American cinematographer and director Clark Mathis has made a name for himself in Hollywood, photographing some of the most popular movies and television series of the last 20 years. Mathis made his entree into Hollywood in 1997, when he worked as the cinematographer for the raunchy 1997 comedy "Isle of Lesbos". Two years after, he directed an episode of the campy teen-drama "Popular". In 2000, he established himself further when he worked as the cinematographer on 14 episodes of the short-lived television series "The Fugitive", based on the film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, about an innocent man convicted of his wife's murder, and desperate to find her true killer. The show was a dark drama, and was a stark contrast to Mathis' next project as cinematographer, the 2002 dance-team comedy "Gotta Kick It Up". "Gotta Kick It Up" was a Disney channel original movie about a high school dance-team dropout who faces her past and begins to dance again . In 2004, Mathis made his debut as a director, with the heart-wrenching drama "Bereft /b>, about a young woman in Vermont coping with the death of her husband. Following "Bereft", Mathis turned his directorial attentions to television, directing episodes of the Lisa Kudrow vehicle "Tho Comeback", the CW drama "One Tree Hill", and the scripted football comedy "Blue Mountain State".