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Paul Cameron - Sun, Mar 21 -

  • Paul Cameron, ASC’s visually ground breaking work on feature films has helped shape the craft of cinematography in the 21st century.

    Adding to his remarkable body of work, Cameron lensed director Lisa Joy’s epic thriller Reminiscence, starring Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, set for release in the summer of 2021. Last year, he returned to HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld to shoot only the first episode of season three, “Parce Domine”, with director Jonathan Nolan, earning a 2020 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (one hour). He then put down the camera to direct “The Mother of Exiles”, the season’s fourth episode.

    Previously, he shot the thriller 21 Bridges for director Brian Kirk, following one cop’s quest for redemption; and the action thriller The Commuter for director Jaume Collet-Serra, with Liam Neeson starring.

    Cameron lensed the pilot for Westworld and writer-director Jonathan Nolan, with the series premiering to over 3.3 million viewers. He shot the pilot on 35mm film to enhance the large-scale cinematic feel, earning a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series and a 2017 ASC Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in a TV, Movie, Miniseries or Pilot.

    Prior to shooting the pilot, Cameron spent the larger part of 2015 shooting Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia.

    Collaborations with accomplished directors include: Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Déjà Vu), Michael Mann (Collateral), Neils Arden Oplev (Dead Man Down), Len Wiseman (Total Recall), and Dominic Sena (Swordfish, Gone in Sixty Seconds) among others.

    His cinematography for director Michael Mann’s Collateral confirmed the capabilities of the still- young digital medium, immortalized now as one of the first major studio films to embrace digital cinematography. The film earned Cameron a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award and the Los Angeles Critics Award for Best Cinematography.

    In 2003, his masterful lensing caught the eye of the Clio and AICP awards. His photography on the BMW featurette “Beat the Devil” with director Scott took top cinematography honors at both events and is now part of the NYC Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. He won another Clio in 2008 for the VW Golf Night Drive spot with director Noam Murro – his third Clio to date.

    Cameron currently resides in Los Angeles. He is represented by DDA.


    Feature Credits – Director of Photography

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    2021 Reminiscence Dir: Lisa Joy *Post Production**

    2020 Westworld EP 301 Dir: Jonathan Nolan

    2020 Westworld EP 304 Dir: Paul Cameron

    2019 21 Brideges Dir: Brian Kirk

    2018 The Commuter Dir: Jaume Collet-Serra

    2017 Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales Dirs: Joachin Ronning, Espen Sandberg

    2016 Westworld Dir: Jonah Nolan (HBO/Warner Bros. Pilot)

    2013 Dead Man Down Dir: Niels Arden Oplev

    2012 Total Recall Dir: Len Wiseman

    2011 Man On A Ledge Dir: Asger Leth

    2010 Henry’s Crime Dir: Malcolm Venville

    2007 Deja Vu Dir: Tony Scott

    2006 In the Land of Women Dir: Jon Kasden

    2004 Collateral Dir: Michael Mann

    2004 Man on Fire Dir: Tony Scott

    2002 Beat the Devil Dir: Tony Scott

    2001 Swordfish Dir: Dominec Sena

    2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds Dir: Dominec Sena

    1999 Advice from a Caterpillar Dir: Don Scardino

    1997 The Last Supper Dir: Stacy Title

    1996 American Combatant Dir: Charles Libin 


    Feature Cinematography Awards


    2020 EMMY NOMINATION Westworld “Parci Domine” One Hour Single Camera

    2017 EMMY NOMINATION Westworld “The Original” One Hour Single Camera

    2016 ASC Nomination – Best Cinematography “Westworld”

    2016 Camerimage Nomination – Best Cinematography “Westworld”

    2005 BAFTA Award WINNER – Best Cinematography “Collateral”

    2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association WINNER – Best Cinematography “Collateral”

    2004 ASC Nomination – Best Cinematography “Collateral”


    Commercial Credits – Director of Photography

    Malcolm Venville, Michael Haussman, Kathryn Bigelow, Sam Mendes, Danny Klienman, Noam Murro, Jake Scott, Joseph Kahn, Tarsem, Michael Bay, Joe Carnahan, Seb Edwards, James Gartner, Stacey Title, Kinka Usher, Simon McQuoid, Stacy Wall, Brian Billow, Robert Stromberg and Paul Hunter


    Commercial Cinematography Award

    2008 Bronze Clio Award Winner – Best Cinematography VW Golf “Night Drive”

    2003 Gold Clio Award Winner and 2003 AICP Show-Best Cinematography: BMW “Beat the Devil”

    1996 Silver Clio Award–Best Cinematography

    1995 Emmy Award–National Sports Promotion Campaign

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