Guy Godfree Cinematographer

Guy possesses the uncommon skill of subtlety: affecting moods without distracting the audience, or complicating the process of making a film. He considers story, performance and direction paramount, and aligns his work to those qualities within any given project. Guy understands that film can alter one’s perception of the world, and consequently he works with a strong sense of responsibility for what the culture of film and media communicate.

His feature film work includes MAUDIE, directed by Aisling Walsh and starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, premiered at Telluride, TIFF, and Berlinale. He recently shot the upcoming film, THE PARTING GLASS, directed by Stephen Moyer, written and starring Denis O’Hare.

Guy filmed Jordan Canning’s feature SUCK IT UP, which premiered at Slamdance in 2017. Guy filmed So Yong Kim’s LOVESONG  (Sundance 2016) and Lindsay Mackay’s WET BUM (TIFF 2014).  Some notable short film’s Guy has lensed are James Adolphus’ THE WARREN (TIFF 2014) filmed in the West Bank Palestine, and Michelle Latimer’s THE UNDERGROUND (TIFF 2014)

Guy was honoured by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers with the 2017 award for Theatrical Feature Cinematography for his work on MAUDIE, a category he had been nominated for in 2015 for his work on WET BUM.  He also received CSC awards for Dramatic Short Film for his work on FROST (2013) and THE ARCHIVIST (2014).

An alum of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, Guy is originally from the maritime province of Nova Scotia, Canada and currently splits his time between New York City and Toronto.