Maxine Peake, Director

— Neasa Hardiman, Director

Happy Valley / Scott and Bailey

John McKay, Director

Life on Mars, Tina & Bobbi

"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. 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."

 

"I worked with Esther on all three series of our BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 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, and I have no doubt her talent and ambition will lead her to the top of the industry"

" 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."

CAMERA OPERATOR & CINEMATOGRAPHER:

Drama, Documentary, Commercials, Music Videos, Factual, Live, Art pieces, Concerts, Online:

D R A M A

'BUTTERCUP' BBC4 

45minute theatre adaptation for TV

Operator DOP / Mini Alexa

Director: Julia Samuals, Producer: Jenny Monks

'‘WHAT WOULD YOU DO FRIDA?’ BBC Drama Short Form

Operator DOP / URSA mini G2

Director: Lily Levin, Producer: Justine Potter. 

'FREE REIN' Series 3 Netflix Drama 

2nd Unit DOP & Operator Dailies / Panasonic Varicam LT

Directors Angelo Abela, Beryl Richards, Iain Andrews

'THE ENGLISH GAME' Julian Fellowes' Netflix/BBC Drama 

B Camera Operator Daily / Sony Venice

DOP Erik Molberg Hansen, Director Birgitte Staermose

'KATY' BBC Series Drama

DOP & B Operator / 2 x Mini-ALEXA

Director John McKay 

Producers Spencer Campbell, Jonathan Wolfman

'THE ATHENA' Sky Drama

A Camera Operator + Movi Operator Daily / Mini-Alexa

Director Paul Walker, DOP Sarah Bartle-Smith

Producers Paul McKenzie, Foz Alan

'LILLIAN BILOCCA' BBC Drama & Documentary

DOP & Operator / 2 x AMIRA

Directors Maxine Peake and Vanessa Stockley, 

Producer Edward Morgan

'COLD FEET' Series 6 ITV Drama

B Camera Operator Daily /  Mini Alexa

Director Terry McDonough, DOP Shane Daly

'THE DUMPING GROUND' Series 6 BBC Drama

2nd Unit DOP & B Camera Operator Daily / Alexa

Director Duncan Foster & Delyth Thomas

'WOLFBLOOD' Series 5 BBC Drama

B Camera Operator Daily / Alexa

Director John Dower, DOP James Moss, Producer Jonathan Wolfman

'OUR ZOO' BBC1 ~ Drama GV pickup shots (Alexa)

TRACEY BEAKER RETURNS cBBC ~ B Camera Operator Daily (Canon 5D II)

S H O R T  F I L M S

'Finding Joy' Drama Pilot

DOP & Operator / URSA mini G2

Director Justine Potter / LA Productions

'Time Away' BFI Short film

DOP & Operator / Alexa

Director Maxine Peake

'Monster' BFI Short film

DOP & Operator / URSA mini G2

Director Lily Levins

'So Perfect It Frighten's Me' New Creatives BBC 

DOP & Operator / Alexa

Director Alice Cornelia

'Bloodstains' New Creatives BBC 

DOP & Operator / Mini Alexa

Director Carrie Battram

'Shattered' Brexit Short film for The Guardian online 

DOP & Operator / SONY FS7

Director Maxine Peake

'The Pebble and The Boy' Short Film

DOP+OPERATOR / Arri Alexa

Starring Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Sally Carmen (Shameless), Lauren McQeen (The Violators) Director Chris Green

'Almost Obsolete' Short Film

DOP+OPERATOR / Sony F100

Director James Cook 

'Tyven' Short Film

DOP OPERATOR / Canon 5DII

Director Adele Myers

D O C U M E N T A R Y

'Lillian Bilocca' BBC Drama & Documentary. DOP & Operator / 2 x AMIRA. Directors Maxine Peake and Vanessa Stockley, 

'Deep In Vogue' documentary picked up by BBC. Camera Operator dailies. Directors: Amy Watson and Dennis Keighron-Foster

‘All or Nothing’ Amazon Prime. Camera Operator daily. Director: Anthony Philipson. Production Company: 72 Films Ltd

Liam Gallagher 'As It Was' feature. Operator Daily (Sony FS7)

FA commission Disability Football DOP Operator (Sony fs7 and A7SII)

'Madman in a Boat' Sitcom, London Art Gallery Commission. DOP+OPERATOR. Director Matt Stokes. (Sony F55)

C O M M E R C I A L S

Shelter TV Commercial

DOP+OPERATOR (ALEXA MINI) Director Louise Cowley. Producer Shape History

Adidas Athletics Online Commercial.

CAMERA OPERATOR (Sony A7SII + Ronin M)

PureGym Commercial Series.

DOP+OPERATOR (Sony FS7) by BrainCandy Films

Tide Bank Online Commercial Series

DOP+OPERATOR (RED EPIC) 

TV Commercial 'Teaching Makes People' for Scottish Government

DOP+OPERATOR (RED Epic) by Greenroom Films

Federation of Small Businesses Commercial.

DOP+OPERATOR (Arri Mini-Alexa) by Beautiful Films

Littlewoods Topshop Launch Commercial Series.

DOP+OPERATOR (FS7) by The Gate Films

Manchester City, Eaton Commercial ~ B Camera Operator ~ DOP James Swift ~ Director Ben Jones (Alexa) by The Mob

Manchester UnitedLG TV Commercial ~ B Camera Operator ~ DOP Paul Mortlock ~ Director Ben Jones (Amira)

 Manchester United, Gulf Oil Commercial ~ C Camera Operator ~ DOP Shaun Atherton ~ Director Ben Jones (Sony Fs7) by The Mob

'Soak.com' ~ A Camera Operator ~ (Mini Alexa) by ABF Pictures

'BOTB Dream Cars Delivered' TV commercial ~ A Camera Operator ~ (Mini Alexa) by ABF Pictures 

'TOPPS Match Attax Cards' Premier League ~ DOP Operator ~ (Mini Alexa) by ABF Pictures

'A Shreddies Nana State' Commercial ~ B Camera Operator (C300)

'Very.co.uk' Just Giving Commercial Campaign ~ Operator (C300 MkIII)

'Grosure' Pack Shots Commercial DOP Operator (RED Epic) by Chief Films

M U S I C   V I D E O S

Keeley Forsyth 'Debris' ~ DOP OPERATOR ~ Director Maxine Peake (FS7)

Cherry Ghost 'Clear Skies Ever Closer'~ DOP+OPERATOR+Co-PRODUCER ~ Director Maxine Peake (Arri Alexa)

 

Inspiral Carpets ft John Cooper Clarke 'Let you Down' Music Promo DOP+OPERATOR+Co-PRODUCER (Arri Alexa) by BLOC+BLUR

Sarah Cracknell (Saint Etienne) ft Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers) 'Nothin' Left to Say' DOP+OPERATOR+Co-PRODUCER (Arri Alexa) by BLOC+BLUR

Nancy Elizabeth 'Simon Says Dance' DOP+CO-PRODUCER (RED Epic) by BLOC+BLUR

LoneLady 'Hinterland' (Arri Alexa) DOP. Director Juliet Ellis

PINS 'You Don't Love Me Anymore' (Canon 5DII) DOP and Co-Producer

Louise Distra 'Shades of Hate' (Canon 5DII) DOP

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L I V E  M U S I C  E X A M P L E S

Liam Gallagher Concert on Documentary Feature 'As It Was' ~ Camera Operator Daily

The Courteeners 'Small Bones' Music Promo ~ B Camera Operator (Arri Amira)

The Courteeners Live Concert Parklife ~ B Camera Operator (Arri Amira)

PINS live concert Beacons Festival ~ A Camera Operator 

Tremonti The Ritz Concert ~ B Camera Operator 

F A C T U A L  E N T E R T A I N M E N T  E X A M P L E S

Camera Operator for numerous VTs out in Arizona, Hungary, Ireland, Dublin and all over the UK

'Bitz & Bob' cBBC ~ DOP Operator 

The Underdog Show ~ Operator daily ~ BBC2 ~ Location VTs

Sweet Baby James ~ Operator daily ~ BBC2 ~ James Martin

 

T H E A T R E

'Chapters Festival' Series of performances of plays, artists, musicians, comedians 

DOP + Operator (URSA mini G2) Director Justin O’Shaughnessy

'What If Women Ruled The World' film based on Dr. Strangelove

Camera Operator (ALEXA mini) Director Yael Bartana +  Vicky Featherstone, Writer Abi Morgan

'Death of a Salesman' promo for Royal Shakespeare Company ~ A Camera Operator. (Canon 5D III)

 

'The Jew Of Malta' promo for Royal Shakespeare Company ~ A Camera Operator. (Canon 5D III)

 

 

 

 

B camera Operator (arri amira) Courteeners 'Small Bones'