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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.

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
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
Michael’s focus on set is a foundation of rooted steely determination, methodical preparation and anchored professionalism that never waivers or falters; he will always go the extra mile and a half to get the shot and precision pays off in his cinematographers book; with a consistent professional approach encyclopaedic technical vis-à-vis meticulous skill-set it all amounts to a fabulous ability that’s to be admired. Great company and fun to be around Michael is definitely one of this industry’s truly good guys.
Paul Dewdney, Actor
Great guy, great colleague, an asset on any film set.
Katerina Curtis, Director
Applying trace to a light.

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