An innovative and creative cinematographer with several foreign language films and award winning British features, including a BAFTA. While studying fine art at Goldsmith’s College he became interested in film as a medium for expression. His first experiments with light drew on his influences by classic painters and Noir cinema.
With eighteen years experience from commercials for Pepsi, Saab, Adidas, to promos for Massive Attack, Kylie and The Prodigy, and collaboration with Julian Gilbey, Rankin, Michel Gundry, Julian Temple and Mike Leigh.
Ali is able to work fast without losing sight of the whole picture or the small details "My relationship with the director and the production team is an essential part of the creative process in order to visually articulate the narrative. And on Rise Of The Foot Soldier I have that relationship and support."