About

Edward Ames Director of Photography

Edward Ames

Director of Photography

Edward began his 28 year career in the film and television industry as a Documentary Camera Assistant working predominantly on film, then progressed through the ranks as Clapper Loader, Focus Puller, Camera Operator to DOP.

He has spent the past 17 years honing his craft as a DOP almost exclusively in films and television drama.
He is well known for his ability to work fast, think on his feet, be a calming influence to all around him, at the same time as being able to produce beautiful pictures.

His experience in continuing drama series serves him well, as he is easily able to adapt and change things around when circumstances dictate. Take him to a location he’s never seen before, and with the camera and lighting resources available, he will produce stunning photography on schedule and within budget!

His first feature film, CITY SLACKER starring Tom Conti, won Best Film at the Crystal Palace Film Festival in 2013.

His latest feature film, THE LAST WITNESS, had its world premiere on 11 May 2018 in Poland. It premiered in the US on 29 May and in the UK on 17 August 2018. Edward won the Best Cinematography Award for THE LAST WITNESS at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in October 2018, the European Cinematography Awards in February 2019 and at the New York City international Film Festival (NYCIFF) in March 2019.