David Mackie - Director of Photography  

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David shot the feature film Show Dogs, starring Will Arnett with director Raja Gosnell, in the UK and the USA. The film was released in cinemas worldwide in 2018.


Tales From The Lodge, for director Abigail Blackmore, premiered at SXSW and was released in November 2019. Other feature work includes the thriller The Last Seven and Lad: A Yorkshire Story for which he won 2 awards for Best Cinematography.

For television he has recently completed work on the latest series of Call The Midwife for Neal Street/BBC and directed 2nd Unit on Outside The Wire, a Sci-Fi action film for Netflix/42MP

He also shot VFX unit for the Netflix series Dark Crystal for director Louis Leterrier.


Further VFX work includes units on films including Jungle Book: Origins, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Paddington 2 . For Universal he shot both ​​Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and The Hogwarts Express; both large scale, green screen and motion control films starring Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Brendan Gleeson. More recently he DP'd Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure with Robbie Coltrane, also for Universal.


He has also shot a number of commercial and content spots, short films and music promos, and filmed in over 20 countries including South Africa, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Iceland, South Korea, USA, Jordan, UAE and Morocco.

A member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians, David worked as a camera assistant for over 10 years, learning his skills from the world's leading cinematographers on films including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, V for Vendetta, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the Harry Potter series.