Westley has been shooting films since he was barely old enough to hold a camera. Ever since he has been focused on creating exceptional images that use light, composition, and movement to tell the story and engage the viewer. Westley holds a BA in Film and Digital Cinematography from Columbia College Chicago and specializes in commercial, music video, and narrative cinematography. His training is heavily rooted in the classic film and photochemical methods, but he is equally passionate about the latest digital cinema cameras.
His commercial work includes clients such as: Walmart, AT&T, BMW, Kraft, Kellogg’s, Air National Guard, Doritos, Ore-Ida, Sears, Motorola, Budweiser, José Cuervo, Walgreens, Purina, Always, Tampax, DeVry University, Craftsman, GE, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Direct Buy, and McDonald’s among others. In the past 6 years he has shot over 150 commercials, dozens of shorts and TV pilots, and two feature films.
In Fall 2010, Westley was the Director of Photography of the independent thriller “Munger Road” Directed by Nicholas Smith and Produced by Kyle Heller. The film was shot on location in Saint Charles, IL and the surrounding areas. In Fall 2011 the film was released theatrically by Freestyle Releasing followed by DVD and VOD distribution in 2012. It is available to view instantly on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and others.
In Spring 2013, he was the DP on the indie feature comedy “My Name Is Vivienne” Directed by Marjorie Cohen and Produced by Jeremy Paterson. The film was finished in late 2013 and is now beginning its festival run in Spring 2014.
Westley lives in Los Angeles, CA and is available to shoot anywhere around the globe.
Los Angeles, CA