From interview

 

   


PHIL PARMET

 

Born: 7 March 1942, Princeton, N.J., as Philip Alan Parmet.

Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey [graduated 1965]; Annenburg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Career: Ph music videos, e.g. 'Straight Ahead' [1983; a: Kool & the Gang; d: Nigel Dick], 'Give Me Tonight' [1983; a: Shannon; d: Nigel Dick], 'Let the Music Play' [1983; a: Shannon; d: Nigel Dick], 'I Can't Get Next to You' [1986; a: The Temptations; d: Nigel Dick] & 'Foxy Foxy' [2005; a + d: Rob Zombie].

Directed the video games 'Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine' [1994] and 'Ripper' [1996]. Co-directed & co-prod the doc 'Driving to Ground Zero' [2001, co-dir/co-prod: Brian Cousins & Tony Spiridakis; v/c; doc/72m; ph: ?].

Also active as still ph with group and one-man expositions in New York, Berlin, Paris, etc.

Member of the ICG Local 600.

Married to costume designer Lisa Parmet.

Website: Phil Parmet


 

 FILMS

1966

Elephant with Seven Feet [Carole Brown, Phil Parmet, Don Cochrane, a.o.] ?; doc/?m

1968

Walk Proud in the Street [Phil Parmet] 16mm/c; doc/?m

1971

The Meadowlands [Phil Parmet] 16mm/c; doc/?m

1972

The Tombs [Phil Parmet] 16mm/c; doc/?m; shown on CBS-tv as ep of '60 Minutes'

1973

The Song Remains the Same [Joe Massot & Peter Clifton (replaced Massot in 1974)] b&w-c; mus doc/132m; uncred cph; ph: Ernie (= Ernest) Day; filming took place in July 1973, during three nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with additional footage shot at Shepperton Studios, UK, in August 1974; premiered on 20 October 1976 at Cinema I in New York

1973

Harlan County, U.S.A. [Barbara Kopple] 16mm/c; doc/103m; co-addph; ph: Hart Perry & Kevin Keating; filmed 1972-74

1975

Moment to Moment/Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos [Robert Downey Sr.] b&w; cph: Joseph Consentino, R. Downey Sr. & David Vine

1976

Local Color [Mark Rappaport] 16mm/b&w; addph; ph: Fred Murphy

1977

Baby Snakes [Frank Zappa] c; concert film + anim/91m & 166m; cph: Robert Leacock & Richard Pearce; + small part; released in 1979

1978

No Maps on My Taps [George T. Nierenberg] 16mm/c; doc/58m; cph: Paul Goldsmith, Robert Elfstrom, Robert Achs, a.o.

1979

[The Muse Concert:] No Nukes [Danny Goldberg, Anthony Potenza, Julian Schlossberg, Barbara Kopple (Madison Square Garden/Battery Park) & Haskell Wexler (doc footage)] c; concert film/103m; co-c.op (Madison Square Garden & Battery Park); ph: Haskell Wexler

1982

In Our Hands [Robert Richter & Stanley Warnow] 16mm/c; doc/90m; cph: Robert Nickson, Tom Hurwitz, Ed Lachman, Tom Sigel, Buddy Squires, Hart Perry, Steven Fierberg, Oliver Wood, a.o.

1983

He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' [Emile Ardolino] c; doc/51m; cph: Francis Kenny, John Lindley, Don Lenzer, a.o.

1987

American Dream [Barbara Kopple + 3 co-dir] 16mm/c; doc/98m; co-addph; ph: Peter Gilbert, Hart Perry, a.o.; released in 1990

1988

Enemy/Fatal Mission [George Rowe] c

1989

Street Hunter [John Gallagher] c

1990

Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium [Jon Small] c/V; concert film/86m; cph: Anastas Michos, Crescenzo Notarile, Paul Cameron, Declan Quinn, Nancy Schreiber, a.o.; filmed in June in New York City

1990

Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare/A Nightmare On Elm Street 6 [: Freddy's Dead] [Rachel Talalay] partly 3D/c; 2uc; ph: Declan Quinn; filmed 1990-91

 

"In the Soup"

 

1991

In the Soup [Alexandre Rockwell] b&w; addph: Charles Libin

1992

What Happened to Pete/Big Ell's [Steve Buscemi] 16mm/c; short/14m

1992

Distant Justice [Toru Murakawa] c

1992

Desperate Motive/Distant Cousins/Family Reunion [Andrew Lane] c

1992

Two Small Bodies [Beth B.] c

1993

Nina Takes a Lover [Alan Jacobs] c

1993

Cyborg 3: The Recycler [Michael Schroeder] c

1994

Under the Hula Moon [Jeff Celentano] c; 2uc: Jonathan Brown; Hawaii ph: Terry Bowen

1994

Four Rooms [seg #2 'The Wrong Man' dir by Alexandre Rockwell] c; other ph: Rodrigo Garcia (#1), Guillermo Navarro (#3) & Andrzej Sekula (#4)

1995

364 Girls a Year/The Last Bachelor/Girly [Girlie] Magazine Party [Rocco Urbisci] c

1995

The Fifteen Minute Hamlet [Todd Louiso] c; short/22m

1995

Flipping [Gene Mitchell] c; addph: Uzi Ashkenazi & Tony LaBruno

1995

The Last Days of Frankie the Fly [Peter Markle] c; filmed 1995-96

1996

The LoveMaster [Michael Goldberg] c; cph: Jeff Zimmerman

1998

Black & White [Yuri Zeltser] c

1998

Voices Unheard [Beth B.] c; doc/58m; cph: Tony Hettinger

1998

Devil Doll - Ring Pull [Jarl Olsen] b&w; short/1m

1998

Love and Action in Chicago [Dwayne Johnson-Cochran] c/V

1999

Animal Factory [Steve Buscemi] c

2000

Next Stop, Eternity [Yasmine Golchan] c; short/26m

2000

Raindance Film Festival [Jarl Olsen] 2 trailers, 'Roofies' & 'Saw', 2x 1m; for British FF

2001

The Cutting Room [Daniel Bernstein] c; short/15m

2001

13 Moons [Alexandre Rockwell] mdv-to-35mm/c

2001

American Gun [Alan Jacobs] mdv (Sony PD150)+35mm-to-35mm/b&w-c

2001

Hard Cash/Run for the Money [Predrag Antonijevic] c; 2uc: Peter Belcher

2002

Dallas 362 [Scott Caan] s35/c; replaced announced ph Matthew Libatique

2003

Heavy Put-Away [Joel Plotch] c; short/17m

2003

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2½ [William Greaves] 16mm+mdv-to-35mm/c; doc/94m; cph 2003 segments; cph: Terence McCartney-Filgate (1968, 1999 & 2003), Stevan Larner (1968), Henry Adebonojo (2003) & Jerry Pantzer (1999); filmed 1968, 1999 & 2003; + small part

2003

Havoc [Barbara Kopple (replaced Peter Horton)] c; 2uc; ph: Kramer Morgenthau

2004

Lonesome Jim [Steve Buscemi] mdv-to-35mm/c

2004

The Devil's Rejects [Rob Zombie] s16-35bu/c

2004

Bastards of the Party [Cle Shaheed Sloan] 16mm/b&w-c; doc/95m; cph: Joan Churchill, Haskell Wexler & Mark Woods; filmed 1996-2004

2005

The Dog Problem [Scott Caan] c

2006

Halloween: The Shape of Horror [Anthony Masi] c; doc/16m; cph: Clark Cooper

2006

Blue State [Marshall Lewy] 16mm/c

2006

Grindhouse [seg (fake trailer) 'Werewolf Women of the SS' dir by Rob Zombie] 35mm+s35+HD (Genesis)-to-35mm scope/c; 191m (2 features + fake trailers); other ph: Milan Chadima ('Thanksgiving'), Robert Rodriguez ('Machete' & 'Planet Terror') & Quentin Tarantino ('Death Proof')

 

Top: Stuart Campbell - Phil Parmet - dir Rob Zombie - prod asst Pat Fogarty

Bottom: c.op 'b' cam B.J. McDonnell - actor Daeg Faerch - c.asst James Sprattley - "Halloween"

 

2007

Halloween [Rob Zombie] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph: Matthew Leonetti; remake of film (1978, John Carpenter; ph: Dean Cundey)

2007

The Burrowers [J.T. Petty] s35/c; DVD premiere in April 2009

2008

Mercy [Patrick Hoelck] s16-35bu/c; + co-prod

2008

Help [Val Lauren] HD-to-DVD/c; short/38m

2008

Don McKay [Jake Goldberger] c

2009

The Beautiful Outsiders [Andrew Jones] first scheduled for a February start; later scheduled to start filming in January 2010; status unknown

2009

The Roommate [Christian E. Christiansen] HD (Genesis)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Eric Leach

2009

Ticking Clock [Ernie Barbarash] HD (Sony F35)/c/V

2010

Assassination Games/Weapon [Ernie Barbarash] RED One MX/c

2011

Raisin' Cain: A History of Cain's Ballroom [Tate Wittenberg] HD/c; doc in progress; + co-prod

2011

Skinny Dip [Frankie Latina] announced in 2010; scheduled to start shooting in June

2011

6 Bullets/The Butcher [Ernie Barbarash] RED One MX/c

2011

Digger 3D [John A. Gallagher] pre-production; scheduled to shoot late Winter 2013; status unknown

2012

The Timber [Anthony O'Brien] HD (ARRI ALEXA) scope/c; 2uc: Viorel Sergovici

2012

The Possession of Michael King [David Jung] HD (ARRI ALEXA + Sony F65 + Silicon Imaging SI-2K)/c

2012

Running from Crazy [Barbara Kopple] c; doc/100m; cph: Andrew Young; addph: Nancy Schreiber, Jon Else, John Hazard, a.o.

2015

Doubting Thomas [Anthony O'Brien] c

2016

Home [Alexandre Rockwell] ?

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

1979

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the Asbury Park Convention Center [Neal Marshad] mus special/?m; co-c.op; ph: N. Marshad

1985

Directed by William Wyler [Aviva Slesin] doc/b&w-c/60m; cph: Richard Leacock; interv W. Wyler filmed in 1981; ep PBS-tv series 'American Masters' (1986)

1992

Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson [Barbara Kopple] doc/93m; cph: Tom Hurwitz, Alicia Weber, a.o.

1994

L.A. Homefront/The Fires Within [Pamela Galvin, Robert Mack & Stephen Molton] doc special/60m; cph: Carolyn Chen, Johnny Simmons, a.o.; for Showtime-tv

1996

Orleans [various] 8-part series, 1997; other ph: James L. Carter

1996

Women: Stories of Passion [various] 26-part series; other ph: Linda Brown, Arturo Smith, Theo van de Sande, Denise Brassard, a.o.

1997

Mind Games/Trauma [Jan Egleson] tvm

1999

John Brown's Holy War [Robert Kenner] doc/90m; co-addph; ph: Buddy Squires; ep PBS-tv doc series 'The American Experience'

2002

Baseball Wives [Steve Buscemi] shelved pilot; for HBO-tv

2007

Blood Red Earth [J.T. Petty] c; short/18m; prequel (promotional short) to 'The Burrowers'; premiered online on FEARnet on 9 March 2009; see Films (2007)

2008

NextWorld [ep #3 'Future Cars' dir by Ken Hamm] 14-part doc series, 2008-09; cph: Geoff Schaaf, Cari Costner, a.o.; for Discovery Channel

2010

Hollywood Is Like High School with Money [Janice Cooke] 10-part online series/RED; for AlloyTV.com

2013

Switched at Birth [6 ep dir by various] series, 2011-present; 3rd season, 2014

2014

Switched at Birth [ep #74 'And It Cannot Be Changed' dir by Steve Miner] 4th season, 2015 (20 ep); see 2013