Roman followed his first class B.A.Hons in Film and Photography at the London College of Printing with a short career as a director of music videos. This lead him to be commissioned by the Arts Council for three dance films. Simultaneously he ran exhibitions of his Photographic work extensively in London, culminating in a show at the Photographers Gallery.
He did his time at the National Film School and has been shooting documentaries, drama, music videos and commercials since graduating in 1995. His work includes Channel 4’s visually energetic No Turn Left Unstoned, a documentary on the Pretenders, How I Became Indian, which won the 1996 David Atshul award and the 96 Silver Hugo at Chicago Film Festival and Spindrift which won the 1997 Panorama best Short at Berlin Film Festival.
Roman first partnered with Asif Kapadia on the director’s short film Sheep Thief which won 3 awards as best film in festivals Poitier, Brestand and Tel Aviv. Sheep Thief was also runner up for palm d’or at Cannes and distinguished itself with a Special Prize for Cinematography at Cinema Texas Festival 97. On the back of this success Roman and Asif partnered once more on The Warrior which garnered 2 awards for best cinematography and some 6 awards for best film including 2 BIFAs and 2 BAFTAs.
Recent credits include Under The Stars, Big Girls Don’t Cry and I Am David. Roman is currently filming his latest project in Northern Ireland.
|2003 Jury Member|