I started my career as an actor on stage and screen, specialising in dance and movement, before moving behind the lens and completing an MA in Cinematography at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I trained under Witold Stok, BSC. My foundation as a performer fuses my cinematography with an understanding of storytelling, emotion, and working with actors.


As a cinematographer, I’ve worked on numerous award-winning shorts, documentaries, commercials, music videos, as well as narrative features and series.  In 2023, I received a SAFTA nomination for “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe, which I filmed and directed.


My work has been screened around the world at international festivals, including Hot Docs, BFI Flare, Encounters, Clexacon, Nashville Film Festival and the Durban International Film Festival. I’ve created content for broadcasters such as HBO, Showmax, SABC, Canal+ and Silwerskerm. I am a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC),  the Primetime Network, as well as BAFTA Connect.


I am committed to inclusive storytelling and actively seek out projects that reflect diversity and challenge societal norms, aiming to amplify a wide range of voices and perspectives.


I am naturally curious and an avid traveller and my projects have taken me to diverse locations: from Scottish border towns to the Zambian Copperbelt, the Senegalese desert, and the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape in my native South Africa. These journeys have deepened my cultural understanding and expanded my cinematic palette, inspiring fresh approaches to light, colour, and composition.


I speak English, German, French and Afrikaans and am based both in London and Cape Town. I have an EU and a South African passport, making travel and work easier.

Please get in touch – I’d love to hear how we can collaborate.


UK: +44 77 290 00173
SA: +27 84 942 0541
Whatsapp: +27 84 942 0541

South African Representation

Saskia Stuart-Clarke
m. +27 83 4444513
t. +27 (0) 11 026 3732

Notable Awards and Nominations:

Nominated “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe – South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs, 2023)
Winner “Best Cinematography” for Aan/Af – Top Indie Film Awards (Japan, 2022)
Winner “Best Cinematographer” for Aan/Af – Chauri Chaura International Film Festival (2023)
Winner “Award of Recognition – Cinematography” for Aan/Af – 7th Cinema World Festival Awards (USA, 2023
Nominated “Best Cinematography” for Aan/Af –  Mumbai International Cult Film Festival (Mumbai, 2023)
Special Mention “Cinematography – Short Film” for Aan/Af – Five Continents International Film Festival (Venezuela, 2023)
Winner “Best International Short” for Aan/Af – First City Film Festival (USA, 2023)



Winner “Best Cinematography” for Aan/Af Diabolical Horror Film Festival (2022)
Award of Recognition “Cinematography (Short)”  for Aan/Af Cinema Worldfest Awards (2022)
Winner “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe – Accolade Global Film Competition (La Jolla, USA)
Winner “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe – Best Short Competition (USA, 2022)
Winner “Best Micro Short” for Tribe – Merced Queer Film Festival (USA, 2022)




Winner “Best Documentary Film Cinematography” for I am Chuma European Cinematography Awards (2021)
Winner “Best Documentary Film Cinematography” for I am Chuma  Canadian Cinematography Awards (2021)
Winner “Best Documentary Film” for I am Chuma New York Cinematography Awards (2021)
Official Selection, I am Chuma – Venice Shorts (2021)
Official Selection, I am Chuma – Annecy (2021)



Official Selection, The Art of Fallism – Hot Docs (Toronto, 2020)
Official Selection, The Art of Fallism – Cinéma du Réel (Paris, 2020)
Official Selection, The Art of Fallism – Durban International Film Festival (2020)



Official Selection, The Date – BFI Flare (London, 2019)
Official Selection, The Date –
ClexaCon Film Festival (Los Angeles, 2019)
Official Selection, The Date – Inside Out Film Festival (Ottowa, 2019)



Nominated “Best Cinematography” for Angst Watersprite Festival (Cambridge, 2017)
Official Selection, Angst – Nashville Film Festival (Nashville, 2017)
Official Selection, Angst – East End Film Festival (London, 2017)