Susanne Salavati

Directors of Photography

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Susanne shot BIFA nominated and award winning feature My Feral Heart directed by Jane Gull, and for TV Back To Life S2 directed by Ella Jones and When Barbara Met Alan directed by Bruce Goodison and Amit Sharma. Feature documentary work includes Grierson award winning White Riot directed by Rubika Shah and Even When I Fall, nominated for the BIFA Discovery Award. Short films include Hayley Alien directed by Hannah Arterton, The Honeymakers directed by Jeneffa Soldatic and Jane Gull’s Twitcher for which Susanne won Best Cinematography at both the Global Impact Film Festival and Underwire Film Festival.

FEATURES / DRAMA

FLATSHARE S1 (Blk 3 4 5)
Prod. 42 Productions
Dir. Chloë Wickes

MARYLAND (Single Drama)
Prod. Brian Hill
Dir. BBC / Royal Court

WHEN BARBARA MET ALAN (Single Drama)
Prod. BBC / Dragonfly
Dir. Bruce Goodison / Amit Sharma

LOVE WITHOUT WALLS (Feature)
Prod. Karen Newman
Dir. Jane Gull

BACK TO LIFE S2
Prod. Two Brothers
Dir. Ella Jones
Nomination: Best Director (Comedy/Drama) – RTS Craft & Design Awards 2021

BEHIND THE FILTER (Pilot)
Prod. Big Talk / BBC
Dir. Ella Jones

SEX EDUCATION: A CONVERSATION ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT (Documentary / Companion Piece)
Prod. Bear Jam / Netflix
Dir. Lucy Brydon

ENTERPRICE S2
Prod. Fudge Park
Dir. Ella Jones
Winner: Best Comedy Drama / Situation Comedy Director – RTS Craft & Design Awards 2020
Nomination: Best Comedy Programme – Broadcast Digital Awards 2020

ROCKS (Operator – Main Unit Days)
Prod. Faye Ward / Ameenah Allen
Dir. Sarah Gavron

WHITE RIOT (Feature Documentary)
Prod. BFI
Dir. Rubika Shah
Nomination: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – BAFTA (Longlist) 2021
Nomination: Best Documentary – BIFA 2020
Nomination: The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director) – BIFA (Longlist) 2020

Winner: Grierson Award Best Documentary BFI LFF 2019
Special Mention: Crystal Bear – Berlin International Film Festival 2020
Official Selection: Sound & Vision – CPH:DOX 2020
Special Mention: DocFilmMusic Competition – Krakow Film Festival 2020
Official Selection: Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival 2020

MUGHAL MOWGLI (Feature – 2nd Unit)
Prod. Bennett McGhee
Dir. Bassam Tariq

SECOND SKIN (Main Unit Pick Up Days – DOP Laura Bellingham)
Prod. Maria Austin
Dir. James Kerr

WHERE IN THE WORLD (Documentary)
Prod. BBC/Evans Woolfe Media
Dir. Rhonda Evans/Tim Duck/Lucy Thwaite
Winner: Voice of the Listener and Viewer Children’s Broadcasting Award 2018

EVEN WHEN I FALL (Documentary)
Prod. Postcode Films
Dir. Sky Neal/Kate McLarnon
Nomination: Discovery Award BIFA 2017

MY FERAL HEART (Feature)
Dir. Jane Gull
Winner: Audience Award: Best Drama Feature – Cinequest 2016
Winner: Best Feature – LiftOff Season Awards 2017
Winner: Best Editing – Woodstock Film Festival 2017
Winner: Honourable Mention – Fargo Film Festival 2016
Winner: Best Panorama Film – Tirana Film Festival 2016
Winner: Best Feature Film – Moscow Breaking Down Barriers 2016
Nomination: Best Feature & Best Screenplay – IARA 2017
Nomination: BIFA Best newcomer, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress
Nomination: Best Feature / Indie Film – IARA Awards 2017
Nomination: Best Young Actress – IARA Awards 2017
Nomination: Best Original Screenplay – IARA Awards 2017
Official Selection: Woodstock Film Festival 2016
Official Selection: 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

HOW WE LIVE NOW (Feature – Main Unit Pick Up Days)
Dir. Kevin McDonald

ROCK, PAPER
Prod. Super Gorilla
Dir. Ben Salavati/Alex Lopera

FANBOYS ANAONYMOUS
Prod. Google
Dir. Ben Salavati

WHAT IS ART? (Documentary)
Prod. BBC/Evans Woolfe Media
Dir. Tristan Anderson

BEYOND THE SALWEEN RIVER(Documentary)
Prod. Soul Rebel Films
Dir. GiGi Berardi
Official Selection: Yamagata Int’l Documentary Film Festival 2019

OFF THE GRID (Documentary)
Prod. Soul Rebel Films
Dir. Meghna Gupta

THE TOWN AND THE TIDE (Documentary)
Prod. Signal Films
Dir. Samantha Harrie

HOMESICK (Documentary)
Prod. Dropping Frames
Dir. Alex Lind

ZAN (Documentary)
Prod. Zaf Productions
Dir. Farinaz Nikbakht

KNIGHTHOOD & DECOY
Prod. Channel Flip
Dir. Jamie Lennox

SHORT FILMS

THE HONEYMAKERS
Prod. Jo Farrugia
Dir. Jeneffa Soldatic
Winner: Best Cinematography – Global Impact Film Festival 2020

NIGHT BUS 
Prod. Helen Gladders
Dir. Hennrietta Ashworth & Jessica Ashworth

HAYLEY ALIEN
Prod. Rebel Park Productions
Dir. Hannah Arterton
World Premiere: Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin 2020

GHOSTED
Starring Alison Steadman
Dir. Duncan Roe

7.2
Dir. Nida Manzoor
Official Selection: London Film Festival 2014
Official Selection: LA Comedy Fetsival 2015
Official Selection: Vimeo’s Short of the Week 2015 
Official Selection: Short of the Week – Shortoftheweek.com 2015

UNRAVEL
Prod. Soul Rebel Films
Dir. Meghna Gupta
Winner: Best Cinematography: Women’s Independent Film Festival LA 2014
Winner: Jury Award – AlJazeera International Documentary Films Festival 2014
Winner: Special Jury Prize for Documentary Short – RiverRun International Film Festival 2013
Winner: Audience Choice Award – Toronto CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2012
Winner: German Independence Award for Best Short Film – Oldenburg International Film Festival 2012
Winner: Best International Short – Edmonton International Film Festival 2012
Special Mention: Best of British – Encounters Short Film Festival 2012

TWITCHER
Dir. Jane Gull
Special Mention: Best Cinematography – Underwire Film Festival 2013
Nomination: Golden Horseman for Best Short Fiction Film – Dresden Film Festival 2014
Official Selection: ECU European Independent Film Festival 2014

ARCADE
Dir. Nida Manzoor
Winner: Critics Choice Award – LYC Fresh Faced Film Festival 2012
Nominated: Gold Hugo for Best Short Film – Chicago International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2013

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY
Dir. Ray Moody

HITLER & HENRY VIII
Dir. Jane Gull
Official Selection: The British Urban Film Festival 2011

SHORT LEASE
Dir. Prano Bailey-Bond/Jen Eiss
Winner: Best Short Film – British Horror Awards 2010
Winner: Critics Choice Circle – Fresh Film Festival Prague 2010
Winner: Best Actress – British Horror Awards 2010
Nominated: Film London Best of Borough Awards 2010
Official Selection: Screamfest LA 2010
Official Selection: Bloody Women – Birds Eye View 2011
Official Selection: Abertoir Horror Film Festival 2011
Official Selection: Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival 2011
Official Selection: Viscera Film Festival 2011
Official Selection: Mayhem Horror Film Festival 2010
Official Selection: FD4W Film Festival 2010
Commended: Delta Film Awards 2010

COMMERCIALS

Lindsey Dryden: Tate Talks
Lynsey Miller: It’s Not Rocket Science
Magnus Alanko: Virgin
Mark Harrison: DW Summer of Sports
Martin Gooch: Benefit
Prano Bailey-Bond: Sussan
Ray Moody: Longshaw Ward SS17
Sonja Phillips: Pantene

MUSIC PROMOS

Simon Wood: Michelle Bee,Ray Moody,
Zackary Adler: Mr Furbo
Zoe Beck: Beating Hearts