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David Wright

DoP / Self Shooting Producer/ Director


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Portland, USA

Reykjavík, Iceland

About Me

Award winning Cinematographer / Producer & Director with many credits for the BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery, PBS as well as streaming services like Netflix and Curiosity Stream. David is happy to work as part of a crew, fulfilling the role as either DP or Producer / Director, but can also fill both roles when crew sizes are limited.

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Award winning Cinematographer / Producer & Director with many credits for the BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery, PBS as well as streaming services like Netflix and Curiosity Stream. David is happy to work as part of a crew, fulfilling the role as either DP or Producer / Director, but can also fill both roles when crew sizes are limited.

Originally from the UK, he is now based in the US. David travels extensively domestically, but has also shot in over 60 countries around the world. In the last year this has included India, Tibet, Nepal, Germany, Brazil and Iceland.

Well known for working a wide variety of projects, David has shot for landmark natural history / wildlife series, science, history, and human interest stories, as well as reality series. He also specializes in feature documentaries.

David offers a extensive selection of equipment including a RED kit, Sony FS7 & F3 and a Phantom high speed camera. Also available is lighting and grip gear, as well as a Letus Helix stabilized gimbal for cameras like the RED or a DSLR.

David has a base in both the US, but also has a production office in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Awards include Emmy, BAFTA, Golden Cine and Jules Verne Award

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Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 21st Apr 2018


Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateCommissioner
Director Of Photography / Saving Walden's World / Community Solutions / Sep 2017 to Apr 2018
Director Of PhotographySaving Walden's WorldCommunity Solutions Sep 17 - Apr 18
Lighting Cameraperson / Alan Magee / LunaSea Films / Nov 2015 to Apr 2018
Lighting CamerapersonAlan MageeLunaSea Films Nov 15 - Apr 18
Camera Operator / Civilizations / BBC / Nutopia / Jul 2017 to Nov 2017
Camera OperatorCivilizationsBBCNutopia Jul 17 - Nov 17
Producer/Director / Out of This World- Lowell Thomas / So Long Productions / Jan 2016 to Oct 2016 / Anne Donaghy
Producer/DirectorOut of This World- Lowell ThomasSo Long Productions Jan 16 - Oct 16Anne Donaghy
Director Of Photography / One Strange Rock / National Geographic Channel / Nutopia / Jul 2017 to Jul 2017
Director Of PhotographyOne Strange RockNational Geographic ChannelNutopia Jul 17 - Jul 17
Lighting Cameraperson / Building off the Grid / Dorsey TV / Apr 2017 to present
Lighting CamerapersonBuilding off the GridDorsey TV Apr 17 - to present
Director Of Photography / Small for a Reason / BBC / BBC / May 2017 to Jun 2017
Director Of PhotographySmall for a ReasonBBCBBC May 17 - Jun 17
Lighting Cameraperson / Lewiston- Feature documentary following the history of immigration / JSL Films / Jan 2017 to present / Privately funded
Lighting CamerapersonLewiston- Feature documentary following the history of immigrationJSL Films Jan 17 - to presentPrivately funded
Director Of Photography / Na Asa / Cumbancha / Feb 2017 to Feb 2017 / Luisa Maita
Director Of PhotographyNa AsaCumbancha Feb 17 - Feb 17Luisa Maita
Interview Director / Die Trying / National Geographic Channel / National Geographic / Jun 2013 to Aug 2013
Interview DirectorDie TryingNational Geographic ChannelNational Geographic Jun 13 - Aug 13
Executive Producer / TIBET- Out Of This World / LunaSea Films / Jan 2016 to Oct 2016 / Thomas Family Trust
Executive ProducerTIBET- Out Of This WorldLunaSea Films Jan 16 - Oct 16Thomas Family Tr...
Director Of Photography / Pentagon 9/11 / PBS / Lone Wolf / Nov 2015 to Feb 2016
Director Of PhotographyPentagon 9/11PBSLone Wolf Nov 15 - Feb 16
Director Of Photography / Lowell Thomas Biography / PBS / Keystone Productions / May 2015 to Dec 2015 / Anne Thomas
Director Of PhotographyLowell Thomas BiographyPBSKeystone Productions May 15 - Dec 15Anne Thomas
Director/Cameraperson / Big Picture Earth / Compass Light / Jan 2015 to Sep 2015 / Steve Burns
Director/CamerapersonBig Picture EarthCompass Light Jan 15 - Sep 15Steve Burns
Director Of Photography / NOVA: Nazi Attack On America / PBS / Lone Wolf / Jan 2015 to Jun 2015 / Paula Apsell
Director Of PhotographyNOVA: Nazi Attack On AmericaPBSLone Wolf Jan 15 - Jun 15Paula Apsell
PD (Self Shooting) / Lowell Thoms Biography / Keystone / Jan 2014 to Oct 2015
PD (Self Shooting)Lowell Thoms BiographyKeystone Jan 14 - Oct 15
Director Of Photography / Changing Worlds / BBC 2 / BBC / Sep 2015 to Nov 2015 / Paul Bradshaw
Director Of PhotographyChanging WorldsBBC 2BBC Sep 15 - Nov 15Paul Bradshaw
Director Of Photography / Azores / PBS / TYG / May 2014 to Dec 2014 / Flood Foundation
Director Of PhotographyAzoresPBSTYG May 14 - Dec 14Flood Foundation
Senior Cameraperson / Yankee Jungle / Animal Planet / Lone Wolf / Apr 2014 to Jun 2014
Senior CamerapersonYankee JungleAnimal PlanetLone Wolf Apr 14 - Jun 14
Series Producer / Die Trying (Great White Sharks) / National Geographic Channel / 90 Miles / Jul 2013 to Aug 2013 / George Vershoor
Series ProducerDie Trying (Great White Sharks)National Geographic Channel90 Miles Jul 13 - Aug 13George Vershoor
Director Of Photography / Bid & Destroy / National Geographic Channel / Leftfield / May 2012 to Jul 2012 / Mike Welsh
Director Of PhotographyBid & DestroyNational Geographic ChannelLeftfield May 12 - Jul 12Mike Welsh
Director Of Photography / Untamed Americas / National Geographic Wild / National Geographic Television / Aug 2011 to Nov 2011
Director Of PhotographyUntamed AmericasNational Geographic WildNational Geographic Television Aug 11 - Nov 11
Director Of Photography / Secrets of our Living Planet / BBC 2 / BBC / Dec 2010 to Dec 2011 / Paul Bradshaw
Director Of PhotographySecrets of our Living PlanetBBC 2BBC Dec 10 - Dec 11Paul Bradshaw
Senior Cameraperson / Frozen Planet / BBC 1 / BBC / Jun 2010 to Sep 2010
Senior CamerapersonFrozen PlanetBBC 1BBC Jun 10 - Sep 10
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I worked with David Wright in Jasper, Canada filming Big Horn sheep. In -30F temperatures, David captured beautiful, slow motion, High Definition video of big horn sheep head butting. He is a hardworking cameraman with a talent for capturing stunning imagery and a compelling story. He had no qualms about working long hours, in taxing conditions to bring home a top notch product. A great guy, with a wealth of knowledge about the industry, I would certainly recommend working with David.

Hayes Baxley, Producer

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television


    Feature Film

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

    I Visa USA

    Sea Survival Training

  • Technical Skills:


    Canon 5D MKII

    AJ-HPX2700 P2 Varicam

    Canon XF105


    EX3 Nanoflash


    Lighting Camera


    Nightvision Cameras

    Panasonic AJ-HDX900

    Panasonic Varicam

    Phantom HD High Speed

    Single Camera Directing

    Canon C300 Mark II

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    BAFTA, Emmy, Golden Cine, Jules Verne

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