Like many products of tiny towns, Trevor Calverley has a wide-angle view of the world. The Weenen-born cinematographer got an early glimpse of Hollywood when Elalini, the short film he made with his Afda Film School classmate Tristan Holmes, won a Student Oscar in 2006.
Trevor’s subtly emotive work on Material and his 2012 Safta award for Intersexions have confirmed him as one of the most sought-after directors of photography in the country and fired him up for “Mzansiwood”. He received the Best Cinematography award at the Silwerskermfees 2016 for “Sink” and was nominated for a SAFTA for Best Cinematography for “Sink” in 2017.
Trevor puts his success with Material down to unobtrusive camerawork and Sue Steele’s inspired production design. “It’s all about serving the story. A cinematographer should be a chameleon,” he says, “maintaining the chosen style for 90 minutes.”
Here is Trevors very impressive filmography:
2017 Beyond the River 2016 Lord Jones Is Dead 2016/ Sink 2015 Shark Killer 2015/IV The Call (Short) 2014 Leading Lady (director of photography) 2014 Between Friends: Ithala 2013 Fanie Fourie’s Lobola 2013 Miracle Rising: South Africa (Documentary) (as Trevor Calverly) 2012 Material (director of photography) 2011 Getroud met Rugby: Die Onvertelde Storie 2010 Intersexions (TV Mini-Series) 2010/I Night Drive 2010 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls (TV Series) 2009 Getroud met rugby (TV Series) 2008 Discreet 2008 Innocent Times (TV Series) (director of photography) 2007 Footskating 101 2005 Elalini (Video short) 2004 Ever Dark (Short)