Morgan Peline trained at the prestigious English National Film and Television School in studio, location and commercials lighting and operating under the mentorship of Brian Tufano BSC (BAFTA nomination for Billy Elliot), Head of Cinematography at the NFTS and Billy Williams BSC (Oscar winner for Ghandi) Other mentors at the NFTS included Paul Wheeler BSC (BAFTA winner for Inspector Morse, author of Digital Cinematography and High Definition and 24P Cinematography), Stuart Harris, Jonathan Harvey, Bill Dudman, Sean Bobbitt BSC, Nina Kellgren BSC, Alec Mills BSC and Witold Stok BSC.
NFTS was voted No.1 foreign film school by the Hollywood reporter a few years ago.
In 2007, Morgan was invited to study cinematography at the Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in Hungary as an invited scholar all expenses paid. At the masterclass he trained in 35mm cinematography under masters Vilmos Zsigmond ASC (Oscar winner for Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and Elemér Ragályi HSC (Emmy winner for Rasputin).
Before studying at the NFTS, Morgan studied cinematography at Northern School of Film and Television, Leeds Beckett University, UK and after graduating from the Northern Film School he worked as a camera assistant on feature films, television dramas and live animation series.
Morgan has shot feature films, corporate video, music videos and documentaries all over the world including China, Hong Kong, the UK and the US.
Morgan has also taught Cinematography and Filmmaking at the City University of Hong Kong, Film Academy of Baptist University of Hong Kong, SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design ) Hong Kong campus and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Cinematography at the Open University of Hong Kong.
Name: Morgan Peline
Lives in: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Occupation: Director of Photography
Lust and Found
Film by Lawrence Gray (Comedy and Crime) Cinematographer
Film by Dax Phelan (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A year after his wife's murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman Leonard To (Jason Tobin) is still reeling from the tragedy. Having lost his job, friends, and all sense of order in his life, Leonard becomes obsessed with a mysterious stranger he sees at his wife's grave, believing him to be responsible for her death. Written by Anonymous
Escaping Robert Parker: 2014 Director's Cut Vintage
Film by Ed Burley (Documentary and Adventure) Cinematographer For better and for worse, wine has changed during its encounter with the palate or Robert Parker, the American wine critic whose numerical wine rating system became controversial and popular. ESCAPING ROBERT PARKER presents passionate winemakers for and against Parker's global influence. Wine drinkers will enjoy scenes set in America, Europe and Asia. Available at WineNewsChannel.com. Written by Ed Burley
Mister French Taste
Television (Comedy) Cinematographer
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Film by Wang Jing (Drama) Cinematographer Helmed by three female directors, this omnibus features three films set in China, Thailand and Singapore respectively. Each story occurs at a specific mealtime, and seeks to interpret the frailties and complexities of love through different Asian perspectives. All three stories are tethered with the question, "Will you marry me?" Mirroring the repasts themselves, Breakfast and Dinner are heavier in tone, while Lunch is light with a sprinkle of humor. Written by Anonymous
The Blood Bond
Film by Antony Szeto (Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A world-renowned spiritual leader arrives in the Asian nation of Purma to give a teaching to the faithful. Accompanying him is a retinue of monks and attendants, including his personal bodyguard, Deva, a beautiful Eurasian girl with extraordinary physical prowess. As soon as Bagwun and his party reach their hotel, they are attacked by assassins from a rebel terrorist group. Wounded, Bagwun needs to undergo a life-saving operation within twelve hours. However, his blood type is so rare that only a few donors can be found who can reach the capital in time to help. Rebel leader Lompoc obtains the same information, and has his agents kill off the donors one-by-one. Deva gets information about a possible 7th donor in a remote village in the North, and she decides to brave the dangerous journey alone into the guerrilla-held badlands. There, she finds the last possible donor whose blood can save Bagwun: a drunken, embittered former Special Forces operative named John Tremayne. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Julie Owen-Moylan (Drama) Cinematographer
Film (short) by Patrick Whittaker (Comedy) Cinematographer Young rock star Des Gilroy suffers a stroke on stage and spends the next forty years in NHS nursing homes as a cripple. He is eventually expelled for a series of misdemeanours and is forced to move in with his brother. An argument with the squatters next door escalates into a full-blown war with neither side preparing to take prisoners. Written by Patrick
Film (short) by Andy Newbery Cinematographer Sarah is haunted by her dead child. Killed in a car accident she replays the accident, until one day she tries to stop it.
An Unwise Theft
Film (short) by Claude Green (Drama and Fantasy) Cinematographer A young man steals a bag. He gets more than he bargained for.
Film (short) by Haris Vafeiadis (Drama) Cinematographer
Film by David Mackenzie (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department In the 50's, the psychiatrist Max Raphael is hired to work as superintendent of an asylum in the outskirts of London, and he moves with his wife Stella Raphael and their son Charlie. Stella has a passionless marriage and is ignored by Max; her boredom changes when her son befriends the handsome inmate Edgar Stark, an sculptor that in a crisis of jealousy had killed and disfigured his wife, and that is treated by Dr. Peter Cleave, an ambitious psychiatrist that aspired Max's position. During the afternoons, Stella has a hot adulterous affair with Edgar until the day he escapes and their affair is discovered. Stella has to take a decision between her family and her wild passion for Edgar. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film (short) by Vinod Mahindru Cinematographer
Between Two Women
Film by Steven Woodcock (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother unhappily married to Geoff and struggling with her feelings for another woman - her 10-year-old son's vivacious teacher, Kathy Thompson. Written by Anonymous
In Broad Daylight
Film (short) by Vinod Mahindru Cinematographer
Film (short) by Theo Papadoulakis Cinematographer
Film (short) by Sergio Ruiz Ranero (Horror) Cinematographer
Film (short) by Conal Percy Cinematographer
Budapest Cinematography Masterclass, Hungary
National Film and Television School, England
Northen School of Film and Television, England