Phedon Papamichael


PHEDON PAPAMICHAEL’s (Cinematographer) recent work as director of photography includes Mouse Hunt, directed by Gore Verbinski and 1997s The Locusts, directed by John Patrick Kelly. He was cinematographer on the highly acclaimed films Phenomenon, directed by Jon Turtletaub; Unhook the Stars; Unstrung Heroes; and Turtelaub’s comedy hits While You Were Sleeping and Cool Runnings. Additionally, Papamichael shot two pilots which Francis Ford Coppola produced, White Dwarf (which received a 1995 nomination for the A.S.C. Best Cinematography Award) and The Conversation. Other work includes the features Poison Ivy, After Midnight and Oliver Stone’s miniseries Wild Palms, which received a 1993 A.S.C. nomination for Best Cinematography.

Papamichael has also directed and photographed two features, Dark Side of Genius and Sketch Artist for which he received a 1992 Cable ACE Award nomination for Best Cinematography and won the Silver Award at the 1992 Houston Film Festival for Best Picture.

Born in Athens, Greece, Papamichael came to the United States in 1983. A self-taught cinematographer he initially worked as director of photography on the black and white 35mm short film Spud which won the award for best cinematography at the Cork Festival in Ireland.

His other feature credits include Prayer of the Rollerboys, Streets, Temptation Blues, The Setting Sun, the documentary Bukowsky on Barfly and the John Cassavetes short film Cold Chicken.



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