Owen McPolin

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BAFTA Cymru Award Winner 2015: Photography and Lighting for “Da Vinci’s Demons”

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Television Series/ TV Films

"INTO THE BADLANDS" (2016) AMC Directors: Paco Cabezas, Stephen Fung, Nick Copus
"DAWN" (2016) World 2000 Entertainment Director: Robert Stromberg
"RIPPER STREET"
Series 4 (2016)
Tiger Aspect Productions Director: Nick Rowland
"VIKINGS" (2015) World 2000 Entertainment Director: Jeff Woolnough, Daniel Grou, Sarah Harding & Ciaran Donnelly
"PENNY DREADFUL" (2014/2015) Desert Wolf Productions/Showtime Director: James Hawes
"DA VINCI'S DEMONS" Series 3 (2014) Starz/BBC Worldwide Director: Peter Hoar

*BAFTA Cymru Award Winner 2015: Photography and Lighting

*BAFTA Nomination: Photography and Lighting - Fiction 2015
“PENNY DREADFUL” (2013) Desert Wolf Productions/Showtime Director: James Hawes & Dearbhla Walsh
“RIPPER STREET” Series 2 (2013) BBC/Tiger Aspect/ Element Pictures Director: Andy Wilson
“SONG” Short Film (2013) Director: Jamie Sivies
“DA VINCI’S DEMONS” Series 2 (2013) Starz/BBC Worldwide Director: Peter Hoar
“WHITECHAPEL" (2013) Carnival Films for ITV Director: Jon East
“THE NOTE” (2012) Short Film Director: Ciaran Creigh
Producer: Simon Doyle
“WOODHOUSE IN EXILE” (2012) Comedy Drama Great Meadow Productions for BBC Director: Tim Fywell
“MR SELFRIDGE” (2012) Period Drama ITV Studos for ITV Director: Michael Keillor
“ME AND MRS JONES” (2012) Comedy Drama Hartswood Films for BBC Director: Nick Hurran
“SECRET STATE” (2012) Four Part Political Thriller Company Pictures for C4 Director: Ed Fraiman
“WHITECHAPEL” (2011) Series 3 Carnival Films for ITV Director: Jon East
“YOUNG JAMES HERRIOT” (2011) 3 x 60 Drama set in 1933 Shed Media for BBC1 Director: Michael Keillor
“DOCTOR WHO” (2011) Series 6, Episodes 10 & 11. BBC1 Director: Nick Hurran, Richard Clark
“DOCTOR WHO” (2010) Series 6, Episodes 3 & 4. BBC1 Director: Richard Clarke
“WHEN HARVEY MET BOB” (2010) BBC2 & RTE Great Meadow Productions/Element Pictures Director: Nick Renton

Winner IFTA 2011 – Best Single Drama
“MARTINA COLE’S - THE RUNAWAY” (2010) Drama for Sky Company Pictures Director: David Richards
“THE SILENCE” (2009/10) Primetime series for BBC1 Company Pictures Director: Dearbhla Walsh

Nominated IFTA 2011 – Cinematography
“DOCTOR WHO” (2009) Series 5, Episode 1 BBC1 Director: Adam Smith
“PURE MULE” (2009) RTE Director: Declan Recks
“MARTINA COLE’S - THE TAKE” (2008/9) 4 x 1hr drama for Sky Company Pictures Director: David Drury
“LITTLE DORRIT” (2008) Episodes 6 – 11 BBC 15 part Drama Director: Adam Smith

Winner Emmy 2009 – Best Mini Series
“BITTER SWEET” (2007) RTE Director: Declan Eames
“THE CATALPA RESCUE” (2007) ABC, PBS, RTE Director: Lisa Smith

Winner Gold Hugo 2007 – Special Achievement in Cinematography
“ROUGH DIAMOND” (2006) BBC/World Prod. Director: Simon Massey & Dermot Boyd
“HIDE AND SEEK” (2005-‘06) Accomplice Films Director: Dearbhla Walsh
Format: Hi Def
4 x 50”
"SHOWBANDS II" (2005) Parallel Films/RTE: Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Format: Hi-Def
2 x 50”
“PURE MULE” (2005) Temple Films/Accomplice Films Director: Declan Recks & Charlie McCarthy
RTE: 6 x 50”
"SHOWBANDS" (2004) Parallel Films/RTE: Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Format: Hi-Def
2 x 50”
“BLACK DAY AT BLACK ROCK” (2000) RTE: TV Movie Director: Gerry Stembridge
“DRAIOCHT” (1996) TG4: TV Movie Director: Áine O’ Connor

Feature Films

“EDEN” (2007) Irish Film Board/BCI & RTE Director: Declan Recks
Format:Super 35
Dur: 90 min
“TROUBLE WITH SEX” (2004) Irish Film Board/FUBAR Ltd. Director: Fintan Connolly
Format: 35mm
Duration: 1’ 35”
“SPIN THE BOTTLE” (2004) Grand Pictures/RTE Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Format: Super16/35mm
Duration: 1’33’’
“HEADRUSH” (2003) Zanzibar/Ipso Facto Films/Ijswater Films/ Eurimages/Nps Television/Future Film Group/Paradiso Entertainment Director: Shimmy Marcus
Format: Hi-Def
Dur: 1’22”
“MAPMAKER” (2002) La Sept/Arté/NIFC/IFB Director: Johnny Gogan
Format: 35mm Anamorphic
Dur: 1’ 28” min
“H3” (2001) Metropolitan Films/ Rosa Films SA, Portugal/ Road Movies Gmbh/NISC. Director: Les Blair
Format: 35mm
Dur: 105 min
“FLICK” (2000) Picture House, Dublin/ Irish Film Board/FUBAR ltd. Director: Fintan Connoly
(2000) Format: 35mm
Dur: 95 min
“I COULD READ THE SKY” (1999) Production Co: Hot Property & Liquid Films/ Arts Co UK/ Channel 4/ Irish Film Board. Director: Nicola Bruce

Art Films

Grace Weir “LIGHT” 2013
“AROUND NOW” 2001
“DEJA VOUS” 2003
Siobhan Hapaska “MAY DAY” 2002

Education/Training: West Surrey Institute Of Art & Design (1988-1989) Foundation in Art & Design Diploma H.Dip (Hons) Pass with 1st class Honours
West Surrey Institute Of Art & Design (1988-1992) Graduate Degree in Film & Cinematography B.A. (Hons) Film & TV (pass with distinction)

Awards:
Nominated Best Cinematography for TROUBLE WITH SEX Irish Film and Television Awards 2005.
Nominated Best Cinematography for 'H3' Irish Film and Television Awards 2002. Nominated Best cinematography for I COULD READ THE SKY Film Camera Festival, Bitola, Macedonia, 1999. 1st Prize (Lighting Camera) UK Kodak Student Advertising Awards 1996. Fuji Student Scholarship Award for Surrey Institute Student Awards 1994.