#1: From the doc "Cinematographer Style"

#2: [Left] with dir Frank Oz - "Death at a Funeral"[2006]

 

   


OLIVER CURTIS   BSC

 

Born: ?.

Education: Filton Technical College, Bristol [photography], London College of Printing [now London College of Communication, University of the Arts London]; Film and Photographic Workshops [now Maine Media Workshops], Rockport, Maine, USA [1992; with teachers Jack Cardiff, Robbie Greenberg & Peter James].

Career: Also active as still ph.

Ph commercials dir by Michael Abel, Martin Brierley, Manuel Miranda, Andy Lambert, Harry Enfield, a.o.

Member of the BSC since 1998.

Appeared in the doc 'Cinematographer Style' [2006, Jon Fauer; ph: Jeff Laszlo, Brian Heller, J. Fauer & David Morgan; 86m].

Awards: BAFTA TV Award nom [1999] for 'Vanity Fair'.

Website: Oliver Curtis


 

 FILMS

1988

Ballad of Reading Gaol [Richard Kwietniowski] 16mm/c; short/12m

1988

The Biker's Song [Rosalind Hewitt] unreleased

1989

Flames of Passion [Richard Kwietniowski] 16mm/b&w; short/18m

1991

Invisible City [Mark Jay] 16mm/b&w; short/20m

1993

Dance Macabre [Jean-Marc Prouveur] 16mm/c; short/13m

1994

Madagascar Skin [Chris Newby] c

1995

The Accidental Conspiracy [Andy Lambert] c; short/15m

1995

Prayer for a Crash [Lindsay Shapero] c; short/15m

1995

Red [Rosa Fong] c; short/26m

1996

Big Fish [Zadoc Nava] c; doc/25m; cph: Z. Nava

1996

Love and Death on Long Island [Richard Kwietniowski] c

1997

More Is Less [Andy Lambert] s16/c; short/15m

1997

The Governess [Sandra Goldbacher] c; 2uc; ph: Ashley Rowe

1997

The Wisdom of Crocodiles/Immortality [Po-Chih Leong] c; 2uc: Graham Frake & Paul Wheeler

1999

Saltwater [Conor McPherson] c; 2uc: Cían de Buitléar

 

[Right] with Peter O'Toole - "The Final Curtain"

 

2000

The Final Curtain [Patrick Harkins] c

2001

Owning Mahowny [Richard Kwietniowski] s35/c; addph: Gerald Packer

2002

Esther's Pool [David Chidlow] c; short/3m

2002

Calendar Girls [Nigel Cole] s35/c; addph; ph: Ashley Rowe

2003

The Wedding Date [Clare Kilner] c; 2uc: Sam Garwood

2004

The Predator [Mitra Tabrizian] c; short/31m

2006

Death at a Funeral [Frank Oz] c

2006

Scarred [Damien Rea] c; short/10m; also ep of comp 'S Is for Sexy' (2008)

2007

Unrelated [Joanna Hogg] c

2008

American Virgin/Virgin on Bourbon Street [Clare Kilner] c

2011

Tuba [or Not Tuba] [Andy Lambert] c; short/1m27s; 1st part of the 'Mute'-series (only one shot for each film, no camera movement and no dialogue)

2011

Cover Story [Andy Lambert] c; short/1m14s; 3rd part of the 'Mute'-series (2nd part, 'Yellowblues', ph by Nanu Segal)

2011

The Shoelace [Andy Lambert] c; short/2m; 4th part of the 'Mute'-series

2012

Borth [Gideon Koppel] c; film installation/60m; single screen version (2013)

2013

Explore This [Richard Kwietniowski] c; short/6m

2014

Breaking the Bank [Vadim Jean] c

 

 TELEVISION

Ph ep of 'Rough Guide to the World' [travel show for BBC2], 'Horizon' [doc series for BBC2] & 'The Net' [magazine series on computers and communication for BBC2, 1994-95 & 1997-98].

1989

Children's Dreams/Children Dreaming [prod: Richard Bellfield] doc/50m; ep BBC1 doc series 'Inside Story'

1991

Out [presentations dir by Richard Kwietniowski] magazine series; cph presentations; for Channel 4

1991

Proust's Favourite Fantasy [Richard Kwietniowski] tvm/b&w/2m/16mm; for BBC2 series 'The Late Show'

1994

Fathers, Sons & Unholy Ghosts [Danny Thompson] tvm/11m; cph: Alwin Küchler

1994

Passengers [various] 28-part doc series (1994-95 & 2002) on global youth culture; for Channel 4

1995

The Good Sex Guide Abroad [various] doc series; for ITV

1995

Shopping [Renee Knight & Andy Lambert] 5-part doc series; for BBC2

1996

Bodyguards [various] 7-part series, 1996 (pilot) & 1997 (6 ep); other ph: Giles Nuttgens (pilot) & Walter McGill

1997

Our Boy [David Evans] tvm/s16

1998

Vanity Fair [Marc Munden] 6-part miniseries

2001

Bait [Nicholas Renton] tvm

2004

Uncle Adolf [Nicholas Renton] tvm/16mm

 

 TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

1990

Trotsky's Home Movies [doc/45m] archive films ph by Alex Buchman (December 1939-March 1940); ep Channel 4 series 'Rear Window'

1990

After the Attack [doc/60m] ph: ?; ep 6-part Channel 4 series 'Affairs of the Heart' (1991)

1992

Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth [doc/b&w-c/37m] ph: Nick Hale; ep Channel 4 series 'Rear Window'

199?

Foundations of Nightmare [doc/?m] ph: ?