Jon Sayers Director of Photography


Bend the Curve (w/t)

Two films following Greta Thunberg as she travels the world highlighting the unfolding climate crisis.

Director: Joe Myerscough. BBC Studios. In production 2020


    Murder in the Car Park

    An investigation into police corruption and the cover-up surrounding the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan in south London in the 1980s.

    Directors: Bruce Goodison and Adam Wishart. Indefinite Films. TX 2020


    The Trial of Lady Chatterly

    A revisting of D.H.Lawrence’s powerful novel, the outrage it caused and the part it played in cracking open a moribund British society.

    Director: Mathilde Damoisel. Quark Productions for Arte. TX 2019


    Babies

    Three films in a twelve part series looking at the first year of life. The films profile pioneering scientists advancing our understanding of early development and how this shapes us for the rest of our lives

    Directors: Annabel Gillings, Tristan Quinn, Toby Macdonald. Nutopia for Netflix 2019


    Inside the Vatican

    Two part series examining the Vatican city-state and Pope Francis’ attempts to reform the Catholic Church.

    Director: Silvia Sacco Oxford Films for BBC and Netflix TX Autumn 2019


    Wonders of the Moon

    A exploration of how the monthly lunar cycle has shaped life on earth.

    Director: James Van Der Pool BBC 2017


    Black and Britsh – A Forgotten History

    David Olusoga explores the longstanding relationship between Britain and Africa.

    Director: James Van Der Pool BBC 2 TX Nov 2016


    Arctic Live

    A series of films examining the changing Arctic environment.

    Director: Ben Finney. TX BBC 2 Nov 2016



    Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You

    One film in a three part series looking at how our time in the womb sets the blueprint for the rest of our lives. Presented by Michael Moseley.

    Director: Helen Sage BBC2. TX September 2015

    ‘Mesmerising take on the miracle of life shows the BBC at it’s best’. The Guardian



    Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

    Two films exposing the extent and legacy of slave owning in Britain. Presented by David Olusoga

    Directors: James Van Der Pool and Ben Crichton. BBC2 Tx July 2015



    Country Life

    Three part observational series looking at the pleasures and pressures of life in rural Britain..

    Director: Jane Treays. Spun Gold Tv for BBC2. In production


    Living with Autism

    Horizon BBC2. Tx 2014. Director Helen Sage


    The Widowmaker

    Feature Documentary for Oxford Films Director: Patrick Forbes



    Cloud Lab

    Two films exploring the atmosphere. Director: James Van der Pool.

    BBC 2. Tx 2013


    Inside Claridges

    3 part series for BBC 2. The Garden Productions.

    Director: Jane Treays. TX 2012

    Observational series on the famous London Hotel. “an exquisite piece of documentary filmmaking that never put a foot wrong”. The Guardian



    Aristocracy

    Series for Channel 4. Oxford Film and Television Director: Patrick Forbes. TX 2012


    A South American Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

    3 part series for BBC2. Fresh One Productions. Broadcast 2011

    Filmed in Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.

    Directors: Chris Boulding and Ruhi Hamid


    What happened before the Big Bang?

    Horizon BBC2. 2010. Director: Peter Leonard


    An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

    3 part series for BBC 2 . Fresh One Productions. 2010

    Filmed in Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and South Africa

    Directors: Chris Boulding, Ruhi Hamid, Robin Barnwell


    The Force

    4 part series for Channel 4. Oxford Film and Television.

    "a rigorous piece of documentary film-making" The Times



    Wine

    3 part series for BBC 4. Oxford Film and television. 2009. Director: Nick Angel

    "dispassionate and intimately observed" Radio Times. "…another hypnotic film in a tremendous series" The Times. "…beautifully filmed…" The Sunday Times.



    English Heritage

    5 part series for BBC 4. Oxford Film and Television. 2009. Director: Patrick Forbes

    "…tremendous…with a gift for storytelling" The Times



    Jamie's American Road Trip

    Six part series for Fresh One and Channel 4 2009

    Directed by Kirstie Cunningham, Pamela Gordon and Lana Saleh


    Holiday

    3 part series for BBC 2. Oxford Films and Television. 2007. Director: Patrick Forbes


    The Hunger Season

    Feature Documentary on the food crisis in Swaziland. More4.

    Yipp Films. 2006. Director: Beadi Finzi


    The President's Guide to Science

    Horizon BBC2. 2007. Director: James Van Der Pool


    Inside Tehran

    BBC 4 documentary. 2007. Director: Paul Sapin


    Russian Godfathers

    3 part series for BBC 2. Oxford Films and Television. Director: Patrick Forbes

    "Enthralling and bleakly funny…it's not often that you get an opportunity to watch Monopoly and Russian roulette played by some of the richest and most ruthless men in the world" The Times



    The Six Million Dollar Experiment.

    Director: James Van Der Pool Horizon. BBC2. 2006


    Britain in Bed

    Director: Pippa Robinson BBC One Life 2008


    The Launderette - BBC Waiting Rooms

    Director: Colm Martin BBC 4. Sheffield Documentary Festival Selection 2006



    The National Trust

    4 part series for BBC 4. Oxford Film and Television. Director Patrick Forbes

    "Hilarious…brilliantly observed" The Independent



    The War Against Science

    Director: James Van Der Pool Horizon. BBC 2. 2004


    The History of Islam in Europe

    BBC 2. 2004 Director: Paul Sapin



    Forgiveness

    Director: Ashok Prasad BBC Everyman. 2004.


    Islam

    PBS Frontline USA. 2002. Director: Graham Judd

    Filmed in Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt and Nigeria.


    Calling Hedy Lamar

    Director: Georg Misch BBC Arena - Feature Documentary



    The Real Cracker

    Director: Patrick Forbes

    4 part series for Channel 4. Oxford Film and Television. Tx 2001.


    Robot Wars: the search for Artificial Intelligence

    Director: Patrick Forbes Channel 4. Oxford Film and Television. 2001

    "Seriousness and hilarity sit comfortably in this hugely entertaining yet deeply thought provoking documentary" Time Out



    Dying Alone Director: Ashok Prasad BBC Everyman. 2000


    Feature Film

    Director: Douglas Gordon Artangel and The Pompidou Centre.

    Exhibited at the Pompidou Centre and London's Meltdown Festival 2000


    Shattered Dream

    A film exploring the life and contradictions of the campaigning climber, activist and poet Edwin Drummond.

    Director: Simon Beaufoy BBC 40 Minutes. Super 16. 1994