Highly experienced and successful cinematographer with 25 years in the film and television industry.
 
Award winning work includes: Peep Show ( BAFTA and Golden Rose awards for Best Sitcom), The Fixer (RTS Best Drama) and Derren Brown ‘Trick of the Mind’ (Two BAFTA’s and the Golden Rose Award for Best Entertainment Show).
 
Director of Photography on the critically acclaimed feature films ‘Blood Moon’, the election drama ‘Sus’ and the Sundance selected ‘Bollywood Queen’.

Jono Smith Showreel 2015

A three minute montage of my cinematography.

Selected Projects

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Feature Films

Blood Moon
Directed by Jeremy Wooding Jinga Films 2014

Sus
2010 – written by Barry Keffe (Long Good Friday)
Directed by Rob Heath screened Mensch Films BBC1 2012

Bollywood Queen
Directed by Jeremy Wooding Jinga Films 2014 (Spice Factory)

Mad Dogs
Director Ahmed Jamal 2001 Independent Feature

Television Drama / Comedy

Bedlam
3 x 1 hour eps Horror drama series for Sky/ Red productions 2011

How not to live your Life
6 eps Series 2 and original pilot BBC3. Brown Eyed Boy Productions 2009

Hope Springs
Episodes1&2 1 hour BBC 1 BBC HD / Shed Productions 2008

Off the Hook
Episode 1 and pilot BBC 3 / Green room entertainment 2009

The Fixer
Series 1 eps 3&4 ITV / Kudos Productions
Winner Best Drama Series, RTS Awards 2009

Sign of the Times
2 x 1hour episodes BBC 1 deaf drama 2008

Nearly Famous
6 x1/2 hour episodes E4 / Kudos Productions 2007

Desperados
10 x half hour eps for BBC Childrens
Winner Prix Juenesse Jury Prize Best Drama 2008

Peep Show
Series 1 & pilot 6×1 haif hour episodes
Channel 4/Objective Productions
Nominated for BAFTA & RTS Awards 2004
Winner Montreux Golden Rose Best Sitcom 2004

No Angels (As Operator)
Drama. Series1 Eps 3,4 & 5 World Productions / Channel 4 2004

Dead Casual
1 hour drama written by Johnny Vaughan BBC 3 2002

Documentaries

Outrageous Acts of Science
2012-2015 4×12 ep Series for October Films/Discovery Channel US.

Amerikan Kanibal
90 min doc for Discovery Channel Director Simon George 2014

The Forgotten General
90 min  First world war doc for Prime TV NZ Director Karl Zohrab 2012

Best of Enemies
60min doc for Arte France on the relationship between England and France 2011

Tupahaia
60min doc on Tahitian navigator who helped Captain Cook ‘discover’ New Zealand Maori TV Aotearoa 2011

Malcolm Mclaren Obituary
Arena Special 2010 BBC1

Rappin at the Royal
Feature length documentary for Channel 4 Arts / Blast Films 2005

Johnny Rotten Goes Ape & Rotten’s Shark Attack
2004 2x 1hour Documentaries Ch 5/Objective

Booze
3x1hrs on the drug BBC 2 2000

Art that shook the world:The Psalms
1x1hr BBC 2 2001

Close Up – Germaine Greer
1x1hr BBC 2 1999

Vice, Life on the street
2x1hrs LWT for ITV 1999

Cinema Greats – Audrey Hepburn
BBC2 2001

British film in the 60’s
BBC 4 2004

Dead Man Talking
100mins First Take for Channel 4 2001

The Fear Within
First Take for BBC 2 60 mins 2000

Entertainment

Gadget Geeks
6 x 30 mins Sky 1 2011

Star Gazing Live Series1
Live insert films and live broadcast from 14000 feet from Hawaii BBC 2011

The Restaurant
Series 1 DoP for studio multi camera shoot and film inserts &titles BBC2 2007

Monkey Magic
6 x 30mins Objective/ Channel 5 2004

Derren Brown Russian Roulette and Seance
2x hour long Specials for Channel 4/Objective Productions

Derren Brown Mind Control 2001-2005
Series 1&2 (6×1/2hrs)+3x 1 hour Specials for Objective Productions Channel 4

Mind Control
Series 1 Winner Montreux Silver Rose best entertainment program 2003.

Reality

Got to Dance
Inserts Princes /Sky 1 2010

Being NDubs
Inserts Ch4 2010

Selected Shorts

I have shot 27 short films to date just a selection below
Second Chance (HD) 2009 third short film for Director Clint Dyer
Me,Me,Me (S16mm) 2009 comedy short
Treat ‘em Mean (S16mm) – 2005 Heavenly Pictures 16mm short
One of us (s16mm) completion fund film winner best short LA Film Festival
Pukka (Digibeta) – Short film for Screen East 2004 Winner inspirational film award Notting Hill Film Festival
Donde Esta Dios (S16mm) – Winner Spanish Cinematography Award 2002
Soul Patrol (Super 35mm) – short September 2000 screened Channel 4 2000
Sari & Trainers (Super 35mm) – short screened Film 4 April 99
Paris Brixton (35mm) – short drama screened Shooting Gallery Ch4 1996

 

Selected Promos

Shoot First/Elemental Jim Jones Revue 2010

Stay Down – Black Spiders 2009

Whorehouse Blues –Motorhead 2010

Something Beautiful – Robbie Williams Video & DVD for Hangman Studios/IE Music – 2003

Interviews & concert footage for MTV Europe
Including Spice Girls & Oasis specials 1994 -1997

 

Art

Nipple art piece at Tate Modern for Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen 2000

The Truth Dance film for Ricochet Dance Productions 2004

 

Commercials

Jonny Walker – Walking with Giants
5 commercials shot Two in Poland ,Thailand, Germany and Belgium Atomized/BBH 2010/ 2011. BP Helios Award Films 2004 /2005. Shot in 7 different countries winner of a Silver Screen Award
Category: Corporate at 2006 US film and TV awards

Numerous corporates for different companies like BT, Nokia, KPMG over many years

I trained with TVNZ from when I left school in the 1980’s

I also hold 2 passports NZ & UK a current USA iVisa and an open water

Padi ticket and can operate on skis

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