Brant Fagan [Steadicam/'a' cam op] - AG - Ted Chu ['b' cam op]

 "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" [2011]

               

 ALEXANDER GRUSZYNSKI   ASC

Born: 19 June 1950, Warsaw, Poland.

Education: Den Danske Filmskole/National Film School of Denmark, Copenhagen.

Career: Moved to the USA in 1985.

Ph commercials e.g. 'Real Farmers' [1991, d: Henry Corra; cph: Albert Maysles; for DuPont].

Was member of the DFF.

Awards: Bodil FF 'Special Award' [1978] for 'Jenny'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1994] for 'Den russiske sangerinde'; Independent Spirit Award nom [1995] for 'I Like It Like That'; Cable Ace Award [1995] & ASC Award nom [1996] for 'Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long'.

Website: Alexander Gruszynski



 FILMS

1976

Rotternes konge [Alexander Gruszynski] ?; doc/31m

1977

En fisker i Hanstholm/A Fisherman from Hanstholm [Jon Bang Carlsen] b&w; dram doc/64m; co-2uc; ph: Dirk Brüel; + scrpl

1977

Jenny [Jon Bang Carlsen] c; doc/38m

1978

Achilleshælen er mit våben/The Achilles Heel Is My Weapon [Jytte Rex] c; cph: Dirk Brüel & J. Rex (s8 ph)

1978

Charlie Rivel - en film om en klovn [Jimmy Andreasen, Ebbe Preisler & Svend Abrahamsen] c; doc/44m; cph: Dirk Brüel, Morten Bruus-Petersen & Jimmy Andreasen

1978

En rig mand/A Rich Man [Jon Bang Carlsen] 16mm/c; doc/67m 

1980

Næste stop paradis/Next Stop Paradise [Jon Bang Carlsen] c

1980

Tomas - et barn du ikke kan nå/Tomas - A Child Out of Reach [Mads Egmont Christensen & Lone Hertz] c; doc/93m; cph: Bille August

1981

Hotel of the Stars [Jon Bang Carlsen] c; doc/59m

1981

Belladonna [Jytte Rex] c

1981

Den hårde sandhed - krig og efterkrig i Tage Skou-Hansens romaner [Carsten Clante] ?; doc/49m

1981

Judith og Werner/Judith and Werner [Jytte Rex] c

1982

Udenrigskorrespondenten/Haïti Express [Jørgen Leth] c

1983

Fugl fønix/Phoenix Bird [Jon Bang Carlsen] 16mm/c; doc/49m

1983

Af jord er du kommet - på sporet af en dansk husmand [Nils Vest] 16mm/c; doc/45m; cph: Morten Bruus, Björn Blixt, Fritz Schrøder, Hasse Christensen & Barbara Adler

1983

Almost You [Adam Brooks] c

1984

Fremtidens børn/Children of the Future [Ove Nyholm] c; doc/53m; cph: Björn Blixt, Jan Weincke & Hasse Christensen

1984

The Oasis/A Savage Hunger [Sparky Greene] c; 2uc: Dariusz Wolski (+ 1st c.asst), Martin Schaer (+ 2nd c.asst), Kees van Oostrum & Peter Deming

1985

Ofelia kommer til byen/Hamlet/Ophelia Comes to Town [Jon Bang Carlsen] c; addph: Kim Hattesen

1985

Twisted [Adam Holender] c; addph (+ 2ud): Glenn Kershaw

1986

Under Cover [John Stockwell] c; addph: Michael Endler

1987

Promised Land/Young Hearts [Michael Hoffman] c; cph: Ueli Steiger; 2uc: Matthew Williams

1987

Time Out [Jon Bang Carlsen] c; hph: Mikael Salomon

1987

Bad Dreams [Andrew Fleming] c

1988

Eyes of an Angel/The Tender [Robert Harmon] p/c; 3uc; ph: Theo van de Sande

1989

Tremors [Ron Underwood] c; 2uc: Virgil L. Harper

1990

Christiania, du har mit hjerte [Nils Vest] c; doc/60m; cph: Dirk Brüel, Manuel Sellner, Freddy Tornberg & Gregers Nielsen

1990

Stone Cold [Craig R. Baxley] c; addph: Arthur Botham; aph: David L. Butler

1992

Den russiske sangerinde/Den ryska sångerskan/The Russian Singer [Morten Arnfred] c; 2uc: Jan Weincke

1992

The Pagemaster [Maurice Hunt & Joe Johnston] c; live action/anim; live action ph; vfx ph: Dennis Skotak; optical efx ph: Bob Hill

1993

Threesome [Andrew Fleming] c; addph: Jacek Laskus

1993

"Livet vil leves" ...breve fra en mor [Jon Bang Carlsen] b&w-c; doc/47m; cph: Mikael Salomon & Henrik Jungdahl

1993

I Like It Like That/Black Out [Darnell Martin] c

1994

Bødlen som offer [Jørgen Flindt Pedersen & Erik Stephensen] b&w-c; doc/27m; cph: Kim Frandsen

1994

Angus [Patrick Read Johnson] c

1995

The Craft [Andrew Fleming] c; efx ph (stage crew): David Drzewiecki; vfx superv: Kelley R. Ray

1995

Haïti. Uden titel/Haïti. Untitled [Jørgen Leth] v+16mm+35mm-to-35mm/c; doc/78m; cph: J. Leth, Dan Holmberg & Tómas Gislason

1996

Maximum Risk/The Exchange/Bloodstone [Ringo Lam] s35/c; 2uc: Robert Fraisse & Tom Priestley Jr.

1997

Jane [Lyndall Hobbs] scheduled to start shooting in August; status unknown

1997

54 [Mark Christopher] c; 2uc: Kit Whitmore

1998

Dick [- The Unmaking of a President] [Andrew Fleming] c

1999

Prison Song [Darnell Martin] c

2000

The Brothers [Gary Hardwick] c

2000

Two Can Play That Game/How to Make Your Man Behave in 10 Days… Or Less [Mark Brown] c

2001

Drømmere - en film om Haitianske malere/Dreamers [Jørgen Leth] c; doc/58m; cph: Dan Holmberg, Bo Tengberg & Teit Jørgensen; filmed 1982-2001

2001

Deliver Us from Eva [Gary Hardwick] c

2002

The In-Laws/Till Death Do Us Part [Andrew Fleming] c; 2uc: Glen Keenan; SpaceCam ph: Ron Goodman; remake of film (1978, Arthur Hiller; ph: David M. Walsh)

2004

Vinyl [Richard Zelniker] scheduled for February, then September start; in development since 1999; status unknown

2004

Ghosts of Cité Soleil [Asger Leth & (co-dir) Milos Loncarevic] c; doc/88m; co-2nd cinematographer; ph: A. Leth, M. Loncarevic & Frederik Jacobi

2004

Five Fingers [Laurence Malkin] c

2005

Bright Midnight [Richard Zelniker] announced; status unknown

2006

Nancy Drew [Andrew Fleming] s35/c

2007

This Christmas [Preston A. Whitmore II] s35/c

2007

Hamlet 2 [Andrew Fleming] c

2008

Madea Goes to Jail [Tyler Perry] 35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2009

I Can Do Bad All by Myself [Tyler Perry] 35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2010

Kidnappet/Lost in Africa [Vibeke Muasya] c

2010

For Colored Girls [Tyler Perry] 35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc New York: Sergei Franklin; uncred aph: John Trapman

2010

Peeples/We the Peeples [Tina Gordon Chism] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; released in 2013

2011

Good Deeds [Tyler Perry] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor/The Marriage Counselor [Tyler Perry] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Madea's Witness Protection [Tyler Perry] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Brian Heller

2012

Barefoot/The Wedding Guest [Andrew Fleming] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT)/c; remake of 'Barfuss' (2004, Til Schweiger; ph: Christof Wahl)

2012

The Single Moms Club [Tyler Perry] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2013

A Madea Christmas [Tyler Perry] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c


 TELEVISION

1981

Din nabos søn [- fra rekrut til torturbøddel]/Your Neighbour's Son [Erik Stephensen & Jørgen Flindt Pedersen] doc/67m/16mm

1984

Surviving [: A Family in Crisis]/Tragedy [Waris Hussein] tvm

1985

Murder: By Reason of Insanity/My Sweet Victim/Death on a Day Pass [Anthony Page] tvm

1985

Mafia Princess [Robert Collins] tvm

1986

A Fight for Jenny [Gilbert Moses] tvm

1986

The Last Innocent Man [Roger Spottiswoode] tvm; 2uc: Stephen L. Posey

1988

Sports Illustrated: The Making of the Swimsuit Issue [Albert Maysles & Susan Frömke] special/52m; non-doc ph

1989

The Women of Brewster Place [Donna Deitch] 2-part tvm

1989

Third Degree Burn [Roger Spottiswoode] tvm

1989

By Dawn's Early Light/Red Alert [Jack Sholder] tvm

1991

Cast a Deadly Spell [Martin Campbell] tvm

1994

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long [Thomas Schlamme] tvm

1997

Oz [pilot 'The Routine' dir by Darnell Martin] 56-part series, 1997-2003; 1st season, 1997; other ph: Glenn Kershaw & Jean de Segonzac

2000

Grosse Pointe [pilot dir by Andrew Fleming] 17-part series/s16, 2000-01; other ph: Russ Alsobrook (16 ep)

2002

Paranormal Girl [Andrew Fleming] pilot; for ABC-tv

2008

Wallander [ep #14 'Hämnden/The Revenge' dir by Charlotte Brändström] 26-part series/RED-to-HD, 2005-06 & 2009-10; 2nd season, 2009-10; was also released theatrically in January 2009


 MISCELLANEOUS

1977

Aftenlandet/Evening Land [Peter Watkins; pseudo doc] appearance; ph: Joan Churchill & Fritz Schrøder

1978

92 minutter af i går [Carsten Brandt] co-c.asst; ph: Dirk Brüel


 FILMS AS DIRECTOR

1976

Rotternes konge [+ ph] see Films

2005

Black Dawn [feature] ph: Bruce McCleery