Cinematographer Sarah Bartles-Smith has been working in the Film Industry since 1994. She began her career as a clapper loader on feature films such as The Fifth Element, The Four Feathers, Wilde, and Nil By Mouth. During this time she worked for and learned from world-class cinematographers such as Oscar winner Robert Richardson (Platoon, Django Unchained) Oliver Stapleton (The Grifters, The Cider House Rules), Remi Adefarasin (Elizabeth, Match Point) and Thierry Arbogast (The Fifth Element, Leon). Inspired by these cinematographers She applied and won a place at the National Film and Television School in 2001.
Whilst at the National Film and Television School she was taught among others by cinematographers, Brian Tufano (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot), Sean Bobbit (Shame, The Place Beyond the Pines), Oscar Winner Billy Williams (Gandhi, On Golden Pond) and Director Stephen Frears (Philomena, Dangerous Liasons).
Since graduating in 2003 she has worked as a Cinematographer on a huge number of high-profile Television and film projects including Doctor Who, 8 Minutes Idle, Evermoor, Silent Witness, 5 Days 2, Bad Girls, Dates and The Crash (nominated for a 2013 Scottish BAFTA for best TV Drama). Her experience in TV and Film equates to over 200 hours of screen time.