Born into an Anglo/French/Vietnamese family of artists, Kai studied Fine Art filmmaking before taking a back step to learn his craft from the inside. Only by first working at grassroots with camera and lighting crews did he then begin to advance as an assistant, gaffer and eventually cinematographer, the role where his true vocation lies. As a keen stills photographer and passionate scholar of film history, his influences cross cultures as well as centuries: Alex Webb, Wong Kar-wai, Khalik Allah, Jaques Tati and Arthur Jafa, to name but a few. His work melds social engagement, commercial practicalities and aesthetics into an original and cohesive whole – one in which multiple cultures, colour palettes and perspectives are not only able to coexist but flourish.


UK Commercials

Polly Hartley
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UK Narrative

Hannah Phillips
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British Arrows, Cinematography, Silver, Young Talent (2021)
One Point Four Awards, Gold, Best Dance Film (2022)
Young Arrow Awards, Best Cinematography Nomination (2022)
Creative Circle Awards, Gold, Most Promising DOP (2023)
Young Arrow Awards, Best Cinematography Nomination (2023)


Arri SR3 Advanced 16mm


Design & Programming: Max Ryan
Art Direction: David Blamey


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