Craig McKirdy



I am an experienced Director of Photography working across all genres including drama, documentaries, commercials, features etc.  I have extensive experience using all types of cameras; Arri, Sony, RED (amongst others).  I am accomplished in all styles of camera work and I have a real passion for lighting and making each shot work and look great.  Every job is unique and I enjoy the challenge that comes with any production.


I have an extensive and varied list of credits working for many of the Indies and major broadcasters.  I am willing to travel, have worked across the world and currently hold an American i-Visa.


Please scroll through the site to see some recent credits.

Drama & Comedy


Bannan: 4 series - Young Films/BBC Alba

Scot Squad: 3 series - The Comedy Unit/BBC Scotland (BAFTA nominated)

Still Game ‘Live’ pre-record inserts - Live stage show

KNTV: Sex Spies  - Tern TV/Ch4 - (BAFTA Best Children's TV)

Dark Nature - Mandragora Productions (Award winning feature film)

Frozen Assets (Short film) - Eight and a Half


Billy Connolly: A BAFTA life in pictures - BBC Network

Ancient Britain - BBC Network

Time Team 'Big Roman Dig' - Wildfire TV/CH4 Network

Artworks 'Comics' - BBC Scotland

Barbara Dickson - BBC Scotland

Celtic Connections/Chicago - BBC Scotland

Elaine C.Smith‘s Burdz Eye View - Solus Productions/STV

McQueen of Scots - Alexander McQueen documentary- Solus Productions/multiple broadcasters

Entertainment Features

The Great British Bake Off - Love Productions/BBC Network

Britain's Got Talent - Talkback Thames/ITV Network

Don't Tell the Bride - Renegade Productions/BBC3

Must be the Music - Princess Productions/Sky 1

Take Me Out - Talkback Thames/ITV Network

Got to Dance - Princess Productions/Sky 1




My Story - BBC Network

Stakeout - BBC Network

Nina and the Neurons - BBC Network

I Can Cook - BBC Network

Woolly and Tig - Tattie Moon/BBC Network

School of Silence - Lucky Day/BBC Network

Celebrity Driving School (Supervisor) - Lucky Day/BBC Network



Promos / Commercials

Vauxhall Corsa


Postcode Lottery commercials & promos

Scottish Fashion Awards promo


Various pop promos




Celtic Connections - BBC Scotland

T in the Park (Features/interviews) - BBC Network

MTV Awards - MTV

Mobo Awards - Done and Dusted

Sound of 2013 - BBC Network

Simple Minds - Document Media

Ricky Ross (Documentary) - Bees Nees/BBC Alba



Interviews / features


Transformers: The Last Knight - Behind the scenes

The Etruscan Smile - Behind the scenes

Billy Connolly - BBC Scotland

Willy Russell - BBC Scotland

Robert Carlisle - Glasgow Scotland with Style

Robbie Coltrane - Glasgow Scotland with Style

Emma Thomson - Good Morning America

Prime Minister Tony Blair - BBC Network

Tiger Woods - Sky Sports US documentary

Brit Ekland - BBC Entertainment

Sir Tim Rice - BBC Scotland


Craig McKirdy

Director of Photography & Lighting Cameraman