British Cinematographer, LOL CRAWLEY, gained his first feature film credit on Lance Hammer's Ballast, which won an Excellence in Cinematography award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Ballast went onto screenings In Competition at the Berlin Film Festival and over 30 other international film festivals, winning further awards and intense critical praise. 2008 also saw the release of Lol's second feature as DP with the UK-produced feature Better Things, which was invited to premier in the prestigious Critics' Week section of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and went on to play in competition at the Edinburgh and Toronto International Film Festivals.
Crawley's other credits in a diverse career working across features shorts and television drama include the highly acclaimed short films Field, and Love Me or Leave Me Alone, both directed by Duane Hopkins. These films won over 20 awards on the international film festival circuit including the Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival and Best British Short Film at Edinburgh. In November 2008, Lol was named one of 10 "Cinematographers to Watch" in Variety. His other motion picture credits include; Wasted; Here, starring Peter Coyote, Morag McKinnon's Donkeys; and Andre Okpeaha MacLean's On the Ice.
Lol's work in Television includes The BAFTA winning Four Lions by Chris Morris; BBC costume drama The Crimson Petal and the White. His documentaries include From the Ashes; One Night in Turin, and Shorts are Cigarette at Night; Baby; Jade; Keel; and You're the Stranger Here. Lol has a distinctive style across genres and budgets. His most recent work includes Roger Michell's latest Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney, and Ilya Khrzhanovskiy's Dau.