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Jaspreet Bal Squires

Focus Puller, First Assistant Camera
22 January 1970 to 17 September 2022

A focus puller and first assistant camera operator, who, as a woman of Indian heritage, was a trailblazer in the film and television industries and more specifically in that role. Jaspreet Bal Squires’ career spanned 26 years, starting as a trainee camera assistant on Stella Does Tricks (1996) and clapper loader on the likes of Ted & Ralph (1998) and My Life So Far (1999). From the 2000s onwards, she was either working as a focus puller or first assistant camera on such films as Fast & Furious 6, World War Z, Under the Skin (all 2013) and The Wife (2017) and television series including Distant Shores (2005-2008), Half Moon Investigations (2009), Safe House (2015) and The Replacement (2017).