Ralph Messer GBCT

Focus Puller / 1st AC

Ralph Messer has worked in the camera department for the last 15 years, working as a 1st AC for the last 8 years. He has vast experience across features, TV dramas, commercials, music videos and documentaries.

Born in Germany, Ralph speaks fluent German, Italian, English and some French. He now lives in London but has worked across Britain and Internationally in recent years.

Ralph Messer GBCT photo

Feature Films

Title Production Company Director Director of Photography
355 (2nd Unit dailies)355 Productions UK LtdJimmy O'Dee (2nd Unit Director)Hamish Doyne-Ditmas (2nd Unit DP)
Dream Horse (dailies)Popara Films LtdEuros LynErik WIlson
Lynn & Lucy (pick-ups)Rosetta Production LLCFyzal BoulifaTaina Galis
Eternal BeautyCliff Edge PicturesCraig RobertsKit Fraser
Surviving Christmas with the RelativesStudio SohoJames DeardenMatthias Pilz
Hurricane (pick ups)Hurricane Film LtdDavid BlairPiotr Sliskowski
FarmingFarming the Film LtdAdewale AkinnouyeKit Fraser
Last SummerLast Summer PicturesJon JonesMark Wolf
PossumEvadine LtdMatthew HolnessKit Fraser
Rise of the Foot Soldier 3Zackary AlderLuke Palmer
PeripheralPaul HyettPeter Taylor
The Devil OutsideVennerfilm ProductionsAndrew HulmeMark Wolf
Anchor and HopeLastor MediaCarlos MarquesDagmar Weaver-Madsen
Under the ShadowBabak AnvariKit Fraser
Couple in a HoleTom GreensSam Care

TV / Dramas

Title Production Company Director Director of Photography
Us (dailies)Drama RepublicLisa SiweSam Care
The Light (dailies)The ForgeSandra GoldbacherAshley Rowe BSC
Top Boy S3 (dailies)Well StreetAneil KariaRina Yang
Press (dailies)Off Stone ProductionsTom VaughanKate Reid BSC
Poldark S4 (dailies)Mammoth ScreenJoss AgnewNick Dance BSC
Requiem (dailies)Requiem ProductionsMahalia BeloChloë Thomson
Marcella S2 (dailies)BuccaneerCharles MartinKate Reid BSC
Count Arthur Strong S3 (dailies)RetortGraham LinehamBill Broomfield
Fortitude S2 (dailies)Fifty FathomsMetin HuseyinMike Spragg BSC
New Blood (dailies & 2nd Unit)Eleventh Hour FilmsAnthony Philipson / Mark WolfDale McCready / Peter Field / Rasmus Arrildt
Love, Lies & RecordsRollem ProductionsCilla WareNic Morris BSC / Nick Dance BSC
Sun TrapBen PalmerNic Morris BSC

Commercials / Promos Selection

Title Production Company Director Director of Photography
MatalanITN ProductionsJo JohnsKit Fraser
Target: Project PlatinumRadical MediaJulia PontecorvoCatherine Goldschmidt
ITV Creative: Soap ToursElectric RobinKevin BatchelorJames Clampin
Linkedin: Rise AgainArcher's MarkAmy Becker-BurnettJoe Douglas
DW Fitness First: Summer of SportsHatch LondonMark HarrisonRay Moody
Bookings.com: X ICCFamiliaB Van der HoevenR Heijtel / A Neumeier
MedelaCraftRob DaviesJoe Douglas
Burberry: Her Scent NotesBurberryWill EllisonMatt Riley
Men in Black / Love IslandITV CreativeKevin BatchelorConor O'Grady
Etihad: Etihad EconomyDirty LtdAndrea BaroneJoe Douglas
Adidas: Florence UB19 FilmThe Midnight ClubSophia RayJoe Douglas
Kodaline x Live NationElectric RobinKevin BatchelorConor O'Grady
Burberry: Charms ProductBurberryMatt Riley
Shell: Rally & AmplifyAgile FilmsClaire PinegarCatherine Goldschmidt
Loup: Chris HemsworthLoupMat GoyoniAdam Howden
Greenwich Peninsula: VisionRSA FilmsTom HingstonEdgar Dubrovsky
Your Good SkinWrap Up NorthKathleen EricksonDeke Donelian
Marriott: Stay BrilliantL&L PicturesHelen ClemensMarcus Autelli
Fendi: Another Man360PMRobi RodriguezKit Fraser
Audi: My First AudiWe Are SocialChris RansonEdgar Dubrovsky
John Lewis Well BeingCain & AbelBeate SonnenbergJoe Douglas
Martini: Ultimate NegroniAMV BBDOPhilip Clyde-SmithMark Wolf
Santander: Cycles Unlock LondonAgile FilmsJosh FederMatthew Taylor
LancômePartizanMary ClerteKit Fraser
Specsavers: PrecogRSA FilmsDavid LodgePetra Korner
Lexus: @ GoodwoodSaatchi & SaatchiAdam KaletaDuane McClunie
M&S: Dame Joan CollinsProduction FactoryBrian ArisKit Fraser
Adidas: First Never FollowsStink StudiosGiorgio BruniCarl Burke
Keelie Walker 'Not You'BabysweetGreg HoustonDarren Ladbury
Dave 'Location'SomesuchBaficHarry Wheeler
Harry Styles 'Kiwi'A+ Academy FilmsUSBen Fordesman
ROH: The WatchersKode MediaNiall CoffeyMatt Vahey
Pet Shop Boys: ROHTreatmentTal RosnerKit Fraser
Lawson 'Where My Love Goes'Mealing MediaMike BladwinCarl Burke
Foxes 'Cruel'B Reel FilmsOlof LindhJacob Møller
Brian Fallon 'Painkillers'Kode MediaDarren StratmanSam Care

Documentary

Title Production Company Director Director of Photograpy
Bee-Gees CharadeMarlin LLCFrank MarshallLuca Ciuti
Korean DreamTellerChris RansonWill Billany
Taxi TalesTamashaBen AnthonyMark Wolf
Ugly Delicious (1 ep)Tremolo ProductionsMorgan NevilleCatherine Goldschmidt
Manolo: The Boy Who Made ShoesHeels on FireMichael RobertsNicola Daly

Short Films

Title Production Company Director Director of Photography
The AppointmentUME 10 LtdAlexandre SinghAntonio Paladino
Fez - The Royal ScentAnya LewinAnya LewinEmma Dalesman
AdnanShefford Film LtdMark ArrigoKit Fraser
BiteBite Short FilmJack PirieMatthias Pilz
Right Place, Wrong Time1 UP & Daisy Chain Prods.Eros VlahosEdgar Dubrovsky
The OrgyRather Good FilmsSam BaronCatherine Goldschmidt
SketchOdelay FilmsPeter Lee ScottAaron Szogi
Chicken / EggJames D'ArcyPetra Korner
Soho JimboChris ChungKit Fraser

Equipment

ARRI WCu-4 / Cine RT / TV Logic 058W Focus Monitor/TV Logic F-7H mkII Focus Monitor