Matthew Beecroft


About Me

Matthew has shot all over world, working in Australia, Africa, North, Central and South America, India, China and most of Europe.


With over twenty five years in the creative industry, I worked initially in design and advertising, latterly as head of design at Maher Bird working on Nike and Mercedes.

Inspired by my father’s love of film and involvement in television as a producer and director for the government’s Foreign and Commonwealth office and the COI, I left advertising to pursue a career behind the camera, re-training as director of photography.

Studying part time at the National Film School short course unit, I started shooting and directing documentaries for Channel 4, Discovery Channel, UKTV, US network AMC, with six months working across Africa working for the United Nations and Bill Gates Foundation. In 2007 my first feature documentary as cinematographer for Fulwell73 ‘In the Hands of the Gods’ was released by Lionsgate and opened in Leicester Square and nationwide to critical acclaim and a record number of screens for a UK feature doc. I’ve since embraced a broad spectrum of work, from documentary to feature, commercial and content.

Sometimes directing and shooting, amongst numerous promos, documentary and corporates, directing work has included Cannes Silver Lion, Webby and Campaign Digital Award winning ‘Keep Discovering’ digital campaign for Emirates airlines shot in Sao Paulo, New York, Mumbai, Kenya and the UK. More recently I’ve shot and directed cinema and digital content for the launch of the last three films in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One and the Last Jedi for Lucasfilm, Disney, GREAT and Feref. I’ve worked as Director of Photography on commercial work for Adidas, Barclays, Kellogg’s, Landrover, Mclaren, Sony, Star Alliance and documentary for BBC and ITV.

I’ve shot far and wide, working in Australia, Africa, North, Central and South America, India, China and most of Europe and hold both UK and Canadian passports.



Helen Finch - The Times


Guy Dammann - The Guardian