#1: From interview [for the BSC]

 

   


JOHN DE BORMAN   BSC

 

Born: 1954, Paris, France.

Education: Chelsea School of Art [now: College of Art and Design] [Sculpture].

Career: Ph commercials dir by Rankin, Simon Cole, Graham Lineham, Colin Gregg, a.o. Ph music videos with a: Madonna ['Like a Virgin', 1984], Prince ['Sign 'o' the Times', 1987], Little Richard, Billy Idol, Bon Jovi, Cindy Lauper, a.o.

Directed music videos with a: Rod Stewart [1986], Roger Taylor, a.o.

Member and president [2010-14] of the BSC.

Appeared in the doc 'The Commitment' [2002; dir/ph: Dean Arnett; 30m] on the making of 'The Engagement'.

Awards: As doph: Evening Standard British Film Award [1999] for 'Hideous Kinky'; Independent Spirit Award nom [2001] for 'Hamlet'; BAFTA TV Award 'Photography & Lighting' nom [2006] for 'Tsunami: The Aftermath'; Sundance FF 'Cinematography Award' [2009] for 'An Education'.

As dir: New York FF 'Gold Award Best Short' [198?] for 'Outing'.

Website: John de Borman


 

 FILMS

1980

Eddy Grant Live at Notting Hill [Joe Massot] c; mus doc/?m; cph: David Reed

1987

Think [Tom Huish] ?; training film/4m; for Ministry of Defence

1988

Unmasked Part 25/Hand of Death, Part 25: Jackson's Back/Friday the 14th [Anders Palm] c

1988

Medium Rare [Paul M. Madden] c; addph: Stephen Ashley Blake; film was shelved in November 1989; in 2010, the film was released on the internet (blip.tv) as a 12-part series

1989

Murder on Line One/Helpline/Deadline [Anders Palm] c; + co-exec prod

1990

Red Hot + Blue [seg #11 (3m) 'I Love Paris' dir by Roger Pomphrey; a: Les Négresses Vertes] b&w-c/V; mus comp/111m; other ph: Tom Sigel, Ed Lachman, Declan Quinn, a.o.; this film (18 music videos + art breaks) accompanied the comp album (20 tracks) from the Red Hot Organization (an AIDS Benefit project); also an ABC-tv special

1990

Murder Blues/Dead Certain [Anders Palm] c; 2uc: Barry Stone

1993

Death Machine [Stephen Norrington] 2.35 Research/c; + Los Angeles shoot ph; 2uc: Roger Bonnici; matte plate ph: Peter Talbot

1994

The Passion of Darkly Noon/Darkly Noon [Philip Ridley] s35/c

1995

Small Faces [Gillies MacKinnon] c; 2uc: Kriv Stenders; originally made as a tvm

1995

Trojan Eddie [Gillies MacKinnon] c

1996

The Full Monty [Peter Cattaneo] c; 2uc: Peter Sinclair

1996

Photographing Fairies/Apparition [Nick Willing] c

1997

The Mighty [Peter Chelsom] c; addph: David M. Dunlap; aph (+ 2uc): Michael Kelem; title ph: Thane Berti

1997

Hideous Kinky/Marrakech Express [Gillies MacKinnon] s35/c

1998

Gregory's Two Girls [Bill Forsyth] c

1998

Hamlet [Michael Almereyda] v+s16-35bu/b&w-c; addph: Jim Denault & John Herron; 2u City/Sky shots: Jem Cohen

1999

New Year's Day [Suri Krishnamma] scope/c

1999

Saving Grace [Nigel Cole] s35/c; 2uc: Sue Gibson

1999

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble [John Hay] c; addph: Peter Sinclair

2000

Serendipity [Peter Chelsom] c; time-lapse ph: Wayne Goldwyn & Ken Stone

2001

The Guru [Daisy von Scherler Mayer] c

2001

The Glow [Marcus Dillistone] c; cph: Thierry Arbogast & Tony Pierce-Roberts; demo film for Fuji Reala 500D film stock

2001

The Engagement [John Duigan] DigiBeta/c; released in 2011

2002

Pure [Gillies MacKinnon] s16-35bu/c

2002

Touching the Void [Kevin Macdonald] s16+35mm+HD (Sony F900)-to-35mm/c; doc/106m; co-addph; ph: Mike Eley

2002

Ella Enchanted [Tommy O'Haver] c; 2uc: Sean Corcoran; model unit ph: Nigel Stone

2003

Shall We Dance [Peter Chelsom (replaced Jon Turteltaub)] c

2003

Summer of '76 [Philip Ridley] project looking for finance; status unknown

2004

A Lot Like Love [Nigel Cole] c

2004

Tara Road [Gillies MacKinnon] c

2005

Fade to Black [Oliver Parker] s35/c

2007

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day [Bharat Nalluri] s35/c

2007

7 Lives [Paul Wilkins] 16mm/c; 7 chapters; chapter #1 was filmed in August (10 days) and was used to raise money to complete the film; in April 2010 they were close to finalizing completion funding

 

[Right] with Dustin Hoffman - "Last Chance Harvey"

 

2007

Last Chance Harvey [Joel Hopkins] s35/c; addph: Rodrigo Gutierrez

2008

An Education [Lone Scherfig] s35/c

2009

Made in Dagenham/We Want Sex [Nigel Cole] s35/c

2011

Quartet [Dustin Hoffman] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Half of a Yellow Sun [Biyi Bandele] c

2013

A Dream of Flying [Georgina Chapman] HD (Canon EOS)/c; short/16m; vfx ph: Jeff Lynch; for Canon's 'Project Imaginat10n'

2013

If I Stay [R.J. Cutler] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3/Hawk Scope + Canon EOS C500)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: John Trapman

 

 TELEVISION

1983

The Comic Strip Presents [ep #13 (30m) 'Slags' dir by Sandy Johnson] 35-part series, 1982-93 (+ specials/features); 2nd season, 1983-84; co-2uc (as John de Boorman); ph: Oliver Stapleton

1986

Outing [John de Borman] tvm/5m; + scrpl; ep Channel 4 series 'Four Minutes'

1989

Beyond the Groove [Roger Pomphrey] 6-part music series, 1990; addph: Joseph Yacoe; for Channel 4

1994

Crazy for a Kiss [Chris Bould] tvm; ep BBC-tv series 'Screen Two' (1995)

 

[Hat] with dir Bharat Nalluri [left] - "Tsunami: The Aftermath"

 

2006

Tsunami: The Aftermath [Bharat Nalluri] tvm

2008

Cupid [pilot dir by Bharat Nalluri] 7-part series, 2009; other ph (+ cph pilot): Dejan Georgevich

2014

Coalition [Alex Holmes] tvm/HD; for Channel 4

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1979

Radio On [Christopher Petit] co-c.asst; ph: Martin Schäfer

1980

The Mouse and the Woman [Karl Francis] c.asst; ph: Nick Gifford

1982

Helping People Now [Christian Marnham; comm doc] c.asst; ph: Nick Gifford

1982

Hero [Barney Platts-Mills] co-c.asst; ph: Adam Barker-Mill

1984

What Is Brazil? [Rob Hedden; 'making-of' doc] co-c.asst (as John de Boorman); ph: Luke Cardiff, Pascoe McFarlane, Richard Branczik, John Simmons & Paul Turtle

1986

Van Halen Live Without a Net [Daniel Kleinman; concert film] co-c.op; ph: Julio Macat

1986

Tina Turner - Break Every Rule/Tina! [David Mallet; tv-concert film] co-camera (c.op); ph: Nic Knowland & John Metcalfe

1987

Cyndi Lauper in Paris [Andy Morahan; concert film] co-c.op (as John De Boorman); ph: Daniel Pearl

1989

The Jeff Healey Band - See the Light - Live from London [Crescenzo Notarile; concert film] co-c.op; no doph credited; filmed 14 April

1996

AC/DC - No Bull [David Mallet; concert film/122m] co-c.op; ph: Peter Sinclair; filmed 10 July (Madrid)