Jess Hall

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Jess Hall, ASC, BSC (born 16 March 1971) is a British cinematographer. His parents were Stuart Hall, the Jamaican-born Cultural Studies pioneer and former Professor at the Open University, and Catherine Hall, Professor and leading historian at University College, London.

Life and career[edit]

Hall's first job as cinematographer took place on production of the film Stander, starring Thomas Jane. He acted as director of photography on several British productions, including the Edgar Wright crime comedy Hot Fuzz, the comedy Son of Rambow and the war drama Brideshead Revisited, his work on which earned him a Satellite Award nomination. Hall began working on American productions starting with the 2010 comedy The Switch and followed by 30 Minutes or Less, The Spectacular Now and Transcendence.

He was the cinematographer for the Scarlett Johansson-starring adaptation of the Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell. He has stated that he sought out a digital camera that could replicate the style anime is shown in.[1]

Hall studied at New York University as well as St Martins College of Art & Design.[2]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
2003 Stander Bronwen Hughes
2007 Hot Fuzz Edgar Wright
Son of Rambow Garth Jennings
2008 Brideshead Revisited Julian Jarrold Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2009 Creation Jon Amiel
2010 The Switch Will Speck
Josh Gordon
2011 30 Minutes or Less Ruben Fleischer
2013 The Spectacular Now James Ponsoldt
2014 Transcendence Wally Pfister
2017 Ghost in the Shell Rupert Sanders
2019 Serenity Steven Knight
TBA Chevalier dagger Stephen Williams Post-Production


Year Title Notes
2021 WandaVision Miniseries, 9 episodes


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