Mike Staniforth


Director of Photography

With an interest in Renaissance and 18th century Art, a degree in film, and a very practical background in shorts and commercials, Mike’s a very different proposition to most DoPs and his work on a number of drama as well as documentary features has generated multiple awards. With bases in London and Manchester, he is available to work worldwide.

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ALL OR NOTHING: MANCHESTER CITY

Director of Photography

"I can safely say that Mike is one of the most dedicated and creative cinematographers I have worked with. His ability to bring to life our vision for the film, regardless of the location and budgetary challenges, was second to none."

Keith Farrell - Director - Moment of Grace

Selected credits


date
production
director / production company
television:
2022
THE FULL MONTY (Additional DOP)
Andrew Chaplin, Catherine Morshead / Little Island Productions
2021
RED ROSE (Additional DOP)
Lisa Siwe / Eleven Film for Netflix and BBC 3
2020
FERNANDO
Juame Garcia, Arnau Monras / Amazon Prime
2018
ALL OR NOTHING: MANCHESTER CITY
Manuel Huerga / Amazon Prime
Nominated: Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary - Sports Emmy Awards 2019
features:
2021
MOMENT OF GRACE
Keith Farrell / Old Hall Films
2017
IN ANOTHER LIFE
Jason Wingard / Wingarm
Winner: Best UK Feature - Raindance Film Festival 2017
Winner: The Discovery Award - BIFA 2017
shorts:
2022
HERD IMMUNITY
Rosie May Bird Smith / Havas Studios, Papaya Films
2021
CIRCUIT
Keith Farrell / OldHall Films
2021
THE WILD'S
Greig Johnson / Sea and Sky Pictures, BFI
2021
FAMILIAR
David J. Ellison / Singularity Pictures
2019
THE ROAD TO GEHENNA
Michael Keogh / Mikhael
Winner: Best Short Film Cinematography - Canadian Cinematography Awards 2020
Winner: Best Drama - Canadian Cinematography Awards 2020
Winner: Best Cinematographer - European Cinematography Awards 2020
Winner: Best Cinematography of a Short Film - Los Angeles Cinematography Awards 2020
2019
UNDERWATER
Michael Keogh / Sky Arts
Winner: Best Global Short Matters Of The Mind - Savannah Film Festival 2019
2019
THE FARMHOUSE
Garreth Carter / ZAK
2019
BEFORE HE
Thom Petty / Lost Northerner
2018
PLEASE DON'T DIE
James Campbell / Eighties Doubt
2018
VOTE DEBRA GRAY
Paul McDonahue / Social Fantasy
2016
JACK PEACE
Harry Sheriff
2016
DEATH OF AN ACTOR
Harry Sheriff
2016
MAKING OF
Harry Sheriff
2016
RIPPER
James Campbell / Eighties Doubt
2016
THE MUSIC FACTOR
Chris Ridgeway
2016
PIECES
Dan Sunley / Cappuccino Studios
2015
THIS IS I: REMEMBER ME
Jack Smallwood / Neath Films
2014
BOURNE SEPTUAGENARIAN
Jason Wingard / Wingarm
commercials clients include:
The Gate Films, Adidas, New Balance, Amazon, Mainline, ARLA, Puma, JBL, Bentley, MCFC, UOL