Guy possesses the important skill of subtlety: affecting moods without distracting the audience, or complicating the process of making a film. He considers story, performance and direction paramount, and aligns his work to those qualities within any given project. Guy understands that film can alter one’s perception of the world, and consequently he works with a strong sense of responsibility for what the culture of films and media communicate.
Guy’s recent feature film cinematography work includes MAUDIE, directed by Aisling Walsh and starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins. A story close to home for Guy, it follows the life of Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis. The film premiered at Teluride, TIFF, Berlinale and Dublin International Film Festival.
Other work includes, WET BUM directed by Lindsay Mackay, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014, and also earned Guy a nomination for Best Theatrical Feature Cinematography from the Canadian Society of Cinematographer’s. Other feature work includes NATASHA, directed by the award winning novelist David Bezmozgis, and LOVESONG directed by So Yong Kim starring Jena Malone and Riley Keough.
In 2013, during two trips to the West Bank in the Palestinian territories, Guy shot the short film THE WARREN with Los Angeles based director James Adolphus. Filmed entirely on location in the refugee camps in the city of Nablus, this film premiered in the inaugural International Shorts Program at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.
Guy has won two consecutive Canadian Society of Cinematographer Awards for his short film work on FROST in 2013 and THE ARCHIVIST in 2014. He has won numerous other awards for his work including those at the Canadian Film Festival (Patch Town 2014), Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (The Underground 2015), Kodak’s Emerging Fillmmaker Award (Revelations 2010).
An alum of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, Guy is originally from the maritime province of Nova Scotia, Canada and currently splits his time between New York City and Toronto.