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E S T H E R  V A R D Y

C A M E R A  O P E R A T O R  //  DOP

EXPERIENCED IN ALL GENRES: DOCUMENTARY, COMMERCIALS, DRAMA, FACTUAL, LIVE OB LOCATION AND STUDIO WORK, SPORT, LIVE CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT. KIT OWNER.

PIPPA BROWN, PRODUCER+CREATIVE DIRECTOR, HEAD OF COMEDY LOOKPOUT POINT

(BBC’s THE OTHER ONE 1&2, AM I BEING UNREASONABLE, BAD EDUCATION)

‘Esther Vardy is one of my favourite people to work with;  She is hugely talented, cares deeply about her work, is a joy to have on set and always strives to give you more than you thought possible.  I would always ask for her on any show I was crewing up. I honestly cannot speak highly enough of Esther.I always strive to champion female talent in this industry and the fact Esther is at the top of her game makes me very proud to have been able to work with her so often.  She deserves the very best jobs so she can let her talent shine more and I hope I get to work with her again.'

Sophie Robinson Documentary Director and Producer 

I've had the joy of working with Esther Vardy over the last year on a three part documentary series we have been making for CH4. Esther has been a total asset to our team on what has been a tough and very sensitive storyline. She has the emotional intelligence to make nervous contributors feel completely at ease and a creative eye in translating difficult moments to screen. She is a total team player as well as a talented camera-person. No situation is too difficult for her and she is highly observant to what is happening and what is needed. She would be a fantastic asset to any production.

DOP TONY SLATER LING BSC

“Esther is a skilled Operator, a great team player. Her work ethic is excellent, and she has earned the trust of myself, Directors, Producers and actors through her commitment to excellence. I consider Esther to be a trusted collaborator who is my first choice on all my projects.

I would highly recommend Esther”

Director NEASA HARDIMAN: (The Power 2, Scott&Bailey, Happy Valley)

"I worked with Esther on all three series of our BAFTA-winning BBC series. She was consistently innovative, intelligent and creatively engaged. Her wit, energy and positive attitude was remarked on by cast and crew. Esther is a valuable addition to any creative team, Esther is a valuable addition to any creative team, and is hugely talented.

MAXINE PEAKE, Actress, Writer, Director:

"Esther is an absolute joy to work with. It was my first time directing so knew next to nothing but she was there for me all the way through, problem solving and thinking on her feet. We've now done a number of projects together from documentaries, drama, short films, etc  She's a real colaborator, working hard to realise my vision for the pieces. Esther did an amazing job and goes above and beyond to help me create work I'm proud of. highly recommend her. I consider Esther to be a trusted collaborator who is my first choice on all my projects. "

 

NADIA JAYNES, Producer, 

over 20 years experience working across all genres of film and television Credits include ‘Boat Story’, ‘Marcella’, ‘The Woman in the Wall’, ‘Car Share’, ‘Whitstable Pearl’

I have worked with many times across multiple genres of television and film. Esther comes to any shoot with passion and creativity and a can-do attitude. Conscientious and trustworthy. Esther has a unique talent for putting cast or contributors at ease and creating a calm atmosphere on set. Her multiple genre experience from high end drama, children’s television, comedy, documentary, commercials and fashion shoots enables Esther to adapt to any environment and work with cast or contributors from widely varied backgrounds (whether it’s their first time or their hundredth time in front of a camera), 

I should also add that because of the wide range of shows and films that Esther has worked on she has a great eye for evocative and memorable shots and an incredibly creative way of problem solving that enables her to make lower budget productions look incredibly high end. (Esther and I shot a promo together for a feature that we shot on a micro budget and was instrumental in getting the feature length film financed). Esther works in a very collaborative way with Directors and Producers to ensure we deliver the intended vision of any show/campaign. Those of us that work with Esther always do repeat business and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Esther. I should also add that Esther is extremely personable, polite and professional. If you require any more information on a more detailed level specific to an individual production, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Director JOHN MCKAY: ​Drama Katy

"Esther stepped onto a difficult and sensitive shoot with KATY and brought the huge imagination, visual flair and good humour that has made the drama a great success"

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