Stephen Nugent - Documentary Filmmaker / Cinematographer / Editor

 

I’m Irish-Cypriot and was born in Akrotiri, Cyprus in 1977. Following my studies in the field of Cinematography in the UK and Spain, I began my freelance career on board Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior tasked to document the environmental impact of the 2006 Lebanon-Israel conflict. The following years brought a globetrotting collaboration with Greenpeace, bearing witness to environmental crimes and given the opportunity to shine a global spotlight on climate injustice.

Filming on board ships, frequently bouncing on inflatables at high seas and hanging out of helicopters over pristine Arctic glaciers, I have travelled with the organisation on a number of assignments, from Quit Coal campaigns across the European continent to Fukushima following the 2011 nuclear disaster. For the past eight years I’ve had the opportunity to document Greenpeace’s science work on climate change in the Arctic and during this time I’ve also covered a number of direct actions against major oil companies drilling in Arctic waters in the organisation’s effort to declare the Arctic as a global sanctuary.

My work also spans between fiction films and documentaries produced in Europe and North Africa with subjects ranging from human rights, to peace and conflict, education and culture. Some of my work has also been featured on CNN, BBC, The Guardian online and other international media outlets. My portfolio also includes numerous commercials, music and corporate videos.

My documentary Here at Home won the Kodak/Nahemi prize for Cinematography at the 11th International Short Film Festival in Bristol-UK, received awards for Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the 3rd Festival of Short Films & Documentaries, Cyprus and was granted the award for Creative Documentary at the 4th Strange Screen Festival, Greece. In 2012 my short documentary Poets in No Man’s Land won Best Video-Poetry Award at the 7th Cyprus International Film Festival. I also hold the Billy Williams cinematography scholarship from the British Society of Cinematographers having been chosen from a range of candidates by the Oscar-awarded Cinematographer Billy Williams OBE, BSC.

I am fluent in English, Greek and Spanish.

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