From the documentary

"Cinematographer Style"

               

 KEES VAN OOSTRUM   ASC

Born: 5 July 1953, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Education: Nederlandse Film Academie, Amsterdam [NFA] [1972-76]; American Film Institute [AFI] [1977-79].

Career: Ph documentaries for the Smithsonian Institute and other organizations; was offered the ph of an 'ABC Afterschool Special' which led to the ph of a 'Movie of the Week'.

Became active member of the ASC in 1993. Was a member of the NSC. Member of the Dutch Directors Guild.

Appeared in the doc 'Cinematographer Style' [2005, Jon Fauer; ph: J. Fauer, Jeff Laszlo, Brian Heller & David Morgan].

Awards: 'Emmy' Award nom [1992] for 'Miss Rose White'; ASC Award nom [1993] & 'Emmy' Award nom [1994] for 'The Burden of Proof'; ASC Award [1994] & 'Emmy' Award nom [1994] for 'Return to Lonesome Dove' [Part II]; ASC Award nom [1998] for 'Medusa's Child'; ASC TV Award nom [2004] for 'Spartacus'.

Website: Kees van Oostrum



 FILMS

1980

Nights at O'Rear's [Robert Mandel] c; short/45m; prod AFI

1983

I Am Joe's Eye [Sheldon Renan] c; doc/25m; live-action + anim; for Reader's Digest Association

1983

Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse [Sheldon Renan] c; spph (+ dir sfx); ph: Hanania Baer & Dennis Matsuda

1984

The Oasis/A Savage Hunger [Sparky Greene] c; co-2uc; ph: Alexander Gruszynski

1984

Certain Fury [Stephen Gyllenhaal] c; 2uc (Los Angeles): Joe Pennella

1984

Blue Heaven [Kathleen Dowdey] s16/c

1992

Gettysburg [Ronald F. Maxwell] 35mm (+ 70mm)/c; 2uc: Eduard van der Enden; also a 3-part tv-miniseries

1994

Separate Lives [David Madden] c

1995

[Stephen King's] Thinner [Tom Holland] c; addph: Alan Caso; 2uc: Robert Draper

1998

Joan of Arc: The Virgin Warrior [Ronald F. Maxwell] announced for June start; status unknown

1998

Drive Me Crazy [John Schultz] c

2001

Gods and Generals [Ronald F. Maxwell] p/c; 2uc: William Wages; vfx ph: Timothy Angulo; originally developed for tv

2001

Under the Mimosa [ Melissa Gilbert] pre-production May 2001; status unknown

2002

The Last Man Club [Bo Brinkman] c

2005

Fields of Freedom [David de Vries] c; short/25m; filmed in 17 days for Bob Monahan's Gateway Gettysburg theatre

2006

We Fight to Be Free [Kees van Oostrum] s35+65mm-to-D-Cinema/c; short/24m; prod for the Ford Orientation Center at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

2006

Who's Your Caddy? [Don Michael Paul] c; 2uc; ph: Thomas Callaway

2007

The Last Word [Geoffrey Haley] c

2007

First Sunday [David E. Talbert] c; 2uc; ph: Alan Caso

2007

Nights in Rodanthe [George C. Wolfe] s35/c; 2uc; ph: Affonso Beato

2007

The Chosen One [Rob Schneider (replaced George Sluizer, who started shooting in November 2007)] c; shooting resumed with dir R. Schneider in April 2008

2007

The Hessen Affair [Paul Breuls] c

2008

Christina [Larry Brand] RED/c

2009

The Genesis Code [Patrick Read Johnson & C. Thomas Howell] RED/c

2011

Wild Eyes: The Abby Sunderland Story [Laurence Sunderland] HD (Sony EX-1 + Canon EOS 5D & 7D + GoPro)/c; doc/78m; cph: Bill Bennett; addph: Joey Julius, Eric Reinig & Alicia Varela

2011

Dark Hearts [Rudolf Buitendach] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c

2012

Copperhead [Ronald F. Maxwell] c

2012

Where the Road Runs Out [Rudolf Buitendach] HD/c


 TELEVISION

1982

Kwiek graal 1 - K(l)eurig [Hilde van Oostrum] c; doc/55m

1982

Is da graal 2 - Hé [Hilde van Oostrum] c; doc/65m

1983

Five American Guns [John Cosgrove] doc/?m; ep HBO-tv series 'America Undercover'

1983

The Hand Me Down Kid [Robert Mandel] tvm/30m

1983

Her Life as a Man [Robert Ellis Miller] tvm

1984

The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations [Mark Cullingham] tvm/60m; a 'CBS Schoolbreak Special' (1st season, ep #4)

1984

Missing Persons: Four True Stories [Kees van Oostrum] doc/60m; for HBO-tv

1985

A Case of Deadly Force [Michael Miller] tvm

1985

Crime of Innocence [Michael Miller] tvm

1985

A Time to Triumph [Noel Black] tvm

1986

Something in Common [Glenn Jordan] tvm

1987

Roses Are for the Rich [Michael Miller] 2-part tvm

1987

Sable [pilot dir by Ron Rapiel] 7-part series, 1987-88; other ph: Alex Nepomniaschy & John J. Connor

1987

Mistress [Michael Tuchner] tvm

1988

The Karen Carpenter Story [Joseph Sargent & Richard Carpenter] tvm

1988

Day One [Joseph Sargent] tvm

1989

Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North [Mike Robe] 2-part tvm

1989

The Gifted One [Stephen Herek] pilot; cph: Don McCuaig

1989

The Incident/Incident at Lincoln Bluff [Joseph Sargent] tvm

1989

A Son's Promise [John Korty] tvm

1990

Ivory Hunters/The Last Elephant [Joseph Sargent] tvm

1990

Son of the Morning Star [Mike Robe] 2-part tvm; 2uc + 2ud: Dean Semler

1990

Long Road Home [John Korty] tvm

1990

Never Forget [Joseph Sargent] tvm

1991

An Inconvenient Woman [Larry Elikann] 2-part tvm

1991

Het eind dat niemand keren kan [Emile Fallaux] doc/120m/16mm; cph: Erik Zuyderhoff & Frans Bromet

1991

The Story Lady [Larry Elikann] tvm; cph: Sol Negrin

1991

Miss Rose White [Joseph Sargent] tvm; ep #282 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

1991

The Burden of Proof [Mike Robe] 2-part tvm

1992

In My Daughter's Name/Overruled [Jud Taylor] tvm

1992

Somebody’s Daughter [Joseph Sargent] tvm

1992

[Danielle Steel's] Heartbeat [Michael Miller] tvm

1992

Men Don't Tell [Harry Winer] tvm

1993

There Was a Little Boy [Mimi Leder] tvm

1993

[Judith Krantz's] Torch Song [Michael Miller] tvm

1993

Return to Lonesome Dove [Mike Robe] 3-part miniseries; 2uc + 2ud: Douglas Milsome

1993

[Danielle Steel's] Once in a Lifetime [Michael Miller] tvm

1994

Children of the Dark [Michael Switzer] tvm

1994

Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die [Peter H. Hunt] tvm

1994

The Enemy Within [Jonathan Darby] tvm; ph Washington D.C.: David Insley

1994

Jack Reed: A Search for Justice/Deadly Justice [Brian Dennehy] tvm

1994

Down Came a Blackbird/Ramirez [Jonathan Sanger] tvm; uwph: Pauline Heaton

1995

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler [Marcus Cole] tvm

1995

Degree of Guilt [Mike Robe] 2-part tvm

1995

Journey [Tom McLoughlin] tvm

1995

Second Noah [pilot dir by Donna Deitch] 21-part series, 1996-97; 1st season, 1996 (12 ep); other ph: Mike Fash

1996

Profiler [pilot (ep #1) 'Insight' dir by John Patterson, #21 'Venom' (part 1) dir by James Whitmore Jr. & #22 'Venom' (part 2) dir by Dan Lerner] 83-part series, 1996-2000; 1st season, 1996-97; other ph: Michael Bonvillain (19 ep)

1996

The Christmas Tree [Sally Field] tvm

1996

[William Faulkner's] Old Man [John Kent Harrison] tvm

1997

Before He Wakes [Michael Scott] tvm

1997

Profiler [17 ep dir by various] 2nd season, 1997-98 (20 ep); other ph: Theo van de Sande; see 1996

1997

Medusa's Child [Larry Shaw] 2-part tvm

1998

You Know My Name/Bill Tilghman [John Kent Harrison] tvm

1999

Cupid & Cate [Brent Shields] tvm; ep #310 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

1999

A House Divided [John Kent Harrison] tvm

2002

Homeward Bound [Josh Brand] tvm/60m

2003

Spartacus [Robert Dornhelm] 2-part tvm

2004

Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman [Sheldon Larry] tvm/s16

2004

The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel [Ron Lagomarsino] tvm

2005

The Water Is Wide [John Kent Harrison] tvm; ep #329 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'-series

2005

Snow Wonder [Peter Werner] tvm

2006

A Perfect Day [Peter Levin] tvm

2009

Secrets in the Walls [Christopher Leitch] tvm

2010

Smooch [Ron Oliver] tvm/HD; for Hallmark Channel


 MISCELLANEOUS

1974

Om de tafel [Jurriën Rood; short] lighting; ph: Joop van der Vegt; prod NFA

1976

De gangen, de stilte en Peter/Corridors of Silence [Leo de Boer; short/b&w/20m] co-lighting; ph: Deen van de (= der) Zaken; prod NFA

1977

Peter en de vliegende autobus/Vliegen zonder vleugels/Flying Without Wings [Karst van der Meulen] lighting; ph: Cees Samson; 93m & 54m (UK)

1978

A Force of One [Paul Aaron] asst to dir; ph: Roger Shearman


 FILMS & TELEVISION AS DIRECTOR

1978

Een dikke liefde [short/23m; + co-scrpl] ph: Bert van Munster

1984

Het bittere kruid/Bitter Sweet/Bitter Herbs [feature] ph: Theo van de Sande

1984

Missing Persons: Four True Stories [tv-doc; + ph] see Television

1986

The Hitchhiker [ep #29 'Dead Heat'; tv-series] ph: Richard Wincenty

1987

Sable [ep #6 'Watchdogs'; tv-series] ph: ?; see Television (1987)

1990

Vanished [feature] unrealized

1997

Profiler [ep #38 'Lethal Obsession'; tv-series] ph: Theo van de Sande; see Television (1997)

2000

A Perfect Man/Dial 9 for Love/Men Are Dogs [feature] ph: Joost van Gelder; shelved after filming due to financial problems; film was completed in 2012 and released in 2013

2006

We Fight to Be Free [short/24m; + ph] see Films

2011

First Allies [feature] ph: Dan Laustsen; pre-production; scheduled to start filming in September; financed by the Oneida Indian Nation; status unknown