About

Barbara Nicholls is a skilled Cinematographer based in London UK having
 worked in the film and television industry for over 25 years. 

Starting out as a stills photographer, her migration to digital camera work work ranges across observational documentaries, arts promos and feature drama as well as commercials and authored films.

She has enjoyed long and rewarding working relationships with many directors and producers who consider her a safe pair of hands. 

Broadcast credits include: Dispatches (C4), Tribal Wives (BBC2), How to Look Good Naked (C4), the Money Programme (BBC 2), Great Excavations - a History of Archaeology (C4), Witness (Al Jazeera English), Embarrassing Illnesses (C4) amongst others. Many of her programmes have garnered prizes at film and television festivals across the world.

Noted for her sensitive handheld filming of difficult subjects, she has worked for all the major channels BBC, C4, ITV, C5, Al Jazeera English and Discovery TV as well as many mainstream companies including Maverick, Diverse TV, Quicksilver, Mentorn, Silver River, Brook Lapping, Fulcrum, Saatchi and Saatchi, Stick Figure, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as having produced award winning documentaries and drama docs independently.  

As Director of Photography she has filmed two feature dramas in the UK - both urban indie productions (Studlife 2013) and one a quirky comic romance (My Accomplice 2014).


                                                                                                 
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