Dennis Penev

Dennis has just moved home to Scotland after working for two years in Bulgaria. Whilst there he worked within many different media outlets assisting on documentaries, live TV, studio work, sporting events, reality TV, ads and films in Bulgarian, American and British.

He would be willing to move to the Isle of Man for either a short or long period of time.

After studying photography at Edinburgh college he had the opportunity to enhance his skills by going over to Bulgaria and working in the film industry there.

He also spent some time working in the Sound Department of television shows such as Master Chef, Big Brother and The Farm. During this time he learnt sound recording with a wide range of wireless microphones and mixing tables.

Dennis has knowledge of working with:
Arri Alexa, Amira and Mini Cinema Cameras
Red Epic Dragon and Scarlet Cinema Cameras
Sony FS7 and Alpha 7s with Raw recorders
DJI Ronin and DJI Phantom Drone Systems
Arri Parlights and Skypannels
Kino Flo Led and 4 bank lights
Sound Devices 633, Sennheiser and DPA Wireless Microphones

Link to Dennis's Instagram which details some of the work he's been involved in:

past productions:

Smart Christmas (2017)
— 2nd Assistant Camera
Big Brother (2016)
— Assistant Camera
Masterchef (2015)
— Sound Assistant

John Craine

I grew up on the Isle of Man before studying for my BA in English and Philosophy at the University of York.

After graduating I got accepted for the MA filmmaking course at the London Film School with a couple of shorts I’d made whilst at university. Whilst at LFS I shot a number of shorts that gained official selections and prizes at various international festivals. My entire film school training was using 16mm and 35mm film, so since graduating in 2010 I’ve been expanding my digital expertise and experience with kit ranging from the lower end Canon 5D and EX1 cameras to the cinema standard Red MX and Arri Alexa, although I definitely still have a soft spot for celluloid.

Also experience in 35mm, 16mm and most other major formats.

My first feature film "Blackbird" was nominated for the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2013 and a Scottish BAFTA in the same year.

I work in both fiction and documentary. I’m interested in making challenging films that come at a story from an unusual angle and that ask to be told in a bold visual style, be they fiction or non-fiction.

I shot my first feature film in the summer of 2011.

telephone: 01624 824028


past productions:

Closet (short) (2014)
— Director of Photography
When the Song Dies (2013)
— Director of Photography
Blackbird (2013)
— Director of Photography
Rocket's Island (CBBC) (2012)
— B Camera Operator
Dom Hemingway (2012)
— Camera Assistant
Rocket's Island (2012)
— B Camera Operator
Honour (2011)
— Camera Assistant
Ashes (2011)
— Camera Assistant