John Mathieson B.S.C. is one of a group of film makers who emerged out of the music video industry of the late 80's and 90's.
Beginning his career in the British film industry as camera assistant to Gabriel Beristáin, Mathieson worked his way through the ranks.
His peers include cinematographers Tim Maurice Jones (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Seamus McGarvey BSC (c and directors Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and David Fincher (Seven). The inventiveness and visual style of music videos did much to shape the evolution of contemporary feature films.
In the mid 90's Mathieson photographed two feature films for director Karim Dridi, for which he was later bestowed the honour of Chevalier by the French government.
After working as visual effects cinematograher on Enemy of the State for Tony Scott, Mathieson photographed the film Plunkett & Macleane for Jake Scott.
Despite a career now cemented in big budget film production, Mathieson maintains links with independent British film, working on more modest budget projects including Trauma directed by Marc Evans and Stoned directed by Stephen Woolley.
Mathieson lives in the United Kingdom and is currently working on After.Life with director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo.