Maria jointly manages AMG International Film Ltd with her husband Alan and was the catalyst behind the making of their first movie “Sulphur and White”. She has an exceptional eye for details and her creative ability will bring added value, especially to the costume department, for their next movie ‘Prisoners of Paradise’.
Photographer and director Mitch Jenkins is a visual storyteller who specialises in filmic, narrative-driven work. His experience on huge productions – handling talent and directing large crews – is combined with an artistic voice that is given free rein in his eccentric personal projects. Mitch left school early to work for the local newspaper as a darkroom printer and within months, he had become a junior photographer and his career took off from there directing pop promos to becoming the lead celebrity photographer for the Times Magazine, shooting the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Patrick Stewart. Commercial clients are drawn to his work too, and his evocative sense of drama works especially well on campaigns for high-profile TV shows. Mitch completed his first feature film “The Show” which was written by the revered comic book writer, Alan Moore and is due for release later this year.
Director of Photography
Stuart is British based Cinematographer with over 25 years experience in all genres of motion picture, known for his work on ‘The Crown’, ‘Catherine the Great’ and his operating on features ‘Underworld’, ‘Under the Skin’ and ‘The Last King of Scotland’.
With a background in documentaries, both shooting and assisting, he took a Steadicam course in the US with Larry McConkey and inventor Garrett Brown, and moved into Drama and Features.
Stuart’s ‘A’ Camera/Steadicam Operator credits include Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Richard Linklater’s Me and Orson Welles, Patrick Hughes’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Shekhar Kapur’s Will, David Yates’s The Legend of Tarzan, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, and the HBO mini-series Generation Kill.
He collaborated extensively with Netflix and Leftbank Pictures on the award winning original series The Crown starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, finally making his move into lighting as Director of Photography for Season 2, for which he was nominated for the BSC Best `Cinematography award’, and as Camera Operator/Additional Photography DoP for Season 1 for which he won the BSC’s Camera Operator award.
Alongside Television, as Cinematographer Stuart has shot 2nd unit/additional photography on Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina, Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, Cary Fukunaga’s Jayne Eyre, and Eran Creevy’s Collide, on which he also acted as 2nd Unit Director.
Most recently as DoP he collaborated with director Philip Martin on ‘Catherine the Great’ for HBO/Sky Atlantic starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke. Other recent credits include ‘The Widow’ for Amazon/ITV starring Kate Beckinsale, and the Netflix adaptation of Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller’s ‘Cursed’.