Anna Valdez HanksANNA VALDEZ HANKS CINEMATOGRAPHER

PROFILE

Anna was the first cinematographer to be named by BAFTA as a Breakthrough Brit in 2015 (click here) and was selected as a Berlinale Talent in 2016. MILE END won best narrative feature at NYC Independent Film Festival in 2016, Best Cinematography at Filmmaker International Festival 2016 and was nominated for best British feature at Raindance Festival in 2015. Her recent drama credits include lead Director of Photography on new C4 series ACKLEY BRIDGE, and LINE OF DUTY 4. 

Anna was additional cinematographer on Pete Travis’s film ENDGAME, camera operator on Nick Murphy's BAFTA award-winning drama OCCUPATION, and second unit director of photography for Antonia Bird on the BAFTA winning series THE VILLAGE. Her short films have won awards and screened at numerous festivals including GOBLIN MARKET, which also exhibited at Tate Britain and the Pushkin Gallery in Moscow, alongside its international film festival screenings. TO THE SEA won best experimental film at Aesthetica Film Festival, with a commendation for the film’s cinematography.

Anna's route to cinematography took her through clapper loading, focus pulling and camera operating on features and high end dramas, giving her the opportunity to learn from some of the best cinematographers and directors in the industry. Anna is a cinephile with a passion for films ranging from auteur and experimental films to commercial and genre cinema.

FILMS

MILE END (2015)
Company: Coup de Grace
Director of Photography
Dir/Prod: Graham Higgins

ENDGAME (2008)
Company: Daybreak Films / Channel 4
Additional Cinematography
Dir: Pete Travis
Prod: Hal Vogel

TELEVISION

ENDEAVOUR (2017)
Company: Mammoth
Director of Photography Film 5, Season 5.
Dir: Geoff Sax
Prod: John Phillips

ACKLEY BRIDGE (2017)
Company: The Forge / C4
Director of Photography Eps 1, 2, 5, 6
Dir: Penny Woolcock and Jon East
Prod: Alex Lamb

LINE OF DUTY (2016)
Company: World Productions / BBC 1
Director of Photography season 4, eps 1, 2 & 3
Dir: Jed Mercurio and John Strickland 
Prod: Cait Collins

CRAZY HEAD (2016)
Company: Urban Myth Films / E4 / Netflix
Director of Photography Episodes 4, 5, 6
Dir: Declan O'Dwyer
Prod: Gareth Williams

LUCKY MAN (2016)
Company: Carnival Films / Sky One
Director of Photography Episodes 9 & 10
Dir: David Caffrey
Prod: Chris Clough

THE NIGHTMARE WORLDS OF HG WELLS (2015)
Company: Clerkenwell Films / Sky Arts
Director of Photography
Dir: Adrian Shergold
Prod: Charlie Leech

THE SYNDICATE III (2015)
Company: Rollem / BBC
Director of Photography Episodes 3 & 4
Dir: Dominic Leclerc
Prod: Yvonne Francas

CLEAN BREAK (2014)
Company: RTE / Octagon
Director of Photography Episodes 1 & 4
Dir: Gillies MacKinnon
Prod: Emma Burge

IN THE CLUB (2014)
Company: Rollem / BBC
Director of Photography Episodes 5 & 6
Dir: Sarah O'Gorman
Prod: Yvonne Francas

UNDENIABLE (2013)
Company: ITV/TXTV
Second Unit Director of Photography
Dir: John Strickland
Prod: Jeremy Gwilt

LOVE / HATE IV (2013)
Company: Octagon Films for RTE
Replacement Director of Photography Episode 4
Dir: David Caffrey
Prod: Suzanne McAuley

THE VILLAGE (2012)
Company Productions for BBC
Director of Photography 2nd Unit
Dir: Antonia Bird
Prod: Emma Burge

THE SYNDICATE I (2012)
Company: Rollem for BBC
Director of Photography 2nd Unit
Dir: Kay Mellor
Prod: Brett Wilson

PRISONERS WIVES (2011)
Company: Tiger Aspect for BBC
Director of Photography Titles & 2nd Unit
Dir: Damon Thomas
Prod: Anna Ferguson

WHITECHAPEL II (2009)
Company: ITV
Replacement Director of Photography - Dailies
Dir: David Evans
Prod: Marcus WIlson

OCCUPATION (2009)
Company: Kudos for BBC
B Cam Operator. Director of Photography 2nd Unit
Dir: Nick Murphy
Prod: Laurie Bourg

COMMERCIALS

PLAYSTATION PS4 (2013)
Company: Fallen Films / MoFilm
Director of Photography
Dir: Anna Blandford

FRISKIES (2013)
Company: Fallen Films / MoFilm
Director of Photography
Dir: Anna Blandford

DINERS CLUB (2013)
Company: Fallen Films / MoFilm
Director of Photography
Dir: Anna Blandford

SHORT FILMS & ARTIST FILMS

THE STRANGER (2017)
Company: Fallen Films & Creative England/BFI
Director of Photography
Director: Anna Blandford
Producer: David Harwood

NOTHING IMPORTANT (2017)
Company: French Fancy Productions
Director of Photography
Director: Tara Fitzgerald
Producer: Georgina French

AS ABOVE SO BELOW (2016)
Company: Red Gum
Director of Photography
Artist: Renee Vaughan Sutherland

QUEERING LOVE (2016)
Artist Film for BFI Flare / Wellcome Trust
Company: Red Gum
Director of Photography
Artist: Renee Vaughan Sutherland

THE KNACKERMAN (2016)
Company: Loose Change Films and BFI Creative England
Director of Photography
Director: Tom Shrapnel
Prod: Rebecca Wolffe

EVIL EYE & I'M IN ESSEX GIRL (2014)
Artist Film / Exhibition 'Waterhouse' at TAP gallery
Director of Photography
Artist: Renee Vaughan Sutherland
Prod: Sophie Sleigh-Johnson

CRUELTY (2014)
Company: BFI / Creative England
Director of Photography
Dir: Anna Blandford
Prod: Linda Biney

THE EXPIRATION (2014)
Company: Lotus Productions
Director of Photography
Dir: Lotus Hannon

TO THE SEA (2012)
Company: Fallen Films
Director of Photography & Co-Director
Dir: Anna Valdez hanks & Anna Blandford
Prod: Monika Kocian

DUENDE (2011)
Company: Galizia Films
Director of Photography
Dir: Louisa Galizia

GOBLIN MARKET (2010)
Company: Fallen Films
Director of Photography
Dir: Anna Blandford
Prod: Len Rowles

SHADOW OBSERVERS (2009)
Company: BBC
Director of Photography
Dir: Josh Alward

SHISH (2009)
Company: Fletcher Wilson
Director of Photography
Dir: Lynsey Miller
Prod: Rob Fletcher

LOOKING FOR MARYLIN (2008)
Company: Reverse Films
Director of Photography, Co-Director
Dir: Anna Valdez Hanks
Prod: Michael Berliner

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY (2008)
Company: Cut Both Ways / C4
Director of Photography
Dir: Lara Leslie

THE BEACHCOMBERS (2008)
Company: Silvertip / Film London
Director of Photography
Dir: Chris Croucher

BOYS (2007)
Company: White Label Films
Director of Photography
Dir: Anna Blandford

SLOW (2007)
Company: White Label Films
Director of Photography
Dir: Anna Blandford

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