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Richard Lawson

Focus Puller / 1st AC

Over 15 years experience as a 1st AC working in features, television and commercials with world class Oscar, Cannes and BAFTA winning DoPs and Directors across 65mm, 35mm 16mm film and all digital formats.

Based in North of England but works Nationally and Internationally. NVQ qualified.

Feature Films

Production Production Company Director of Photography Additional Information
How to Talk to Girls at PartiesSEE SAW FilmsFrankie DeMarcoB Camera
The Selfish GiantMoonspun FilmsMike Eley BSCB Camera Dailies
Song for MarionSteel Mill PicturesCarlos CatalanB Camera Dailies
Self MadeFly FilmRoger ChapmanA Camera
FlutterBow Street FilmsChris RossB Camera Dailies
One Night in TurinNew Black FilmsLol Crawley BSCA Camera
I Am NasrineBridge & Tunnel ProductionsDavid RaedekerA Camera
The Damned UnitedLeft Bank PicturesBen Smithard BSCB Camera
The TournamentMann Made FilmsEmil Topuzov2nd Unit UK
GoalTouchstone PicturesMarcel ZyskindB Cam 2nd Unit
School for SeductionIpso Facto ProductionsToni Imi BSC2nd Unit
Calendar GirlsTouchstone PicturesAshley Rowe BSCB Cam 2nd Unit
The One and OnlyPathe PicturesRemi Adefarasin BSCB Cam 2nd Unit
The Sacred JourneySacred FilmsKen Dodds2nd AC A Cam/1st AC B Cam
Purely BelterMumbo Jumbo ProductionsAndy Collins2nd AC, B Cam 2nd Unit
Shadow of the VampireSaturn FilmsKen Dodds2nd AC/1st AC Pick-up Unit UK
Billy ElliotWorking Title FilmsBrian Tufano BSCB Cam/2nd Unit 2nd AC

TV / Drama

Production Production Company Director of Photography Additional Information
ParanoidRED ProductionsDirk NelA Camera
Peaky Blinders IIITiger AspectLaurie RoseA & C Camera Dailies
The FiveRED ProductionsTico PoulakakisAA Camera*
This is England '90 Warp FilmsStuart BentleyA Camera Dailies B3
World's EndBBCAndy HibbA Camera
Peaky Blinders IITiger AspectSimon DennisAA Camera*
Uptopia IIKudosLol Crawley BSCA Camera Dailies
Jamaica InnOrigin PicturesJulian CourtB Camera Dailies
Dumping Ground IICBBCChris GoodgerA Camera
Hebburn IIBaby Cow ProductionsIan LiggettA Camera
Last Tango in Halifax IIRED ProductionsGavin StruthersB Camera Dailies
The ParadiseMasterpiecePeter Greenhalgh BSCB Camera Dailies
Car ShareGoodnight ViennaJeremey HewsonC Camera
LawlessTwenty Twenty TelevisionKieran McGuigan BSCA Camera
George Gently VIICompany PicturesKieran McGuigan BSCA Camera
Skins ReduxCompany PicturesSam CareB Camera Dailies
Vera IIICompany PicturesAdam Suschitzky2nd Unit Dailes
DCI Banks IILeft Bank PicturesKieran McGuigan BSCB Camera Dailies
Mrs BiggsITV StudiosFabian WagnerA Camera Dailies
Stepping UpLA ProductionsLen GowingB Camera
Scott & Bailey IIRED ProductionsToby MooreB Camera Dailies
Accused IIRSJ FilmsKieran McGuigan BSCB Cam & 2nd Unit
Vera IICompany PicturesJP Gossart/Stephan PehrssonB Cam & 2nd Unit
Just HenryITV StudiosBalazs BolygoA Camera
The CaseLime PicturesAndy CooperA Camera
George Gently VCompany PicturesNigel Willoughby/JP GossartB Camera Dailies
Appropriate AdultITV StudiosTony Slater-LingB Camera Dailies
StolenITV StudiosRob HardyA Cam Dailies & 2nd Unit
Eric & ErnieITV StudiosTony Slater-LingB Camera Dailies
AccusedRSJ FilmsFabian WagnerB Camera
DCI BanksLeft Bank PicturesMatt GreyB Cam & 2nd Unit
George GentlyCompany PicturesNick Dance2nd Unit
Red Riding: 1974Revolution FilmsRob Hardy A & B Camera Dailies
Lost in AustenMammoth ScreenDavid HiggsB Cam & 2nd Unit
Wire in the Blood VCoastal Nic Knowland BSCB Cam & 2nd Unit
Mansfield ParkCompany PicturesNick DanceB Camera Dailies
Wire in the Blood IVCoastal ProductionsSam McCurdyB Camera Dailies
Ghost SquadCompany PicturesMatt Grey/Nick DanceB Cam & 2nd Unit Dailies
55 Degrees North IIZenith NorthSue Gibson BSCB Cam & 2nd Unit Dailies
Fat FriendsTiger AspectDoug HallowsB Cam & 2nd Unit Dailies

Commercials (Selection from 200+)

Production Production Company Director of Photography Additional Information
Opal CarsSmugglerTim Maurice JonesArri Amira
Firestone TyresCherry FilmsRichard StuartArri Alexa
Chicago TownThe GateDan LighteningArri Amira
NikeDon ProductionsBorja Lopez DiazSony F3
AdidasHotspur & ArgyleAndre FaccioliRED Epic, PV Anamorphic
Yorkshire TeaAnother Film CompanyAlan StewartArri Alexa
AldiMTPLuke ScottArri Alexa
Barclays BankRogueRobbie Ryan BSCS16 & 35mm Bolex & Arri 435
Warburtons BreadAcademyTom Townend35mm Arricam
MorrisonsYipp FilmsRichard RankinS16mm Aarton XTR
Sony Bravia 'Paint'AcademyJohn LandisS35mm Arri 435
Daily Telegraph2AM FilmsRob PaytonS16mm Aarton XTR Plus
Currys2AM FilmsRob Payton35mm Arricam
Carling Black Label SeriesMJZCarl Neilsson35mm Panaflex Millennium Anamorphic
Young's Fish2AM FilmsRob PaytonAarton XTR Plus
ToyotaThomas ThomasSimon Chaudoir35mm Arri 435
McDonald's x 22AM FilmsRob Payton35mm Arri 435

NB: All 'Dailies' credits listed are for 5+ days on each production

* 2 x A Camera scenarios


1 x Wireless Focus Unit: Arri WCU-4 3 axis, 1 x Micro Force kit, 1 x Cini Tape, 1 x Iris /Single Channel Focus Unit, 1 x UMC-4 Wireless Motor Controller, 3 x Cforce Motors for Alexa Mini, 2 x CLM 4 Motors, 1 x CLM 3 Motor, 2 x TV Logic Monitors, 1 x Small HD Monitor & 1 x Teradek Sidekick Wireless Receiver.