Caroline is a Director of Photography with five years’ professional experience working on a broad range of projects on both digital and film. She love’s to engage cinematographic-ally in topics that have social relevance, both in fiction and in documentaries. Some of her projects have covered topics such as ethnic minority orphans in Thailand with no rights, prostitutes campaigning for their right to be heard on decriminalization in the UK, or the complexities of young carers looking after chronically ill parents.
Caroline has worked on projects for broadcasters BBC, STV, Comedy Central, SkyArts and BAFTA. She is a member of BAFTA Crew and the BSC Cine Club and this year had a short film SPORES selected for the BSC New Cinematographer’s Night.
Caroline used to be a professional dancer and, coming from this artistic and active background, she loves to immerse herself in the rigors of the filmmaking process. Caroline was DOP for the feature film YOU CAN TUTU, which is now distributed by NETFLIX and has engaged in the fast-shooting pace of BBC’s drama DOCTORS.
‘REUNION’ Dir. Alastair Clayton. From completing a short ‘This Is Asom’ with Alastair is now a full feature production: http://reelangels.tv/agency/caroline-bridges-dop-this-is-axom/
DOP / ‘YOU CAN TUTU’ / FEATURE FILM /AUGUST 2015
A feature-length fiction for Netflix shot on Sony F5 and Ronin. Producer: James Brown (STILL ALICE).
DOP 2nd UNIT / ‘RED-CON 1’ / FEATURE FILM / MAY 2016
A feature-length action film in post production shot on RED EPIC cameras. Director: Kee Keong Cheung.
DOP / ‘DOCTORS’ / BBC DRAMA / TX: SEPTEMBER 2016 – MARCH 2017
Shot fifteen 30 min episodes of this long-running TV drama. Directors: Gary Williams, Daniel Wilson and Dominic Keavey.
DOP / ‘MEET ME BY THE WATER’ / SHORT FILM / JANUARY 2016 Premiered at EIFF 2016
DigiCult / Hopscotch Films / CMI. Shot on RED MX. Producer: Karen O’Hare.
DOP / ‘GLASWASION TALES’ / SERIES OF SHORT FILMS / SEPTEMBER 2015
A series of short fictions based in Govanhill. Shot on C300. Producer: Lalitha Rajan. Company: Ankur Productions.
DOP /’SPORES’ / SHORT FILM / AUGUST 2015 Premièred at EIFF 2016 and BSC New Cinematographers’ Night
Premiered at EIFF 2016. DigiCult / Hopscotch Films / CMI. Shot on RED MX. Producer: Martin Conaghan.
DOP / ‘VIRAGO: CHANGING THE WORLD ONE PAGE AT A TIME’ / BBC4 DOCUMENTARY – TX: OCTOBER 2016 60 min documentary about feminist publishing company, Virago. Director: Claire Whalley. Company: What Larks! Films.
DOP / BBC’s ‘SECRET KNOWLEDGE: CABINETS OF CURIOSITIES’ / DOCUMENTARY / FEBRUARY 2015. A 30 min documentary for the Secret Knowledge series. Shot on C300. Director: Katy Homan. Company: BBC Arts.
Training, Software and Education
Owns a RED Scarlet-W, Set of Nikon Primes, Lighting Kit and Sound Kit. Full list is available upon request.
Cameras experienced with;
ARRI Alexa, RED Scarlet-W, Epic and MX, Canon C300, Sony F5, Sony FS7, 5D Mk III. ARRI and Panavision 35mm
cameras, ARRI and Aaton 16mm cameras. Fully trained to use both MOVI and DJI Ronin stabilising gymbals.
Full Clean Driving Licence
Health and Safety Certificate from IOSH
National Film and Television School. Jan 2009 – March 2011.
M.A. (Video Production and Film Studies)
University of West London. September 2005 – February 2007