Christopher Ball

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Christopher Ball csc began his film career at the age of nine when he discovered a home movie camera in his parent’s attic. Several thousand feet of film and fourteen years later, he graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree. Since then, his work as a Cinematographer and Camera Operator has taken him to Europe, the Caribbean and across Canada and he has developed a specialty for Arctic, adventure and aerial cinematography. Christopher has shot nine theatrical feature films, (including “Stolen Heart” which he shot and co-produced), award winning dramas, TV series, documentaries, commercials, short films and music videos. Christopher’s work has toured numerous festivals, aired on HBO, TMN, CBC, VISION TV and several foreign broadcasters and played in theatres worldwide. He has also worked as a producer, assistant director and director. His awards include a Gemini nomination, several William F White Cinematography awards (Atlantic Film Festival) and Best Cinematography at the New York Independent Film Festival.

CBI Films Inc

CBI Films Inc is a service production company representing Christopher Ball, cinematographer and Kristie Sills, assistant director/producer. CBI Films also runs the Church Lake Cinematheque microcinema and produced various media and animation, and specializes in aerial photography.

Industry Role

  • Crew
  • Cinematographer / DOP
  • Camera Operator
  • Union / Guild Member
  • Animator

Memberships / Certifications

  • Canadian Society of Cinematographers full member
  • Academy of Canadian Cinema voting member
  • AFCOOP Lifetime member
  • IATSE 667


  • FROM Season 3 (2023-2024) - Cinematographer
  • Washington Black (2022) - 2nd Unit DP
  • FROM (2021 / 2022) - Cinematographer
  • Chapelwaite (2020) - Operator/2nd unit DP
  • Locke and Key (2020) - 2nd unit DP
  • Still the Water (2019) - Cinematographer
  • Books of Blood (2019) - Operator/2nd unit DP
  • Anne with an E (2018) - 2nd Unit DP
  • Aquaman (2017) - 2nd unit/Aerials
  • Witches of Salem (2019) - Cinematographer
  • Private Eyes (2016/17) - Cinematographer
  • Haven (2014/15) - DP for several episodes/2nd unit/operator
  • Bluefin (2014-2016) - Cinematographer
  • Four Feet Up (2008) - Cinematographer
  • The Lighthouse (2018) - Camera Operator
  • See web site for full credits (1987-2020) - Cinematographer/Operator