BSC Members Roster – Full Accredited

Chloë Thomson BSC

Category: Full Accredited

Role: Director of Photography

Websites: IMDb and

UK  |  ECHO Artists

Film & TV  |  Ellie Cook

Commercials  |  Sophie Lumley

+44 (0)203 567 0777


US  |  ICM Partners

Film & TV  |  Ann Murphy

Commercials  |  Amy Grgich

+1 (310) 550 4012

When Chloë was 11, she joined The Children’s Film Unit, and completely fell in love with the camera department. It felt like the place where everything was happening. Given an old SLR for her 16th birthday, Chloë started seeing the world in pictures. The combination of her love of cinema, photography, travel, storytelling, and an inability to stick to a job that was the same every day, made cinematography seem like the perfect thing for her.

After working for a few years as a camera assistant on features and TV dramas, Chloë studied for an MA in Cinematography at the National Film and Television School, graduating in 2012. Chloë’s graduation film, VOLUME, remains one of the projects she’s most proud of, even after eight years. A real labour of love, it started a longstanding collaboration with great friend and director Mahalia Belo, and it helped kickstart Chloë’s career.

The most recent of several collaborations with Mahalia was on mini-series THE LONG SONG, an adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel set during the final days of slavery in 19th Century Jamaica. It’s another of the pieces Chloë is most proud of, primarily because they got to tell a story that doesn’t normally get told. Chloë also worked with Mahalia on 2016 TV drama ELLEN, about a tearaway teenage girl that was part of Channel 4’s Coming Up series, and BBC One series REQUIEM, about a cellist who travels to Wales to probe a disappearance 23 years earlier that seems connected to her family. Her credits also include episodes of Netflix crime thriller TOP BOY, Channel 4 miniseries ADULT MATERIAL about the adult film industry, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Dawn Shadforth, and BBC Films HERE BEFORE, written and directed by Stacey Gregg.

Brian Tufano BSC and Stuart Harris, Chloë’s tutors at the NFTS, were wonderful teachers and mentors there, and have been a great support ever since. Haris Zambarloukos BSC gave Chloë a much-needed confidence boost during a review when she was questioning herself at the end of her first year at the NFTS, and Haris has been a kind and generous mentor ever since. Seamus McGarvey BSC has been instrumental in supporting Chloë, giving advice and mentorship with great positivity and enthusiasm, and pivotally, for encouraging her to apply for BSC membership, and proposing her in 2019. Lol Crawley BSC and Rob Hardy BSC have given great advice and invited Chloë to shadow them on set.

Chloë’s work has been screened at festivals worldwide, including Cannes and Sundance. Chloë was nominated for an RTS award for Best Cinematography for THE LONG SONG, work she’s shot has won BIFA, BAFTA, and RTS awards, and her animation graduation film was nominated for an Academy Award. Chloë was a 2017-2018 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and in 2019 was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.




Feature film
Writer / Director: Stacey Gregg
Executive Producer: Eva Yates
Producers: Julia Godzinskaya, Sophie Vickers
Rooks Nest Entertainment, BBC Films, Northern Ireland Screen 


4 x 60min 
Director: Dawn Shadforth
Executive Producers: Lucy Kirkwood, Patrick Spence
Head of Production / Producer: Sara Hamill
Fifty Fathoms for Channel4

2 x 60min (episodes 4&5)
Director: Nia DaCosta
Producer: Alasdair Flind
Executive Producers: Alasdair Flind, Charles Steel, Ronan Bennett, Yann Demange
Cowboy Films for Netflix


3 x 60min
Director: Mahalia Belo
Producer: Roopesh Parekh
Executive Producers: Rosie Alison, David Heyman, Andrea Levy 
Heyday TV  /  NBCU  /  BBC

Winner RTS Award Best Mini-series


6 x 60min
Director: Mahalia Belo
Producer: Sue Breen
Executive Producers: Charlie Pattinson, Willow Grylls, Elaine Pyke
New Pictures for BBC1 /  Netflix


Single feature-length drama
Director: Mahalia Belo
Producer: Ben Bickerton, Phil Trethowan, Touchpaper for Channel4
Winner BAFTA 2017 Breakthrough Talent
Winner BAFTA Cymru Award 2017 for Best Feature/Television Film
Winner Broadcast Award 2017 Best Single Drama
Winner Prix Italia 2017 Best TV Drama
Winner Writers’ Guild of Great Britain 2017 Best Short Form TV Drama


Director: Mahalia Belo
Producer: Casey Herbert, NFTS
Winner Best Short Film, British Independent Film Awards 2012
Official Selection Sundance 2013
Official Selection London Film Festival 2012


2nd Unit // 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
Director: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Producer: Dan Bowen, Jim Wilson, Film4
Winner World Cinema Documentary Award Sundance 2014 – Directing and Editing