• I'm honoured to be interviewed with director Andrea Luka Zimmerman for The Wapping Project about ERASE AND FORGET. You can hear it on Spotify, Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts
    Past – Forward: The Wapping Project at 20

    LYNN + LUCY ranked in top 10 international films of 2020 by Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman

    November 21 2020 Delighted that LYNN + LUCY will be broadcast on BBC2 and BBC iplayer in a season of British Film premieres

    October 2020 LYNN + LUCY dir. Fyzal Boulifa available on DVD ! Released by BFI with extras including THE CURSE (2012) that I also shot and edited with Fyzal, brilliant essays, interviews and audition tapes.

    Reviews for LYNN + LUCY :

    'An electrifying Essex drama you can’t afford to miss... The camera-work is bold... The effect is disorientating, stressful and — ultimately — electrifying.'
    - Charlotte O'Sullivan, Evening Standard

    'At times, it feels like we’re watching an epic parable playing out in confined conditions, with Boulifa using a boxy 4x3 frame to trap his players in a pressure-cooker environment in which working-class characters are turned against each other. Yet cinematographer Taina Galis (who shares editing credits) reminds us that the academy ratio is also the perfect format for intimate character portraits, focusing our attention on the landscape of the actors’ faces, wherein so much of this story plays out.' 5 stars
    - Mark Kermode, The Observer

    'Lynn + Lucy delivers striking images and potent drama' 4 stars
    - Danny Leigh, Financial Times

    'What Boulifa and DoP Taina Galis add to the mix – thanks also to their four-hander edit – is a strikingly expressionist take on a story that otherwise might look like typical Dardenne brothers or Ken Loach material'
    - Lee Marshall, ScreenDaily

    'Effectively utilizing the stark, boxy aspect ratio favored by Andrea Arnold, Taina Galis’ brightly lit lensing is particularly artful at isolating characters in the frame, and by extension their hostile individual worlds. Despite the plus sign in the title, no two people appear truly together in “Lynn + Lucy,” where it’s every woman for herself, whatever vague community-minded sentiments they share between them.'
    - Guy Lodge, Variety

    'When the film arrives at its most polarising moments — complemented by Taina Galis’ bright but sparsely framed cinematography — Lynn + Lucy deftly highlights the fragile fabric of a community boxed in by its self-imposed sense of justice, and the desperate, damaging behaviour drawn out by scandal.' 4 stars
    - Beth Webb, Empire

    'A gruelling tragedy with a batsqueak of horror...
    This film left me with that residue or shimmer of anxiety usually generated by really effective horror movies.' 4 stars
    - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

    Delighted that LYNN + LUCY dir. Fyzal Boulifa will have its theatrical and digital release through BFI Distribution July 2020

    LYNN + LUCY dir. Fyzal Boulifa awarded Best Actress for both leads at Marrakech International Film Festival, Best Director and Best Actress Macao International Film Festival, Best Actress for both leads at Les Arcs International Film Festival

    LYNN +LUCY dir. Fyzal Boulifa that I shot and co-edited has its world premiere in competition at San Sebastian Festival 2019

    Delighted that HERE FOR LIFE dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson has received a Special Mention at Locarno Film Festival 2019

    HERE FOR LIFE dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson feature that I shot with Andrea has its world premiere in competition at Locarno Film Festival 2019

    QUASI MONTE CARLO by artist Paul Simon Richards at Spike Island, Bristol 6 April- 16 June 2019. Cinematography by Paul, Annette Remler and me

    BOGEYMAN dir. Bianca Lucas in competition at Winterthur International Short Film Festival, Angers Premiers Plans


    AMERICAN CURIOUS dir. Gabylu Lara International Premiere San Diego Latino Festival Closing Night film 25 March. General theatrical release in Mexico from 13 April

    AUGENBLICK by Vivienne Dick showing at ICA 27 March, alongside two other recent films by Vivienne

    ERASE AND FORGET dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman in UK Cinemas from 2 March. listings www.eraseandforget.com

    Both *Olaf Möller and Barbara Wurm selected ERASE AND FORGET as one of the best films of 2017 in the Senses of Cinema World Poll*! Most honoured and delighted! Directed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman. This is the first feature I've edited, also co-written with Andrea. Release dates soon...

    AUGENBLICK by Vivienne Dick that I shot with her is showing at at Vivienne's survey exhibition IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art. 93% Stardust until October 15

    ERASE AND FORGET dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman premieres on Saturday 11 February at the Berlinale Panorama 2017

    RATE ME dir. Fyzal Boulifa digital premiere, watch now on NOWNESS

    RATE ME nominated for BIFA British Independent Film Award

    Tonight! LSFF: RETROSPECTIVE: Fyzal Boulifa & Taina Galis - Whores & Heroines + Filmmaker Q&As ICA, 14 January 2016

    I'm honoured to be one of 4 nominated for the first Jules Wright Prize for female creative technicians, in association with Film London and the Wapping Project, presented at the Jarman Award

    RATE ME dir. Fyzal Boulifa wins best British Short Film at Leeds International Festival 2015

    RATE ME dir. Fyzal Boulifa 'special mention for innovative storytelling' at the AFI Festival 2015

    RATE ME dir. Fyzal Boulifa 'honorable mention' at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival 2015

    RATE ME dir. Fyzal Boulifa wins Illy Prize for Best Short Film at Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2015

    MAYDAY dir. Natalie Abrahami starring Juliet Stevenson at Seattle International Film Festival May 2015

    online cinematography BAFTA masterclass, April 2015

    JAMES dir. Claire Oakley
    screens at Underwire Festival 12 November 2014, Brest European Short Film Festival 15 November 2014

    cinematography masterclass for B3 TalentLab 3 July 2014

    Panellist in upcoming talk Shoot From the Hip: Female Cinematographers in the UK at Bird's Eye View Festival, Lighthouse 9 April 2014

    SAY NOTHING dir. Roland Kennedy
    wins Director's Choice Award, Rhode Island International Festival 2013, in competition at LA Shorts and Montreal International Film Festival.

    Thanks to Underwire Festival for write-up
    http://www.underwirefestival.com/taina-galis-uw-2012-cinematography-winner-is-having-a-busy-time/

    THE CURSE dir. Fyzal Boulifa
    nominated Best Short Film at the BAFTA Film Awards 2013
    and on tour accross UK with BAFTA

    *delighted to win Best Cinematographer for A CUILLIN RISING
    at Underwire Festival November 2012*

    FULLL FIREARMS dir. Emily Wardill
    screens at ICA 1 Dec 2012

    THE CURSE dir. Fyzal Boulifa
    wins Golden Starfish for Best Short Film, Hamptons International Festival 2012

    nominated for Best Cinematographer for A CUILLIN RISING Underwire Festival 2012

    Interview for British Cinematographer Magazine September 2012

    Interview for Fuji Exposure magazine
    http://www.fujifilmexposure.com/interviews/182/breaking-the-curse

    THE CURSE dir. Fyzal Boulifa
    wins Illy Best Short Film Prize at the Director's Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2012

    THE CURSE dir. Fyzal Boulifa
    selected for Director's Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2012
    http://www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com/the-curse-f14337.html

    FULLL FIREARMS dir. Emily Wardill
    UK premiere 26 April Hackney Picturehouse
    http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2011/10/emily_wardill_fulll_firearms.htm

    A CUILLIN RISING dir. Catriona MacInnes
    in competition at GSFF Glasgow Short Film Festival February 12

    SHOP FLOOR dir. Peter Sant
    15A Camden High Street 3-12 February
    http://www.petersant.com/

    FULLL FIREARMS dir. Emily Wardill
    FRAC-Champagne- Ardenne
    opens 3 Februrary
    http://www.frac-champagneardenne.org/expositions-a_venir-all-3-1-2.html

    FULLL FIREARMS dir. Emily Wardill
    Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 26 January
    http://www.badischer-kunstverein.de/index.php?Direction=Programme&Detail=253

    FULLL FIREARMS dir. Emily Wardill
    Premiere M HKA, Antwerp 14 December 2011
    http://www.ificantdance.org/Agenda/Current+Upcoming#id=/Projects/FulllFirearms

    CARLYLE'S HANDS dir. Emily Wardill
    5 part short films for Random Acts Channel 4
    http://randomacts.channel4.com/#_

    BURN MY BODY dir. Fyzal Boulifa
    Bristol Encounters Film Festival
    16+ 19 November

    Sarah Baker's LE FAN FAN
    Carter Presents Gallery
    7 Oct - 6 Nov
    extended til December 10th
    http://www.sarahbaker.com/pages/Art%20pages/LeFanFan.htm
    http://www.carterpresents.org/le_fan_fan.html

    WHORE to be screened at 49th Gijon Film Festival, in retrospective section- best shorts of last 5 years

    A CUILLIN RISING premieres at 55th London Film Festival
    13 + 16 October

    FULLL FIREARMS dir. Emily Wardill
    currently in post

    BREAK MY FALL dir. Kanchi Wichmann
    UK cinema release. premiere 22 July 2011 Apollo, Piccadilly
    official selection 25th BFI London & Lesbian Gay Film Festival 2011
    Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil 2011, East End Film Festival

    A WEDDING MOST STRANGE dir. Trevor Garlick
    http://www.screendaily.com/news/europe/wide-closes-deals-on-this-is-not-a-film/5027824.article

    BURN MY BODY dir. Fyzal Boulifa
    54th BFI London Film Festival 2010 premiere
    Mecal, Barcelona, Future Voices ICA, London Short FIlm Festival
    Rio Film Festival

    GUIDING LIGHTS 2010/11
    Taina is honoured to be mentored by Peter Suschitzky ASC, BSC

    WHORE dir. Fyzal Boulifa
    Winner Grand Prix du Jury, Angers Premiers Plans 2010
    Jury Prize for Best Short Film, London East End Film Festival 2010