Jess Hall, a cinematographer, studied Film at Central St Martins College of Art, London, and New York University. During his studies, he initiated a significant collaboration with contemporary choreographer William Forsythe. This partnership resulted in the award-winning film "Solo," which was featured in The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennale Exhibition in 1997.
In 2001, Hall worked on his first feature film, "Stander," directed by Bronwyn Hughes. The film gained recognition for its authentic portrayal of 1970s Apartheid South Africa. He also contributed to the iconic British action-comedy "Hot Fuzz" directed by Edgar Wright. Hall later collaborated with Wright again on "Don't," a segment of Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse." Another notable project was Garth Jennings' "Son of Rambow," which charmed audiences at The Sundance Film Festival.
Hall's work continued to gain recognition, earning him a Satellite Award Nomination in 2007 for his cinematography on "Brideshead Revisited." He is known for his ability to create visual palettes that reflect the themes of the films, such as love, faith, family, and betrayal.
In 2010, Hall became a member of The British Society of Cinematographers, further solidifying his position in the industry. His versatility as a cinematographer is evident in his diverse projects, ranging from naturalistic palettes to complex technical innovations.
Hall worked on "Transcendence" in 2014, shot on 35mm anamorphic film and finished photochemically, embracing traditional film techniques. In contrast, he fully embraced digital technology for his work on "Ghost in The Shell" in 2017, employing innovative technical strategies to capture the anime classic.
Hall is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, contributing both practically and conceptually to the industry. He joined The American Society of Cinematographers in 2019 and continues to work on award-winning commercials and streaming content. In 2020, he played a pivotal role in Marvel's "Wandavision" for Disney Plus and worked on other significant projects like "Chevalier" and pilots for
Legendary/Apple and Amazon, showcasing his continued success and expertise in the field.
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