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Profile Picture of R.J. Ong - Director of Photography

BIO

R.J. Ong is a cinematographer based in London and the United States and a recent graduate of the National Film and Television School. He has an affinity for films with elements of social realism, surrealism and fantasy.

 

R.J’s cinematography include “Watamula”, which was nominated for the prestigious Golden Calves Award in the Netherlands and “Do Not Feed the Pigeons” which won the BAFTA for Best British Short Animation. Recently, "See It, Say it", a short film directed Nez Khammal, photographed by R.J. is currently slated to have the film's international premiere at the Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying SXSW Film and TV Festival 2024.

 

In addition, R.J. has photographed for brands such as Vogue, GQ, BULGARI, Red Bull, and Universal Music.

PRESS

BRITISH CINEMATOGRAPHER

PROMONEWS.TV 

AWARDS

 

SEE IT, SAY IT

Official Selection - Narrative Short - SXSW Film & TV Festival 2024 (International Premiere)

Nomination - Best British Film - BAFTA Student Awards 2023

GOSSIP

Shortlist - Live Action - BAFTA Student Awards 2023

FROM THE TOP

ASIFA Annie Awards 2023 - Nominee (Best Student Film)

Animadeba 2023 - Special Mention of the Jury

China International Student Animation Festival 2023 (ANIWOW) -  Best Performance in an Animated Short

Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione 2023 - Awarded Special Mention

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2023 - Official Selection

Turku Animated Film Festival 2023 - Official Selection

Tacoma Film Festival 2023 - Official Selection

Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival 2023 - Official Selection

Cinanima 2023 - Official Selection

London International Animation Festival 2023 - Official Selection

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival - Official Selection

International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima 2023 - Official Selection

Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2023 - Official Selection

Mieres Under-60’ Film Festival 2023 - Official Selection

Bilbao International Animation Community Festival (Animakom Fest) - Official Selection

17th Berlin British Shorts Film Festival 2023  - Official Selection

Animation Festival of Roanne 2023  - Official Selection

Animac 2023 - Official Selection

Mind The Indie Film Festival- Official Selection

Shortlist - Animation - BAFTA Student Awards 2023

DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS

Winner - "Best British Short Animation" - BAFTA Film Awards 2022 

Official Selection - Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2022

Winner - "Silver Screen Award" - Young Director Award (YDA) 2022

Official Selection - LA Shorts International Film Festival 2022

Official Selection - Palm Springs International Shorts Fest 2022

Official Selection - Nuits En Or César 2022

Official Selection - Animafest Zagreb 2022

Official Selection - 19th In the Palace International Short Film Festival 2022

International Competition Selection - Tampere Film Festival 2022

Official Selection - London Short Film Festival

Official Selection - 19th Bogotá Short Film Festival

WATAMULA

Finalist - Golden Calves Awards (Netherland's Oscar) - Nederlands Film Festival 2020

Official Selection - Go Short 2021 - Oscar & Bafta Qualifying

PATROON

Official Selection - Nederlands Film Festival  2020

Young Directors Award - Shortlist 2020

Longlist "In the Making" - 1.4 Awards 2020

 

CV

NARRATIVE


AMAZON PRIME x NFTS | "SEE IT, SAY IT" | NARRATIVE SHORT 

DISNEY IMAGINE x NFTS |  "LIONHEAD" | NARRATIVE SHORT 

BFI x LAST CONKER | "LONGING" | NARRATIVE SHORT

RECENT x WERELDMUSEUM | "WATAMULA" | NARRATIVE SHORT

RECENT x VICE NL | "PATROON" | NARRATIVE SHORT

NFTS | "GOSSIP" | NARRATIVE SHORT

NFTS | "DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS" | ANIMATION SHORT
NFTS | "FROM THE TOP" | ANIMATION SHORT

USC x SLOAN FOUNDATION | "LAUNCH FEVER" | NARRATIVE SHORT


MUSIC VIDEO

 

EMI RECORDS x TORRIANO GROUP | RUSHY x ANTSLIVE "ESTELLE" | DIR: BILLY KING

GEFFEN RECORDS x TORRIANO GROUP | YUNGBLUD "LOWLIFE" | DIR: PRIYA MINHAS

TORRIANO  GROUP | JONITA x ALI SETHI "LOVE LIKE THIS" | DIR: PRIYA MINHAS

EMPIRE RECORDS x BT STUDIOS x TORRIANO GROUP | FIREBOY DML "OH MY" | DIR: JYDE AJALA

LOW KEY FILMS | INHALER "LOVE WILL GET ME THERE" | DIR: JAMES ARDEN

LOW KEY FILMS | ALMA "EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL"| DIR: NICOLEE TSIN

RECENT | REHAB FT. CLARA MAE & FRANK WALKER "MORE THAN OKAY" | DIR: MARIO GONSALVES

RECENT | NICOLE MANZO "EUFORIA/SI PUEDO" | DIR: KEVIN OSEPA

RECENT | NICOLE MANZO "CUANTICA" | DIR: MARIO GONSALVES

RECENT| KILATE "ENERGIA" | DIR: MARIO GONSALVES

RECENT| KILATE "REAL" | DIR: MARIO GONSALVES

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