#1: From interview [on Cinefii, 2013]

#2: With dir Catherine Hardwicke [right] - "Thirteen" [2002]

 

   


ELLIOT DAVIS

 

Born: 23 May 1948, USA.

Education: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. [BA in Architecture]; Graduate Film School at UCLA [MFA in Film].

Career: Ph commercials dir by Bryan Buckley [for MasterCard], Clay Weiner [for SEGA], a.o.

Appeared in the doc 'Becoming Sam' [2002, Christine Fugate; ph: James O'Keefe].

Awards: Independent Spirit Award nom [1994] for 'Equinox'; Independent Spirit Award nom [1996] for 'Underneath'.


 

 FILMS

1975

Mirt sost shi amit/Harvest: 3,000 Years [Haïlé Gerima] 16mm/b&w; dram doc/150m; cph: Bob Roth & Kasahan Tegegen

1975

Independence Day [Bobby Roth] 16mm/c; started as a UCLA student film

1981

Broken English [Michie Gleason] c

1984

Tuff Turf/Love Fighters [Fritz Kiersch] c; cameraman 2u (+ c.op 1st unit); ph: Willy Kurant

1986

Vamp [Richard Wenk] tao35/c

1986

Summer Heat [Michie Gleason] c

1987

Miles from Home/Farm of the Year [Gary Sinise] c; 2uc: John Connor Sr.; 2u addph: Jerry Callaway, Robert S. Levi & Constantine Makris

1987

1969 [Ernest Thompson] c; co-addph; ph: Jules Brenner

1987

Bloodhounds of Broadway [Howard Brookner] b&w-c; in memory of Howard Brookner

1989

Love at Large [Alan Rudolph] c; addph: James Glennon

1989

Bright Angel [Michael Fields] c; 2uc: Stefan Czapsky

1990

Mortal Thoughts [Alan Rudolph] c; 2uc: Alec Hirschfeld

1990

Shakes the Clown [Bobcat Goldthwait] c; cph: Bobby Bukowski; addph: Ed Pei

1991

The Cutting Edge [Paul M. Glaser] c

1991

Equinox/Isimeria [Alan Rudolph] p/c; aph: Roger L. Smith

1992

Mr. Write [Charlie Loventhal] c

1992

King of the Hill [Steven Soderbergh] c; addph: Jan Kiesser

1992

Mother's Boys [Yves Simoneau] c; 2uc: Ron Vargas

1992

The Air Up There [Paul Michael Glaser] c; Vancouver ph; ph: Dick Pope

1993

The Glass Shield/The Johnny Johnson Trial [Charles Burnett] c; 2uc: Jacek Laskus

1994

Underneath [Steven Soderbergh] p/c

1994

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead [Gary Fleder] c; addph Los Angeles: Tony Richmond; 'b' unit ph Denver: Aaron Schneider

1995

Larger Than Life [Howard Franklin] c; 2uc: Jan Kiesser

1996

Gray's Anatomy [Steven Soderbergh] c

1996

Get on the Bus [Spike Lee] s16-35bu/c

1996

Lawn Dogs [John Duigan] c

1997

Finding Graceland [David Winkler] c; addph: Jan Kiesser

1997

Out of Sight [Steven Soderbergh] c

1998

Breakfast of Champions [Alan Rudolph] c

1998

Forces of Nature [Bronwen Hughes] c; 2uc: Alexander Witt

1998

Light It Up [Craig Bolotin] c; 2uc: Alan Thatcher

1999

The Next Best Thing [John Schlesinger] c

1999

Happy Campers [Daniel Waters] c; cph: Antonio Calvache

2000

40 Days and 40 Nights [Michael Lehmann] c

2001

I Am Sam [Jessie Nelson] c

2001

White Oleander [Peter Kosminsky] c

2002

Thirteen [Catherine Hardwicke] s16-35bu/c

2002

Legally Blonde 2 - Red White & Blonde [Charles Herman-Wurmfeld] c; ph Washington, DC unit: Kyle Rudolph

2003

A Love Song for Bobby Long [Shainee Gabel] c

2004

Lords of Dogtown [Catherine Hardwicke] s16+s8+dv+35mm-to-35mm/c; surf ph: Sonny Miller & Don King

2006

The Nativity Story [Catherine Hardwicke] s35/c; 2uc: Harvey Harrison

2007

Surfer, Dude [S.R. Bindler] c

 

"Personal Effects"

 

2007

Personal Effects [David Hollander] c; + co-prod

2008

Twilight [Catherine Hardwicke] s35/c; 2uc: Patrick Loungway

2009

Hide Away/A Year in Mooring [Chris Eyre] c; uwph: Richard Brauer

2010

Criminal Empire for Dummy's [Cliff Dorfman] shooting postponed; scheduled to start filming October 2012

2011

The Iron Lady [Phyllida Lloyd] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Martin Kenzie & Hamish Doyne-Ditmas

2012

Man of Tai Chi [Keanu Reeves] HD (ARRI ALEXA Studio/Hawk Scope)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Louder Than Words [Anthony Fabian] HD/c; 2uc: Edward Button

2014

The Runner [Austin Stark] Hawk Scope/c

2014

Miss You Already [Catherine Hardwicke] HD/c; ph 'b' unit: Ian Liggett

2015

Love the Coopers/Let It Snow/The Most Wonderful Time [Jessie Nelson] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT)-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c

2015

The Birth of a Nation [Nate Parker] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Plus)+RED Epic Dragon-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c; addph: Ian Anthony Reid; aph: Mark Nguyen

2016

Above Suspicion [Phillip Noyce] c

2017

Dumplin [Anne Fletcher] c

 

 TELEVISION

1976

[Cousteau:] Oasis in Space [Philippe Cousteau & Andrew Solt] 6-part doc series; for PBS-tv

1987

Mayflower Madam [Lou Antonio] tvm

1988

Signs of Life/One for Sorrow, Two for Joy [John David Coles] tvm

1990

[HBO's] Tales from the Crypt [ep #24 'The Secret' dir by J. Michael Riva] 93-part series, 1989-96; 2nd season, 1990

1990

Memphis [Yves Simoneau] tvm

1992

Cruel Doubt [Yves Simoneau] 2-part tvm

1995

Nightjohn [Charles Burnett] tvm

2010

Hell on Wheels [pilot dir by David Von Ancken] series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2011-present; 1st season, 2011-12; other ph (+ addph pilot): Marvin Rush

2013

Crisis [pilot dir by Phillip Noyce] 13-part series, 2014

2013

Eye Candy [(unaired original) pilot dir by Catherine Hardwicke] 10-part series, 2015 (filming started September 2014); for MTV

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1975

Bush Mama [Haïlé Gerima; feature] asst sound ed; ph: Charles Burnett & Roderick Young

1978

The Onion Field [Harold Becker] c.op; ph: Charles Rosher Jr.

1979

The Tenth Month [Joan Tewkesbury; tvm] c.op; ph: Charles Rosher Jr.

1979

Used Cars [Robert Zemeckis] co-c.op; ph: Donald M. Morgan

1980

Death Valley [Dick Richards] co-c.op; ph: Stephen Burum

1981

The Princess and the Cabbie [Glenn Jordan; tvm] c.op; ph: Gayne Rescher

1981

Something Wicked This Way Comes [Jack Clayton] c.op; ph: Stephen Burum

1982

The Outsiders [Francis Coppola] c.op; ph: Stephen Burum

1982

Return Engagement [Alan Rudolph] co-c.op; ph: Jan Kiesser

1983

Racing with the Moon [Richard Benjamin] c.op addph; addph: Allen Daviau; ph: John Bailey

1983

Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter [Lamont Johnson; tvm] c.op; ph: Rexford Metz

1984

St. Elmo's Fire [Joel Schumacher] c.op; ph: Stephen Burum

1984

Tuff Turf/Love Fighters [Fritz Kiersch] c.op (+ cameraman 2u); ph: Willy Kurant

1985

Trouble in Mind [Alan Rudolph] c.op; ph: Toyomichi Kurita

1985

Blue City [Michelle Manning] co-2u c.op; 2uc: Donald M. Morgan & Egon Stephan; ph: Steven Poster

1985

8 Million Ways to Die [Hal Ashby] c.op; ph: Stephen Burum