Jay Donn


October 2001

BA Hons Digital Animation at Thames Valley University


January 2018

Director of Photography at Okan Elmali

DoP for the short film Onizuka, written by Okan Elmali and directed by Manuel Marxx. Filmed on location in Frakfurt, Germany. The film was success in being accepted into Cannes Film Festival, and screened in the category ‘short film corner’.

Since 2014 +

Director of Photography - Camera Operator - Videographer Production at Pillars of Creation Limited

Pillars of Creation specialises in providing exceptional Video Production Filmmaking and Digital Imaging services to Filmmakers, Brands and Small Businesses in the Corporate, Commercial and Independent sectors, within the UK and internationally.

Has worked independently and along side creative agencies as a team creating exceptional production work for clients such as; IBM, Bentley Motors, Unilever, Grant Thornton UK LLP, GSK, Novalash International, Kingston University, The Funding Circle, Filmmakers and more.

Jay is an enthusiastic professional creative with ten years experience spanning photography and video production, digital media and design for the online and broadcast Industry.

• Over 6 year’s industry creative and technical experience, operating DSLR’s, Video and Cinema Cameras for stills and video alone, or as a team.
• Stills and video for Fashion, Lifestyle, Documentary, Music, Corporate, Events, Film and Social Media.
• Interview filming, lighting and audio.
• Directing.
• Worked on corporate jobs and film projects Internationally.
• Provide exceptional contributions and client service.
• Strong interpersonal & communication skills working face-to-face with marketing, product and brand managers, and production staff.

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