Ousama "Ozzie" Rawi

Cinematographer Ousama Rawi was born in Iraq but grew up in Scotland. While in his early 20s, he worked at a London production facility and got the chance to man the camera on a commercial short film. The resulting ... Read more »

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (31)

Dracula 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Borgia 2006 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

The Tudors 2006 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Bling Ring 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Vinegar Hill 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Somebodies 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pact 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Avenging Angelo 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blackheart 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Picnic 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Parting Shots 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Zulu Dawn 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Power Play 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Petite fille en velours bleu 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rachel's Man 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sky Riders 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Black Windmill 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Human Factor 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Alfie Darling 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Gold 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pulp 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The 14 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Breaking Through (TV Show)

Director of Photography

DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Jasper, Texas (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Killing Jesus (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Of Two Minds (TV Show)

Camera

Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Ruby's Bucket of Blood (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Wishing Tree (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Producer (2)

The Housekeeper 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Flying 1986 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

The Housekeeper 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Cinematographer Ousama Rawi was born in Iraq but grew up in Scotland. While in his early 20s, he worked at a London production facility and got the chance to man the camera on a commercial short film. The resulting movie earned a second place finish at the Festival de Cannes short film competition. After working as a news cameraman and filming commercials for a couple of years, he desired a move into feature film work, though his relative inexperience proved a hindrance. A major job did come his way--Mike Hodges's next feature after the explosive "Get Carter"--the 1972 film, "Pulp", starring Michael Caine. More major film work followed, including the kitchen-sink coming-of-age drama "Existence" directed by actor David Hemmings, the hard-hitting Don Siegel thriller "The Black Windmill" also starring Caine, and the historical war film "Zulu Dawn" (a prequel to the classic "Zulu"). In 1986, he made his directorial debut, the psychological thriller "A Judgment in Stone", based on the acclaimed Ruth Rendell novel. Some of notable later work has been for cable television, including the movies "Pirates of Silicon Valley" (about the battle between Apple and Microsoft in the formative days of the home computer), "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" (an interracial love story set in a Louisiana juke joint in the 1960s), and the sumptuous, torrid Showtime historical series "The Tudors". Rawi won several awards for his cinematography, including an Emmy and a Gemini award.

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