IAN BAKER

Born: 1947, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Education: Fine Art School [Sculpture and Painting]; Swinburne College of Advanced Education [now the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)].

Career: Got a job as runner on commercials for Fred Schepisi's prod company 'Film House'. Ph and dir [since 1977] commercials.

Awards: AFI [Aus] Award [1976] for 'The Devil's Playground'; AFI [Aus] Award nom [1978] for 'The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith'; Film Critics Circle of Australia Award [2003] & AFI [Aus] Award [2003] for 'Japanese Story'.



 FILMS & TELEVISION

1968

Cool All at Onceness [Ian Baker] ?; doc/6m; + ed; prod VCA

1970

Getting Back to Nothing/Double Stoke [Tim Burstall] 16mm/b&w-c; doc/26m & 55m; cph: Robin Copping, Garry Wapshott, a.o.

1972

Don't Shoot Please, I'm Dead [Wolfgang Kress] b&w; exp short/35m

1972

Tomorrow's Canberra [Fred Schepisi] c; doc/35m

1972

Libido [seg #3 'The Priest' dir by Fred Schepisi] c; 4 seg; other ph: Robin Copping, Eric Lomas & Bruce McNaughton

With dir Fred Schepisi [looking through cam]

"The Devil's Playground"

1975

The Devil's Playground [Fred Schepisi] c

1977

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith [Fred Schepisi] p/c

1980

Barbarosa [Fred Schepisi] p/c

1982

The Clinic [David Stevens] 16mm-35bu/c

1984

Iceman [Fred Schepisi] p/c; aph: Stan McClain

1985

Plenty [Fred Schepisi] p/c

1986

The Last Frontier [Simon Wincer] 2-part tvm; ph USA: Tom Neuwirth

1986

Roxanne [Fred Schepisi] p/c

1987

Evil Angels/A Cry in the Dark [Fred Schepisi] p/c

1988

The Punisher [Mark Goldblatt] c

1989

Everybody Wins [Karel Reisz] c

1989

The Russia House [Fred Schepisi] tvi/c

1991

Mr. Baseball [Fred Schepisi] p/c

1993

Six Degrees of Separation [Fred Schepisi] s35/c

1994

I.Q. [Fred Schepisi] s35/c; 2uc: Alec Hirschfeld & Tom Houghton

1995

Fierce Creatures [Robert Young & (reshoots) Fred Schepisi] p/c; ph reshoots; ph: Adrian Biddle

1996

The Chamber [James Foley] p/c

2000

[Anne Rice's] Queen of the Damned [Michael Rymer] p/c; 2uc: Ian Jones; aph: Kurt E. Soderling

2002

It Runs in the Family [Fred Schepisi] s35/c

2002

Japanese Story [Sue Brooks] p/c

2003

Picasso at the Lapin Agile [Fred Schepisi] scheduled to start filming in February; status unknown

2003

Empire Falls [Fred Schepisi] 2-part tvm; 2uc: Wayne Paull

2006

Evan Almighty [Tom Shadyac] s35/c; 2uc: Don McCuaig; aph: Kurt E. Soderling; Flying Cam ph: Mike Kirsch

2010

The Eye of the Storm [Fred Schepisi] (+ digital)/c

2013

Words and Pictures [Fred Schepisi] c