Brant Hadfield (left), Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (right)

Vilmos Zsigmund, ASC (center-left), Brant Hadfield (camera op.)

Vilmos Zsigmund, ASC (center-left), Brant Hadfield (camera op.)

Awards

  • 2019 Best Cinematography, Riverside California International Film Festival, The Wagon

  • 2018 Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Glendale International Film Festival, The Wagon

  • 2018 (June) Best Cinematography, Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards, The Wagon

  • 2018 (June) Finalist, European Cinematography Awards, The Wagon

  • 2018 Emmy Awarded to Mercy & 90W, Best Broadcast Commercial, (Brant Hadfield Director of Photography - Mid-America NATAS)

  • 2017 Emmy Award for Best Commercial Campaign (Director of Photography - Mid-America NATAS)

  • 2017 Silver Addy Award, Mercy: Worthy of the Name

  • 2017 Sixteen (16) National Telly Awards to Mercy for work shot as DP

  • 2016 Emmy Awarded to Mercy & 90W, Best Broadcast Campaign, (Brant Hadfield Director of Photography - Mid-America NATAS)

  • 2015 Emmy Award for Best Documentary Program, The Battle of Island Mound (Mid-America NATAS)

  • 2015 Emmy Award for Best Cinematography in a Program, The Battle of Island Mound (Mid-America NATAS)

  • 2014 Best Short Film - Harlem International Film Festival, The Battle of Island Mound

  • 2014 Best Cinematography - St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase, The Battle of Island Mound

  • 2014 Silver Addy Awards, (3) including Cinematography & Editing, The Battle of Island Mound

  • 2014 Audience Choice Award - MX Fest, The Battle of Island Mound

  • 2012 Gold Addy Award (STL Region), Cinematography, Demo Reel

  • 2012 Bronze National Telly's, Director of Photography, National broadcast spots

  • 2011 Best Dramatic Short Film - St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase, Showdown

  • 2011 Best Cinematography - Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, The Last Legend

  • 2010 Best Cinematography - Festivus Film Festival, Denver, CO, The Last Legend

  • 2010 James B. Story American Experience Award - Lonestar Film Festival, The Last Legend

  • 2009 Best Dramatic Short Film - St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase, The Last Legend

Bio

Brant is passionate about creating artistically beautiful, cinematic, visual storytelling.  Whether it is a commercial broadcast spot, a documentary, or film, creating the images that evoke emotion, tell a story, and compel an audience has always driven him and continues to this day. He loves what he does, and it shows.

In commercial work, his visual style helped create the award winning brand identity for a major American health system, receiving regional Emmy awards for multiple years' campaigns. His commercial client list includes Mercy, McDonald's, AT&T, Alamo, Caterpillar, Enterprise, FirstBank, and the U.S. Army.

His narrative work has won cinematography awards in the US and Europe, including a 2018 Best Cinematography in a Short Film at the Glendale International Film Festival. In 2013, Brant wrote, directed, shot, and edited the multi-award winning film, The Battle of Island Mound. Commissioned by the state of Missouri, the film depicts the first-ever battle fought by African-American soldiers in the Civil War. Shot over the course of just two weekends, it went on to win 7 awards, including two regional Emmys.

From the very beginning, through today, meticulous attention to detail and a passion for visual storytelling is the foundation of how Brant goes about his craft.

Basic Gear

  • Arri Alexa Mini (4:3 Anamorphic license)

  • Phantom 4 Pro drone

  • Teradek Bolt Pro 300

  • Movi15 w/ remote