FLAVIO LABIANO   AEC

 

Born: 1962, San Sebastián, Spain, as Flavio Martínez Labiano.

Education: Instituto Oficial de Radio y Televisión, Madrid; American Film Institute, Los Angeles.

Career: One-time member of the group 'La Cuadrilla'. The members met in 1979. Since then the group has grown and includes [in 1994] Luis Guridi and Santiago Aguilar [writers/directors], Flavio Labiano, Miguel Vidal, Cristins Otero, and Raúl Barbé. They have written and directed a number of short films, including 'Cupido se enamora' [1984; ph: Angel Trujillo & Miguel Villarias], 'Un gobernador huracanado' [1985; ph: Miguel Vidal] and the films below [*]. They have also written seven feature-length screenplays. 'Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad' [1994] is the groups first feature film.

Ph commercials dir by Josh Taft [for Sprite], Jaume ['Dentist' for Black & Decker], Luis Guridi, Angel Gracia, Paul Hunter [for Nintendo], a.o. Dir commercials.

Appeared in the doc 'Urban Gothic' [2002, Michelle Palmer; ph: Bernd Reinhardt & Chris Sikorowski; 19m].

Awards: Premios Cine Vasco [1995] for 'Justino'; 'Goya' Award nom [1996] for 'El día de la bestia'.


 

 FILMS

1985

Pez ['Cuadrilla' Luis Guridi] c; short/16m; + prod *

1986

Shh.../SSS ['Escuadra Cobra' (= Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi)] c; short/12m *

1987

Tarta-Tarta-Hey ['Escuadrón Soufle' (= Santiago Aguilar, Luis Guridi & Raúl Barbé)] c; short/7m; + prod *

1989

Foreign Filmmakers in Hollywood [Elías Nahmías] c; doc/?m; cph: Michael Spicer

1990

La hija de Fu-Manchú '72 ['La Escuadrilla Amalilla' (= Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi)] c; short/20m *

1990

Corporate Affairs [Terence H. Winkless] c; co-2uc; ph: Richard Gale

1990

The Rain Killer [Ken Stein] c; 2uc; ph: Janusz Kaminski

1990

Driving Me Crazy/Trabbi Goes to Hollywood/Autobahn [Jon Turteltaub] c; co-2uc; ph: Phedon Papamichael

1990

Dead Space [Fred Gallo] c; 2uc; ph: Mark Parry

1990

The Unborn [Rodman Flender] c; addph; ph: Wally Pfister

1990

Uncaged/Angel in Red/Vice Zone [William Duprey (= Lisa Hunt) & (add scenes) Louis Morneau] c; 2uc: Michael Ozier; addph: Jack Anderson

1992

Urte ilunak/Los años oscuros/The Dark Days [Arantxa Lazcano] c

1993

Mi hermano del alma/My Darling Brother/My Soul Brother [Mariano Barroso] c

1993

Souvenir [Rosa Vergés] c

1994

Justino, un asesino de la tercera edad/Justino, a Senior Citizen Killer ['La Cuadrilla' (= Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi)] 16mm-35bu/tinted; + assoc prod *

1994

Katuwira [, donde nacen y mueren los sueños]/Where Dreams Are Born and Die [Íñigo Vallejo-Nájera] c

1994

Fort Laramie [Mariano Vázquez Matarranz (Mariano uno ochenta y cinco)] c; short/13m; 2uc: Andrés Torres

1995

El día de la bestia/The Day of the Beast [Álex de la Iglesia] c; as Flavio Mtnez. Labiano

1995

Éxtasis/Ecstasy [Mariano Barroso] c

1995

Matías, juez de línea ['La Cuadrilla' (= Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi)] scope/c *

1996

La mirada del otro/The Naked Eye [Vicente Aranda] c

1996

Perdita Durango/Dance with the Devil [Álex de la Iglesia] s35/c

1998

Atilano, presidente/Atilano for President ['La Cuadrilla' (= Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi)] c; 2uc: José Luis Moreno; + co-assoc prod *

1998

Muertos de risa/Dying of Laughter [Álex de la Iglesia] c

2000

Bones [Ernest Dickerson] s35/c; 2uc: Michael Spicer

2002

800 balas/800 Bullets [Álex de la Iglesia] c

2005

Goal II: Living the Dream [Jaume Collet-Serra] s35/c; 2uc: Juanmi Azpiroz; c.op aerial crew: John Marzano

2006

Los cronocrímenes/Timecrimes [Nacho Vigalondo] s16-35bu/c

2007

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Steven Spielberg] p/c; co-2uc; ph: Janusz Kaminski

2009

Unknown/Unknown White Male [Jaume Collet-Serra] s35+65mm (some scenes)+s16-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Roman Jakobi; aph: John Marzano; filmed 2009-10; 'After extensive pre-production testing, we decided to try something new. We shot with a 35mm camera and a Super 16 camera side by side, with a prism redirecting the same image to each camera. We captured two identical images, one with a standard 35mm setup, and one underexposed image on reversal film. We used a nonstandard shutter angle and force-processed and cross-processed the Super 16 image, which resulted in a broken but beautiful, dreamy kind of image. We used Flame software in post to affect the images a bit more. We combined the two images in post, and sometimes quickly flash-cut between the two.' [Flavio Labiano on the studiodaily.com website.]

2012

Non-Stop [Jaume Collet-Serra] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph: Jeff Cutter; uncred aph: Phil Pastuhov; filmed 2012-13

2013

The Gunman/Prone Gunman [Pierre Morel] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/p)+RED Epic/p-to-?/c; 2uc: Juan Miguel Azpiroz; aph: Adam Dale

2013

Exodus: Gods and Kings [Ridley Scott] RED Epic Dragon/scope-to-D-Cinema (also 3-D version)/c; 2uc; ph: Dariusz Wolski; filmed 2013-14

2014

Kidnap [Luis Prieto] c; 2uc: Michael Applebaum; aph: Phil Pastuhov; released in 2017

2015

The Shallows/In the Deep [Jaume Collet-Serra] HD (ARRI ALEXA Mini, XT M & XT Plus + GoPro Hero4 Black)+RED Epic Dragon-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c; addph (reshoots in April 2016): Marc Spicer; aph: Peter Beeh

2016

El guardián invisible [Fernando González Molina] HD/c

 

 TELEVISION

1989

Delirios de amor [ep #11 (27m) 'El escritor de escritores' dir by Eva Lesmes] 13-part series, 1989

1999

Harlan County War [Tony Bill] tvm

2012

Quean [Jaume Collet-Serra] pilot; for CBS-tv; prod was mothballed when Sony Pictures claimed it was a rip-off of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and started a lawsuit

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1990

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School [Randall Miller; short] co-electrician; ph: Michael Ozier

1991

Poison Ivy [Katt Shea Ruben] c.op 'b' cam addph; ph: Phedon Papamichael

1991

vanilla ICE - cool as ICE [David Kellogg] c.op 2u; ph: Janusz Kaminski