Geoffrey Short

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Geoffrey Short

Available for


Feature Films

Gallery Poster Shoots

Short Films

TV Series / Episodic


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I travel Internationally & Nationally


Ash vs Evil Dead (TV series) Unit stills
New Legends of Monkey (TV series) Unit and Gallery stills
Black Hands (TV series) Unit and Gallery stills
Cowboy Bebop (TV series) Unit stills
Don’t Make Me Go (Feature Film) Unit stills
M3GAN (Feature Film) Unit stills
Men In Kilts season 2 (TV series) Unit and Key art stills
The Gone (TV series) Unit and Gallery stills
Dark City – The Cleaner (TV series) Unit and Gallery stills
Bookworm (Feature Film) Unit and Gallery stills

Hi, I'm Geoffrey

Geoffrey Short

I have been shooting production stills for feature films, television series, documentaries and TVCs for over 30 years.

Using silent cameras and a thorough understanding of the on-set dynamics of film-making, I enjoy creating high quality still photographs without disrupting the flow of production.

My passion is to capture compelling images of the peak moments of drama, where all the production values come together in a single frame.

I also understand that producers need a wide range of stills assets, so I am always looking for good behind the scenes images that show the scale of the production, background plates, props and textures. Not everything can be captured while the film cameras are rolling, so I also do directed stills, from the lightning fast “stills take” on set, to more controlled pull-aside portraits, through to full gallery shoots.


My Bio

Living in Auckland, New Zealand in the 1980s, armed with three quarters of a Fine Arts Degree and a youthful disregard for how much I didn’t know, I initially set out to be an art photographer. After few years of some success but no money, I was unexpectedly offered the job of stills photographer on a feature film, “The Navigator – a Medieval Journey” (1988). Without blimps or clues, I somehow managed to get material that the international distributor described as the best colour stills he had seen. Thus began my accidental film stills career.

Since then I have worked on a large number of projects: features, TV series, short films, documentaries and a handful of TVCs. My true apprenticeship was working on the TV show “Hercules the Legendary Journeys” and its spinoffs “Xena – Warrior Princess” and “Young Hercules” (with a teenage Ryan Gosling) which between them kept me shooting full-time from 1996 through to 2001.

Production still from "Bookworm", 2023. Nell Fisher and Elijah Wood. Photo by Geoffrey Short

Highlights from Geoffrey

Recent highlights have been the horror feature “M3GAN”, getting the cover of Fangoria Magazine and taking a world-wide box office of over 10 times its budget, and working with “Outlander” stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish on season 2 of their travel doco “Men in Kilts”. After years of working on scripted drama, I enjoyed the challenge of the unpredictable live shoot, with no script, no rehearsals and no second takes.
I am looking forward to the release of the feature film “Bookworm”, starring the wonderful Elijah Wood and remarkable newcomer Nell Fisher. Shot in the South Island of New Zealand, involving much lugging of gear up mountains, every day was leg day.

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