Michael Spry Michael Spry

About Michael Spry

I am Michael Spry, a British-born filmmaker and photographer working independently on narrative feature-length and short films as well as music videos and commercials. I live and work in London, but work nationally and across the world. The first thing you will notice about me is my height.

I began my career as a freelance photographer, moving to film after managing a photography studio for three years. Despite not studying filmmaking formally, I’ve crafted a personal style which is most evident in my light-theory. The foundation of my lighting technique is built on my career as a photographer which has given me a deep understanding and appreciation of lighting and its part in setting a scene.

Great guy, great colleague, an asset on any film set.
Katerina Curtis, Director
Grading the Alpha Invention


  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
  • Canon 5D mk3
  • Samyang 16mm T2.2
  • Samyang 24mm T1.5
  • Samyang 35mm T1.5
  • Samyang 50mm T1.5
  • Samyang 85mm T1.5
  • Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS
  • Canon 70-200mm L f2.8 IS
  • Canon 100mm f2.8 macro
  • Sigma 50mm f1.4
  • Lensbaby Composer
Camera Accessories
  • Complete Tilta Rig
  • TV Logic 5.5” monitor
  • Alphatron EVF
  • 4 × 87w IDX batteries
  • 4x4” Tiffen ND filers
  • 3 × 240GB Sandisk Extreme II SSDs
  • 2 × Arri T2 2k tungstens
  • 2 × Arri 1.2k HMI + ballasts
  • 575w HMI + ballast
  • 4x4' Kino Flo Select
  • 4 × 150w Dedos
  • 2 × 6'x6' Arri frames
  • 2 × 2x1m fold out frames
  • 1x1m fold out frame
  • Gitzo Tripod and 509HD head
  • 2 × Triple riser combo stands
  • Double riser combo stand
  • 2 × C stands
  • 2 × Aluminimum stands
  • 3 × Knuckles and arms
  • 2 × Magic/variable arms
  • 4 × Super clamps
  • Long Autopole
  • Short Autopole
  • Clapperboard
  • Various tapes
  • 3 × Sausages
  • 10 × Sand bags
  • 3 × 45m extension reel
  • 2 × 25m extension reel
  • 15m extension reel
On the set of Beneath Blue Lights
One of the most professional and pleasant people I have worked with - a real gem to have on set.
Dan Pickard, Cinematographer
Michael is the tallest person I know, his height is what enables him to produce visually stunning films because he shoots at heights nobody has seen before.
Andrew Stichbury, Graphic Designer
Applying trace to a light.

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