Chris Manley

After attending the American Film Institute in the mid-1990s, cinematographer Chris Manley broke into the film business the same way countless young filmmakers and production technicians had before him--working for ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1969

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (24)

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Stick Up 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Homeland 2011 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Revenge 2011 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Drive 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Neo Ned 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Prison Break 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

CSI: New York 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Threat Matrix 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Endangered Species 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Big Empty 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dahmer 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

To Protect and Serve 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Roger Corman's The Phantom Eye 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Suicide Club 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Irish Whiskey 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Mother Dreams the Satan Disciples in New York 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Running Woman 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Luck of the Draw (TV Show)

Camera Operator

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Last Cowboy (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Thoughtcrimes (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Wolf Girl (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Director (2)

Masters of Sex 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Mad Men 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

After attending the American Film Institute in the mid-1990s, cinematographer Chris Manley broke into the film business the same way countless young filmmakers and production technicians had before him--working for legendary exploitation producer/low-budget kingpin Roger Corman. The lowbrow genre movies and television programs he paid his dues on--"Running Woman", "Black Scorpion", and "The Phantom Eye"--may have been light years from more respectable big-budget fare, but the experience and resourcefulness he gained would later serve him well. He was chief director of photography on a number of cheapie movies in the early 2000s, including the horror film "Wolf Girl", the twisty heist picture "The Stickup" starring James Spader, and the grisly psychological study "Dahmer" starring a pre-"The Hurt Locker" Jeremy Renner as the notorious cannibalistic serial killer. The latter film also reunited him with David Jacobson, whom Manley first met while they were students at Temple University. But it was his work on the short-lived ABC television series "Threat Matrix", about a Homeland Security anti-terrorism unit, that put Manley's experience as a quick-thinking technician to good use and led to steady work on other serial television series. In 2008, he landed lead cinematography duties on Matthew Weiner's captivating 1960s-set drama "Mad Men" after an AMC production executive recommended him for the show because of "The Phantom Eye". His meticulous lighting and framing beautifully evokes the time period and films of the era, garnering Manley well-deserved Emmy nominations.

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1994

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