Paul Mortlock – Director of Photography

In 1997 I was lucky enough to get my first job in film with Dragon Television Facilities in south Manchester. I started out as a runner, making brews and running errands. After getting my first taste of shooting on location at Vector Studios, I immediately knew where I wanted to spend my career.

Over the next few years, I assisted for some of the best DP’s and operators in the UK; Arthur Smith, Wayne Mottershead, Andy Stephens and Mike Wood.

Some 16 years of freelance work later have seen me shooting all over the world, for major broadcasters, agencies and production companies.

Today I mainly shoot commercials, drama, music videos and brand films.



Equipment Owned


  • Red Epic DRAGON 6k Camera (PL and EF)
  • Arri Amira Camera (PL and EF)
  • Canon 5d Mk2

Selected Credits


American Golf 2015 – TVC – The Gate (Dir: James Shannon)

Mirrors – Short film – BFi Selection 2015 (Dir: Neil Ely)

GoGoGoShow – DVD – Baby Jesus Films (Dir: Steve Price)

Housing units – TVC – We Are Air (Dir: James Statham)

Guiness World Records 2014 – Cinema Advert – Red Frog Digital

Street life – Pop Promo – Lauren Pouchly AOI

Nik Kershaw live @ Shepherds Bush – DVD – Baby Jesus films (Dir: Steve Price)

Ricky Hatton – Showtime US

American Golf PING G15 – TVC – Buglar Smith (Dir: Eli Hourd)


Young Apprentice – BBC1 – Boundless Productions 1 x EP

Alcon Contact Lenses’ – Commercial – WRG –

Housing Units – Commercial – We Are Air (Dir: James Statham)

Zenya – Commercial – We Are Air – DP

Sins of our Fathers – Feature film – Dare Films Second unit DP (Dir: Donal MacIntyre)

The Sky is the Limit – Nik Kershaw Pop promo – Baby Jesus Films

Michael Jackson Forever – Live Concert – CT (Dir: Steve Price)

Imogen Heap Live at The Royal Albert Hall’ – Blumann Associates

Yusuf Islam – Concert – Qatar Foundation


Gardeners World’ Magazine – BBC

Imogen Heap – Earth Day’ Pop promo – Baby Jesus Films (Dir: Steve Price)

N-Dubz Live at Hammersmith Apollo’ – CT

Super Garden’ – RTE – Manchester Section

Love on a Saturday Night’ – ITV1

Shayne Ward’ EPK – Sony Records

Football Heroes’ – Carlton TV

Rufus Wainwright Live’ – MIF