#1: From interview [DP/30, 2014]

#2: From interview [efti-tv]

 

   


BRADFORD YOUNG   ASC

 

Born: 6 July 1977, Louisville, Kentucky, as Bradford Marcel Young.

Education: Howard University, Washington, D.C. [Film].

Career: Moved to Chicago at age 15 to live with his father. At Howard University, he was strongly influenced by filmmaker Haile Gerima.

Ph commercials dir by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Romanek, Isaiah Seret, Derek Cianfrance, a.o.

Ph music videos dir by Andre Wilkins, Isaiah Seret ['Plant Hunter'; music: MGMT], a.o.

Member of the ASC since 2015.

Was named the 2015-16 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. His residency began in December 2015 and lasted 10 weeks.

Awards: Sundance FF 'Cinematography Award' [2011] for 'Pariah'; Sundance FF 'Cinematography Award' [2013] for 'Mother of George' & 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'; Independent Spirit Award nom [2015] for 'Selma'; Camerimage 'Silver Frog' Award [2016] & ASC Film Award nom [2016] for 'Arrival'.

Website: Bradford Young


 

 FILMS

2004

He Can Get It [Eric T. Rice] c

2005

Eventual Salvation [Dee Rees] c; doc/86m; premiered in 2008

2006

A Riot in the Dark [Mike Brown] c; short/10m

2006

Streets 2 Suites [Marquette Jones] 16mm/c; short/7m; 2uc: Daniel Patterson; this branded short was used to promote the Heineken USA brand within the upscale, urban market through a narrative short film

2006

Pariah [Dee Rees] c; short/28m; prod New York University/Tisch School of the Arts; see 2009

2006

Mo [Brian Scott Lederman] s16/c

2007

Alicia in Africa - Journey to the Motherland [Earle Sebastian] HD/c; doc/44m; 2uc: Michelle Marrion; for Keep a Child Alive.org

2007

Untitled Bill Cosby Documentary [Jamey Phillips] doc; cph: Lol Crawley; in 2014 in post-production

2007

White Lies, Black Sheep [James Spooner] DigiBeta/c

2007

I Want You [Nefertite Nguvu] b&w-c; short/13m

2007

Untitled Ernest Withers Project [St. Clair Bourne] doc; dir St. Clair Bourne died in December 2007

2008

The Unhealing Wound [Aida Muluneh] doc; work-in-progress

2008

Cigarettes for Breakfast [Daniel E. Williams] s16+16mm/b&w-c

2008

Broken [Tamara LaSeon Bass] c; short/11m

2008

America's Shadows: H.I.V. Risk in Black & Latino Youth [Tchaiko Omawale] c; doc/37m; cph: Kira Kelly, Kristana Textor, James Spooner, T. Omawale, Toyin Adebanjo, a.o.

2008

Windows Vista: Predator Edition [Paul Kamuf] HD/c; short/5m

2008

Mississippi Damned [Tina Mabry] s35/c

2008

We Love You [Jonathan Kalafer] c; doc/39m; add camera: Michael Niman, Hans Charles & J. Kalafer

2008

Chinatown Film Project [seg dir by ?] c; 75m (10 seg + Special Opening Trailer); a film exhibition (10 shorts dir by New York City-based filmmakers) prod for the Museum of Chinese in America (2009); filmed 2007-08

2008

Entre nos/Between Us/We Can [Gloria La Morte & Paola Mendoza] HD (Panasonic AG-HPX500)/c

2008

The End of Winter [Nefertite Nguvu] c; short/26m

2009

The Western Front [Zachary Iscol] c; doc/73m; cph: Radha Agrawal

2009

The Way Home [Faythallegra Coleman] c; short/13m

2009

In Retrospect... [Logan Coles] c; short/26m

2009

Colonial Gods [Dee Rees] c; short/30m

2009

Abracadabra [Julie Pacino] c; short/14m; cph: Luke McCoubrey

2009

If I Leap [Jackie J. Stone] c; short/20m; prod New York University/Tisch School of the Arts; aired on HBO-tv as part of the American Black Film Festival 2010

2009

I Will Follow [Ava DuVernay] was asked to be the doph, but he wasn't available; film was ph by Miguel Bunster

2009

Pariah [Dee Rees] s35-to-35mm/c; feature-length expansion of short film (2006); filmed December 2009 and September 2010

2010

Mr. Soul!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV [Samuel D. Pollard & Melissa Haizlip] b&w-c; doc/80m; addph: Anne Etheridge

2010

Restless City [Andrew Dosunmu] RED One-to-digital/c

2010

Class Trip [Sarah Gyllenstierna] c; short/19m

2010

Katya [Mako Kamitsuna] HD/c; short/23m

2011

More Than Conquerors [Andre Wilkins] c; doc/50m; cph: Daniel Patterson; for American Cancer Society

2011

The Evil Eyes [Bobby Abate] v+HD/b&w (v) + c (HD); short/20m

2011

Nasceu Maria/Maria Was Born [Elena Greenlee] c; short/19m; 2uc (New York): Giovanni Autran; addph (Brazil): Rita Albano; prod New York University/Tisch School of the Arts

2011

Carbon Dated - 9.11.2301 [Tanuj Chopra] c; exp short/4m

2011

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners [Shola Lynch] HD/b&w-c; doc/101m; ph re-creations; ph: Sandi Sissel

2011

Middle of Nowhere [Ava DuVernay] HD (Sony F35/scope)/c

2011

Mother of George/Ma' George [Andrew Dosunmu] RED Epic-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Love Synchs [Paul Kamuf] c; short/9m

2012

Ain't Them Bodies Saints [David Lowery] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Joe Anderson

2012

Vara: A Blessing [Khyentse Norbu] HD scope/c

2013

En Vogue [Jenn Nkiru] HD/c; exp short/4m; 2uc: Arthur Jafa; for Howard University (USA) & Channel 4-tv (UK)

2013

Venezia 70: Future Reloaded/Venice 70: Future Reloaded [seg (2m/b&w-c/RED Epic) dir by Haile Gerima] scope/b&w-c; doc/120m (70 seg)

2013

Lorraine [André Des Rochers] c; short/12m

2013

Pawn Sacrifice [Edward Zwick] s35+16mm+HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-digital (scope)/c; 2uc: Sylvaine Dufaux

2014

A Most Violent Year [J.C. Chandor] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT M, XT Plus & XT Studio/Master Scope)-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c; ph Detroit unit: Stanley Fernandez Jr.; ph doc seg: Robert Levi

2014

Selma [Ava DuVernay] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Plus/Hawk Scope + Phantom Flex 4K)-to-D-Cinema (scope)/c; addph 2u: Arthur Jafa

2015

Arrival/Story of Your Life [Denis Villeneuve] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c; aph: Hans Bjerno

2015

I Called Him Morgan/American Jazz Musician [Kasper Collin] c; mus doc/89m; cph: Erik Vallsten

2015

Beat-up Little Seagull [Andrew Dosunmu] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Plus)/c

2016

Intelligent Life/The Ambassador [Colin Trevorrow] pre-production

2016

Untitled Star Wars/Han Solo Film [Phil Lord & Chris Miller] pre-production

 

 TELEVISION, INTERNET & MOBILE

2010

My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop [Ava DuVernay] mus doc/42m; for BET (Black Entertainment Television)

2012

The Boring Life of Jacqueline [Sebastián Silva] 10-part series (143m); for HBO Go (HBO Digitals) (mobile)

2013

The Door [Ava DuVernay] HD/c; comm short/9m; ep #5 of series 'Women's Tales' for women's fashion brand Miu Miu and launched in 2012 in partnership with the Venice Film Festival

2013

Six by Sondheim [James Lapine (+ mus seg 'Opening Doors'); Autumn DeWilde (mus seg 'Send in the Clowns') & Todd Haynes (mus seg 'I'm Still Here')] doc/86m; ph mus seg 'Send in the Clowns'; other ph: Martin Ahlgren & Ed Lachman; for HBO-tv

2013

Everything Is Copy [Jacob Bernstein & Nick Hooker] doc/89m/HD; addph: Christine Ng, Julie Kirkwood, Rachel Morrison & Topher Osborn; filmed 2013-14

2015

A Violet Death [Isaiah Seret] p/c; short/4m; for Nowness.com (internet)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

2012

Untitled (Structures) [Leslie Hewitt] 2-channel film installation/17m; ph on 35mm

2014

Bynum Cutler [Bradford Young] 3-channel video installation (Bethel Tabernacle AME Church, Weeksville, Brooklyn, NYC)