John Hoare


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Simon Pickup
Schadenfreude Movie SPV
2016Director of Photography
Readly TV Commercial
Lydia Esler
The Gate Films
2012 - 2016Lighting cameraman
Rory Boswell
Bouche Media
2015Director of Photography
Cholclear tv commercial
Jason de Vyea
Run Productions
2015Lighting cameraman
Pieces for Origins Festival, and Duke Humphrey Library
Gabi Kent, Lizzy Jones
Open University
2011 - 2015Lighting cameraman
Brand films for VW, Kia, Lexus, Audi
Andy MacKenzie
Telegraph Media Group
2014 - 2015Lighting cameraman
AXA Insurance, Whittards Tea
Nick Dixon
2014 - 2015Lighting cameraman
Historic England
D.R. Hood
Likely Story
2014Director of Photography
Film (Short)
The Naked Screaming Man
Alain Kramer
Nozone Films
2013Lighting cameraman
JCB branding
Nicola Russell
The Edge Picture Company
2004 - 2010Director of Photography
BT, Dell, Anglian Railways, PSNI, Investors In People
Commercials Unlimited
2005Director of Photography
Film (Short)
The Other Man
D.R. Hood
Likely Story
  • Education

    2017Day courses on: Drones, shooting for HDR, TimelapseGTC
    1998National Film School Film Lighting short courseNFT


    I own (and can operate):
    Sony F55 camera with R5 raw recorder., Sony A7S camera, Sony Fs5 compact large-sensor camera, Canon CN7 17-120mm zoom, Set of 3 Canon T1.5 prime lenses: CN-E24mm, 50m, 85mm., Extensive lighting kit: Dedos, LEDs, Divalite, softboxes...

    About me

    Lighting cameraman with 20 years' experience: brands, tv commercials, drama.

    * I have shot award-winning drama (Best Short, Edinburgh FF);

    ​​* Micro budget feature 'Schadenfreude' ( is now in post;

    * Sarah Lewis's doc 'No Ifs Or Buts' premiered at the 2018 London Film Festival;

    * Alain Kramer's short 'The Naked Screaming Man' screened at the 2018 London Short Film Festival.

    I own a Sony F55 cinema camera, lenses and lights. (The F55 has a profile which closely matches the Alexa look.)




    Additional Information

    "I’ve worked with many DoPs and John is definitely up there with the best of them. His lighting is evocative and he can capture mood wonderfully. His camerawork is truly professional. He’s flexible in his approach, constructive, fast and efficient with a great sense of humour and genuine a joy to work with. His experience shows in the quality of his work. I shall be using his tremendous talent again."

    (David Lewis Richardson. Director Shameless, Producer/Director Hollyoaks.)

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Business
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Short)
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    DBS checked
    • No
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    Organization/Union Membership
    • GTC (UK)