#1: From interview [by Craft Truck]

#2: 2005

 

   


TOM RICHMOND   ASC

 

Born: 18 January 1950, Bronxville, New York, USA, as Thomas Julian Richmond.

Education: Harvard University [BA in Architecture/Photography]; UCLA [Masters Program Cinematography]; American Film Institute [graduated in 1979].

Career: Started as gaffer.

Ph music videos with a: Pearl Jam ['Jeremy'], Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, The Velvet Underground, The Go-Gos ['The Whole World's Lost It's Head', 1996, d: Roger Avary], Foo Fighters ['The One', 2002, d: Jesse Peretz], a.o. Ph commercials dir by Jesse Peretz, a.o.

Also active as still ph. Published the photo books 'The Last American City' and 'Serious' [2000].

Member of the ASC since 2012.

Is adjunct professor of Advanced Cinematography at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Appeared in the doc 'Back to Hell' [2000, Alex Cox] about the cast and crew who worked on 'Straight to Hell' [1986].

Awards: Independent Spirit Award nom [1989] for 'Stand and Deliver'; Independent Spirit Award nom [1992] for 'Pastime'; Sundance FF Cinematography Award [2006] for 'Right at Your Door'.


 

 FILMS & INTERNET

1980

Edge City/Sleep Is for Sissies [Alex Cox] c; short/40m; addph; ph: Michael Miner; filmed 1977-80; prod UCLA

1983

When the Bough Breaks [Ellen Sandler] c; short/30m; 2uc; ph: Toyomichi Kurita; prod AFI (USA)

1983

Running Hot/Highway to Hell/Lucky 13 [Mark Griffiths] c

1983

Hardbodies [Mark Griffiths] c; addph: Bob Weiss, Steve Wright & David Calloway

1983

Hard Rock Zombies [Krishna Shah] c; 2uc: Toyomichi Kurita; addph: Peter Austin

1984

Repo Man [Alex Cox] c; co-addph; ph: Robby Müller

1984

Night of the Comet [Thom Eberhardt] c; 2uc; ph: Arthur Albert

1984

The Malibu Bikini Shop/The Bikini Shop [David Wechter] c

1985

Troll [John Carl Buechler] c; addph USA; ph: Romano Albani

1985

Stand Alone [Alan Beattie] c; cph: Timothy Suhrstedt

1985

Salvador [Oliver Stone] c; uncred 2uc (+ c.op San Francisco seq); ph: Robert Richardson

1986

Chopping Mall/Killbots [Jim Wynorski] c; 2uc: Steve Carpenter

1986

Straight to Hell [Alex Cox] c; 86m; see 2010

1986

Space Rage [: Breakout on Prison Planet]/Trackers/A Dollar a Day [Conrad Palmisano & Peter McCarthy] c; re-shoots ph; ph: Timothy Suhrstedt (February 1985); released December 1985; re-released, after some re-shoots, in December 1986

1986

Hardbodies 2 [Mark Griffiths] c

1987

Stand and Deliver [Ramon Menendez] c

1987

Walker [Alex Cox] c; co-addph; ph: David Bridges

1988

The Chocolate War [Keith Gordon] c

1988

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka [Keenen Ivory Wayans] c; addph: Tom Sigel

1989

Pastime/One Cup of Coffee [Robin B. Armstrong] c

1990

Roadside Prophets [Abbe Wool] c

1990

Heaven Is a Playground [Randall Fried] c

1991

A Midnight Clear [Keith Gordon] c

1992

Phone [Tim Pope] 16mm/c; short/30m

1993

Killing Zoe [Roger Avary] c

1993

Straight to One [Ethan Hawke] b&w; short/20m

1993

Love and a .45 [C.M. Talkington] c; 2uc: John L. Demps Jr. & Scott E. Steele

1994

Little Odessa [James Gray] s35/c

1994

Homage [Ross Kagan Marks] c

1995

Johns [Scott Silver] c

1995

The Winner [Alex Cox] c; pickup ph Las Vegas & Los Angeles; ph: Denis Maloney

1995

Mother Night [Keith Gordon] c

1996

Hell's Kitchen [N.Y.C] [Tony Cinciripini] prod postponed; replaced by doph Michael Spiller (1997)

1996

First Love, Last Rites [Jesse Peretz] c

1997

Oakland Underground [Michael A. Goorjian] c

1997

Slums of Beverly Hills [Tamara Jenkins] c; 2uc: Robert Bennett

1998

Waking the Dead [Keith Gordon] c

1998

Wild Horses/Lunch Time Special [Soleil Moon Frye & Meeno Peluce] c

1998

Call Waiting [Michael Goorjian] c; short/12m

1998

Gun Shy [Eric Blakeney] c

1999

The Nightingale and the Rose [Barbara Peacock] c; short/30m; project about homeless people was in pre-prod trying to find the necessary funds; it's unknown if it was ever realized

1999

Knockaround Guys [Brian Koppelman & David Levien] s35/c; 2uc: Richard Rutkowski

1999

Chelsea Walls/Chelsea Hotel [Ethan Hawke] dv-to-35mm/c; cph: Richard Rutkowski

2000

Back to Hell [Alex Cox] c/V; doc/23m; cph: Todd Darling

2000

The Château [Jesse Peretz] dv-to-35mm/c

2000

House of 1000 Corpses [Rob Zombie] c; cph: Alex Poppas

2000

Hardball/Hard Ball [Brian Robbins] c

2001

I'm with Lucy/Autour de Lucy [Jon Sherman] c; aph: John Trapman

2002

The Singing Detective [Keith Gordon] c

2002

Prey for Rock & Roll [Alex Steyermark] HD-to-35mm/c; addph; ph: Antonio Calvache

2002

Ethan and Alan [C.M. Talkington] c; short/12m

2003

Monster [Patty Jenkins] c; addph; ph: Steven Bernstein

2003

Nobody's Perfect [Hank Azaria] c; short/25m

2003

Palindromes [Todd Solondz] c

2004

Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J [Stephen Schible & (co-dir UK) Chris Hilson] HD (Sony F900)/c/V; mus doc/97m; ph UK: Toru Kogure

2005

Right at Your Door [Chris Gorak] s16-35bu/c

2005

The Ex/Fast Track [Jesse Peretz] c; addph: Eric Schmidt

2005

The Need [Chris Young] dv/c; short/12m

2006

Chapter 27 [J.P. (Jarrett) Schaefer] c; 2uc: Michael Simmonds

2006

Outside the Box [Willard Carroll] announced

 

[Right] with Michael Goorjian [left] - "The War Prayer"

 

2007

The War Prayer [Michael A. Goorjian] c; short/10m

2007

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist [Peter Sollett] c; 2uc: Michael Slovis

2008

Quit [Dick Rude] HD (XDCAM)/c; addph: Amy Vincent

2008

The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll [Scott Rosenbaum] c; addph: Brad Holland

2008

Stanley Rubin: A Work in Progress [Kellett Tighe] c; doc/49m; cph: Kahlil Hudson

2009

All About Evil [Joshua Grannell] HD (Sony EX3 & F900)/c

2009

7 Chinese Brothers/Seven Chinese Brothers [Bob Byington] announced as doph, but film was ph by Adam Ginsberg in 2014

2010

Children of the Spider [Jeff Vespa] RED/c; short/11m

2010

Balls to the Wall [Penelope Spheeris] announced as doph, but film was ph by Christopher Popp in 2010

 

"Dead of Nowhere"

 

2010

Dead of Nowhere [Chris Young] Silicon Imaging SI-2K-to-D-Cinema (3-D version)/c; short/10m

2010

Should've Been Romeo [Marc Bennett] c; 2uc (+ co-add c.op): Alex Vendler

2010

Straight to Hell Returns [Alex Cox] c; re-cut (91m) version of 'Straight to Hell' (1986) + new sfx; new color scheme superv by Tom Richmond

2011

My Eleventh [Gary Entin] c

2011

Gods Behaving Badly [Marc Turtletaub] announced as ph, but replaced by Tak Fujimoto

2011

Michael & Javier [Marc Thomas] RED+HD (Sony)-to-scope/c; short/24m; cph: Maceo Bishop; addph: Christine Ng (+ c.asst) & Daniel McKeown

2012

Commuters - a film [Tom Richmond] c; comm short/5m; part #3 of 3-part series 'muse2music', commissioned by the Association of Music Producers

2012

A Birder's Guide to Everything [Rob Meyer] HD scope/c; 2uc: Lyle Vincent; feature adaptation of R. Meyer's short film 'Aquarium' (2007)

2012

All That I Am/Burma [Carlos Puga] HD/c

2013

Envelopes [Nick Weiss-Richmond] c; short/12m; prod Columbia University

2014

Leviticus [Jordan Mattos] ?

2014

My Art [Laurie Simmons] c; addph: Daniel McKeown, Chris Heinrich & Joe Anderson

2015

Visit 57/Thirty Minutes [Kate Phelan] c; short/12m

2015

Little Boxes/Nowhere Ever After [Rob Meyer] c; for Netflix

2016

Untitled Documentary [Stephen Schible] c; doc/?m; cph: Neo Sora & Yutaka Yamazaki

 

 TELEVISION

1982

Powerhouse [ep #1-10 & #12-15 dir by uncred (#1-2 & 6), Michael Switzer (#3, 5 & 13-15), John Allman (#4, 8 & 10), Paul Dunlap (#9) & John Gray (#7 & 12)] 18-part (2 unaired) series/16mm, 1982-83; other ph: Peter Reniers (#11) & Tony Louis Cutrono (#16); for PBS-tv

1989

Amityville: The Evil Escapes/The Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes, Part 4 [Sandor Stern] tvm

1989

Trying Times [ep #9 'Death and Taxes' dir by Jon Denny] 12-part series, 1987-89; 2nd season, 1989; other ph: Angel Goded, Henner Hofmann, Tony Kuhn & Guillermo Navarro; for PBS-tv

1990

I'll Be Home for Christmas [Robert Diaz-LeRoy] tvm/30m; uncred 2uc (+ efx c.op); ph: David Mullen; for Universal Television's Hispanic Film Project

1990

Nightmare on the 13th Floor [Walter Grauman] tvm

1992

Accidentally on Purpose [Tim Pope] pilot; for Nickelodeon-tv

1992

Death and the Compass/La muerte y la brújula [Alex Cox] tvm/57m; Labyrinth ph; ph: Miguel Garzón; ep BBC-tv series 'Screenplay'; in 1993 an extra 40m were shot and a feature version (96m) was completed in 1996

1994

Mr. Stitch [Roger Avary] tvm; the first 'original' aired by Sci-Fi Channel; filmed 1994-95

1996

The Twilight of the Golds [Ross Kagan Marks] tvm; also released theatrically

1996

David Blaine: Street Magic [David Blaine] doc/45m; cph: Jake Clennell & Mike Goldecke

2000

[Emmanuelle -] A Hard Look [Alex Cox] doc/60m; cph: Emma Jensen, Gary Young, a.o.

2002

Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku/Mike Hama - Private Detective [ep #11 'Man Woman, Woman Man/Mike Hama Must Die!' dir by Alex Cox] 12-part Japanese series

2003

Cold Case [pilot 'Look Again' dir by Mark Pellington] 156-part series, 2003-10; 1st season, 2003-04 (23 ep); other ph: Eric Schmidt & Patrick Cady

2004

Tanner on Tanner [Robert Altman] 4-part miniseries; cph: Robert Reed Altman

2004

Tilt [ep #1 'The Game' dir by Brian Koppelman & David Levien, #2 'Risk Tolerance' dir by T.J. Scott & #3 'The Whale' dir by Jeremiah Chechik] 9-part series, 2005; Las Vegas ph

2006

Fallen [Kevin Kerslake] 4-part miniseries, 2007; 2uc: Michael Wale; followed tvm (2006) dir by Mikael Salomon and ph by Jon Joffin; for ABC Family

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1973

Lord of the Universe [David Loxton; tv-doc/58m] co-c.op; ph: Paul Goldsmith

1982

Valley Girl/Bad Boyz/Rebel Dreams [Martha Coolidge] electrician; ph: Fred Elmes

1996

Hype! [Doug Pray; mus doc] co-c.op; ph: Robert Bennett

2003

Inland Empire [David Lynch] co-add c.op; ph: D. Lynch; prod started in 2003; released in 2006