#1: From interview [2011]

#2: 2011

 

   


BOBBY BUKOWSKI

 

Born: 1953, New York City, USA, as Robert Bukowski.

Education: The State University of New York, Stony Brook [campus] [Biochemistry]; Graduate Film Program, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Career: En route to medical school, Bukowski set his gaze upon more artistic endeavors. He left the United States for extensive travel in Europe and Asia. This adventure led to a job as photographer's assistant in Paris. Soon after, he was enlisted to archive a Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage, led by the Dalai Lama, to all the sacred Buddhist sites along the Ganges River. This marked the first time he had a movie camera in his hand.

Ph commercials dir by Michel Gondry [for Air France], Mark Pellington, a.o.

Teaches at the Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore.

Awards: 'Genie' Award nom [2008] for 'The Stone Angel'.


 

 FILMS

1984

The Way It Is/Euridice on the Avenues [Eric Mitchell] b&w

1985

Fei fat yi man/Fei fa yi min/Illegal Immigrant [Wanting Zhang & Mabel Cheung] c

1986

Anna [Yurek Bogayevicz] c

1987

Not Just Any Flower [Terry DeRoy Gruber] c; short/10m

1987

Kiss Daddy Good Night [Peter Ily Huemer] 16mm-35bu/c

1987

Lola la loca [Enrique Olivier] c

1988

Slipping Into Darkness [Eleanor Gaver] c; addph; ph: Loren Bivens

1988

Mortal Sins/[Dangerous] [Divine] Obsession/God's Payroll [Yuri Sivo] 16mm/c

1989

Thousand Pieces of Gold/Gold Mountain [Nancy Kelly] c

1989

Men of Respect [William Reilly] c; addph: Dan Shulman; 2uc: Dan Shulman & Joseph Dell'Olio

1990

Dogfight [Nancy Savoca (replaced Michael Dinner)] c

1990

Shakes the Clown [Bobcat Goldthwait] c; cph: Elliot Davis; addph: Ed Pei

1992

Household Saints [Nancy Savoca] c; addph: Michael Spiller, Joe D'Alessandro & Peter Nelson

1992

Golden Gate [John Madden] c

1993

The Silent Alarm [Rob Morrow] c; short/28m; ph Seattle: Frank Prinzi; 2uc: Troy Smith & (Seattle) David Frederick

1993

Holy Matrimony [Leonard Nimoy] c; hph: Frank Holgate

1994

Search and Destroy/The Four Rules [David Salle] c; cph: Michael Spiller; 2uc: Joe DeSalvo

1994

The Tie That Binds [Wesley Strick] c; 2uc: Chris Squires; aph: Michael Benson

1995

Tom and Huck/Tom Sawyer [Peter Hewitt] p/c

1995

'Til There Was You [Scott Winant] c

1996

The Last Time I Committed Suicide [Stephen Kay] b&w-c

1996

Going All the Way [Mark Pellington] c; 2uc: Mike Latino & Eric Schmidt

1998

Arlington Road [Mark Pellington] p/c; 2uc: Scott Smith

1998

The Minus Man [Hampton Fancher] c; 2uc: Eric Schmidt

1998

Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory [Mark Pellington] c/V; mus doc/45m

1999

Crime and Punishment in Suburbia [Rob Schmidt] c

2000

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 [Joe Berlinger] DigiBeta+35mm-to-35mm/c; New York ph; ph: Nancy Schreiber

2000

Tangled/Conspiracy of Weeds [Jay Lowi] c

2001

The Moment After [Gerald McCullouch] c; short/13m

2002

Easy Six/Easy Sex [Chris Iovenko] c

2002

Saved! [Brian Dannelly] c; 2uc: Todd Elyzen

2003

Boogeyman [Stephen Kay] c; ph add material (+ 2uc): Aaron Morton; green screen ph: John Cavill

2003

The Dying Gaul [Craig Lucas] c; 2uc: Alan Caudillo

2004

The Hawk Is Dying [Julian Goldberger] s16-35bu/c

2005

Lying [M. Blash] v-to-35mm/c

2005

Glass House: The Good Mother [Steve Antin] c/V

2006

The Tripper [David Arquette] c

2006

The Stone Angel [Kari Skogland] s35/c

2007

The Guitar [Amy Redford] c

2007

Take Me Home Tonight/Kids in America [Michael Dowse] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc; ph: Terry Stacey; released 2011

2007

Fathom [Vladimir Jedlicka] s16/c; short/7m

2007

Phoebe in Wonderland [Daniel Barnz] s35/c

2007

The Pagan Queen/The Crown of Vysehrad [Constantin Werner] c

2008

The Messenger [Oren Moverman] s35/c

2008

Face Value [Amy Redford] in development; status unknown

2009

Locked In [Suri Krishnamma] s35/c; 2uc UK: David Smith

2010

The Ledge [Matthew Chapman] RED/c; 2uc: Yaron Levy; addph: Hilda Mercado

2010

Mighty Fine [Debbie Goodstein] s16-35bu (+ D-Cinema)/c

2010

Ghett'a Life [Chris Browne] RED/c

2010

Rampart [Oren Moverman] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

Phoenix [Amy Redford] announced

2011

Blinders [Jacob Brown] c; short/10m

2011

Struck by Lightning [Brian Dannelly] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c; addph: Gavin Kelly

2011

The Iceman [Ariel Vromen] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus + Canon EOS 7D)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph (+ 2uc & c.op 'b' cam): David Stragmeister

2012

Chronicle [Jay Alaimo] pre-production; status unknown

2012

Hi Custodian [David Longstreth] c; mus short/21m; with rock band 'Dirty Projectors'

2012

Very Good Girls [Naomi Foner] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c

2012

Two Night Stand [Max Nichols] c

2012

JacobJosefAimee/Transference [Jacob Brown] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c

2013

Infinitely Polar Bear [Maya Forbes] HD/c

2013

Rosewater [Jon Stewart] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus)/c

2013

99 Homes [Ramin Bahrani] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus)/c; filmed 2013-14

2014

Time Out of Mind [Oren Moverman] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Plus/Hawk Scope)/c

2014

CAMP: The Documentary [Justin Haulbrook] c; doc/?m; filmed July

2015

War on Everyone [John Michael McDonagh] c

2015

Imperium [Daniel Ragussis] HD (scope)/c

 

 TELEVISION

1988

Life Under Water [Jay Holman] tvm/60m; ep PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1988

Andre's Mother [Deborah Reinisch] tvm/50m; ep PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1989

[Vaclav Havel's] Largo Desolato [Jiri Zizka] tvm; ep PBS-tv series 'Great Performances'

1990

Without Warning: The James Brady Story [Michael Toshiyuki Uno] tvm

1991

Fool's Fire [Julie Taymor] tvm/53m; 2uc: Mark Harrison; ep PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1992

Ethan Frome [John Madden] tvm; addph: Joseph Celeste & Daniel Shulman

1992

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special [Ernest Dickerson, Paul Bogart, Twyla Tharp, a.o.] special/90m; ph seg 'Kiss, Kiss Dahlings' dir by Gerald Gutierrez & 'The Last Mile' dir by Paul Bogart; other ph: Ernest Dickerson, Daniel Stoloff, Michael Negrin, a.o.; ep PBS-tv series 'Great Performances'

1992

Oedipus Rex [Julie Taymor] opera/b&w-c/58m; addph: James McCalmont; ep PBS-tv series 'Great Performances'

1996

If These Walls Could Talk [seg '1974' dir by Nancy Savoca] tvm; other ph: Ellen Kuras ('1952' dir by Nancy Savoca) & John Stanier ('1996' dir by Cher)

1997

Destination Anywhere/Midnight in Chelsea [Mark Pellington] tvm/45m; 2uc: Jamie Livingston

2001

Wasted [Stephen Kay] tvm

2004

Dark Shadows [P.J. Hogan] unsold pilot; for The WB Network; first screened theatrically in 2005

2004

Weeds [pilot 'You Can't Miss the Bear' dir by Brian Dannelly] 102-part series, 2005-12; 1st season, 2005

2005

Weeds [ep #2 'Free Goat' dir by Brian Dannelly, #3 'Good Shit Lollipop' dir by Craig Zisk, #4 'Fashion of the Christ' dir by Burr Steers, #5 'Lude Awakening' dir by Lee Rose, #6 'Dead in the Nethers' dir by Arlene Sanford & #7 'Higher Education' dir by Tucker Gates] 1st season, 2005 (10 ep); other ph: Feliks Parnell (3 ep); see 2004

2005

The Hunt for the BTK Killer [Stephen Kay] tvm

2006

Help Me Help You [various] 13-part (4 unaired) series; other ph: Michael A. Price

2011

NYC 22/The 2-2/Rookies [pilot dir by James Mangold] 13-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012

2012

Made in Jersey/Baby Big Shot [pilot dir by Mark Waters] 8-part series/HD (Sony F65), 2012; other ph: Daryn Okada

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1986

Street Trash [Jim Muro] 2nd c.asst; ph: David Sperling

1987

Force of Circumstance [Liza Bear] co-2nd c.op; ph: Zoran Hochstätter

2001

Texas Boogie Woogie [Flavin Judd; short/19m] co-thanks; ph: Richard Rutkowski