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Steve Buckland

DOP - Director of Photography

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Steve Buckland is highly experienced in all camera formats, 35mm, Super 16mm, Red1 camera, Arri’s Alexa, Hi-Def, Canon 5D and C300, Digi-Beta, DV Cam and Mini DV. He has worked on drama, comedy and documentary. He was the DOP on ‘Wish 143’, which gained an Oscar Nomination in 2011, for Best Live Action Short.His work on Casualty has lead to RTS and BAFTA nominations.



Television Drama and Comedy

The Dumping Ground (Series 5 & 6) (2016-2017)

25 x 30 Minutes
Directors include : David Innes Edwards
Producer: Gert Thomas
Including episodes shot on location in Greece.

Casualty (2016)

2 x 60 Episodes
Director: Sean Glynn
Producer: Ella Kelly

The Dumping Ground (Series 4) (2015)

20 x 30 mins
Directors: Sallie Apprahamian, Sarah Walker, Duncan Foster, Noreen Kershaw.
Producer: Phil Leach

Semi Detached (2014)
Hat Trick

Comedy Pilot
Director: Iain B MacDonald
Producer: Rob Bullock

Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Tiger Aspect/BBC

Comedy Pilot  
Director: Paul Walker
Producer: Margot Gavan Duffy

The Dumping Ground (Series 3) (2014)

20 x 30 mins
Directors:  Nigel Douglas, Roberto Bangora, Matthew Evans, Sallie Apprahamian.
Producer: Phil Leach

You, Me and Them (2013)
Hat Trick/Gold

Series 1
6 x 30 mins
Director: Simon Hynd
Producer: Angela Sinden

Casualty (2013)
BBC 1 Drama

4 x 50
Directors: Reza Moradi, Nigel Douglas

Trollied (Series 2) (2012)
Rough Cut/Sky One

13 x 30  
Directors: Paul Walker, Paul Murphy
Producer: Sue Howells, Nick Goding

Holby City (2012)
BBC1 Drama

2 x 60
Director: Nigel Douglas

Waterloo Road (2012)
BBC1/Shed Media

2 x 60
Director: Nigel Douglas
Producer: Lizzie Gray

White Van Man (Series 2) (2011)
ITV Comedy/BBC3

6 x 30 Comedy
Director: Iain B MacDonald
Producer: Rohan Archarya

Waterloo Road (2011)

2 x 60
Director: Fraser MacDonald
Producer: Tim Key

Trollied (Series 1) (2011)
Rough Cut Television / Sky One

6 x 30 Comedy
Director: Paul Walker
Producer: Sue Howells

White Van Man (2010)

6 x 30  Comedy
Director: James Strong
Producer: Rohan Archarya

The Bill (2010)
Talkback Thames

2 x 60 (Final Episodes)
Director: Reza Moradi
Producer: Sue Howells

Crash (2009)
Red Planet/BBC Wales

Directors: Gareth Bryn
Producer: Martin Hutchings
(Nominated for Best Cinematography Welsh BAFTAS)

Casualty (2009)

Director: Ian Barnes
Producer: Anne-Louise Russell

Hotel Babylon (2009)
Carnival Films/BBC1

8 x 60
Directors: Andy Hay, Jim Loach
Producer: Polly Williams

Shameless (2008)
Company Pictures/Channel 4

2 x 60
Director: Paul Walker
Producer: LawrenceTill

Mrs Inbetweeny (2008)
Tightrope North

Comedy Pilot
Director: Paul Walker
Producer: Barbra McKissack

BoneKickers (2008)
Mammoth Pictures / BBC

(2nd Unit DOP)
Director: James Strong
Producer: Rhonda Smith

Doctor Who (2008)

1 x 60 Main Unit / 2nd unit  DOP and camera op
Director: James Strong
Producer: Phil Collinson

The Bill (2006-2007)
Talkback Thames/ITV

Director: Reza Moradi
Producer: Sue Howells

Torchwood (2007)
BBC Drama/BBC3

2nd Unit DOP
Director: James Strong
Producer: Richard Stokes

Holby City (2006)
BBC Drama

Directors: Paul Kousolides, Simon Meyers, David Innes Edwards, Nigel Douglas, A.J. Quinn
Producers: Simon Meyers, Oliver Kent, Myar Craig

Casualty (2005)

(Eps 1 & 2 Nominated for an RTS Award 2006 )       
Directors: Ian Barnes, Steve Kelly, Paul Harrison, Paul Walker, Andy Hay
Producers: Sue Howells, Diana Kyle

Grease Monkeys (2003-2004)

Directors: Ian Barnes, Simon Meyers
Producer: Will Trotter, Serena Cullen

Afternoon Plays (2002)

Directors: Ian Barnes, Steve Kelly
Producer: Will Trotter


MatchHead (2012)
Union Films

Director: Ian Barnes
Writer: Jason Sutton

Wish 143 (2011)
Union Films

(Nominated 2011 Best Live Action Short Film – Oscars)
(Winner 2010 Best Short Film – British Independent Film Festival)
Director: Ian Barnes
Producer: Sam Waite

WMD (2008)
WMD Films

Director: David Holroyd
Producer: Christine Hartland


Me, Myself & I

A documentary about Elton John.

Lady Jane

1 x 90 Telling the story of Jane Andrews who shot her boyfriend.

The South Bank Show

Director: James Strong

Shot over 20 editions of this iconic ITV arts documentary series, covering a wide selection of artists and art forms including, Clint Eastwood, Steve Martin, Pavarotti, Dolly Parton, Bill Bryson, Ron Howard. Shot on Super 16 and Digi Beta.