Sverre Sordal FNF

Directors of Photography

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Sverre features include BIFA / BAFTA nominated Country Lines directed by Henry Blake, A Perfectly Normal Family directed by Malou Reymann and Say Your Prayers, directed by Harry Michell and starring Derek Jacobi and Roger Allam. He shot documentary feature Cries to the Border directed by Matthew Halsall on location in Korea, and his shorts include Gus & Sons directed by Henry Blake as well as La La Means I Love You directed by Margarita Milne. Whilst attending the NFTS he also shot BAFTA nominated and BIFA winning short film Slap and the award winning & high-octane Group B, starring Richard Madden, both directed by Nick Rowland.

Sverre received a nomination from IMAGO for the Best Emerging Cinematographer of 2020 for his work on feature County Lines.

FEATURES / DRAMA

DEFEKT (Feature)
Prod. Nordisk Film
Dir. Malou Reymann

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (2nd Unit)
Prod. CBS
Dir. Chino Moya

COUNTY LINES (Feature)
Prod. Victoria Bavister
Dir. Henry Blake
Starring Harris Dickinson, Conrad Khan,
Nomination: Outstanding British Film – BAFTA (Longlist) 2021
Nomination: Supporting Actress (Ashley Madekwe – BAFTA 2021
Nomination: Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director) – BIFA 2020
Nomination: Supporting Actor (Harris Dickinson) – BIFA 2020
Nomination: Supporting Actress (Ashley Madekwe) – BIFA 2020
Nomination: Most Promising Newcomer (Conrad Khan) – BIFA 2020

Nomination – Best Cinematographer – IMAGO Emerging Young Cinematographer 2020
Official Selection: BFI LFF 2019
Official Selection: Cambridge Film Festival 2019 
Official Selection: Seville Film Festival 2019 

A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY (Feature)
Prod. Nordisk Film
Dir. Malou Reymann
Winner: VPRO Big Screen Award Winner Best Film – Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival 2020 

SAY YOUR PRAYERS (Feature)
Dir. Harry Michell
Prod. Helen Simmons
Starring Derek Jacobi

CUFFS (2nd Unit – Eps 5, 6)
Prod. Co. Tiger Aspect
Dir. Nick Rowland

CRIES CAME TO THE BORDER (Feature Documentary)
Prod. Archers Mark & Agile film
Dir. Matthew Halsall

SHORT FILMS

A PERFECT TURN
Prod. George Telfer, Archie Pearch
Dir. Minha Kim
Winner: Best Cinematography – Film London 2018

COUNTY LINES
Prod: Barton & Blake
Dir. Henry Blake
Official Selection – In Competiton: London Short Film Festival 2019

LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU
Prod. Tyro Heath, Amna Levi, Lewis Taylor
Dir. Margarita Milne

GUS & SON
Prod: Barton & Blake
Dir. Henry Blake

BRAINWASH
Prod: Legio Lynx
Dir. Minha Kim

TOTAL LOSS
Prod. Femi Oyeniran
Dir. Simon Hatton
Official Selection – London International Short Film Festival 2016

A HORSE CALLED OZ
Prod. Kaushik Bhattacharya
Dir. Paul Young

GROUP B
Dir. Nick Rowland
Winner – RTS Best Postgraduate Drama
Nominated for Oscars Student Academy Awards 2015
Winner – Best Short Film Cambridge Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Melbourne International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – LA Short Fest 2015
Official Selection – Warsaw International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Heartland International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Leeds International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Coastline Film Festival 2015

SKIN
Dir. Phil Sheerin
Official Selection – Raindance Film Festival 2015

SLAP
Dir. Nick Rowland
Nominated for BAFTA 2015
Winner – “Best Short Film” Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014
Winner – “Best Narrative Short Film” Cinequest Film Festival 2015
Nominated – “Best British Short” British Independent Film Awards 2014
Official Selection – AFI Fest 2014
Official Selection – Palm Springs ShortsFest 2014
Official Selection – Sleepwalkers International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection – London Short Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Prague Short Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Nashville Film Festival 2015

SEACHILD
Dir. Minha Kim
Official Selecion: Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival 2016
Winner – CutOut Fest 2015
Winner – Tweet Fest 2015
Special mention – SPARK Animation Festival 2015
Official Selection – Animafest Zagreb 2015
Official Selection – Anima Mundi 2015
Official Selection – AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora 2015
Official Selection – Anim’est International Animation Festival 2015
Official Selection – Buchon International Animation Festival 2015
Official Selection – Indie-AniFest Korea 2015 
Official Selection – Rhode Island Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – New Orleans Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – ARS Independent Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Montreal Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Raindance Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Nashville Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – Athens Int’l Film and Video Festival 2016
Official Selection – Fargo Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – HRIFF Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – Japan Media Arts Festival 2016
Official Selection – Premiers Plans 2016
Official Selection – London Short Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation 2015
Official Selection – Animated Dreams 2015
Official Selection – Foyle Film Festival 2015
Official Selection – Manchester Animation Festival 2015
Official Selection – ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film 2015
Official Selection – AFI Fest 2015
Official Selection – St. Louis International Film Festival 2015

RIPPLES IN THE WATER
Dir. Are R. Teigen
Official Selection – Norwegian International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection – New Regional Films at Minimalen Festival 2013
Official Selection – Tromsø Childrens Film Festival 2013
Selected for the Norwegian Film Inistitute’s Short Film Program for Children 2013 

THE ANGRY FARMER
Dir. Ole T-Skomsøy & Are R. Teigen

OLD MAN
Dir. Shady El-Hamus

THEY ARE WAITING
Dir. Are R. Teigen

BLIGHT
Dir. Kate Walshe & Chris Goodman

THE FINAL STEP
Dir. Agneta Krogtoft Lindgren

GAME OVER
Dir. Steve Warner

NORDTRØNDERN
Dir. Carsten Brønner Johnsen

BARF
Dir. Ole T-Skomsøy

COMMERCIALS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

Green Party dir Neil Harris – Best Online Advertising (Bronze): Creative Circle Awards 2017 / Best Charity (Bronze): Creative Circle Awards 2017 / Campaign Magazine Pick of the Week (April 2016)

Bruno Downey: GSK / Poligrip
Claire Pinegar: AXA / Tena
David Horsborgh: Wacom
Maxim Kelly: Random Acts
Orlando Pedretti: NASA
Raphael Chipperfield: Labyrinth
Sophie Russell: Farleys

MUSIC PROMOS

Are R. Teigen: T-Clean: A-GAME / Oskar: Goodbye / Akil The Mc: One for the $$
Daniel Montanarini: The Heathen and the Holy
Eoin Glaister: Beaty Heart
Matt Halsall: Lil Silva  / Darkstar
Maxim Kelly: Palace
Ole T-Skomsøy: Hanna Paulsberg Concept: Potters Lullaby / Sigurd Julius / Breath Takers