MAURO FIORE   ASC

Born: 15 November 1964, Marzi, Calabria, Italy. His family moved to the USA in 1971.

Education: Columbia College [CC], Chicago [classmate of Janusz Kaminski].

Career: 'Fiore and Janusz Kaminski began their association with a simple phone call. Following film school, Kaminski had relocated to California to attend the American Film Institute and - as fate would have it - began working as a gaffer for B-movie producer Roger Corman. At the time, Fiore had been trekking around Europe and was searching for a foothold into the film industry. He quickly sped out to Hollywood to join Kaminski as his roommate and key grip on Corman productions. As Kaminski ascended to his position as Steven Spielberg's director of photography, Fiore proceeded to assist him as gaffer and second-unit cinematographer. "Obviously, Janusz could have selected any cinematographer in the world to shoot his directing debut ['Lost Souls']," says Fiore. "The main reason he chose me was because we have a professional and personal relationship which goes back 15 years. When you know someone that long, there's a shorthand that exists. It's a rapid communication that frees people up to take chances and do their very best work."' [From article by David Geffner.]

Ph commercials. Ph music videos dir by E. Elias Merhige ['The Heinrich Maneuver'; a: Interpol], a.o.

Married to costume des Christine Vollmer since 2000. Member of the ASC since 2005.

Awards: DVD Exclusive Awards 'Premiere Award' nom [2003; shared] for 'Highway'; 'Oscar' AA [2009], ASC Film Award nom [2009] & BAFTA Film Award nom [2009] for 'Avatar'.



 FILMS

1986

Automaton [David Bazant & Jeff Economy] b&w; cph: J. Economy

1989

All the Love in the World [Daniel Curran] 16mm/b&w; 2uc (+ gaffer); ph: Janusz Kaminski

1990

The Terror Within II [Andrew Stevens] c; 2uc; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1992

Trouble Bound [Jeffrey Reiner] c; 2uc Arizona (+ c.op 1st unit); ph: Janusz Kaminski

1993

Drag [Mark Pavia] b&w; short/40m

1993

Love, Cheat & Steal [William Curran] c; co-addph; ph: Kent Wakeford

1994

Dominion [Michael Kehoe] c; addph: Martin J. Layton

1995

Soldier Boyz [Louis Morneau] c; 2uc: Matthew Libatique

1995

Breaking Up [Robert Greenwald] c

1995

An Occasional Hell [Salome Breziner] c

1995

The Rock [Michael Bay] s35/c; addph; ph: John Schwartzman

1996

The Digital Island of Aa. Natural Aquatic Projector [Jeffrey Wisniewski] c; exp video as part of installation in Münster, Germany

1996

The Lost World: Jurassic Park [Steven Spielberg] 35mm (+ 70bu)/c; uncred 2uc; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1997

Amistad [Steven Spielberg] c; uncred 2uc; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1997

Love from Ground Zero [Stephen Grynberg] c

1997

Armageddon [Michael Bay] p (+ 70bu)/c; 2uc; ph: John Schwartzman

1998

Billboard Dad [Alan Metter] c

1998

Lost Souls [Janusz Kaminski] s35/c; 2uc: Irek Hartowicz; aph: Larry Blanford

1999

Highway [James Cox] s35/c; cph: Michel Amathieu

1999

Get Carter [Stephen T. Kay] s35/c; 2uc: Igor Meglic

2000

The Center of the World [Wayne Wang] mdv+DigiBeta-to-35mm/c

2000

Driven/Champs [Renny Harlin] s35/c; 2uc: David Mahlmann & Igor Meglic

[Right] with dir Antoine Fuqua - "Training Day"

2001

Training Day [Antoine Fuqua] Hawk Scope/c; 2uc: Chuck Cohen & Igor Meglic

2002

Tears of the Sun/Hostile Rescue [Antoine Fuqua] p/c; addph: Keith Solomon

2002

Ticker [Joe Carnahan] MultiVision 235/c; short/9m; 2uc: Larry Blanford; ep of internet film series 'The Hire' for carmaker BMW

2003

Jumbo Girl [Daniel Curran] c; short/30m; addph; ph: Janusz Kaminski

2004

The Island [Michael Bay] p/c; 2uc: Mitchell Amundsen; aph: Douglas Holgate & (add) John Marzano; uwph: Pete Romano; vfx ph: Kim Marks

2005

Mission: Impossible III [Joe Carnahan] scheduled as doph, but film was ph by Daniel Mindel & dir by J.J. Abrams

2005

The Call [Antoine Fuqua] c; comm short/11m; 2uc: Stefano Falivene; for Pirelli Tires

[Left] with set lighting tech Mike Lyon - "Smokin' Aces"

Photo by Mike Tolochko

2005

Smokin' Aces [Joe Carnahan] s35/c; 2uc: Larry Blanford

2006

The Kingdom [Peter Berg] HD (Genesis)+s35-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Larry Blanford (uncred) & Paul Hughen

2007

Bunny Lake Is Missing [Joe Carnahan] scheduled for April start; remake of film (1965, Otto Preminger; ph: Denys Coop); prod cancelled

2007

Avatar [James Cameron] HD (Sony F23, F950 & HDC-1500)+Pace Fusion 3D-to-35mm scope (2-D) (+ IMAX-70bu [3-D] & D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; 2uc: Richard Bluck; Los Angeles ph: Vince Pace

2009

The A-Team [Joe Carnahan] p+s35+HD (Genesis)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Larry Blanford; miniature ph: Tony Cutrono; aph: Phil Pastuhov

2010

Real Steel [Shawn Levy] HD (Sony F35)-to-35mm scope (+ IMAX-70bu & D-Cinema)/c; aph: David B. Nowell

2010

The Black Mamba [Robert Rodriguez] HD (ARRI ALEXA + Phantom HD)/c; comm short/5m47s; for Nike Sportswear

2012

Runner Runner [Brad Furman] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; Princeton ph: Stuart Dryburgh; ph Costa Rica: Christian Herrera; splinter unit ph: Raphy Molinary Machado & PJ López; aph: Michael Kelem

2012

Leningrad [Giuseppe Tornatore] pre-production (in development since 2003); cph: Aseem Bajaj; scheduled to start filming in December; status unknown

2013

The Equalizer [Antoine Fuqua] HD (ARRI ALEXA/p)/c; 2uc: Lukasz Jogalla


 TELEVISION

1996

Tracey Takes On... [10 ep dir by various] 48-part series, 1996-99; 2nd season, 1997

1997

Tracey Takes On... [7 ep dir by various] 3rd season, 1998; see 1996

2006

Faceless [Joe Carnahan] pilot/HD (Genesis)-to-35mm; for FOX-tv


 MISCELLANEOUS

1986

Lisa [Karen Erbach; short] sound; ph: Janusz Kaminski; prod CC

19??

Distance [Greg Lalazarian] gaffer; ph: Phedon Papamichael; released in 2003

1987

Not of This Earth [Jim Wynorski] key grip; ph: Zoran Hochstätter

1988

Saturday the 14th Strikes Back [Howard R. Cohen] key grip; ph: Levie Isaacks

1988

The Return of Swamp Thing [Jim Wynorski] dolly grip; ph: Zoran Hochstätter

1988

Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II [Charles B. Griffith] key grip; ph: Geza Sinkovics

1988

Stripped to Kill II [: Live Girls] [Katt Shea] key grip; ph: Phedon Papamichael

1988

Far from Home [Meiert Avis] key grip; ph: Paul Elliott

1988

Grim Prairie Tales/Hellbent [Wayne Coe] gaffer (The Four Stories + Morrison and Farley Shoot); ph: Janusz Kaminski

1989

[Edgar Allan Poe's] Masque of the Red Death [Larry Brand] key grip; ph: Edward J. Pei

1989

After Midnight [Ken & Jim Wheat] key grip; ph: Phedon Papamichael

1989

Watchers II [Thierry Notz] key grip; ph: Edward Pei

1989

All the Love in the World [Daniel Curran] gaffer (+ 2uc); ph: Janusz Kaminski

1990

Corporate Affairs [Terence H. Winkless] gaffer; ph: Richard Gale

1990

The Rain Killer [Ken Stein] gaffer; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1990

Pyrates [Noah Stern] gaffer; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1990

One False Move [Carl Franklin] gaffer 2u; 2uc: Janusz Kaminski; ph: James L. Carter

1991

976-EVIL II: The Astral Factor [Jim Wynorski] gaffer; ph: Zoran Hochstätter

1991

vanilla ICE - cool as ICE [David Kellogg] chief lighting tech; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1991

Poison Ivy [Katt Shea Ruben] gaffer addph; addph: Rodrigo García; ph: Phedon Papamichael

1991

Wildflower [Diane Keaton; tvm] gaffer; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1992

Class of '61 [Gregory Hoblit; tvm] chief lighting tech; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1992

Mi vida loca/My Crazy Life [Allison Anders] c.op 'b' cam; ph: Rodrigo García

1992

Trouble Bound [Jeffrey Reiner] c.op (+ 2uc Arizona); ph: Janusz Kaminski

1992

The Adventures of Huck Finn [Stephen Sommers] c.op; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1993

Schindler's List [Steven Spielberg] gaffer; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1993

Tall Tale [: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill] [Jeremiah Chechik] chief lighting tech; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1994

Little Giants [Duwayne Dunham] 'b' cam op; ph: Janusz Kaminski