Michael Balfry csc, an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) nominee, an Emmy award nominee and a Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) Award recipient, brings over 25 years of experience to the motion picture & television industry. Michael's international experience has seen him travel throughout North America, Europe and Asia capturing images with stunning results.
Michael has helmed a wide variety of projects including the critically acclaimed TV series "Dead Zone" and "The Haunting Hour", as well as the highly rated Hallmark movie "Christmas in Canaan". Regarded by his peers as extremely creative and a dedicated team player, Michael always brings an unparalleled passion to each project.
Margaret Loesch – President & CEO at Hub Television
Simply put, Michael is one of the best Cinematographers I've ever worked with; not only does he have a wonderful artistic eye and skill set, his quiet, professional demeanour is both additive and yet calming to every production. A highly valued and respected force of nature on the set, Michael is very often the go-to guy for directors and producers who seek him out as a creative problem solver, which he does artfully, skillfully, and respectfully. He raises the bar of every production, and his efforts make us look better!
Robert Petrovicz – Producer
Michael’s eye for constructing the perfect image in any medium is his talent. He balances this with production savvy and total professionalism. Regardless of the subjects matter, I would trust Michael to deliver the best product achievable.
Nicolas Copus – Director
… he would constantly surprise me with both the scale and quality of images he would create in a short space of time and bring huge production value to every project…
Shea Wageman – Producer/Director at ICON Creative Studio
Michael’s unique talent to capture a story cinematically, at the highest level, has allowed our company’s films to succeed in the motion picture industry. His subtle, innovative, and creative use of cinematography has ensured and resulted in the highest quality of work produced on our films.