Franklin Dow

Directors of Photography

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Franklin won the Primetime EMMY for his work on BAFTA & Oscar nominated feature documentary Virunga, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel. Other work includes the Oscar® winning, The White Helmets and BIFA winning Evelyn, also directed by von Einsiedel. He has shot many award winning short films including Little Monster for Random Acts and directed Charlotte Regan. Directors include Marie Schuller, Matthew Posner and Rei Nadal.

FEATURES / DRAMA

WATER PROJECT 
Prod. Violet Films
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel

NON WESTERN (Feature Documentary)
Prod. LP Films
Dir. Laura Plancarte
Official Selection: IDFA 2020
Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival 2020
Official Selection: Morelia International Film Festival 2020

NW (Drama – Main Unit Pick Up Days)
Prod. Mammoth Screen
Dir. Saul Dibb

SOUL REAPER (Feature)
Prod. Michelle Parkin
Dir. Bob Pipe

SIX DEGREES OF VACCINATION (Feature Documentary)
Prod. Nice Media
Dir. Jan Jung

EVELYN (Feature Documentary)
Prod. Violet Films
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
World Premiere: BFI LFF 2018
Nominated: Grierson Award for Documentary Film – London Film Festival 2018

Winner: British Independant Award for Best Documentary – BIFA 2018

VIRUNGA (Feature Documentary)
Prod. Netflix / Grain Media / Violet Films
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Winner: Outstanding Cinematography – Primetime Emmy 2015
Winner: Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography – Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2015
Nominated: Outstanding Documentary  for Nonfiction Special – Primetime Emmy Awards 2015
Nominated: Oscar for Best Documentary Feature – Academy Award, USA 2015
Nominated: Best Documentary – BAFTA Awards 2015
Nominated: Best Documentary – British Independent Film Awards 2014
Winner: Best Feature Documentary – Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014
Winner: International Feature Film Competition – Cine Eco Environment Film Festival 2014
Winner: Best Documentary Feature – Camden International Film Festival 2014
Winner: Feature Documentary Award – DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2014
Nominated: Outstanding Documentary – Black Reel Awards 2015
Nominated: Golden Eye for Best International Documentary Film – Zurich Film Festival 2014
Nominated: VFCC Award for Best Documentary – Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2015
Nominated: Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature – Tribeca Film 2014
Nominated: Outstanding producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures – PGA Awards 2015
Nominated: People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary – Melbourne International Film Festival 2014
Nominated: Best International Documentary – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary 2014
Nominated: Best Documentary – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015
Nominated: Documentary Film – Environmental Media Awards, USA 2015
Nominated: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary – Directors Guild of America, USA 2015

L’HISTOIRE DE NOS PETITES MORTS
Prod. Film Agency for Wales / Campfire Films
Dir. David Chidlow

SHORT FILMS

PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW
Prod. Sonia Freedman Productions / Financial Times
Dir. Juliet Ridell
Nomination: Best Short – BAFTA Television 2022

CRACKER (Deathcember)
Dir. John Lynch
Winner – Most Shocking Film: Hex Film Festival 2020

A CHRISTMAS PARDON (Deathcember)
Dir. Bob Pope

LITTLE MONSTER (Random Acts)
Prod. Knucklehead
Dir. Charlotte Regan
World Premiere: Raindance Film Festival 2018
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2019
Nomination: Next Director – D&AD 2019

PAIRED UP
Prod. Knucklehead / Arte
Dir. Charlotte Regan
Winner: Best Director – BFI Future Film Festival 2020

THE WHITE HELMETS (Documentary)
Prod. Netflix / Grain Media / Violet Films
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Winner: Best Documentary Short, Oscar 2017
In Competition: CamerImage 2017
Winner: Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject – Academy Awards, USA 2017
Nominated: Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking – PrimeTime Emmy 2017
Winner: Best Short Film – Hamptons International Film Festival 2016
Winner: Audience Award – Hamptons International Film Festival 2016
Winner: Best Short – International Documentary Association Award (IDA) 2016
Nominated: Golden Reel for Best Sound Editing – Motion Pictures Sound Editors, USA 2017
Official Selection: Telluride 2016
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2016

DRONE STRIKE
Prod. Scout Films
Dir. Chris Richmond
Winner: Best Short – Rhode Island International Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Short – Beverly Hills Film Festival 2014

MOON SHOT (Documentary)
Prod. Bad Robert / Epic Digital
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Produced by J.J Abrams

PENELOPE
Prod. Synaptic Films
Dir. Daniel Susman
Winner: Jury Prize – San Francisco 2013
Official Selection: Palm Springs Short Film Festival
Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival 2013

WE ARE FIRE
Prod. Grain Media
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Official Selection: Mountainfilm 2015

AISHA’S SONG
Prod. Grain Media
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Finalist: Fuji Film Shorts Competition
Nominated: Golden Frog for Short Documentary Film Competition – Camerimage 2011
Nominated: Grand Jury Award for Documentary Short – SXSW Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Encounters Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012
Official Selection: Branchage Festival 2012

MY NAME IS FEKER
Prod. Grain Media
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Encounters Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012
Official Selection: Branchage Festival 2012

RADIO AMINA
Prod. Grain Media
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Official Selection: IDFA 2011
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival Kids Programme 2012
Official Selection: Encounters Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2012

SKATEISTAN TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL
Prod. Grain Media
Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
Nominated: Short Filmmaking Award for International – Sundance Film Festival 2011
LASFF Finalist: Fuji Film Shorts Competition 2011
Official Selection SXSW 2011
Official Selection: Sheffield Doc Fest 2011 
Official Selection: Vimeo top 100 in a Decade

SANTA’S BLOTTO
Prod. New Division Films
Dir. Patrick Myles
Official Selection: 56th BFI London Film Festival

THE PARACHUTE BALL
Prod. Dominion Pictures
Dir. Peter Boothby
Winner: Special Recognition Award – Boston International Film Festival 2012
Nominated: Short Film – Dances with Films 2012

PRICE OF A ROOM
Prod. Cheyenne Conway
Dir. Keren Ghitis

BELOVED
Prod. Jade Fitton
Dir. Mo Ali

A FISH WITHOUT A BICYCLE
Prod. Synaptic Films
Dir. Daniel Susman

TROUBLE ON THE TRACKS
Prod. Synaptic Films
Dir. Daniel Susman
Winner: UK Jewish Film Festival Short Award

THE OPERA SINGER
Prod. Nadaav Soudry
Dir. Nadaav Soundry
Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival
Official Selection: Branchage Festival
Official Selection:  London Short Film Festival

TORMENTOR
Dominion Pictures
Dir. Martin Roberts

SE ONE
Prod: David Chidlow
Dir. David Chidlow

VEILS
Synaptic Films
Dir: Daniel Susman
Winner: UK Jewish Film Festival Short Award

MISTAKEN ID
Prod. Black Chilli
Dir: Parmjit Singh

LADY JANE
Prod: Caroline Howard
Dir: Camilla Robinson

UNINVITED
Prod. Synaptic Films
Dir: Daniel Susman

FLIGHT
Prod. AIB
Dir: Thomas Wangsmo

HELPING HANDS
Prod. AIB
Dir: Robert Dean

PECULIAR SUCH THING
Prod. AIB
Dir. James Cleland

COMMERCIALS

Andy Dunn: BBC3: Identity
Ben Gutteridge: Sony: B-Boy
Blac Ionica: Hula Hoops / Zendium / Not on the High Street / Motors.co.uk / ASOS / McDonald’s
Charlotte Regan: National Autism Society
Chris Mizen: Phillips
Chris Saunders: Hammersons
Christine Yuan: HP
Dan Fernbach: Net-A-Porter / Zanussi
Dan Susman: The Guardian
David Stoddart: Tesco / Lynx / Carers UK / Maltesers
Grant Gilbert: Giff Gaff / Studio Canal Idents
James Leigh: lastminute.com
Louis Mackay: Benefit / M&S
Marie Schuller: Swarovski / Adidas / Raynaud / Nowness: iD Magazine / Adler / Rimmel
Mark Lindley: Triumph
Matthew Posner: Absolute
Michael O’Kelly: Axe / Sky Idents
Mike Sedgwick: Vodafone / Courvoisier
Orlando von Einsiedel: Sony: Resistance 3
Pete Banks: Vitality
Peter Boothby: Laphroiag
Tanya Stephan: Charity Teas
Thomas James: Bolt: Where To? (Nomination: British Arrows Craft Awards – Best Cinematography)
Tim & Jon: Casumo
Rei Nadal: Xander
Sophie King: Christies
Will Thacker: Sony Playstation

MUSIC PROMOS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

Hercules & The Love Affari: Controller dir Rei Nadal – Nomination: Best Budget Video – The Kinsale Shark Awards 2017

Abbie Stephens: We Are All: Keep Me Alive
Charlotte Regan: Stereophonics
Damien Hale: Sigur Ros: Airwaves Festival Reykjavik / Tinchy Stryder (Catch 22 Tour)
Dan Henshaw: Loryn feat. Rudimental: Stand By
Dan Fernbach: Meet At The Zoo: Beautiful Face / This City: We Move / Anthony Wright
Dan Massie: Paul Weller
David Chidlow: Moby: Wait for Me
Greg Barth: Easy Life
Jamie Carter: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Luke Halls: Robbie Williams: Take the Crown Tour / Pet Shop Boys: Axis / Pet Shop Boys: Electric Tour (Stage Visuals) / Take That: Progress Tour / Take That: Shine (Stage Visuals)
Jeremy Cole: Little Simz: Dead Body / Sam Smith: Stay with Me (Live Session)
Joe Connor: Inhaler: Cheer Up Baby
Marie Schuller: Fil Bo Riva / Jikejunyi: Lotion Song / Leon of Athens: Baby Asteroid / Bo Ningen: Slider / Bilderbuch / Nuxe / Faber
Mo Ali: Caspa ft Mr Hudson: Back for the First Time
Rei Nadal: Hercules & the Love Affair: Controller
Saam Farahmand: Soulwax: Radio Soulwax
Sophie & Robert: Askjell / Kara Marni  / Oh Wonder / Seagirls / David Guetta / Jetta