Mike Staniforth

Cinematographer


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.

"Mike is rigorous and methodical in his work, far-sighted and always open to trying new things in technology applied to photography. The distance that separates us between our two cities prevents us from collaborating more often, but I would certainly like to be able to count on him as soon as the opportunity presents itself."

Manuel Huerga - Director - All or Nothing

"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:
2021
RED ROSE
Lisa Siwe / Eleven Film
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:
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:
Adidas, New Balance, Amazon, Mainline, ARLA, Puma, JBL, Bentley, MCFC, UOL