Toufique Ali

Director | Camera | Drone Operator


I am a highly experienced self shooting producer, director, editor, edit producer and drone operator. I have over 18 years experience in broadcast and digital documentary in both short and long form content, as well as factual entertainment and broadcast music television. 

I am also a specialist in branded content and corporate video and have a strong understanding of editorial workflow. 

I have filmed all over the world and am confident working with celebrities, presenters, actors, influencers and members of the public.

I have managed several YouTube Channels (BBC Three, Nintendo and Rule’m Sports with KSI) and produced and directed content, whilst simultaneously managing the slate of content and ongoing publication schedules.

I can light, camera operate and self-shoot with most broadcast cameras on location and in studio and have done this for various formats including documentary, music entertainment, reality and factual entertainment.

I have excellent editorial judgement, technical know-how and can deliver edits for broadcast and digital/online specifications. I have produced long form and short form content music shows for the UK, US and Australia. I am able to ensure smooth workflow processes from pre-production through to management of a shooting crew (and camera operating myself), continuing to post-production and final output delivery. 

My passion is directing, camera operating and cinematography; as well as being able to manage large scale productions. I have extensive experience directing presenters, talent and actors/ actresses on set or on location. 

In 2017-2019 I wrote, directed and produced my own short film 'Altered States' which was selected for the Berlin Online Film Festival and was selected for Camerimage 2019 Talent Demo Sessions, where I gained invaluable advice from the DOP Adam Newport-Berra ('The Last Black Man in San Francisco')  

I continue to write, produce and direct narrative short film drama content while working to help develop films and content for brands and businesses; and I aim to make more short films from 2021 with the long term goal of directing my first  feature. 

I currently work in the camera department of a UK television drama, in order to further enhance my camera knowledge skills, cinematography and shooting style. I also continue to work on independent and freelance projects in narrative drama, short film and documentary and am editing a surf and skateboard film shot in September 2020. 

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