FRANK PRINZI   ASC

Education: Graduate Film Program, Department of Film and Television, New York University.

Career: Ph commercials.

Member of the ASC since 2001.

Awards: 'Emmy' Award [1992] for 'Northern Exposure' [ep #38 'Cicely' dir by Robert C. Thompson]; ASC Award nom [1993] and 'Emmy' Award nom [1993] for 'Northern Exposure' [ep #50 'Revelations'].

Website: Frank Prinzi



 FILMS

1983

Long Gone Charlie [David Davidson] 16mm/c; short/28m

1984

In the Ruins [Frank Prinzi] 16mm/b&w; short/10m; cph: James Brown; + co-prod

1984

Give Me a Spell [Guido Chiesa] 16mm/c; short/20m

1985

Sleepwalk [Sara Driver] c

1985

Black Harvest [Guido Chiesa] b&w; short/16m

1986

White and Lazy [Rob Schwebber] c; short/31m

1986

Seven Women, Seven Sins/Sieben Frauen - Sieben Todsünden [seg ? dir by ?] omnibus film/7 seg; other ph: Nurith Aviv, Ulrike Ottinger, Martin Schäfer, Joel Gold, a.o.

1986

Chief Zabu [Zack Norman (= Neil Cohen)] c

1987

The Suicide Club/Still Life [James Bruce] c

1987

The Appointments of Dennis Jennings [Dean Parisot] c; short/26m; addph: Gary Steele; also seg of the 1992 film 'Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright'

1987

Yinghung bunsik II/A Better Tomorrow II/The Color of a Hero II [John Woo] c; ph New York; ph: Wing-Hung Wong; 2uc: Jules Labarthe

1987

Paris Is Burning [Jennie Livingston] 16mm/c; doc/78m; co-addph; ph: Paul Gibson; filmed 1987-89

1987

The Critical Years [Gérald L'Ecuyer] 16mm/c; short/27m

1987

The Prince of Pennsylvania [Ron Nyswaner] c

1988

Resident Alien [: Quentin Crisp in America] [Jonathan Nossiter] b&w-c; doc/85m; addph; ph: John R. Foster; filmed June 1988-April 1989

1990

Night of the Living Dead [Tom Savini] c

1990

Red Hot + Blue [seg 'Bill Irwin Skits' dir by Adelle Lutz & Sandy McLeod; a: Bill Irwin] b&w-c/V; mus comp/111m; other ph: Tom Sigel, Ed Lachman, Declan Quinn, a.o.; this film (18 music videos + art breaks) accompanied the comp album (20 tracks) from the Red Hot Organization (an AIDS Benefit project); also an ABC-tv special

1993

The Silent Alarm [Rob Morrow] c; short/28m; ph Seattle: Frank Prinzi; ph: Bobby Bukowski

1993

Scene Six, Take One [Tom DiCillo] 16mm/b&w; short/17m; later expanded into feature 'Living in Oblivion' (1994)

1994

Living in Oblivion [Tom DiCillo] b&w-c

1994

Sex & the Other Man/Captive [Karl Slovin] c

1995

The Grave [Jonas Pate] c

1995

She's the One [Edward Burns] p/c

1996

The Ice Storm [Ang Lee] c; 2uc; ph: Frederick Elmes

1996

The Real Blonde [Tom DiCillo] c; 2uc: Chris Hayes

1997

No Looking Back [Edward Burns] c

1997

Chinese Coffee [Al Pacino] c; addph: Barry Markowitz & Michael Spiller; prod started in May 1997 and filming continued in between other film commitments of the dir; premiered in September 2000; premiered in September 2000

1997

Half Baked [Tamra Davis] c; uncred addph; ph: Steven Bernstein

1998

The Heisenberg Effect [Marshall Peterson] probably this project didn't materialize

1998

200 Cigarettes [Risa Bramon Garcia] c; 2uc: John Thomas

1998

The Best Man [Malcolm D. Lee] c

1998

PBS Graphics Package [Bob English] redesign of PBS-tv station logo & graphics

2000

Sidewalks of New York [Edward Burns] c; + co-prod

2005

Five Minutes, Mr. Welles [Vincent D'Onofrio] b&w; short/30m

2007

Trumbo [Peter Askin] dv-to-35mm/b&w-c; cph: Fred Murphy, Chris Norr & Jonathan Furmanski; addph: Eric Westpheling

2012

Wish You Well [Darnell Martin] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c


 TELEVISION

1987

Blue Window [Norman René] tvm; ep PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1987

Dottie [David Gelfand] tvm; ep PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1987

The Fig Tree [Calvin Skaggs] tvm/58m; ep PBS-tv series 'WonderWorks'

1987

[Eugene O'Neill:] Journey Into Genius [Calvin Skaggs] tvm/55m; ep PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1988

Ask Me Again [Deborah Reinisch] tvm; ep PBS-tv series 'American Playhouse'

1988

Gideon Oliver [ep #1 'Sleep Well, Professor Oliver' dir by John Patterson & #2 'Tongs' dir by Alan Metzger] 6-part series, 1989

1989

True Blue [various] 12-part series, 1989-90

1990

Reno: In Rage and Rehab [John Ferraro] comedy special (one-woman show)/60m; for HBO-tv

1991

Northern Exposure [22 ep dir by various] 110-part series, 1990-95; 3rd season (23 ep), 1991-92; other ph: James Lebovitz

1992

Northern Exposure [22 ep dir by various] 4th season (25 ep), 1992-93; other ph: Scott Williams; see 1991

1992

Pat Metheny Group: More Travels/Last Train Home [Jan Egleson] mus perf/b&w-c/69m/V; uncred ?; ph: Paul Goldsmith

1994

Tad [Robert C. Thompson] tvm

1994

Mystery Dance [Rob Thompson] pilot/60m; for ABC-tv

1995

Under Fire [Don Scardino] unaired pilot; for ABC-tv

1995

Gemini Man [Joshua Brand] pilot; for Fox-tv

1996

FireHouse [Alan Smithee (= John McNaughton)] unaired pilot/60m; cph: Fred Schuler; re-edited as a tvm (83m)

1996

Stolen Women, Captured Hearts [Jerry London] tvm; 2uc: Michael Bucher

1997

Witness to the Mob [Thaddeus O'Sullivan] 2-part tvm

1999

The David Cassidy Story [Jack Bender] tvm

2000

Deadline [various] 13-part (8 unaired) series, 2000-01

2001

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [18 ep dir by various] 195-part series, 2001-11; 1st season, 2001-02; other ph: Jonathan Herron

2002

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [14 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 2002-03; other ph: Jonathan Herron

2003

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [10 ep dir by various] 3rd season, 2003-04; other ph: Jonathan Herron

2004

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [7 ep dir by various] 4th season, 2004-05; other ph: Jonathan Herron

2005

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [12 ep dir by various] 5th season, 2005-06; other ph: Jonathan Herron & Robert Hudecek

2007

Cashmere Mafia [pilot dir by Michael Pressman + 6 ep dir by various] 7-part series/HD (Genesis), 2008

2008

Life on Mars [9 ep dir by various] unaired pilot + 17-part series/35mm+s8-to-HD, 2008-09; other ph: Kramer Morgenthau & Craig DiBona

2009

Mercy [10 ep dir by various] 22-part series/HD (Genesis), 2009-10; other ph: William Rexer (ep #1) & Dejan Georgevich

2009

Lights Out [Clark Johnson] unaired pilot; 2nd pilot (co-dir: Norberto Barba; ph: Richard Rutkowski) used footage from 1st pilot and F. Prinzi was cred as addph; became 13-part series/HD (Genesis & Sony SRW-9000), 2011

2010

The Lost Valentine [Darnell Martin] tvm/s35-to-HD; ep #341 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

2011

Firelight [Darnell Martin] tvm; ep #345 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series


 MISCELLANEOUS

1983

Stranger Than Paradise [Jim Jarmusch] gaffer/key grip; ph: Tom DiCillo

1984

The Brother from Another Planet [John Sayles] c.asst; ph: Ernest Dickerson

1984

Tales from the Darkside [6 ep dir by various; tv-series, 1st season] c.asst; ph: Ernest Dickerson

1984

Day of the Dead [George A. Romero] c.asst Florida unit; Florida unit ph: Ernest Dickerson; ph: Michael Gornick

1985

Krush Groove [Michael Schultz] add. c.op; ph: Ernest Dickerson

1985

She's Gotta Have It [Spike Lee] co-c.asst; ph: Ernest Dickerson

1987

School Daze [Spike Lee] co-c.op; ph: Ernest Dickerson

1987

Tales from the Darkside [3 ep dir by various; tv-series, 4th season] 2nd asst dir; ph: Steve Ross, Robert Draper & Lloyd Freidus

1988

Do the Right Thing [Spike Lee] co-add. c.op; ph: Ernest Dickerson

1990

Jungle Fever [Spike Lee] co-add. c.op; ph: Ernest Dickerson


 FILMS & TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

1984

In the Ruins [short; + co-prod/cph] see Films

1993

Northern Exposure [ep #62 'Sleeping With the Enemy'] 4th season, 1992-93; ph: Scott Williams; see Television

1994

Heavenly Road [tv-pilot]

199?

Soldiers [short]

2001

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [ep #5 'Jones' & #19 'Maledictus'] 195-part series, 2001-11; 1st season, 2001-02; ph: Jonathan Herron

2002

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [ep #24 'Bright Boy', #28 'Malignant' (co-d: Juan Campanella), #36 'Probability', #40 'Legion' (co-d: Steve Shill), #41 'Cherry Red' & #45 'A Person of Interest'] 2nd season, 2002-03; ph: Jonathan Herron

2003

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [ep #47 'Gemini', #51 'Stray', #53 'Sound Bodies' (co-d: Jean de Segonzac), #54 'Happy Family', #58 'Pas de Deux', #61 'The Saint' & #65 'D.A.W'] 3rd season, 2003-04; ph: Jonathan Herron

2004

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [ep #67 'Semi-Detached', #69 'Want', #70 'Great Barrier', #73 'Magnificat', #78 'Collective', #79 'Stress Position', #85 'Beast' & #87 'The Unblinking Eye'] 4th season, 2004-05; ph: Jonathan Herron

2005

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [ep #90 'Grow', #94 'Acts of Contrition', #99 'Dollhouse', #102 'Proud Flesh', #107 'The Healer' & #110 'On Fire'] 5th season, 2005-06; ph: Jonathan Herron & Robert Hudecek (#99)

2006

Law & Order: Criminal Intent [ep #114 'Siren Call', #116 'Bedfellows' & #124 'Albatross'] 6th season, 2006-07; ph: Michael Green

[Left] with actor Ken Dashow and Prinzi's wife Melina

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" [ep "Icarus"]

2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent [ep #193 'Cadaver' & #194 'Icarus'] 10th season, 2011; ph: Michael Green