With actress Christina Ricci - "Bless the Child" [1999]

[Left] with dir Antoine Fuqua

"Shooter" [2006]

                

 PETER MENZIES Jr.   ACS

Born: ?, Sydney, Australia, as Peter G. Menzies Jr., son of doph Peter Lawrence Menzies Sr.

Career: Started his career as camera loader at age 17.

Ph commercials dir by Buddy Cone, Simon West, Adrian Hayward [for Qantas], a.o.

Member of the ACS since 1996.

Website: Peter Menzies Jr.


Peter Menzies Jr.: 'I'm really keen for digital projection to come and take over. The way we screen movies, this technology we've been using for over 100 years, has got to change. The consistencies of projection, the limits on the screen, the quality of projectors all around the world - if you can standardize that in a digital way it would be fantastic. People all around the world would see what we wanted them to see. I think we will shoot negative for a while longer. I've played with HD, and I'm a few years away from totally embracing it. The flexibility of shooting a negative and going to a DI suite means there's a few years left of that. If they can get digital projection working and keep the subtleties, it's going to be fantastic.' [From the studiodaily.com website.]



 FILMS

1986

Hightide/High Tide [Gillian Armstrong] c; co-2uc; ph: Russell Boyd

1991

White Sands [Roger Donaldson] p/c; aph: David Nowell & Ron Goodman

1992

Posse [Mario Van Peebles] p/c; spec period ph: Nels Israelson

1993

The Getaway [Roger Donaldson] p/c; 2uc: Peter Levy & Newton Thomas Sigel

1994

Die Hard: With a Vengeance/Die Hard 3 [John McTiernan] p/c; 2uc: Tom Priestley Jr.; vfx ph: John E. Sullivan & David Drzrewiecki

1995

Hayride to Hell [Kimble Rendall] c; short/11m

1995

A Time to Kill [Joel Schumacher] p/c

1996

Hard Rain/Flood [Mikael Salomon] s35/c; 2uc: Ken Arlidge; vfx ph: Dennis Skotak; filmed 1996-97

1997

The 13th Warrior/Eaters of the Dead [John McTiernan & (uncred reshoots) Michael Crichton] p/c; addph: David Gribble

1998

The General's Daughter [Simon West] p/c; addph (+ c.op 'b' cam): Joe Maxwell; translite ph: Richard Lund; uwph: Mike Thomas

1999

Bless the Child [Chuck Russell] p/c; 2uc: Derick V. Underschultz

2000

[Disney's] The Kid [Jon Turteltaub] c; 2uc: Gary Capo

2000

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider [Simon West] s35/c; 2uc: Peter Field & Ben Seresin; uncred addph: Dick Pope; vfx ph: Rick Mietkowski; see Phil Méheux (1999)

2001

Kangaroo Jack/Down and Under [David McNally] p/c; 2uc: Geoff Wharton; addph: Peter Menzies Sr.; aph: Steve Koster

2002

The Great Raid [John Dahl] s35/b&w-c; action unit ph: Peter Menzies Sr.; vfx ph: Nino Martinetti

2003

Spider-Man 2 [Sam Raimi] s35+p70+vv-to-35mm scope (+ IMAX-70bu & D-Cinema)/c; New York ph; ph: Bill Pope

2003

Man of the House/Cheer Up [Stephen Herek] p/c; 2uc: Robert LaBonge

2004

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous [John Pasquin] s35/c; addph: Gregory Lundsgaard; aph: Steve Koster; uwph: Pete Romano

With dir John Singleton - "Four Brothers"

2005

Four Brothers [John Singleton] s35/c; 2uc: Glen Keenan

2005

When a Stranger Calls [Simon West] s35/c; 2uc: Alan Caudillo; remake of film (1978, Fred Walton; ph: Don Peterman)

2006

Shooter [Antoine Fuqua (replaced William Friedkin)] p (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Joel Ransom & Kyle Rudolph; aph: Hans Bjerno & Steve Koster

2007

The Incredible Hulk [Louis Leterrier] p/c; 2uc: Gary Capo & Ian Fox; aph: Hans Bjerno

2009

Clash of the Titans [Louis Leterrier] p (also Technicolor 3D) (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; 2uc: Martin Kenzie; aph: Hans Bjerno; remake of film (1981, Desmond Davis; ph: Ted Moore)

2010

Abduction [John Singleton] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (+ c.op 'b' cam): Eric Wycoff; addph: Amy Vincent; miniature ph: Tim Sweeney; uwph: Pete Romano

2011

Playing for Keeps/Playing the Field [Gabriele Muccino] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Dean Cundey

2012

Killing Season/Shrapnel [Mark Steven Johnson] s35+HD/c; addph: Vern Nobles; 2uc: Eric Wycoff

2012

2 Guns [Baltasar Kormákur] p+HD (Panasonic DMC-GH2/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (Los Angeles); ph: Oliver Wood

2012

Red 2 [Dean Parisot] Hawk Scope+RED-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph; ph: Enrique Chediak

2013

Race to Save Nome [Brian Presley] pre-production

2013

The Expendables 3 [Patrick Hughes] RED Epic & Scarlet-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Paul Hughen; aph 2u: Adam Dale; vfx ph: Jeffrey Kimball; vfx ph 2u: Nikolay Mihailov; vfx addph: Rouslan Ovtcharoff 

2014

Gods of Egypt [Alex Proyas] c; 2uc: Brad Shield


 TELEVISION

2006

Traveler [pilot dir by David Nutter] 8-part series, 2007; other ph: Roger Vernon

2008

HawthoRNe [pilot dir by Mikael Salomon] 30-part series, 2009-11; 1st season, 2009

2013

Gothica [Anand Tucker] pilot/RED Epic; for ABC-tv


 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1979

The Little Convict [Yoram Gross] co-c.asst; ph: Brian Probyn

1979

The Earthling [Peter Collinson] co-c.asst; ph: Donald McAlpine

1980

A Piece of Cake [Mitch Mathews; tvm/27m] c.op; ph: ?

1980

..Deadline../Shadow Effects [Arch Nicholson; tvm] focus puller; ph: David Gribble

1981

Starstruck [Gillian Armstrong] co-c.asst; ph: Russell Boyd

1982

The Year of Living Dangerously [Peter Weir] focus puller Australia; ph: Russell Boyd

1982

Monkey Grip [Ken Cameron] focus puller; ph: David Gribble

1982

Phar Lap [Simon Wincer] focus puller; ph: Russell Boyd

1983

Fast Talking [Ken Cameron] focus puller; ph: David Gribble

1985

Burke & Wills [Graeme Clifford] focus puller; ph: Russell Boyd

1985

Winners [ep #5 'The Other Facts of Life' dir by Esben Storm; tv-series] c.op; ph: David Gribble

1986

The Umbrella Woman/The Good Wife/Who's Zoomin Who [Ken Cameron] c.op; ph: James Bartle

1986

"Crocodile" Dundee [Peter Faiman] c.op Australia; ph: Russell Boyd

1987

The Rescue [Ferdinand Fairfax] c.op; ph: Russell Boyd

1987

"Crocodile" Dundee II [John Cornell] c.op Australia; ph: Russell Boyd

1990

Almost an Angel [John Cornell] c.op; ph: Russell Boyd