director


& photographer







I’m a LAFTA* award-winning filmmaker and photographer from Lincoln, selected for BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 19/20. I graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in 2011 and hold a BA in Film Production.

My short films have played at festivals around the world. Heavy Weight, was officially selected for BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2017, London Short Film Festival 2017 and was part of the BFI and British Council’s #FiveFilms4Freedom. Wrenched was nominated for Best UK Short at East End Film Festival 2018.

I’ve directed brand content, behind the scenes for Working Title Films and a bit of factual entertainment for TV.

I take lots of photos and sometimes wedding photos.

For enquiries about any of this you can email me jonny@jonnyruff.com or find me on Instagram


*a LAFTA is a real thing. The Lincolnshire Awards For Film Teamwork Achievement (Jim Broadbent is the patron). I won the award for outstanding contribution to filmmaking back in 2008, or 2007. I may have got a trophy, I definitely won a limo ride although I am still yet to claim it...)