Michael Wood



I began my career in film and television in 1983 at Carlton Television in St John’s Wood. Starting as a runner in the edit suites and working my way up to operating in the Studio and on Outside Broadcast.

In 1987 I moved to Australia to begin working on film and spent many years as a camera assistant. Considered one of Sydney’s finest focus-pullers, I assisted numerous top DOP’s including 6 Academy Award and BAFTA winners.

In 1996 I became a Director of Photography and quickly established myself in the commercials field. In the 20 years since, I have photographed over 600 commercials for clients and directors from all around the world.

In 2005 after 17 successful years in Sydney, I returned to the UK with my family.

I continue to shoot commercials, but my work now is predominantly in Features, either main unit or 2nd unit.

I live in SW London with my wife Stephanie and our two children Tilly and Dexter and a dog called Lola.

Michael Wood - Cinematographer / DOP (Director of Photography)