BBC Ruby Award 
THE GIRL WHO FORGAVE THE NAZIS Lighting Cameraman 
Testimony Films for Channel 4 | Directed & Produced by Steve Humphries 
Winner: Gold World Medal for History & Society at the New York Film & Television Festival, 2017
SURVIVING ABERFAN  Lighting Cameraman 
Testimony Films for BBC | Directed & Produced by Steve Humphries 
Winner: Bronze World Medal for History & Society at the New York Film & Television Festival, 2017 
NAMBIA: GENOCIDE AND THE SECOND REICH & RACISM: A HISTORY Lighting Cameraman 
Directed by David Olusoga 
THE OTTOMANS: EUROPE'S MUSLIM EMPERORS  Lighting Cameraman (Green-screen) 
BBC | Directed by David Olusoga 

Commercials

MCVITIES MEDLEY DoP & Camera Operator 
Pangaea | Directed by Glen Lear 
THE SUN: DEAL OR NO DEAL DoP & Camera Operator 
Lucky Elliot & Silver Films | Directed by Bluey Durrant
VANISH  DoP & Camera Operator 
Juggernaut Commercials | Directed by Bluey Durrant 
MARISOTA  DoP & Camera Operator 
The Gate Films | Directed by Bluey Durrant 
TUI Co-DoP, Camera Operator & Ronin Gimbal Operator 
Manna Creative | Directed by Andrew Brooking 
OAKHOUSE & CLARKS VILLAGE Camera Operator 
Pangaea | Directed by Craig Holdsworth 
DoP: Matthew Davison 
M&S CHRISTMAS  B Camera Operator 
The Outfit | Directed by Sarah O'Gorman 
DoP: Clive Norman 
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