Mark Irwin

Director of photography
A great deal of Mark Irwin's career was as sci-fi/action director David Cronenberg's regular cinematographer until the late 1980s, at which time Irwin made a gradual shift into working primarily in comedies. Two notable ... Read more »
Born: 08/07/1950 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (104)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Black Jesus 2014 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Snowflake 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Christmas Spirit 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Teen Beach Movie 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Carnal Innocence 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Concrete Blondes 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Silent Witness 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Last Godfather 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Shortcut 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blonde Ambition 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sydney White 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Big Momma's House 2 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Grandma's Boy 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ringer 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Freddy Got Fingered 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Osmosis Jones 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Say It Isn't So 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

10 Things I Hate About You 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Steel 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Don't Look Back 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Kingpin 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scream 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Night of the Running Man 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Avenging Angel 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wes Craven's New Nightmare 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

April One 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Man's Best Friend 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Just Deserts 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Passenger 57 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Not of This World 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Call Me Anna 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Class of 1999 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

I Come in Peace 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Brother's Keeper 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

So Proudly We Hail 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Adderly 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Fright Night II 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Paint It Black 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bat 21 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Buckeye and Blue 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pass the Ammo 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Blob 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love at Stake 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hanoi Hilton 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Spasms 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Spearfield's Daughter 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Fly 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Those Roos Boys and Friends 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Special People 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Protector 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bradbury Trilogy 1984 (Movie)

("The Playground") (Director of Photography)

The Killer Instinct 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Storytelling 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Dead Zone 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Videodrome 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scanners 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bix 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cries in the Night 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Terror Eyes 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Trapped 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fast Company 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tanya's Island 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Brood 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blood and Guts 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Starship Invasions 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Child's Christmas in Wales (TV Show)

Photography

Absolute Strangers (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Backfield in Motion (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Can of Worms (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Extreme Justice (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Flight 93 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Heat Wave (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Innocent Victims (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Keep the Change (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Miracle Child (TV Show)

Director of Photography

My First Love (TV Show)

Director of Photography

My Future Boyfriend (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Proudly We Hail (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Really Weird Tales (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Robin of Locksley (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Slaughter of the Innocents (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Teen Beach 2 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Tidal Wave: No Escape (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (1)

Cinematographer Style 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A great deal of Mark Irwin's career was as sci-fi/action director David Cronenberg's regular cinematographer until the late 1980s, at which time Irwin made a gradual shift into working primarily in comedies. Two notable films in which Irwin worked with Cronenberg include "The Fly" and "Videodrome." "The Fly" was a remake of a 1950s film that Cronenberg gave a more gory and spectacular twist, and can be considered the height of Cronenberg's career. The film served as a cultural metaphor for the AIDS epidemic which was enhanced by the elaborate costumes, makeup, and sets so skillfully and artfully captured by Irwin. "Videodrome" was another film with elaborate sets and costumes featuring grotesque body transformations and highly charged sexual imagery. It was unique, however, as it was the first to use a flicker-eliminating technology when filming television screen images, as well as using Betamax video cassettes instead of VHS tapes. Two quintessential Farrelly brothers (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) films of the 1990s that Irwin worked on after his collaborations with Cronenberg were "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary." The success of both films, heavily relying on physical and visual humor, were substantially indebted to Irwin's cinematographic skills and experience with Cronenberg. Irwin did not give up on the horror genre altogether after the 1980s, as he worked on the post-modern slasher film "Scream." This film again presented an opportunity for Irwin's sense of detail and comic timing to enhance its most dynamic and innovative aspects.

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