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Mike Southon BSC is a British cinematographer. He is a past President of the British Society of Cinematographers. As well as films, he has shot more than 250 music videos and 200 television commercials.

Mike Southon
Born
OccupationCinematographers

Contents

FilmsEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • 1977 The Madonna and the Volcano [prod: Mike Radford doc/54m; cph: John Hooper; ep 3-part Omnibus Italia season (part of BBC-TV arts series 'Omnibus')
  • 1977 Hospital [Roger Mills] 9-part doc series for BBC-TV; cph: Grenville Dobson
  • 1978 Seeing Through Drawing [Michael Dibb] doc/119m; cph: John Hooper; ep BBC-TV arts series The Lively Arts
  • 1979 A Change of Sex [ep #1 'George - The Big Decision' & #2 'Julia - The First Year' dir by David Pearson] 3-part series/16mm, 1980; cph (#2): David Feig; ep #3 ph by David Feig & Keith Taylor; followed by 4 ep in 1994 & 1999
  • 1980 In the Making [ep #2 (19m) 'Lute Making - Stephen Gottlieb' & #7 (19m) 'Theatre Design - Pamela Howard'; series prod: John Read] 9-part BBC-TV doc series; cph (#2): Alec Curtis, a.o.
  • 1980 Dallas The Big Store [Jana Bokova] doc/53m; ep (1981) BBC-TV arts series Omnibus
  • 1980 Chelsea Hotel [Nigel Finch] doc/55m; ep (1981) BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1980 Feeling for the Sound [Dave Hutt] mus doc/29m; ep #4 of 6-part series Sounds Different
  • 1980 Dire Straits [Nigel Finch] mus doc/58m; ep BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1980 When the Dancing Had to Stop [series prod: Leslie Megahey] doc/60m; cph: Colin Waldeck; ep BBC-TV arts series Omnibus
  • 1981 The Leader's Tale [prod: Tony Laryea] doc/48m; ep #12 of 12-part BBC-TV series Tales of Twelve Cities
  • 1981 Behind the Scenes with... John Glenister [Christopher Swann] doc/29m; ep #8 of 10-part BBC-TV series Behind the Scenes with...
  • 1981 The Great Art Dictator [prod: David Wallace] doc/54m
  • 1981 Desert Island Discs [Anthony Wall] doc/47m; ep (1982) BBC-TV arts series Arena; repeated in January 1992 with new introduction
  • 1982 Survivalists [prod: Paul Hamann] doc/48m; ep BBC-TV series The Tuesday Documentary
  • 1982 Upon Westminster Bridge [Anthony Wall] doc/52m; ep BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1982 Burroughs: The Movie Howard Brookner doc/b&w-c/85m; cph: Tom DiCillo, Richard Camp, James Lebovitz, a.o.; ep (1983) BBC-TV arts series Arena; also released theatrically
  • 1982 Bergerac [ep #12 "Always Leave Them Laughing" dir by Peter Smith] 87-part series, 1981–91; 2nd season, 1983
  • 1982 Where's the Key? [David Wheatley] tvm/65m
  • 1983 Kurt Vonnegut [: So It Goes] [Nigel Finch] doc/60m; ep BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1983 Borges and I [David Wheatley] doc/75m; ep BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1983 Sunset People [Jana Bokova] doc/110m; ep (1984) BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1984 The Caravaggio Conspiracy [Nigel Finch] doc/60m; ep BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1984 Beat This! A Hip Hop History [Alan Yentob & Dick Fontaine] doc/58m; addph: Sandi Sissel; special BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1984 Big Deal [ep #1 'Red Lady, Black Night' dir by Brian Lighthill] 30-part series, 1984–86; 1st series (10 ep)
  • 1984 The Sword and the Shield [Ian Duncan] doc/60m; cph: Peter Chapman; ep #5 of 8-part BBC-TV doc series SOE
  • 1984 Francis Bacon [: The Brutality of Fact] [prod: Michael Blackwood] doc/58m/16mm; ep BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1985 Ligmalion: A Musical for the 80s [Nigel Finch] docudrama/89m; ep BBC-TV arts series Arena
  • 1985 Khun Or - The Reed that Bends [David Wallace] dram doc/49m; ep BBC-TV series Global Report
  • 1985 The Triumph of the West [ep #5 'East of Europe' dir by Ann Hummel] 13-part doc series; other ph: Derek Banks, John Else, Brian Hall, a.o.
  • 1987 Elphida [Tunde Ikoli] tvm/60m
  • 1989 [Spymaker -] The Secret Life of Ian Fleming [Ferdinand Fairfax] tvm; 2uc: Ronnie Maasz
  • 1991 Prisoner of Honor [Ken Russell] tvm
  • 1995 Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood [Donald Sturrock] tvm/45m; special BBC-TV arts series 'Omnibus'
  • 1995 Snow White: A Tale of Terror/The Grimm Brothers' Snow White/Snow White [in the Black Forest] [Michael Cohn] tvm; 2uc: Martin Grosup; opening seq ph: Arthur Wooster
  • 1999 RKO 281 [: The Battle Over Citizen Kane] [Benjamin Ross] tvm/b&w-c; originally to be made as a feature directed by Ridley Scott
  • 2006 The Mermaid ChairSteven Schachter tvm; uwph: Pauline Heaton
  • 2006 Lif'e Line [Jamie Payne] 2-part tvm
  • 2008 U Be Dead [Jamie Payne] tvm
  • 2010 The Little House (jamie Payne) tvm
  • 2012 Dr Who - The Hider in the Hou (Jamie Payne) TV series

Music videos (selection)Edit

  • 1987 The Right Thing [a: Simply Red; d: Andy Morahan]
  • 1987 I Want Your Sex [a: George Michael; d: Andy Morahan & George Michael]
  • 1987 Faith [a: George Michael; d: Andy Morahan]
  • 1988 Monkey [a: George Michael; d: Andy Morahan]
  • 1990 Freedom '90 [a: George Michael; d: David Fincher]
  • 1991 Auberge [a: Chris Rea; d: Nigel Dick]
  • 1991 Cream [a: Prince; d: Rebecca Blake] cph: Deke Donelian
  • 1991 Diamonds & Pearls [a: Prince; d: Rebecca Blake] cph: Deke Donelian
  • 1992 One (Version 1) [a: U2; d: Anton Corbijn] b&w
  • 1992 November Rain [a: Guns N' Roses; d: Andy Morahan] cph: Daniel Pearl
  • 1994 Completely [a: Michael Bolton; d: Rebecca Blake]
  • 1994 Tell Me When [a: The Human League; d: Andy Morahan]
  • 1995 This Ain't a Love Song [a: Bon Jovi; d: Andy Morahan]
  • 2004 No Way Out [a: Phil Collins; d: Norman Watson]
  • 2004 Round Here [a: George Michael; d: Andy Morahan]
  • 2011 Where I Hope You Are [a: George Michael; d: Andy Morahan]

Films as directorEdit

  • 2000 Bubbles [short/11m] ph: Richard Terry
  • 2002 Air Bud: Spikes Back [feature; + ph] see Films

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