Ula Pontikos’ first feature ‘Weekend’ premiered at SWSX in March 2011 and became an instant hit, scooping the Audience Award. By the end of the year the film had picked up over 20 international awards. It also appeared in many critics ‘Best of 2011’ lists.
Since then Ula won the Sundance Cinematography Award in 2014 for her second feature ‘Lilting’ (Hong Khou’s directorial debut). Other credits include ‘Second Coming’ starring Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall, directed by Debbie Tucker Green.
As well as features, Ula has set the look of numerous TV dramas including critically acclaimed Humans and Marcella.
In 2015 Ula was invited to join the British Society of Cinematographers.
Currently Ula is working on completing the latest project “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”. Based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner, the movie follows three year relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), who rose to fame in the 1940s.
The film is directed by Paul McGuigan and produced by Barbara Broccoli and Colin Vaines.
Apart from working on long form projects, Ula is also shooting commercials.