GIULIO BICCARI

 

Born: 24 November 1959, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Education: University of the Witwatersrand [Wits University], Johannesburg, South Africa [BA Dramatic Arts, majoring in Film].

Career: Ph commercials and music videos.

Awards: Durban International Film Festival 'Best Cinematography Award' [2004] for 'Forgiveness'; SAFTA [South African Film and Television Award] 'Best Cinematography Award' nom [2006] for 'U-Carmen eKhayelitsha'; SAFTA 'Best Cinematography Award' nom [2007] for 'Son of Man'; SAFTA 'Best Cinematography Award' [2012] for 'Black Butterflies'.

Website: Giulio Biccari


 

 FILMS

1987

Shot Down [Andrew Worsdale] s16/c; cph: Matthys Mocke

1991

Sarafina! [Darrell James Roodt] c; co-cameraman 2u (as Guilio Biccari); ph: Mark Vicente; filmed 1991-92

1993

The Children and I [Ken Kaplan] c; short/25m

1994

The Foreigner [Zola Maseko] s16-35bu/c; short/16m

1995

To Bear Witness [Ingrid Gavshon] c; doc/45m

1996

Jump the Gun/Babel [Les Blair] c; 2uc; ph: Seamus McGarvey

1997

Jo'burg Stories [Oliver Schmitz & Brian Tilley] c; doc/75m

1998

The Life and Times of Sara Baartman [- The Hottentot Venus] [Zola Maseko] c; doc/52m

1999

A Force More Powerful [Steve York] c; doc/110m (+ 2-part [x 84m] tv-doc); cph: Peter Pearce, Dilip Varma & Richard Gibb

2000

Witness to a Kill/Queen's Messenger II/Diamond Cut Diamond [Darrell James Roodt] c/V; 'b' cam op (+ 2ud): Michael Swan

2001

It's My Life/Ma vie en plus [Brian Tilley] c; doc/74m; + co-sound; shot over a 5 months period; part of a series of films for the project 'Steps for the Future'

2001

Dancing on the Edge [Karen Boswall] c; doc/42m; part of a series of films for the project 'Steps for the Future'

2001

Promised Land [Jason Xenopoulos] c

2002

Bread and Water/The Tap [Toni Strasburg] v/c; doc/52m; cph: Matthys Mocke & Brian Green; filmed over a 10 months period

2002

Pavement [Darrell James Roodt] c; 2uc (+ 2ud): Michael Swan

2002

Consequence [Anthony Hickox] c; aph: Pete Zam; developed as a feature film, but premiered on cable tv

2002

Proteus [John Greyson (a film by Jack Lewis & John Greyson)] DigiBeta-to-35mm/c; addph: Peter Baker; aph: Dave Aenmey; time lapse ph: Trevor de Kock

2002

Sax Rohmer's Sumuru [Darrell James Roodt] c; 2uc (+ 2ud): Michael Swan; vfx superv: Frank Wegerhoff

2003

Blast/Ultimatum [Anthony Hickox] c; 2uc: Trevor Michael Brown

2003

Country of My Skull/In My Country [John Boorman] c; co-2uc; ph: Seamus Deasy

2004

Forgiveness [Ian Gabriel] HD-to-35mm scope/c

2004

U-Carmen eKhayelitsha/U-Carmen [Mark Dornford-May] c; addph: Sarel Eloff

2005

The Breed [Nick Mastandrea] c

2005

Son of Man/Jezile [Mark Dornford-May] HD/c; 2uc: Sarel Eloff, Eran Tahor, Nick Hofmeyr & Matthys Mocke; addph: M. Mocke

2005

Catch a Fire/Hotstuff [Phillip Noyce] s35+s16+dv-to-35mm scope/c; 2uc; ph: Ron Fortunato & Garry Phillips

2006

Flood [Tony Mitchell] HD-to-35mm/c; 110m & 188m; 2uc (South Africa); ph: Pierre Jodoin

2007

More Than Just a Game [Junaid Ahmed] c; docudrama/90m

2007

Doomsday [Neil Marshall] s35/c; 2uc (South Africa); ph: Sam McCurdy

2007

Les deux mondes [Daniel Cohen] s35/c; co-2uc; ph: Laurent Dailland

2008

Heaven and Earth [Marleen Gorris] pre-production; scheduled to start filming in February 2009; status unknown

 

With dir Paula van der Oest [left] - "Black Butterflies"

 

2010

Black Butterflies [Paula van der Oest] RED-to-35mm scope/c

2011

De Heineken ontvoering/The Heineken Kidnapping [Maarten Treurniet] RED/c

2012

Cold Harbour/Black South-Easter [Carey McKenzie] p+RED Epic/c; addph; ph: Shane Daly

2012

Fire in the Blood [Dylan Mohan Gray] HD (Sony F900)/c; doc/87m; co-addph; ph: Jay Jay Odedra

2013

Hoe duur was de suiker/The Price of Sugar [Jean van de Velde] HD-to-D-Cinema/c; also 4-part tv-miniseries (2014)

2013

Noye's Fludde - Unogumbe [Mark Dornford-May] c; short/33m: + assoc prod

 

 TELEVISION

1992

Ulibambe Lingashoni - Hold Up the Sun - The ANC and Popular Power in the Making [Lesley Lawson, Brian Tilley, Laurence Dworkin, Clarence Hamilton & Mokonenyana Molete] 5-part (x 52m) doc series/b&w-c; ep 'Roots of Struggle 1912-1948', 'Enter the Masses 1949-1958', 'Submit or Fight 1958-1969', 'The New Generation 1968-1983' & 'Not the Kings and Generals 1983 - 1990'

1993

Ordinary People [Harriet Gavshon & David Jammy] 12-part (x 27m) doc series/b&w-c

1993

Life and Times of Chris Hani [Ken Kaplan] doc/56m

1995

Rhythm and Rights [: Lok'shini FM] [6 ep dir by Oliver Schmitz] 13-part series/160m

1995

Encounters [Ingrid Gavshon] 4-part (x 28m) doc series

1995

The Double Life of Dona Ermelinda/La double vie de Dona Ermelinda [Aldo Lee] doc/52m & 70m/DigiBeta

1996

Chain of Hope [Toni Strasburg] doc/50m; sequel to 'Chain of Tears' (1988)

1997

Africa Dreaming [ep 'The Gaze of the Stars' dir by João Ribeiro, 'Sophia's Homecoming' dir by Richard Pakleppa & 'Mamlambo' dir by Palesa Ka Letlaka] 6-part (x 26m) series/16mm-35bu

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The Zanzibaris/The Zanzibar Story [Junaid Ahmed] 2-part (x 26m) doc

1997

The Zulu Messengers [Junaid Ahmed] doc/?m

1998

Hoax [Victoria Mapplebeck] doc/50m

1999

Soul City [ep #5 dir by ? & #6 dir by Angus Gibson] series, 1994-present; 4th season, 1999 (13 ep); for SABC1-tv

1999

An Act of Faith - The Phelophepa Health Train [Toni Strasburg] doc/25m; ep #4 of 30-part BBC World-tv doc series 'Life'

1999

The Cost of Living [Toni Strasburg] doc/24m; ep #14 of 30-part BBC World-tv doc series 'Life'

2000

My Own Private Oz [Philip Brooks] doc/52m

2000

Facing Death... Facing Life [Ingrid Gavshon] doc/b&w-c/52m

2000

Soul City [13 ep dir by various] 5th season, 2001 (13 ep); see 1999

2001

Township Opera [Anthony Fabian] mus doc/53m; cph: A. Fabian

2003

Dracula 3000 [Darrell James Roodt] tvm/16mm+35mm-to-35mm

2003

Le lion [José Pinheiro] tvm; cph: Willy Stassen

2003

Ring of the Nibelungs/Sword of Xanten/Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King/Curse of the Ring [Uli Edel] 2-part tvm/HD; 2uc; ph: Elemér Ragályi & Sebastian Meuschel (last shooting days); also released theatrically (132m)

2005

Krakatoa - The Last Days/Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction [Sam Miller] docudrama/b&w-c/88m; 2uc: Mark Lennard; uwph: Trevor Brown; miniature efx ph: Peter Tyler

2006

To Be First/The First New Heart [Patrick Reams] tvm

2006

Tripping Over [Sam Miller & Ian Watson] 6-part series; 2uc: Martin Turner

2007

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [Anthony Minghella] tvm (2008); 2uc (+ 'b' cam op); ph: Seamus McGarvey; served as pilot for 6-part series, 2009; see below

2008

End of the Road [Greg Latter] tvm

2008

Lost City Raiders [Jean de Segonzac] tvm; uwph: Justin Fouche; vfx superv: Pierre de Lespinois

2008

Spooks [ep #63 'The Mole' dir by Sam Miller (SM) & #64 'Nuclear Strike' dir by SM] 86-part series/s16, 2002-11; 7th season

2008

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [ep #1 'The Big Bonanza' dir by Charles Sturridge (CS), #2 'Poison' dir by CS, #3 'The Boy with an African Heart' dir by CS, #4 'Problems in Moral Philosophy' dir by Tim Fywell (TF), #5 'Beauty and Integrity' dir by TF & #6 'A Real Botswana Diamond' dir by TF] 6-part series (2009); 2uc: Michael Snyman

2009

Spooks [ep #67 dir by Sam Miller (SM) & #68 dir by SM] 8th season; addph (#68): Shane Daly; see 2008

2009

America - The Story of Us/America: The Story of the U.S. [ep #1 'Rebels' dir by Nick Green (NG), #2 'Revolution' dir by NG, #3 'Westward' dir by Andrew Chater (AC), #6 'Heartland' dir by AC, #9 'Bust' dir by Renny Bartlett (RB) & #10 'World War II' dir by RB] 12-part doc (+ dram seq) series, 2010; addph: Neil Harvey (#1-3, #6 & #9-10), Andrew Muggleton (#1-3, #6 & #9-10), Mark Hammond (#6) & Richard Numeroff (#9-10); other ph: Dirk Nel (#4-5), Michael Snyman (#7-8) & Andrew Muggleton (#11-12)

2009

America - The Story of Us/America: The Story of the U.S. [ep #11 'Superpower' dir by Marion Milne (MM) & #12 'Millennium' dir by MM & Bruce Hepton] co-addph; ph: Andrew Muggleton; see above

2010

Outcasts [ep #3-4 dir by Omar Madha & ep #7-8 dir by Jamie Payne] 8-part series/HD (ARRI D-21/Hawk Scope), 2011; other ph: Adam Suschitzky & Ivan Strasburg

2011

Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill [Bruce Goodison] doc (+ dram seq)/75m/HD; ph dram seq; doc ph: Jim Ball, Thomas Jakobi & Stefan Wiesen

2011

Die Löwin [Stefanie Sycholt] tvm

2011

Andrew Marr's History of the World [ep #1 'Survival' dir by Neil Rawles (NR), #2 'Age of Empire' dir by NR, #3 'The Word and the Sword' dir by Renny Bartlett (RB), #4 'Into the Light' dir by Mark Radice & RB, #5 'Age of Plunder' dir by RB & #8 'Age of Extremes' dir by Guy Smith] 8-part doc series/b&w-c/HD, 2012; drama unit ph (with Dirk Nel); 2uc (drama unit): Hein De Vos; doc ph: Neil Harvey; other (drama unit) ph: Dirk Nel (#6-7); for BBC-tv

2011

Luther [4 ep dir by Sam Miller] 14-part series/HD (ARRI D-21), 2010-13; 2nd season (4 ep)

2012

The British [ep #6 'Tale of Two Cities' dir by Louise Hooper (LH) & Marion Milne (MM) & #7 'War and Peace' dir by LH & MM] 7-part doc series/HD; for Sky Atlantic 

2012

Leonardo [ep #18 'Diabolical Acts', #22 'The Tortoise and the Hare', #23 'By the Sword', #24 'Hitched', #25 'The Fugitive' & #26 'The Dogs of War' (all) dir by Steve Hughes] 26-part children's series/HD, 2011-12; 2nd season

2012

My Mad Fat Diary [ep #1 'Big Wide World', #2 'Touched' & #3 'Ladies and Gentlemen' (all) dir by Tim Kirkby] 16-part series, 2013-15; 1st season, 2013 (6 ep); other ph: Suzie Lavelle

2012

Bluestone 42 [Iain MacDonald] 8-part series, 2013; addph: Dean Slotar

2012

How We Invented the World [ep #1 'Mobile Phones' dir by David Hutt (DH) & Mark Everest (ME) (drama seq), #2 'Skyscrapers' dir by Jonathan Rudd & ME (drama seq), #3 'Planes' dir by Chris Hook & Sam Miller; ME (drama seq) & #4 'Cars' dir by DH & ME (drama seq)] 4-part doc (+ dram seq) series, 2013; ph drama seq; for Discovery Channel

2013

Da Vinci's Demons [ep #13 'The Sun and the Moon' dir by Jon Jones (JJ), #14 'The Rope of the Dead' dir by JJ, #15 'The Vault of Heaven' dir by Peter Hoar (PH) & #16 'The Fall from Heaven' dir by PH] 28-part series/HD, 2013-15; 2nd season, 2014 (10 ep)

2013

Nelson Mandela: The Myth & Me [Khalo Matabane] doc/85m/HD; cph: Mike Downie, Dirk Nel, Alex Cullen, a.o.; 2nd doph: Roy Zetisky, Hein De Vos, a.o.

2014

The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name [Clement Virgo] 6-part miniseries/HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus), 2015; for CBC-tv

2014

Spotless [4 ep dir by various] 10-part series/HD, 2015; for Canal+

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1988

The Shadowed Mind [Cedric Sundström] co-stills ph; ph: George Bartels

1988

The Fridge [Robert Weinek; art installation] ed; ph: Matthys Mocke & Mark Vicente