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Owain Astles

Director, Stills Photographer, 3rd Assistant Director, 1st Assistant Director, Translator

Great Britain , British Isles

Current Work Details

What I do

Director

Company

Self-employed

Website

https://owainastles.com/

Where I work

I am an individual working from home

Technical Skills

DBS cleared, MovieMagic Scheduling, Final Draft, Adobe Creative Suite (incl. Premiere Pro, After Effects, Davinci Resolve, Microsoft Office, Fluent in Spanish & Catalan

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

2015-2019

University of Bristol,
Theatre and Spanish, BA

2020-2020

ScreenSkills,
1st AD Training

2020-2020

ScreenSkills,
Widening The Lens

My Links

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Starred Up, If Beale Street Could Talk, American Honey, I Daniel Blake

I cried watching

The Hate U Give

I left the cinema during

Batman v Superman

Directors I love

Barry Jenkins, Andrea Arnold, Ava DuVernay, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Salomon Ligthelm, Lulu Wang, Christopher Nolan, David Mackenzie

Actors I admire

Brian Tyree Henry, Saoirse Ronan, Shia LaBeouf, Hayley Squires, Jharrel Jerome

Writers I respect

Paul Laverty, Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, Jonathan Asser, Drake Doremus

My desert island discs

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations, Dave - Psychodrama, Kano - Hoodies All Summer, Queen - Greatest Hits

Books I have given my friends

The Hate U Give, The Fire Next Time, Stories of Your Life

My death row meal

Cheesy Pasta Bake

The best thing I own

Pentax K1000 35mm camera

More about me

I'm also a space nerd

My Work & Credits