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 JO WILLEMS   SBC

Born: ? November 1970, Westerlo, Belgium, as Jo Alfons Willems.

Education: Sint Lukas Instituut, Brussels, Belgium; London International Film School [LIFS], London, UK.

Career: Received his first professional cinematography opportunity when he was hired to shoot a music video for the band Cable, directed by Mark Adcock. During this shoot, Willems met director David Slade. Willems and Slade collaborated on numerous projects that garnered critical and peer acclaim. He was twice nominated for Best Cinematography at the English CAD Awards. After shooting 100+ music videos in England, Willems moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to continue his career.

Ph music videos dir by Mark Adcock [a: Cylob], Roman Coppola [a: Supergrass], David Slade [a: David Gray ('This Year's Love', 2001), a: Stereophonics ('Mr. Writer', 2001), Rob Dougan ('Clubbed to Death', 2002), Tori Amos, a.o.], Marcos Siega [a: Anastacia], Francis Lawrence [a: Justin Timberlake], Sanaa Hamri [a: Prince ('Musicology', 2004)], David LaChapelle [a: Britney Spears ('Everytime', 2004)], a.o.

Ph commercials dir by Tim Godsall [for Tilex], Noam Murro [for Ford], Ryan Ebner [for Sears], Tom Kuntz [for ESPN], Bennett Miller [for Nikon], a.o.

Directed commercials.

Married [2000-] to prod Karen O'Brien.

Website: Jo Willems



 FILMS, TELEVISION & INTERNET

1995

Alan's Story [Alex Tweddle] 16mm/c; short/12m; originally conceived as (central) part of a trilogy; prod LIFS

1997

Cable [Mark Adcock] b&w; mus short/16m; + co-exec prod

2002

60 Seconds [Martin Weisz] scope/c; short/15m

2003

Britney Spears - [Gettin'] in the Zone [Nick Wickham] mus doc tv-special; for ABC-tv & Channel 4

2004

Do Geese See God [David Slade] c; short/10m34s; ep #3 of 5-part online series 'Amazon Theater'

2004

Hard Candy [David Slade] s35/c

2005

London [Hunter Richards] s35/c

2005

Rocket Science [Jeffrey Blitz] b&w-c; 2uc: Byron Shah

2006

30 Days of Night [David Slade] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Aaron Morton; addph: Rob Marsh

2008

Confessions of a Shopaholic [P.J. Hogan] p (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: David M. Dunlap

2009

Zach [Randy Krallman] c; short/11m; an online webfilm for Tampax

2010

Limitless/Dark Fields [Neil Burger] s35+RED+HD (Canon EOS 1D & 5D)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Petr Hlinomaz; addph: Richard Rutkowski

2011

Awake/R.E.M. [pilot dir by David Slade] 13-part tv-series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012; for NBC-tv

2011

Touch [pilot dir by Francis Lawrence] tv-series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2012-present; 1st season, 2012; 2uc: Nicole Hirsch Whitaker; for FOX-tv

2012

Gotham [Francis Lawrence] tv-pilot; 2uc: Charles Libin; for ABC-tv

2012

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [Francis Lawrence] p+s35+IMAX (65mm)-to-35mm scope (+ IMAX-70bu & D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Linus Sandgren (uncred) & Robby Baumgartner; aph: David Norris; uwph: Peter Zuccarini; vfx ph 2u: Mark H. Weingartner

2013

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [Francis Lawrence] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/p)/c; aph: David B. Nowell; vfx ph: Mark H. Weingartner

2013

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 [Francis Lawrence] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/p)/c; aph: David B. Nowell; vfx ph: Mark H. Weingartner