BRADFORD MAY

(Film/TV Director & Cinematographer)

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Prolific film/TV director and cinematographer, Bradford May, won a Primetime Emmy Award and was also nominated for a second Primetime Emmy Award. He has worked on over 100 TV shows and movies, such as: NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceSupernaturalWildfireJAGThe Joneses UnpluggedStreet and many more. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, May was following family tradition when he became a second assistant cameraman. Fourth generation in his family to pursue a career in film, his Great Grandfather ran the labor department at 20th Century Fox. His Grandfather was a grip on many big films. May’s father was an outstanding cinematographer. He was immediately at home on a film set.

May has won admiration of his peers for his unique cinematic style and from producers for his ability to capture the moment and bring it to the screen with quality of performance and production regardless of budget limitations. May's sensitive and dramatic style of lighting combined with his classy and graceful manner of directing his actors became known as the “May Way.”

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