Alar Kivilo

Though he was born in Montreal, Alar Kivilo made his first steps toward a career in film after moving to Toronto in the early 1970s. There he began a film program at York University, which led to a number of roles as a ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1953 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (29)

Fallen 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Choice 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Lucky One 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bad Teacher 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Blind Side 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Year One 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Lookout 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Aurora Borealis 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ice Harvest 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Normal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Glass House 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Black and Blue 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Simple Plan 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Gotti 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Invaders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Avalanche 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Young at Heart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Da 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Deep in My Heart (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Friends at Last (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Heads (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Mary Silliman's War (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Taking Chance (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

Though he was born in Montreal, Alar Kivilo made his first steps toward a career in film after moving to Toronto in the early 1970s. There he began a film program at York University, which led to a number of roles as a camera assistant. Kivilo worked his way up to becoming a cinematographer, contributing to numerous documentaries, music videos, and short films in Canada, including the Oscar-winning short "Boys and Girls" in 1982. During this period he also did an extraordinary amount of work in advertising, directing numerous Bessie, Clio, and Cannes award-winning commercials. Kivilo filmed his first full-length film with 1988's "Da," and soon after began to focus primarily on that medium. A large portion of his work has been for television, including the Emmy-nominated gangster biopic "Gotti" as well as the American Society of Cinematographers award winning "Taking Chance." In addition to HBO's "Gotti," he has worked on a number of other projects for the pay-cable network, including "Weapons of Mass Distraction," "Rebound," and "Normal." Kivilo is also recognized for his work in theatrical films, having collaborated with a number of acclaimed directors, including Harold Ramis ("The Ice Harvest," "Year One") and Sam Raimi ("A Simple Plan").

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