ANASTAS MICHOS   ASC

Born: ?, as Anastas 'Tass' N. Michos.

Career: 'When I was a non-union documentary assistant, I was introduced to Garrett Brown and a little project called Skycam, the precursor to all the 'flying rigs'. I went on to operate Steadicam and work on many music videos and commercials until I finally landed a job on a no-/low-budget union feature.'

Ph music videos with a: Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, a.o.

Appeared in the doc 'Scene Stealers' [2002, Laura Nix; 24m].

Website: Anastas Michos



 FILMS & TELEVISION

1986

The Hooters: Nervous Night [John Jopson] c/V; concert film/45m; cph: Julio Macat

1994

Something to Talk About/Grace Under Pressure [Lasse Hallström] c; 2uc; ph: Sven Nykvist

1996

Long Lost Love [Sasha Ash (= Jane Czack)] c; short/30m

1997

The Education of Little Tree [Richard Friedenberg] c; 2uc: Jacques Leduc & Paul G. Ryan

1998

Man on the Moon [Milos Forman] p/c; aph: Stan McClain

1999

The Big Kahuna/Hospitality Suite [John Swanbeck] c; 2uc: Tom Weston; addph: Lucas Bielan

1999

Keeping the Faith [Edward Norton] c

2000

What's the Worst That Could Happen? [Sam Weisman] c; 2uc: Michael Benson, Gary Hymes & William Trautvetter

2001

Death to Smoochy [Danny DeVito] c; New York unit ph: K.C. Bailey

2002

Duplex/Our House [Danny DeVito] c; addph: Jeff Valeri

2002

Mona Lisa Smile [Mike Newell] c; 2uc: Daniel Moder

2003

The Forgotten [Joseph Ruben] c; 2uc: David M. Dunlap; aph: Hans Bjerno

2005

Just My Luck [Donald Petrie] replaced during shooting by Dean Semler

2005

Freedomland [Joe Roth] s35/c; 2uc: Craig Haagensen; aph: Hans Bjerno

[Right] with dir James Foley [c] - "Perfect Stranger"

Photo by Barry Wetcher

2006

Perfect Stranger [James Foley] s35/c; addph: Pamela Bertini

2006

Raving [Julia Stiles] c; short/23m; an ELLE Fashion Stories Production

2007

Untraceable [Gregory Hoblit] s35/c; addph: Patrick Capone

2007

The Women [Diane English] c; aph: Steve Koster; remake of film (1939, George Cukor; ph: Joseph Ruttenberg & Oliver T. Marsh)

2008

Prana [Joslyn Barnes] HD/c; short/2m15s; ep series 'Télégrammes visuels' for Cinétévé France

2008

Cadillac Records [Darnell Martin] s35/c; addph: Gonzalo Amat; vfx ph: Noah Weinzweig

2008

After.Life [Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo] s35/c

2009

Columbus Circle [George Gallo] scope/c; intro seq ph: Robert Reed Altman

2009

Janie Jones [David M. Rosenthal] scope/c

2010

Jumping the Broom [Salim Akil] HD (Sony F35)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; uncred uwph: Kelsey Smith

With Tremaine Neverson - "Texas Chainsaw 3D" - photo by Justin Lubin

2011

Texas Chainsaw 3D/Leatherface 3D [John Luessenhop] RED Epic-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; addph: Michael Barrett & Frank Byers; 2uc: Gary Jay

2011

Sparkle [Salim Akil] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; Los Angeles ph (+ c.op): Lukas Bielan; remake of film (1975, Sam O'Steen; ph: Bruce Surtees)

2011

St. Sebastian [Danny DeVito] HD/c; filmed 2011-12

2012

Being Mary Jane [Salim Akil] tv-pilot/HD; for Black Entertainment Television (BET)

2012

Baggage Claim [David E. Talbert] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; insert unit ph (+ Steadicam op): George Billinger

2013

Black Nativity [Kasi Lemmons] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c


 FILMS & TELEVISION AS CAMERA OPERATOR AND/OR STEADICAM OPERATOR

1987

Eddie Murphy RAW [Robert Townsend; perf] co-c.op; ph: Ernest Dickerson

1987

Fright Night Part 2 [Tommy Lee Wallace] cablecam op + co-panaglide op; ph: Mark Irwin

1988

Lean on Me [John G. Avildsen] co-c.op; ph: Victor Hammer

1988

Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder [Wayne Isham; concert film] co-c.op (as Tass Mikos); ph: Marc Reshovsky

1988

Dream a Little Dream [Marc Rocco] c.op + Steadicam op; ph: King Baggot

1988

Born on the Fourth of July [Oliver Stone] c.op 'b' cam + Steadicam op; ph: Robert Richardson

1989

Reversal of Fortune [Barbet Schroeder] c.op 'b' cam + (uncred) Steadicam op; ph: Luciano Tovoli

1989

Spike & Co. Do It a-Capella [Ernest Dickerson; mus tv-special] co-c.op (live perf); ph (loc seg): Larry Banks

1989

Van Morrison - The Concert [Jon Small; concert film] co-c.op; ph: Crescenzo Notarile

1990

Rocky V [John G. Avildsen] c.op (New York); ph: Steven Poster

1990

The Doors [Oliver Stone] c.op 'b' cam + Steadicam op; ph: Robert Richardson

1990

Toy Soldiers [Daniel Petrie Jr.] 2nd c.op 2u + Steadicam op 2u; ph: Thomas Burstyn; 2uc: Rexford Metz

1990

Other People's Money [Norman Jewison] c.op + Steadicam op (Connecticut); ph: Haskell Wexler

1991

House of Cards [Michael Lessac] Steadicam op; ph: Victor Hammer

1991

This Is Garth Brooks [Bud Schaetzle; mus tv-special/60m] co- c.op; ph: Toby Phillips; also version on DVD (2006/85m); filmed 20-21 September (Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas)

1991

The Pickle [Paul Mazursky] Steadicam op; ph: Fred Murphy

1991

Mr. Jones [Mike Figgis] c.op 'b' cam + co-Steadicam op; ph: Juan Ruiz-Anchía

1991

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York [Chris Columbus] c.op 'b' cam; ph: Julio Macat

1992

Sommersby [Jon Amiel] c.op + Steadicam op; ph: Philippe Rousselot

1992

The Age of Innocence [Martin Scorsese] Steadicam op; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1992

The Cure - show [Aubrey Powell & Leroy Bennett; concert film/119m] co-c.op; ph: Jeff Zimmerman; filmed June (Auburn Hills, Michigan)

1992

Flesh and Bone [Steve Kloves] c.op 'a' cam; ph: Philippe Rousselot

1992

What's Eating Gilbert Grape [Lasse Hallström] co-c.op 'b' cam; ph: Sven Nykvist

1993

With Honors [Alek Keshishian] add c.op + Steadicam op; ph: Sven Nykvist

1993

Six Degrees of Separation [Fred Schepisi] co-Steadicam op; ph: Ian Baker

1993

Angie [Martha Coolidge] c.op 'a' cam (New York) + Steadicam op (New York); ph: Johnny E. Jensen

1993

Quiz Show [Robert Redford] c.op 'b' cam + Steadicam op; ph: Michael Ballhaus

1993

Crooklyn [Spike Lee] co-Steadicam op; ph: Arthur Jafa

1993

The Paper [Ron Howard] c.op 'b' cam + Steadicam op; ph: John Seale

1993

Only You/Him/Just in Time [Norman Jewison] Steadicam op (Pittsburgh); ph: Sven Nykvist

1993

Hallelujah [Charles Lane; tvm] Steadicam op; ph: Ron Fortunato

1993

Interview with the Vampire [: The Vampire Chronicles] [Neil Jordan] c.op; ph: Philippe Rousselot

1994

Mary Reilly [Stephen Frears] c.op; ph: Philippe Rousselot

1994

Dead Presidents [Albert & Allen Hughes] c.op; ph: Lisa Rinzler

1994

Fair Game [Andrew Sipes] co-c.op 'b' cam + co-Steadicam op; ph: Richard Bowen

1995

Beautiful Girls [Ted Demme] c.op; ph: Adam Kimmel

1995

Head Above Water [Jim Wilson] c.op 'a' cam; ph: Richard Bowen

1996

The People vs. Larry Flynt [Milos Forman] c.op 'a' cam; ph: Philippe Rousselot

1996

Absolute Power [Clint Eastwood] c.op 'b' cam (Baltimore & Washington, D.C.); ph: Jack N. Green

1996

Private Parts [Betty Thomas] co-Steadicam op; ph: Walt Lloyd

1996

What Dreams May Come [Vincent Ward] c.op 'a' cam; ph: Eduardo Serra

1997

Curtain Call [Peter Yates] c.op; ph: Sven Nykvist

1997

Stepmom [Chris Columbus] c.op; ph: Donald McAlpine

1998

Instinct [Jon Turteltaub] c.op; ph: Philippe Rousselot

2006

Shine a Light [Martin Scorsese; mus doc] co-c.op; ph: Robert Richardson


 MISCELLANEOUS

1990

Seriously... Phil Collins [Jim Yukich; mus tv-special] lighting dir