Adam Coles

Regional Director - Panavision

Best 'New' Shortlist Committee


Adam is a Regional Director at Panavision responsible  for their offices in Poland, Prague and Manchester along with being Head of Commercial Sales and Marketing.

And for the last twenty five years has been involved with many types of projects on Film (remember that) and the first incantations of the Digital Camera, helping and advising on Student productions to Commercial and Studio Feature work. Adam has worked with many or the world's greatest DOPs and, along with Panavision's support, he is a great proponent for emerging talent in the world of cinematography.

And he is a Grandad hence the Beard.


"I'm proud to be part of this new initiative by The Sharks. To seek out, reward and showcase the best new talent in cinematography has to be applauded. With more and more new directors getting behind the camera, the role and choice of DOP could not be more important.

Lets find the hottest new DOPs and promote them before they become too busy and expensive”