BIO

Paul Cameron, ASC has worked on some of the most visually groundbreaking feature films of the past decade.

He just completed Principal Photography on The Commuter starring Liam Neeson for director Jaume Collet-Serra.

He also lensed the pilot of the critically acclaimed HBO’s series Westworld. Written and directed by Jonathan Nolan and produced by J.J. Abrams, the series premiere drew 3.3 million viewers — one of HBO’s most-watched premieres. Cameron shot the pilot on 35mm film to enhance the large scale cinematic feel. Paul’s work on the pilot garnered him an ASC award nomination for outstanding achievement in a TV, Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and was also featured at the 2016 Camerimage First Look TV Pilots competition.

Set for release on 26 May next year, Disney’s much anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales promises to be the most cinematic and exciting in the film series. Cameron spent the larger part of 2015 shooting the film on location in Australia.

Other films Cameron shot include Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Repace, directed by Niels Arden Oplev. He has lensed for directors Len Wiseman (Total Recall), Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Déjà Vu), Dominic Sena (Swordfish, Gone in Sixty Seconds) and Michael Mann (Collateral), among many others.

His cinematography for Collateral confirmed the capabilities of the still-young digital medium, immortalized now as one of the first major studio films to embrace digital cinematography. The film earned Cameron a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award and the Los Angeles Critics Award for Best Cinematography.

In 2003, his masterful lensing caught the eye of the Clio and AICP awards. His photography on the BMW featurette “Beat the Devil” with director Scott took top cinematography honors at both events and is now part of the NYC Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. He won another Clio in 2008 for the VW Golf Night Drive spot with director Noam Murro – his third Clio to date.

Cameron currently resides in Los Angeles. He is represented by Dattner Dispoto and Associates (DDA).

Feature Credits – Director of Photography
  • 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales Dirs: Joachin Ronning, Espen Sandberg
  • 2016 Westworld Dir: Jonah Nolan (HBO/Warner Bros. Pilot)
  • 2013 Dead Man Down Dir: Niels Arden Oplev
  • 2012 Total Recall Dir: Len Wiseman
  • 2011 Man On A Ledge Dir: Asger Leth
  • 2010 Henry’s Crime Dir: Malcolm Venville
  • 2007 Deja Vu Dir: Tony Scott
  • 2006 In the Land of Women Dir: Jon Kasden
  • 2004 Collateral Dir: Michael Mann
  • 2004 Man on Fire Dir: Tony Scott
  • 2002 Beat the Devil Dir: Tony Scott
  • 2001 Swordfish Dir: Dominec Sena
  • 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds Dir: Dominec Sena
  • 1999 Advice from a Caterpillar Dir: Don Scardino
  • 1997 The Last Supper Dir: Stacy Title
  • 1996 American Combatant Dir: Charles Libin

 

Feature Cinematography Awards
  • 2017 EMMY NOMINATION Westworld “The Original” One Hour Single Camera
  • 2016 ASC Nomination – Best Cinematography “Westworld”
  • 2016 Camerimage Nomination – Best Cinematography “Westworld”
  • 2005 BAFTA Award WINNER – Best Cinematography “Collateral”
  • 2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association WINNER – Best Cinematography “Collateral”
  • 2004 ASC Nomination – Best Cinematography “Collateral”

 

Commercial Credits – Director of Photography
  • Malcolm Venville, Michael Haussman, Sam Mendes, Danny Klienman, Noam Murro, Jake Scott, Walter Stern, Tarsem, Joe Carnahan, Leonard Dorfman, Seb Edwards, James Gartner, Jorn Haagen, Stacey Title, Kinka Usher, Simon McQuoid, Stacy Wall, and Mathew Cullen

 

Commercial Cinematography Award
  • 2008 Bronze Clio Award Winner – Best Cinematography VW Golf “Night Drive”
  • 2003 Gold Clio Award Winner and 2003 AICP Show-Best Cinematography: BMW “Beat the Devil”
  • 1996 Silver Clio Award–Best Cinematography
  • 1995 Emmy Award–National Sports Promotion Campaign