From interview [2012, Plus Camerimage]

                

 MIHAI MALAIMARE Jr.

Born: 1975, Romania, as son of actor, director and politician Mihai Malaimare [1950-].

Education: Universitatea [Nationala] de Arta Teatrala si Cinematografica 'I.L. Caragiale' [University of Theatre and Film], Bucharest.

Career: At age 15, after being gifted with a video camera, he found his passion. He recorded family life and made short films. He was then enrolled in an after-school program for stills photography. Went to the University in 1996.

Ph commercials and music videos. Directed documentaries. Also active as stills ph.

Awards: Independent Spirit Award nom [2008] for 'Youth Without Youth'.

Website: Mihai Malaimare Jr.



 FILMS & INTERNET

2002

18:36 [Ionut Giurgiuca] c; short/15m44s

2003

Apartamentul/The Apartment [Constantin Popescu] c; short/20m26s

2004

Lotus [Ioan Carmazan] c

2004

Canton/A Lineman's Cabin [Constantin Popescu] c; short/30m

2004

Pacala se întoarce/Pacala 2 [Geo Saizescu] c

[Center] with dir Francis Ford Coppola [left]

"Youth Without Youth"

2005

Youth Without Youth/Un'altra giovinezza [Francis Ford Coppola] HD (Sony F900)-to-35mm scope/c; filmed in Romania; 'I kept everything simple. When I knew this could work, I brought over two trusted colleagues and the camera. I began testing actors in a backroom of my host's pharmaceutical company. There are over 50 roles in 'Youth Without Youth'. How many could I cast right there? But I had an even more elaborate scheme: each time I shot a test with an actor, I'd use a different photographer. They were all fine but I chose Mihai Malaimare Jr. The movie was about becoming young again. I liked the fact that Mihai was so young, had a gentle personality, and was tremendously talented. When I told him the camera would remain stationary throughout, he said 'that's great'!' [Francis Ford Coppola]

2007

Sunset [Oana Marian] HD+still cam/b&w; short/12m

2008

Tetro [Francis Ford Coppola] HD (Sony F900)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/b&w-c

2008

Empires of the Deep/Mermaid Island [Michael French (replaced Jonathan Lawrence, who replaced Pitof)] announced as doph, but film was ph in 2010 by Xiaobing Rao

2009

Aurora [Cristi Puiu] was in talks about shooting this prod, but it was ph by Viorel Sergovici

2010

Little Red Wagon [David Anspaugh] c

2010

Twixt/Twixt Now and Sunrise [Francis Ford Coppola] c/3-D

"The Master"

2011

The Master [Paul Thomas Anderson] p70+35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; Hawaii unit ph: Barry Idoine; replaced ph Robert Elswit who was unavailable due to a schedule conflict

2011

Take This Lollipop/The Collector [Jason Zada] HD/c; viral short & Facebook app/3m; premiered on Internet

2012

The Time Being [Nenad Cicin-Sain] c; 2uc: Ian S. Takahashi

2012

The Super Dimensional Quantum Learnings Problems + Solutions GameTime Spectacular!! [Jon M. Gibson] 4-part (x 3m) series; advertising for video game 'Quantum Conundrum'; premiered on Internet

2012

Plus One [Dennis Iliadis] HD/c; 2uc: Ian S. Takahashi

2012

Take This Lollipop 2 [Jason Zada] looking for money (crowdfunding); funding was unsuccessful

2012

Nina [Cynthia Mort] p (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (+ c.op 'b' cam): Ian Takahashi

2013

A Walk Among the Tombstones [Scott Frank] c


 MISCELLANEOUS

1997

Gadjo dilo/Strainul nebun/The Crazy Stranger [Tony Gatlif] stills ph; ph: Eric Guichard