Michael Lockridge is a Los Angeles based Director of Photography and has been a member of the International Cinematographers Guild since 2014.  He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Florida State University’s School of Motion Picture and Recording Arts. 


Michael has worked as a DP on commercials, music videos, documentaries and features.  Commercial clients include: Toyota, American Express, Google, Wells Fargo, Yahoo and ESPN, among others.  Michael's work on the feature length film Autumn Wanderer earned him an award for Best Cinematography at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Buddymoon, which was released  in theaters last year, and won the audience award at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival.


The documentary, White Walls Say Nothing, which Michael shot in Buenos Aires about street art and activism, just premiered at HotDocs in Toronto. And he recently wrapped work on the film Get Out If You Can with Ed Harris. The documentary Nobody Dies with Thao Ngyuen will be premiering on PBS fall of 2017.   

The short film, (le) Rebound, shot in France and California, premiered at Aspen Shortfest this spring and has also screened at Achtung Berlin and the Palm Springs International Shortfest. Michael is one of eight honorees of the 2017 ICG Emerging Cinematographer Award for his work on the film. 


Michael’s work in documentary has informed his belief that listening is one of the most important things a DP can do.  He applies that tactic to all of his projects, whether it is narrative or commercial. Because by listening to the people around you, to the story, to the environment, by being present - only then can you properly respond in a way that gives you composition and lighting that compliments and informs the story.