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Sean Francis Bobbitt, B.S.C. (born 29 November 1958) is an American-born British cinematographer.
Sean Bobbitt was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on 29 November 1958.
In 2008, Bobbitt worked with artist-turned-director Steve McQueen on British film Hunger , a hard-hitting film about the Northern Irish hunger striker, Bobby Sands. With this film Bobbitt, McQueen, editor Joe Walker and actor Michael Fassbender formed a collaborative award-winning team that have gone on to make a further two films, Shame and 12 Years a Slave . Bobbitt won a BIFA in 2008 for his work on Hunger . He was again nominated in 2011 for Shame, starring Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan alongside Fassbender. In 2012, Bobbitt won the Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer of the Year Award at the European Film Awards for his work on Shame.
In 2011, Bobbitt worked on the pilot of HBO's acclaimed series Game of Thrones . The following year, Bobbitt completed filming on The Place Beyond the Pines , which stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta, a film starring Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton and Jonny Lee Miller called Byzantium , and he concluded five years of working on Michael Winterbottom drama-film Everyday . In early 2013, he completed work on Oldboy , the Spike Lee-directed American remake of the 2003 South Korean film of the same name. The end of 2013 saw the release of 12 Years a Slave , for which he received multiple cinematography award nominations, and which ultimately won the coveted Best Picture Award at the 2014 Oscars.
Over the next few years, he worked on Kill the Messenger with Jeremy Renner, Rock the Kasbah with Bill Murray, Queen of Katwe with David Oyelowo, On Chesil Beach with Saoirce Ronan, Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2018, he collaborated with McQueen again on heist movie Widows .
In 2019, he shot Judas and the Black Messiah for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. The film was released on HBO Max in 2021, having been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2001||Chunky Monkey||Greg Cruttwell|
|Lawless Heart||Tom Hunsinger|
|2002||Summer Things||Michel Blanc|
|The Situation||Philip Haas|
|2007||The Baker||Gareth Lewis|
|Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution||Bille Eltringham|
|2010||Africa United||Debs Gardner-Paterson|
|The Place Beyond the Pines||Derek Cianfrance|
|2013||12 Years a Slave||Steve McQueen|| Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography |
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
|2014||Kill the Messenger||Michael Cuesta|
|2015||Rock the Kasbah||Barry Levinson|
|2016||Queen of Katwe||Mira Nair|
|2017||On Chesil Beach||Dominic Cooke|
|Stronger||David Gordon Green|
|2020||The Courier||Dominic Cooke|
|The Rhythm Section||Reed Morano|
|2021||Judas and the Black Messiah||Shaka King||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography |
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Outstanding Cinematography
|The Harder They Fall||Jeymes Samuel||Post-production|
|2022||The Marvels||Nia DaCosta||Filming|
|1994||Watergate||Mick Gold||Mini-Series documentary|
|1998||Ancient Inventions|| Daniel Percival |
|2001||The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby||Stephen Whittaker||TV movie|
|Sweet Revenge||David Morrissey|
|2002||Spooks||Rob Bailey||Episodes: "One Last Dance" and "Traitor's Gate"|
|Jeffrey Archer: The Truth||Guy Jenkin||TV movie|
|2003||Second Generation||Jon Sen|
|The Canterbury Tales|| Marc Munden |
Episodes "The Knight's Tale" and "The Man of Law's Tale"
|2004||The Long Firm||Bille Eltringham||Mini-Series|
|2008||Sense and Sensibility||John Alexander|
|2016||Codes of Conduct||Steve McQueen|
|2000||Maisie's Catch||Dan Weldon|
|Ladies Night||Caroline Hicks|
|2002||Western Deep||Steve McQueen|
|2006||Normal for Norfolk||Gareth Lewis|
|2007||Weddings and Beheadings||Amir Jamal|
|2009||The Death of Pentheus||Philip Haas|
Sir Steven Rodney McQueen is a British filmmaker and video artist. He is known for his award-winning film 12 Years a Slave (2013), an adaptation of Solomon Northup's 1853 slave narrative memoir. He also directed and co-wrote Hunger (2008), a historical drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, Shame (2011), a drama about an executive struggling with sex addiction, and Widows (2018), an adaptation of the British television series of the same name set in contemporary Chicago. In 2020, he released Small Axe, a collection of five films "set within London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early ’80s".
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Joseph Francis Biroc, ASC was an American cinematographer. He was born in New York City and began working in films at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. After working there for approximately six years, he moved to Los Angeles. Once in Southern California, Biroc worked at the RKO Pictures movie studio. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and filmed the Liberation of Paris in August 1944. In 1950, Biroc left RKO Pictures and freelanced on projects at various studios. In addition to his film work, which included It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Biroc worked on various television series, including the Adventures of Superman and Wonder Woman. He frequently collaborated with film director Robert Aldrich.
Michael Fassbender is an Irish-German actor and racing driver. His feature film debut was in the fantasy war epic 300 (2007) as a Spartan warrior; his earlier roles included various stage productions, as well as starring roles on television such as in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and the Sky One fantasy drama Hex (2004–05). He first came to prominence for his role as IRA activist Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008), for which he won a British Independent Film Award. Subsequent roles include in the independent film Fish Tank (2009), as a Royal Marines lieutenant in Inglourious Basterds (2009), as Edward Rochester in the 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre, as Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method (2011), as the sentient android David 8 in Prometheus (2012) and its sequel, Alien: Covenant (2017), and in the musical comedy-drama Frank (2014) as an eccentric musician loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom.
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The 11th British Independent Film Awards, held on 30 November 2008 at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, honoured the best British independent films of 2008.
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Robert McLachlan is a Canadian cinematographer. A successful cyclist in his youth, McLachlan quit the sport to take up cinematography, and entered the field after studying at Simon Fraser University, McLachlan was mentored by Richard Leiterman. His professional career began with documentary work for Greenpeace, before he became involved in both television and feature films; his work has subsequently earned him several industry awards and award nominations.
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