Bud Simpson
Bud Simpson
// Director of Photography

BEING WITH ELEPHANTS // dir. james martin

Blue Heaven // Dir. william Simpson

New Spirits in the Old Fourth // DIR. BUD SIMPSON


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Hey there, I’m Bud Simpson. I’m a director of photography working (and playing) in ATL.

But my work takes me all over the world.

I’ve gained an international reputation for crafting impactful moving images.

Ever since I was a kid I loved the movies. To this day, I’m still absolutely swept away by BIG stories told with BIG images and BIG sound.

I take that same passion for larger than life images to work everyday.


For me, it’s about stretching the medium as far as it’ll go. I’m always wondering, “How can I photograph this in a way that’ll make it unforgettable?”

- Bud


// Full Bio

Bud Simpson is an international DP known for his documentaries and brand films.

His documentary work has been featured in film festivals internationally including Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Newport Beach, Sidewalk Film Festival, Cucalorus, Oxford, and Oaxaca Film Festivals. 

In the commercial world, Bud has shot for brands such as Mercedes Benz, IHG Hotels, Doosan, and Kodak.

When he’s not shooting, he is leading filmmaking workshops and intensives for emerging filmmakers in Atlanta, Georgia and Nairobi, Kenya in a program he founded called Stories Found. Along with a powerhouse group of creatives, he is building the largest, free online filmmaker training program in the world.

He is currently directing and developing his first narrative feature film about an aspiring Civil Rights journalist who sets out to expose a covert segregationist plot led by a powerful group of conservative legislators in 1960s Florida.


For all inquiries, questions, or coffee-dates reach me directly through this form. Cheers, Bud

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