Dean Cundey

Director of photography, Director, Actor
American cinematographer Dean Cundey, noted for his work on special effects-laden Hollywood extravaganzas, debuted with "Where the Red Fern Grows" (1974) and shot similarly undistinguished films until teaming with ... Read more »
Born: 03/12/1946 in Los Angeles County, California, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (62)

Goodtime Charlie 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Walking with the Enemy 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crazy Kind of Love 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Playing For Keeps 2012 (Movie)

(Louisiana Splinter Unit) (Director of Photography)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Spy Next Door 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Troop 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Whisper 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Garfield 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Krippendorf's Tribe 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flubber 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Leave It to Beaver 1997 (Movie)

(Photography)

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Casper 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Death Becomes Her 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Nothing But Trouble 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

And All Through the House 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Road House 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Big Business 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Project X 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Back to the Future 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Warning Sign 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Amazons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Romancing the Stone 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

D.C. Cab 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Psycho II 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Invisible Woman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Thing 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Halloween II 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Separate Ways 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Galaxina 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Fog 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Without Warning 1980 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Roller Boogie 1979 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Bare Knuckles 1978 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Halloween 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jaws of Satan 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hi-Riders 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Black Shampoo 1976 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Charge of the Model-T's 1976 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Ilse, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks 1974 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Where the Red Fern Grows 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Camp Rock (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Invitation to Hell (TV Show)

Director of Photography

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Face: Jesus in Art (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (4)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

Technician (Actor)

Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

Mate (Actor)

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)
Director (2)

Deep Rising 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

American cinematographer Dean Cundey, noted for his work on special effects-laden Hollywood extravaganzas, debuted with "Where the Red Fern Grows" (1974) and shot similarly undistinguished films until teaming with writer-director John Carpenter for "Halloween" (1978), a smashing success and a modern horror classic. Here he displayed his flair for composing evocative images of terror on a modest budget by using as little light as possible. Cundey went on to lens a series of films directed or produced by Carpenter ("The Fog" 1980; "Halloween II" 1981; "Escape From New York" 1981; "The Thing" 1982; "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" 1982; "Big Trouble in Little China" 1986). He worked on Richard Franklin's surprisingly good sequel, "Psycho II" (1983), and shot several TV-movies and pilots, including Wes Craven's "Invitation to Hell" (ABC, 1984).

Relationships

Gail Cundey

Sister
younger

EDUCATION

California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
attended for two years before transferring to UCLA; was studying production design

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1968
studied under celebrated Hollywood cinematographer James Wong Howe

Milestones

1998

Served as second unit director on Stephen Sommers' "Deep Rising"

1997

Made directing debut with "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves", Walt Disney Home Video's first live-action, direct-to-video release

1995

Teamed with director Ron Howard for "Apollo 13"

1991

Initial collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, "Hook"

1989

Teamed with Zemeckis on "All Through the House" episode of "Tales From the Crypt" (HBO)

1988

Oscar-nominatd for Zemeckis' "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

1985

First project for Amblin Entertainment, Zemeckis' "Back to the Future", produced by Steven Spielberg

1984

First collaboration with Robert Zemeckis, "Romancing the Stone"

1983

TV-movie debut as director of photography, "M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Driving"

1978

First collaboration with John Carpenter, "Halloween"

1974

First feature as director of photography, "Where the Red Ferns Grow", a period family drama

Bonus Trivia

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In 2001, named cinematographer in residence for the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) master of fine arts program in cinematography.

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Cundey has played small roles in "Back to the Future III" (1990, suitably cast as a photographer) and "Jurassic Park" (1993).

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