Gray Hughes

Gray Hughes

Filmmaker & PhotographerUnited Kingdom
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Gray Hughes

Gray Hughes

Filmmaker & PhotographerUnited Kingdom
About me
Gray is a multi award winning director and photographer. His short films have racked up several festival accolades and five star reviews, and photographs have adorned the pages of magazines and appeared on billboards all over the globe. His film work was noticed at Ridley Scott Associates, which he joined in 2016. Gray's documentary project dedicated to mental health; Big Boys Don't Cry aired on SKY in 2021. "My photography is primarily about people and telling stories which has naturally evolved into filmmaking. I'm well known for my sports work, and for photojournalism. A twenty year career opened the door for me to travel the world and experience many life and work defining moments. I'm a typical photogapher, so get me talking about the things I've witnessed and I can tell you some pretty cool stories!" Clients include: Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Guinness, Reebok, Asics, Standard Life, Vitality, Unilever, and Google.
Projects
  • Rollin' With The Girls
    Rollin' With The GirlsRollin’ with the Girls is a series I've been working on for a little while. A diverse group of girls in Leeds created a skateboard group to empower and boost the confidence of female skaters. The watchwords here are inclusivity and encouragement. When one of them learns to drop in, or to ollie for the first time, it’s a victory for all. They aren’t trying to beat the men at their own game, or even become equals in it. They are refreshingly unconcerned about competitions and placings… These wo
  • Big Boys Don't Cry
    Big Boys Don't CryGray Hughes and Joe Marler Tackle Mental Health in Sky Sports Documentary To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Sky Sports are releases the exclusive Sky Original documentary ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’ starring rugby star Joe Marler. Produced by RSA Films, and directed by Gray Hughes, the documentary looks at the different ways people deal with poor mental health, following Marler as he travels the UK to encourage conversation around mental health challenges and to learn about how people ma
  • You Say Nothing - Trailer
    You Say Nothing - TrailerBerlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2020 Winner When conflict erupts in Derry in 1969 two brothers facing violence at home withdraw into their own fantasy world to escape The Troubles. The streets were a dangerous place for anyone with constant bombings and shootings, but there was no sanctuary at home for these boys. Their father has become a violent evil man due to the destitute nature of life in The Bogside. Kathleen, Coll & Sean’s mother has no one to protect her from her husband’s wrath. She
  • #stayHOMEheroes
    #stayHOMEheroesTwo photographs I shot under lockdown conditions with our kids and stuff we had lying around. All for a tremendous cause: www.helpthemhelpus.co.uk My daughter is made up that she's going to appear on 48 sheets on 100 sites around the UK! Here’s my contribution to #stayhomeHEROES, a great initiative for www.helpthemhelpus.co.uk We’re showing our every day lives in lockdown while supporting the NHS heroes on the frontline by staying HOME. So, let’s share our #stayhomeHEROES moments and show t
  • Built To Last
    Built To LastStanley Black & Decker asked me to make a film to commemorate Veteran's Day 2018. For many years, Stanley Black & Decker has worked closely with Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that exists to connect, serve, and empower injured military personnel. With a focus on improving health, well-being, and quality of life, WWP has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers since 2003. Whether on the seas, in the air, or on distant shores, veterans have made sac
  • Reebok - My Time
    Reebok - My TimeReebok has unveiled their new Men’s Training Range, fronted by up and coming boxer Conor Benn. Undefeated fighter Benn models the new range, a one series collection characterized by innovating technologies and sleek silhouettes, in a series of striking images – which will appear in Reebok FitHub and DW Sports stores across the UK – and a short film shot in South London. The film, wrote and directed by Gray Hughes, showcases Conor’s impressive athleticism and gives an insight into his m
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Projects credited in
  • REEBOK, My time
    REEBOK, My timeColourist on Reebok film, directed by Gray Hughes (RSA films)
  • Heartlands
    HeartlandsPhotographer: Graham Hughes Retouching: The Laundry Room
  • Powerade: Jessica Ennis
    Powerade: Jessica Ennis
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Work history
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    Filmmaker and PhotographerRSA Films
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Creating films and stills for multiple clients globally
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    PhotojournalistThe Sunday Times Magazine
    United KingdomFreelance
    Covering various stories for the magazine.
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Skills
  • Film Production
  • Directing Film
  • Photography
  • Film Projects
  • Portrait Photography
  • Photojournalism
Awards
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    Best Short FilmLift-Off Global Network
    Winner of best film at Berlin Lift-Off "You Say Nothing"
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    Best of the year nominationLift-Off Global Network
    Best Film "You Say Nothing" Awards in January 2021
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