2004

                

 AMIR MOKRI

Born: 11 June 1956, Iran, as Amir M. Mokri. Went to the USA in 1977.

Education: Emerson College, Boston [graduated in 1981]; American Film Institute [1982], Los Angeles.

Career: Ph numerous commercials dir by David Shane [for BellSouth], Bryan Buckley, Mike Bigelow [for McDonald's], Martin Weisz [for Farmers Insurance], Meiert Avis, Kinka Usher, Dave Merhar [for McDonald's], a.o. Ph music videos, e.g. 'Tin Soldier' [1986; a: Michael Henderson; d: Nigel Dick].

Married to film & music video prod Winnie Fredriksz.

Awards: Independent Spirit Award nom [1988] for 'Slamdance'; Independent Spirit Award nom [1991] for 'Life Is Cheap… But Toilet Paper Is Expensive'.

Website: Amir Mokri



 FILMS

1985

A Hero of Our Time [Michael Almereyda] b&w; short/28m; cph: Klaus Thulin; addph: Chris Squires; 2uc: Martin Schaer

1986

All You Can Dream [Alan Bloom] c; educational music video (a: Nia Peeples) promoting the values of UCLA; also Spanish version (English + Spanish version: 14m38s)

1986

House of the Rising Sun/Street Life [Greg Gold] c

1986

Slamdance/Slam Dance [Wayne Wang] c

1988

Eat a Bowl of Tea [Wayne Wang] c; addph: Michael Chin

1988

Blue Steel [Kathryn Bigelow] c; addph (+ c.op): Constantine Makris

1989

Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive [Wayne Wang] c; + co-story

1989

Queens Logic [Steve Rash] c

1990

Pacific Heights [John Schlesinger] c; 2uc (San Francisco): Renato Di Giuseppe

1990

Whore [Ken Russell] c; addph: Alex Nepomniaschy

1991

Freejack [Geoff Murphy] p/c; uncred; addph: Matthew Leonetti; efx ph: Scott Beattie & Alex Funke

1992

The Joy Luck Club [Wayne Wang] c

1995

Eye for an Eye [John Schlesinger] c

1999

Coyote Ugly [David NcNally] s35/c; addph: David Golia & Barry Peterson; 2uc (+ 2ud): Darek Wolski

2000

The Salton Sea [D.J. Caruso] c

2000

Don't Say a Word [Gary Fleder] s35/c; addph: Ericson Core; 2uc New York: Tom Priestley Jr.; vfx ph: Tim Angulo

2002

Bad Boys II [Michael Bay] s35/c; 2uc: C. Mitchell Amundsen; addph 2u: David Golia; aph: David B. Nowell; uwph: Pete Romano

2003

Taking Lives [D.J. Caruso] s35/c; 2uc: Don McCuaig; addph: Alex Nepomniaschy; insert ph: Renato Di Giuseppe; main title seq ph: Kramer Morgenthau

2004

Lord of War [Andrew Niccol] s35/c; aph: John Marzano

2006

Vantage Point [Pete Travis] s35/c; 2uc: Igor Meglic; aph: Adam Dale

2007

National Treasure: Book of Secrets [Jon Turteltaub] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; cph: John Schwartzman (replaced Amir Mokri); 2uc USA: Josh Bleibtreu; 2uc UK: Fraser Taggart; aph: David B. Nowell & (UK) Adam Dale

[Left] with Justin Lin - "Fast & Furious" - photo by Jaimie Trueblood

2008

Fast & Furious [Justin Lin] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Paul Hughen; addph: Tom Clancey; aph: Hans Bjerno; aph 2u: Mike FitzMaurice

2008

Season of the Witch [Dominic Sena] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph Shreveport (reshoots in September 2010 dir by Brett Ratner): Dante Spinotti; 2uc Shreveport: Bruce McCleery; aph: John Marzano

2010

Transformers: Dark of the Moon [Michael Bay] HD (Sony F35, ARRI ALEXA + Silicon Imaging SI-2K)+RED+p-to-35mm scope (also Technicolor 3D) (+ IMAX-70bu [3-D] & D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; addph (Africa): Matt Aeberhard; aph: David B. Nowell; wingsuit ph (Chicago): Rob Bruce

2011

Man of Steel [Zack Snyder] p (+ IMAX-70bu & D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (Vancouver) (+ main unit co-c.op): William R. Dalgleish; aph: David B. Nowell & (California) Michael Kelem; Vancouver water tank unit ph (+ 2ud): Pete Romano

2012

The Wolverine/X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 [James Mangold (replaced Darren Aronofsky)] left the prod and was replaced by 2uc Ross Emery

2013

Transformers: Age of Extinction/Transformers 4 [Michael Bay] p+RED Epic/p+HD (Phantom 65 Gold/IMAX 3-D)-to-35mm scope (+ IMAX-70bu [3-D] & D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; aph: David B. Nowell

2013

Good Kill [Andrew Niccol] HD/c; filmed 2013-14

2014

Pixels [Chris Columbus] pre-production


 MISCELLANEOUS

1985

Last Resort/She Knew No Other Way/Club Sandwich [Zane Buzby] co-gaffer; ph: Stephen M. Katz & Alex Nepomniaschy