#1: From interview [2012]

#2: "A Touch of Fate" [2001]

 

   


HARLAN BOSMAJIAN

 

Born: ?, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Education: Roosevelt High School, Seattle [1980-84]; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA [BA English and Visual Communication]; Graduate School of Film and Television, New York University [NYU].

Career: Started as asst to commercial photographers. Established his own studio and worked as a still photographer in the Puget Sound area, both independently and commercially. His photographs were exhibited at several shows, most notably at Seattle's prestigious Benham Studios. During this time he began to shoot and direct his own short films. While at NYU, he shot over twenty short films, many of which went on to festivals around the world.

Teaches [asst professor Visual and Media Arts] at Emerson College, Boston [2009-12].

Married [2005-] to writer Andrea Meyer.

Awards: Santa Barbara FF 'Lumina Award for Best Cinematography' [1999] & Independent Spirit Award 'Best Cinematography' nom [2000] for 'La ciudad'.


 

 FILMS

1996

Coventry [J. Trumbull Foster] b&w

1998

La ciudad/The City [David Riker] 16mm-35bu/b&w; 4 seg

1998

Angel Passing [David Langlitz] c; short/28m

1998

Spin the Bottle [Jamie Yerkes] 16mm-35bu/c; addph: Peter Olsen

1998

Maryam [Ramin Serry] c/V

1999

Swimming on the Moon [Shawn Sweeney] 16mm/c

1999

In a Blue Mood [Katie Rogin] s16/c; short/24m; cph: Timothy Naylor

2000

Virgil Bliss [Joe Maggio] dv-to-35mm/c

2001

Lovely & Amazing [Nicole Holofcener] HD-to-35mm/c; 2uc: Cliff Hsui

 

[Left] - "A Touch of Fate"

 

2001

A Touch of Fate/The Chester Story [Rebecca Bagley Cook] c; 2uc: John Fergusen

2001

Kill the Poor [Alan Taylor] dv (Sony DSR-PD100)-to-35mm scope/c

2002

Shadowboxer [Vilka Tzouras] 16mm/c; short/28m

2002

Brother to Brother [Rodney Evans] s16-35bu/b&w-c

2002

Si' Laraby/Daughter of Arabia/Nadezhda [Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt] c

2003

Casting Adrift [Heather Robertson] dv-to-35mm/c; addph: David Park

2003

Four Simple Rules [Geoffrey O'Connor] c; short/13m

2003

Winter Solstice [Josh Sternfeld] c

2003

Saving Face [Alice Wu] c; aph: David Norris

2003

Shooting Livien [Rebecca Cook] HD (Panasonic AJ-HDC27V)-to-digital/c

2004

Pulling [Jay Frisch] c

2004

The Great New Wonderful [Danny Leiner] HD (Panasonic AJ-HDC27)/c; 2uc: Manuel Billeter

2004

David & Layla [Jay Jonroy] c; addph: Matthew Clark; 3uc: Ruben O'Malley; filmed 2004 & 2005

2004

Live Free or Die [Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin] HD (Sony F900)-to-35mm/c; addph: Manuel Billeter

2005

Sadomaso [Marta Marcos & Marga Peces] c; short/9m

2005

Return to Rajapur [Nanda Anand] Arriscope/c

2005

Ira & Abby [Robert Cary] c

2006

Starting Out in the Evening [Andrew Wagner] HD (Sony F900)-to-35mm/c; addph: Michael Burke & Matthew Clark

2006

Normal Adolescent Behavior/Havoc 2: Normal Adolescent Behavior/A Story of a Teenager [Beth Schacter] HD (Sony F900)-to-35mm/c; premiered on Lifetime-tv after a first showing at the Tribeca FF (2007)

2006

Life in Flight [Tracey Hecht] c

2007

See You in September [Tamara Tunie] c

2007

The Other End of the Line [James Dodson] s35/c; filmed in India (2007) & San Francisco (2008)

2008

John's Hand [Catherine Butterfield] c; short/22m; also 3 ep for Strike-tv (internet)

 

[Right] with dir Will Frears - "Coach"

 

2008

Coach [Will Frears] c/V

2009

Weakness [Michael Melamedoff] c; 2uc: Lauretta Prevost

2009

The Social Network [David Fincher] RED-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph (rowing seq); ph: Jeff Cronenweth

2010

Occupant [Henry Miller] scope/c

2010

Finders Keepers [Clint Jordan] c; short/11m; addph: Lawrence Lim & Roy Medawar

2011

Backwards [Ben Hickernell] HD/c

2012

My Man Is a Loser [Mike Young] c

2013

Early Morning [Harlan Bosmajian] HD/c; short/20m; + scrpl

2013

Any Day [Rustam Branaman] HD/c

2014

Matters of the Heart [Tracey Hecht] c

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

1998

Strangers with Candy [10 ep dir by various] 30-part series/HD, 1999-2000; 1st season, 1999; unaired pilot ph by John Greenleaf

1999

Strangers with Candy [13 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2000; other ph: Daniel Shulman; see 1998

2003

Matters of Race [ep #1 'The Divide' dir by John Valadez, #2 'Race Is/Race Ain't' dir by Orlando Bagwell & Lulie Haddad, #3 'We're Still Here' dir by Sindi Gordon, #4a 'Tomorrow's America: EveryOther' dir by Phil Bertelsen, #4b 'Tomorrow's America: Who I Became' dir by Mike Siv & #4c 'Tomorrow's America: I Belong to This' dir by Dustinn Craig] 4-part doc series; cph: Michael Chin, Arthur Jafa, a.o.; for PBS-tv

2003

The Sixth Section [Alex Rivera] doc/27m/dv; co-addph; ph: A. Rivera; ep PBS-tv series 'P.O.V.'

2005

An American Wedding [- The DC Event] [Brian David Cange & Kate Kenny] reality pilot/HD (Panasonic)

2005

Stella [David Wain (pilot, ep #2 & 4), Susan Seidelman (#3 & 5), John Hamburg (#6-7) & Charles Herman-Wurmfeld (#8-10)] 10-part series/dv; for Comedy Central

2008

Life in General ['Out of Control' dir by Roy B. Steinberg] pilot; for Strike-tv (internet)

2008

Mad Men [ep dir by various] 92-part series, 2007-15; 2nd season, 2008 (13 ep); addph; ph: various

2010

Body of Proof [various] 42-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2011-13; 1st season, 2011; addph; ph: Patrick Cady

2011

Eden [Jace Alexander] pilot/HD; for USA Network

2013

Playwright: From Page to Stage [Robert Levi] doc/60m; co-addph; ph: R. Levi; ep PBS-tv series 'Independent Lens'

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1999

8½ x 11 [David Licata; short/9m] gaffer; ph: Zak Othmer

2013

Early Morning [dir; + scrpl/ph] see Films