Raised in Vancouver, BC, Joel Ransom is a sought-after and Emmy-nominated Director of Photography.

Joel received his first Emmy nomination for his cinematography on the miniseries The Path to 9/11 which also marked his first teaming with director Cyrus Nowrasteh.Since then, they have made the acclaimed dramatic film THE STONING OF SORAYA M. followed by THE YOUNG MESSIAH together.

He was previously an Emmy award nominee as cinematographer on “The Post-Modern Prometheus” episode of The X-Files, one of the series’most celebrated installments, written and directed by the show’s creator Chris Carter.He was also an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award nominee for another episode of the show,“Traveler,” directed by William Graham.In total, Joel was the cinematographer on two dozen episodes of the original series as well as on all six of the event-series episodes of TheX-Files that aired in 2016.

Additional DOP credits include Harsh Realm, also created by Chris Carter,and Camelot;several parts of the classic miniseries Band of Brothers;installments of the hit science-fiction miniseries Taken;the miniseries Traffic;the limited-run series Revelations and Out of Order; Peter Markle’s telefilm The Tenth Circle;the “A Clean Escape” episode of the anthology series Masters of Science Fiction, directed by Mark Rydell;and the miniseries Battlestar Galactica, directed by Michael Rymer, which led into the hit series.

Joel’s feature film credits as DOP include David Cunningham’sTHE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING; Michael Berry’s FRONTERA, starring Ed Harris, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, and Amy Madigan; Nick Powell’sOUTCAST, and most recently, the thriller DARC.