ROBERT BRINKMANN

 

Born: 20 November 1961, Braunschweig [Brunswick], [West-]Germany, as Robert S. Brinkmann.

Education: Film School of the University of Southern California [USC] [1981-1985].

Career: Came to the USA in 1980.

Formed Cinescope Productions and prod/ph music videos [a: Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Placido Domingo, U2 ('One' - version 3, 1992, Phil Joanou), Tarsha Vega, a.o.], commercials and programs for tv. Left the company. He is the owner [with designer Dan Panosian] of IOVO Designs making designer cat litter boxes! [Brinkmann's interest in design and embarrassment as a cat owner drove him to dream up a better looking cat litter box - the Litterfish.]

Was married to actress Mena Suvari [2000-05].

Appeared in the ep 'The Rules of Attraction' of the 19-part Sundance Channel series 'Anatomy of a Scene'.

Awards: Focus Award [198?] for 'Last Chance Dance'.

Website: Robert Brinkmann


 

 FILMS

1984

Last Chance Dance [Phil Joanou] ?; short/20m & 33m; cph: John Schwartzman; prod USC

1986

Blue Movies [Ed Fitzgerald] c; 2uc; ph: Vance Piper

1987

Kandyland [Robert Schnitzer] c

1987

Stranded [Tex Fuller & (alien world seq) Marina Sargenti] c; ph alien world seq; ph: Jeff Jur

1987

Two Idiots in Hollywood [Stephen Tobolowsky] c

1987

U2: Rattle and Hum [Phil Joanou] 16mm-35bu/b&w-c; rock doc/99m; b&w ph; color ph: Jordan Cronenweth; aph: Stan McClain & Brek Cooney

1988

The Borrower [John McNaughton] c; addph; ph: Julio Macat & Robert New

1989

Mirror, Mirror [Marina Sargenti] c

1990

Bloodfist II [Andrew Blumenthal] c; addph; ph: Bruce Dorfman

1990

Shout [Jeffrey Hornaday] c

1991

Der Blinde/The Blind Man/Vargas [Diethard K├╝ster] feature; status unknown

1991

Encino Man/California Man [Les Mayfield] c

1993

The Beverly Hillbillies [Penelope Spheeris] c

1993

Wayne's World 2 [Stephen Surjik] c; 2uc; ph: Francis Kenny

1995

The Truth About Cats & Dogs [Michael Lehman] c; + small part

1995

The Cable Guy [Ben Stiller] s35/c

1996

Leave It to Beaver [Andy Cadiff] c; co-addph; ph: Thomas Del Ruth

1998

Screwed/Pittsburgh [Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski] c

1999

Sugar & Spice [Francine McDougall] s35/c; 2uc: Vincent Donohue

2000

Serving Sara [Reginald Hudlin] c; addph: Tim Suhrstedt

2001

Laud Weiner [Philip Euling] c; short/4m; also seg of DVD 'Celebrity Mix'

2001

The Rules of Attraction [Roger Avary] c

2003

Standing Still [Matthew Cole Weiss] c

2004

Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party [Robert Brinkmann] HD/c; perf/87m; aph: David B. Nowell; + prod/co-ed

2005

Tenacious D in 'The Pick of Destiny' [Liam Lynch] c; 2uc: Paul Hughen; aph 2u: David B. Nowell

2007

The Grand Design [Eric Stoltz] c; short/18m

2007

The Christmas Cottage/Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage [Michael Campus] c/V; 2uc: Jim Van Dijk; aph: Hans Bjerno

2007

Disarmed [Justin Dittrich] HD/c; short/18m; prod USC

2008

Hard Breakers [Leah Sturgis] c

2009

It Goes [Darren Le Gallo] c; short/11m; addph: D. Le Gallo

2009

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 [Alex Zamm] HD (ARRI D-21)/c/V

2010

Clara's Carma [Robert Brinkmann] c; short/8m

2010

Injected! The Truth About Vaccines [Steffanie Siebrand] c; doc/124m; cph: David Wexler; 2uc: Dennis Harold & Jayme Lynn Rios; re-enactment ph: Aldo Lara; Stormmaker Productions Studio ph: Jason Wissinger

2010

Marvin the Martian in 'Yule Be Sorry' [Alex Zamm] c; 3-D (CGI + live action) test short (3m10s) for feature film; announced in 2008; release was scheduled for Christmas 2011; prod was shelved

2012

Hong Kong Phooey [Alex Zamm] in development; a test reel (2m) exists

2012

A Little Something on the Side [Stephen Tobolowsky] c; short/14m

2012

No Good Deed [Sam Miller] HD (Sony F65)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc; ph: Michael Barrett

2012

Space Station 76 [Jack Plotnick] c

2013

Cindy's New Boyfriend [Robert Brinkmann] HD/c; short/24m; + co-prod

2014

Heaven Sent/Christmastime [Michael Landon Jr.] RED Epic Dragon/c

2015

Yvonne [Andrew Putschoegl] HD (Samsung)/c; short/9m

 

 TELEVISION

1988

U2: The Making of the Movie 'Rattle and Hum' [Barry Devlin] doc/?m; + co-prod

1991

Hammer from the Heart [Marina Sargenti] mus special/60m (1992); cph: Anghel Decca; addph: Shawn Maurer; for CBS-tv

1993

Look of the Year [Marina Sargenti] doc/60m; for FOX-tv

1995

Fallen Angels [ep #9 'A Dime a Dance' dir by Peter Bogdanovich, #10 'Good Housekeeping' dir by Michael Lehmann, #13 'Fearless' dir by Jim McBride & #15 'Red Wind' dir by Agnieszka Holland] 15-part series, 1993 & 1995; 2nd season, 1995; other ph: Robert M. Stevens (5 ep)

1996

Labor of Love: The Making of 'Bastard Out of Carolina' [Chris Ward] doc/20m

1997

Weapons of Mass Distraction [Stephen Surjik] tvm; 2uc; ph: Alar Kivilo

1997

From the Earth to the Moon [various] 12-part series/b&w-c, 1998; addph; ph: Gale Tattersall; for HBO-tv

1999

Jack & Jill [pilot (ep #0) dir by Michael Lehmann] 33-part series, 1999-2001

2010

The Good Guys [7 ep dir by various] 20-part series; other ph: Buzz Feitshans IV

2011

Geek Charming [Jeffrey Hornaday] tvm; for Disney Channel

2013

Beyond the Plate [Francine McDougall] branded cooking/travel series, 2013; for Cooking Channel

2013

When Calls the Heart [ep #1-6 dir by various] series, 2014-present; 1st season, 2014 (12 ep); other ph: Michael Balfry

2014

Sibel & Max [ep #9-12 dir by Ulrike Hamacher] 24-part series, 2015-16; 1st season/HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus), 2015 (12 ep); for ZDF-tv

2015

Significance [Emily Gossett] tvm/HD; pre-production; shooting a 6m trailer in May