Rory O’Grady. Not the first name you would expect for an Afrikaans guy “van die plaas af,” but when you see his reel, you’ll see why it automatically springs to mind when you need a DOP. Born in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and one of the five people on the planet up early enough and still working late enough to get the magic hour twice, it is no surprise that Rory developed an eye for the insanely breathtaking at a young age.
His sometimes crazed pursuit of the perfect shot has seen him descend into the country’s deepest goldmine and traverse the highest mountain in Africa. His hard-working farm upbringing and a lifetime of watching cowboy movies make him one of those rare collaborators who can find solutions and magic in the most unlikely of places.
His mother says he laughed before he could talk and that same fun, easy-going attitude to life endures. Rory’s ability to bring light to the darkest situations is not just a professional skill but adds a personal touch that comes through in every frame.