George C. Williams (cinematographer)

George C. Williams is an Indian cinematographer, who works in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industry.

George C. Williams


As a youngster, George C. Williams revealed he had a passion for keeping track of lighting, camera angles and framing in Tamil films, often observing the work of P. C. Sreeram, Santhosh Sivan and Jeeva during his school days. He subsequently pursued a degree in Visual Communication from Madras Christian College, learning more about the art of cinematography. In college, he got to know Atlee Kumar, whom he then worked with in his films Raja Rani and Theri. George gained entry into films through a family friend, the choreographer Kalyan, who introduced him to cinematographer Nirav Shah to join as an assistant. He subsequently first helped out as a second unit cameraman in Billa (2007) and then in Sarvam (2009).[1] He subsequently also worked with Arjun Jena for the Telugu film Ala Modalaindi (2011), revealing his early stint helped him get used to the technology involved. Another early assignment he was given, was the video of "Nenjodu Cherthu" from the music album Yuvvh (2012), directed by Alphonse Putharen and his work in the project won him rave reviews from the Malayali audience. He was subsequently signed by AR Murugadoss to be the main cinematographer for his production, Atlee's Raja Rani (2013) and then Kaththi (2014). The success of both films, catapulted George into among the leading cinematographers in Tamil films.[2][3][4] He subsequently signed projects in Malayalam and Telugu cinema.


As cinematographerEdit

Year Film Language Notes
2013 Raja Rani Tamil
2014 Kaththi Tamil
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Tamil
2016 Theri Tamil
2017 Sakhavu Malayalam
2018 Tholi Prema Telugu
Irumbu Thirai Tamil
2019 Mr. Majnu Telugu
Hero Tamil
Fingertip Tamil Web series on ZEE5 Platform
TBA Vaan Tamil
2021 Sardar (2021 film) Tamil
2021 Ghani (2021 film) Telugu

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2014 8th Vijay Awards Best Cinematographer Raja Rani Nominated [5][6]
2019 8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Cinematographer (Telugu) Tholi Prema Nominated [7]


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  2. ^ "NEWS". Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Kaththi". Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ NAIG, UDHAV. "Shotcuts: Sweet crime". Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Vijay Awards: Ajith's 'Arrambam', Kamal Haasan, Sivakarthikeyan Bag Awards [Winners List]". International Business Times. 6 July 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  6. ^ "8th Annual Vijay Awards a grand success". The Times of India. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  7. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Here's a complete list of nominees". The Times of India. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.

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