Tom McFarling

1st AC / Focus Puller

Nationality: British
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Tom McFarling


Title Director of Photography Director
The Outlaws - Season III - 2nd Unit - A Camera Rob Kitzman John Butler and Stephen Merchant
Bridgerton - Season III - Blk 1 - A Camera Alicia Robbins Tricia Brock
Bridgerton - Season III - Blk 2 - A Camera Diana Olifirova Andrew Ahn
Bridgerton - Season III - Blk 3 - A Camera Alicia Robbins Billie Woodruff
Bridgerton - Season III - Blk 4 - A Camera Jeff Jurr Tom Verica
Lockwood and Co - Blk 1 - A Camera Tom Townend Joe Cornish
Lockwood and Co - Blk 2 - A Camera Oliver Curtis Will McGregor
Lockwood and Co - Blk 3 - A Camera Ben Wheeler Catherine Morshead
Queens of Mystery - Series II - Blk 3 - A Camera Sara Deane Theresa Varga
Alex Ryder - Season II - 2nd Unit - A Camera Jonny Priddle Rebecca Gatwood and Fraser MacDonald
Sex Education - Season III - 2nd Unit - A Camera Jamie Cairney Ben Taylor
Professor T. - UK Shoot - A Camera Laurens De Geyter Dries Voss
Death to 2020 - UK Shoot - B Camera Jamie Cairney Al Campbell
After Ever After - Jack and the Beanstalk - B Camera Trevelyan Oliver David Sant
After Ever After - Hansel and Gretel - B Camera Rob Kitzman Dan Zeff
Back - Series II - B Camera Sean Van Hales George Kane
Sex Education II - 2nd Unit - A Camera Jamie Cairney and Nick Martin Ben Taylor
Honour - A Camera Laurens De'Geyter Richard Laxton
Dead Pixels - A Camera Nick Martin Jamie Johnson
Cobra - Block 2 - A Camera Mika Orasmaa Al Mackay
Cobra - Block 1 - A Camera Laurens De Geyter Hans Herbots
Jealous Alan - A Camera Jamie Cairney Martin Clark
The Left Behind - A Camera Steve Lawes Joe Bullman
Defending the Guilty - B Camera Nick Martin Tom George
Almost Never - A Camera Steve Lawes Ben Kellet and Jack Casey
Grantchester - B Camera - Dailies David Rom Tim Fywell
Curfew - A Camera - Action Unit Will Baldy Bryan Kelly and Chris Smith
Sex Education - 2nd Unit and B Camera Dailies Jamie Cairney Ben Taylor
Trust - Block II - Dailies Chris Ross Jonathan van Tullerken
Bodyguard - Dailies John Lee John Strictland
Stan Lee's Luckyman III - A Camera Dailies Tim Palmer Philip John
Sicknote II - A Camera Sarah Bartles-Smith Matt Lipsey
Hard Sun - Blk 3 - 2nd Unit and B Camera David Luther and Andre Austin Ricard Senior
The Crown II - Blk 4 Dailies - B Camera Stuart Howell Philippa Lowthorpe
Kiss Me First - 2nd Unit - B Camera Jamie Cairney Tom Green and Meesha Manson-SMith
Midsomer Murders XIX - Blk 5&6 - A Camera Alan Beech Alex Pillai and Matt Carter
Delicious - Seaason 1 - Blk 2 - B Camera Jamie Cairney John Hardwick and Clare Kilner
Midsomer Murder - A Camera - Blocks 2&3 James Moss Renny Rye and Matt Carter
Gulit - A Camera - 2nd Unit Ashley Rowe and James Aspinall Larry Shaw
Yonderland III - 2nd Unit Pete Rowe David Sant
Hooten and the Lady - B Camera - UK Unit Andy McDonnell Andy Hay and Colin Teague
The Circuit Jamie Cairney Ben Taylor
Flowers - 6 Eps - A Camera Jamie Cairney Will Sharpe
Agatha Raisin - A Camera Dale McCready Geoff Sax
Agatha Raisin - A Camera James Moss Paul Harrison
Agatha Raisin - A Camera Mark Waters Roberto Bangura
Agatha Raisin - A Camera Adam Gilham Geoff Sax
Marley's Ghosts - Replacement A Camera Jeremy Hewson Ben Gosling-Fuller
New Tricks XII - A Camera Andy McDonnell Julian Simpson, Brian Grant, Daikin Marsh, Sarah OÂ’Gorman and David Innes Edwards
Call the Midwife IV - 2 Eps - A Camera Mark Waters Darcia Martin
Call the Midwife IV - 4 Eps - A Camera Polly Morgan Dominic Leclerc
Death in Paradise IV - Block 1 & 2 - A Camera Simon Archer Richard Signy and David O'Neil
Cuckoo II - B and A Camera Jamie Cairney Ben Taylor
In Deep - A Camera Jamie Cairney Misha Manon-Smith
Under Milk Wood - A Camera - Captain Jack Unit Chris Seager BSC Kathryn Williams
The Honourable Women - B Camera Dailies Zak Nicholson Hugo Blick
Tree Fairy Alex Ryle Louis Neethling
Misfits 5 - Block IV Tim Sidell Lewis Arnold
Death Comes to Pemberley - 2nd Unit /Additional Camera Steve Lawes Daniel Percival
Chickens - Daily Jamie Cairney Ben Palmer
Youngers - Dailies Chris Ross A.Phillipson
30 and Counting - Pilot Shoot Jamie Cairney Ben Taylor
Black Mirror II - 2nd Unit Gustav Danielsson Ben Yeates
Game of Thrones - Season III - Dailies Various Various
Call the Midwife - Series II Christmas Special and Block 1 Chris Seager BSC Philippa Lowthorpe
Hunted - Dailies Steve Lawes Dan Percival
Channel 4: Random Acts - Deane Thrussell Caswell Coggins
Sky Playhouse - 'The Other Women' Martin Kenzie Mike Barker
Sky Playhouse - 'Nellie and Melba' Jamie Cairney Christine Gernon
Sky Playhouse - 'Walking the Dogs' David Katznelson DFF BSC Jeremy Brock
Sky Playhouse - 'City Hall' Martin Kenzie Richard Loncraine
Game of Thrones II - Wolf Unit - Iceland B Camera Two Weeks Martin Kenzie and Jonathan Freeman Alan Taylor and David Petrarca
The Hour - B Camera Chris Seager Coky Geidroyc, Harry Bradbeer and Jamie Payne
The Great Outdoors - B Camera Dave Marsh Catherine Morshead

Feature Films

Title Director of Photography Director
Tetris - Additional Photography - B Camera Alwin Kuchler and Ed Wild Jon S Baird
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - C Camera - Dailies Ed Wild Guy Ritchie
Apartment 7A - Additional Photography - C Camera Arnua Valls Colomer David Bruckner
MEN - Additional C Camera Rob Hardy Alex Garland
Swimmers - Additional C Camera Chris Ross Sally El-Hosiaini
My Policeman - Additional A Camera Ben Davis Michael Grandage
Darkest Hour - 2nd Unit Dailies Carlos De Carvalho Thomas Napper
Florence Foster Jenkins - Additional Camera Dailies Danny Cohen Stephen Frears
Wasted - A Camera Simon Archer Mark Gillis
The Women in Black II - Additional Photograhy George Steel and Mark Milsome Tom Harper
Guardians of the Galaxy - 2nd Unit - Dailies Mike Brewster Peter McDonald
Maleficent - Additional Photography - Dailies Mick Coulter R.Stromberg
The Black Sea - Splinter/2nd Unit/B Camera Dailies Chris Ross BSC Kevin McDonald
One Chance - B Camera Florian Ballhaus David Frankel
Red II - 2nd Unit - C Camera Dailies Harvey Harrison Paul Jennings
Maleficient - 2nd Unit Dailies Fraser Taggart Simon Crane
Closed - B Camera Dailies Adriano Goldman John Crowley
The Look of Love - 2nd Unit Hubert Taczaowski Anthony Wilcox
Berberian Sound Studio - A Camera Nic Knowland BSC Peter Strickland
The Women in Black - B Camera Tim Maurice Jones James Watkins

Commercials, Idents and Content

Title Director of Photography Director
Activia Charlie Ponniah Morgan Hutchins
Dentalife Charlie Ponniah Morgan Hutchins
Converse vs Carhartt Priscilla Saada Florian Johan
BA/Comic Relief - Inflight Safety Film Jamie Cairney Becky Martin
Westfield Ben Fordesman Ruven Afanador
Mr Tom Ben Fordesman Bugsy
Nike Brazil Kit Launch Ben Fordesman Luke Monoghan
Virgin Active - Viral Ben Fordesman Bugsy Riverbank-Steel
Woolworths - B Camera Ed Wild Chris Faith
Samsung - 'Babychase' VFX Ben Fordesman Ed Robinson and James Rouse
Join In - 'Superheroes' Jamie Cairney Ben Wilson
DSL55 - 'The Brainstorm' Tim Sidell Charlie and Joe
NatWest - 'Uome' Ben Fordesman Ben Falk
Powerade Jae Kwang Han Sung Park
Vonage Ben Fordesman Ben Falk
Heaven Yoon Gu Hee Oh Sangdo
Children in Need - 'Do Your Thing' Darren Bragg Cris Mudge
Barclaycard Jamie Cairney Becky Martin
Disney Channel - 'Sizzle' Alex Ryle Stan Mytkowski
Fender - Test Ben Fordesman Kim Albright

Corporates and Documentary Dramas

Title Director of Photography Director
Prism Sport - 'BP the Commercial' Paul OConnell Jamie Gazard
Human Machine Alex Verner Alex Verner
Roborace Alex Verner Alex Verner
EY Charlie Ponniah Toby Meakins
Lord Lucan: My Hisband the Truth Will Pugh David O'Neill
The FA: The Lions Jeremy Goodman-Smith Stephen Parker
Eastbury House Ben Fordesman Matt Fretwell

Music Videos

Title Director of Photography Director
Dels - 'Burning Beaches' Ben Fordesman US
Sohn.Lessons - Pick Ups Ben Fordesman Olivier Groulx
Bo Bruce Ben Fordesman James Lawes
Chapel Club - 'Shy' Ben Fordesman Franklyn Banks
Deap Vally Ben Fordesman Jess Holdsworth

Music and Live Events

Title Director of Photography Director
Joel Dommet Al Clayton Stuart Laws
James Acaster Al Clayton Dan Luchessi
Bjork - 'Biophilia' Brett Turnball Peter Strickland
The XX - 'Night and Day' Tim Sidell JJ Medina

Short Films

Title Director of Photography Director
A Kindness Ben Fordesman Giles Ripley
Going to Mecca Jamie Cairney James Wingard
Exchange and Mart Jamie Cairney Cara Connolly and Martin Clark
Found Ossie McLean A. McDowall
Generation of Vipers Tim Sidell Tom Beard
The Meal Jake Scott Jules Stevans
Keep Me From You Olly Loncraine Jo Beckett
Art Installation Tim Sidell Runa Islam

Other Credits

Tom has had a long and varied loading career since the mid 90's. Feature film credits include - Love is the Devil, Gladiator and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and TV dramas - State of Play, The Young Visiters, Royle Family and Game of Thrones..

Other Skills

NVQ in Camera Operations Level 3
BBC Essentials of Location Shooting Course
First Option Training in Managing COVID-19 Risk on Production

Last updated: 30 Oct 2023