Bart Sienkiewicz is a Polish cinematographer based in London and working internationally on feature films, TV series and commercials. He is known for his creative use of light, colour and camerawork and has build a reputation for realising versatile visuals that support the director's vision and complement the story. He was featured in the British Cinematographer 'New Wave'.
Bart's feature film work has played theatrically and includes Dark Encounter (Dir. Carl Strathie) an Amblin-esque sci-fi drama which premiered at FrightFest and Film4; 1970-set coming-of-age comedy The Bromley Boys (Dir. Steve M Kelly) which was nominated for the 'Best Theatrical Campaign' at the UK Screen Awards; and space thriller Solis (Dir. Carl Strathie) which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In TV Drama, Bart has photographed a Blackpills Original Series Immortality (Dir. Nick Parish). His short film Muse (Dir. Azhur Saleem) was selected as 'Top 10' at the BSC Emerging Cinematographer Awards and his work on the powerful, award-winning The Herd (Dir. Melanie Light) earned him the 'Best Cinematography Award' at the British Horror Film Festival.
Bart's collaborations with acclaimed artist Shezad Dawood, art films Piercing Brightness, Towards The Possible and Leviathan have been exhibited at prestigious galleries and festivals internationally, inc. Venice Biennale, Art Dubai & Guggenheim NYC.
In between, Bart has shot commercials for brands like Adidas, Sainsbury’s, Carphone Warehouse, Minecraft, PayPal, Yonex, Walkers and NatWest, with music videos for artists such as Little Dragon, Giggs, Pharoahe Monch, Spring King and Moti.
With over a decade of experience as a Director of Photography, on studio and location based shoots, Bart is a passionate storyteller who thrives in a collaborative environment and believes that the values of respect, empathy and kindness are just as important as artistic excellence. He is represented in the UK by the Screen Talent Agency
Awards & Nominations
• Top 10, BSC Emerging Cinematographer Awards 2020 for Muse
• Best Cinematography Winner, British Horror Film Festival 2015 for The Herd
• Best Cinematography Nomination, Strasbourg International Film Festival 2009 for Catching The Bus