Born: ?, Jamaica, N.Y., USA, as Larry L. Banks, son of a gaffer.
Education: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Career: Grew up in New York's film industry. Ph commercials dir by Spike Lee [Nike and Levi 501 campaigns], a.o. Active as director of commercials, doc's and industrials. He is prod/dir with Namaste Productions, New York City. Teaches at Long Island University's Media Arts Department.
1986 The Laser Man [Peter Wang] c; 2uc; ph: Ernest Dickerson
1986 Working Girls [Lizzie Borden] s16-35bu/c; co-addph (+ lighting des); ph: Judy Irola
1988 First Date [Peter Wang] c
1988 Pickles Make Me Cry [Peter Chow] c
1991 Juice/Angel Town 2 [Ernest Dickerson] c
1992 Fly by Night [Steve Gomer] c
1992 Emma and Elvis/The Last Resort [Julia Reichert] c
1993 Erotique [seg 'Letís Talk About Love' dir by Lizzie Borden] c; other ph: Arthur Wong & Elfi Mikesch
1993 El deseo/Desire [Jerry A. Rodriguez] ?
1994 Jeffrey [Christopher Ashley] c; addph; ph: Jeffrey Tufano
1994 A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde [Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson] c; doc/90m; cph:
Michael Chin, Arthur Jafa, a.o.
1995 Soul Vietnam/Black Amerasians: Forgotten Casualties of Vietnam [Roger Dick French] c; doc/?m
1995 The Show [Brian Robbins] b&w/c; concert doc/93m; doc ph + co-concert c.op Philadelphia; concert ph: Michael Negrin;
doc cph: Ericson Core, John Ndiago Demps, Johnny Simmons, a.o.
1996 John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk [St. Claire Bourne] b&w/c; doc/90m
1996 W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices [Louis J. Massiah] c; doc/114m; cph: Michael Chin & Arthur Jafa
1999 Pyrite [Adrienne Weiss] c; short/?m
1999 'R Xmas [Abel Ferrara] slated as ph, but replaced by Ken Kelsch
2000 Malfunction [Paul Francis] c
1993 Strapped [Forest Whitaker] tvm
1997 The Substitute 2: Schoolís Out/The Substitute: Out of Siberia [Steven Pearl] tvm
1998 Black Jaq [Forest Whitaker] tvm
1998 Earthly Possessions [James Lapine] tvm; 2uc; ph: David Franco
1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven [Linda Feferman] gaffer; ph: Steven Fierberg
1986 Working Girls [Lizzie Borden] lighting des (+ co-addph); ph: Judy Irola
1987 Anna [Yurek Bogayevicz] lighting dir; ph: Bobby Bukowski
1987 School Daze [Spike Lee] gaffer; ph: Ernest Dickerson
1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser [Charlotte Zwerin] chief lighting techn add crew; ph: Christian Blackwood
1993 [Martin Lawrence:] You So Crazy [Thomas Schlamme] co-c.op; ph: Arthur Albert
1995 Big Night [Stanley Tucci & Campbell Scott] c.op 'b' cam; ph: Ken Kelsch
1996 The Blackout [Abel Ferrara] co-c.op; ph: Ken Kelsch
1998 [John Leguizamo's] Freak [Spike Lee; tv-special] co-c.op; ph: Malik Hassan Sayeed
1998 New Rose Hotel [Abel Ferrara] co-c.op; ph: Ken Kelsch
2000 Made [Jon Favreau] c.op; ph: Christopher Doyle
FILMS AS PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
1997 Blues Stories [dir; doc/?m] ph: ?
199? Blackbird [dir; feature/HD] ph: ?
2003 Living the Blues [co-d: Tim Duffy; doc/40m/BetaSP] ph: ?
2003 Sparks [Virginie Danglades] c; short/15m; co-prod; ph: George Motz