Cinematographer Franklin Dow received his first camera at the age of 9 and has never looked back. In 2005 he graduated with a first class honours in Cinematography from the Art Institute in Bournemouth. Since then he has crafted a uniquely broad portfolio of work across commercials, feature-documentary and drama.
Franklin’s work has been screened at film festivals across the world and he’s won a myriad of prestigious awards including the 2015 Primetime EMMY for Outstanding Cinematography for his work on the Oscar and BAFTA nominated feature documentary, Virunga.
To date Franklin has shot in 38 countries across 6 continents, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe gathering a breadth of experience that continues to inspire his work.
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Primetime EMMY Winner – Cinematography – Virunga, 2015
Cinema Eye Honors Winner – Cinematography – Virunga, 2015
Camerimage Nomination – Short Doc – Aisha’s Song, 2011
LASFF Winner – Cinematography – Skateistan, To Live and Skate Kabul, 2011
Major Film Awards
Oscar Winner – Documentary Short – The White Helmets, 2017
Oscar Nomination – Documentary Feature – Virunga, 2015
Bafta Nomination – Documentary Feature – Virunga, 2015