Rick Bota

Cinematographer Rick Bota must have a strong stomach. Over the course of his two-plus decade career, he's lensed all matter of spine-tingling and stomach-churning horror fare, beginning in the '80s with the small screen ... Read more »

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (44)

Iris Johansen's The Killing Game 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Life Unexpected 2010 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Jericho 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Close to Home 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Blind Justice 2005 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

2nd unit director of photography (Director of Photography)

Valentine 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Balloon Farm 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Raven 1991 - 1993, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

(additional photography) (Director of Photography)

The House on Haunted Hill 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

2nd unit director of photography (Director of Photography)

Kiss the Girls 1997 (Movie)

2nd unit director/director of photography (Director of Photography)

Most Wanted 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Most Wanted 1997 (Movie)

(Photography)

Barb Wire 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Glimmer Man 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fortune Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Babysitter 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Companion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

(Photography)

You, Murderer 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Came the Dawn 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Forever Ambergris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Well-Cooked Hams 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Werewolf Concerto 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Final Embrace 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

On a Dead Man's Chest 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

This'll Kill Ya 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Two-Fisted Tales 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Lucky Day 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Split Second 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Tap 1989 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Weekend at Bernie's 1989 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Werewolf 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Deadly Medicine (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Something Is Out There (TV Show)

Camera Operator
Director (19)

Love You to Death 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Bitten 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Damaged 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

Haven 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Deader 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Happy Face Killer 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director

Hellraiser: Deader 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Unforgettable 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Beauty and the Beast 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Love Me 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Supernatural 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Three Rivers 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Vampire Diaries 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Raising the Bar 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Hellraiser: Hellworld 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Doctor of Horror 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Biography

Cinematographer Rick Bota must have a strong stomach. Over the course of his two-plus decade career, he's lensed all matter of spine-tingling and stomach-churning horror fare, beginning in the '80s with the small screen lycanthropic thriller "Werewolf." HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" proved a perfect fit for Bota, who shot 23 episodes of the darkly comedic cable series and worked in tandem with guest director Robert Zemeckis for the sixth season closer, "You, Murderer." Bota also photographed the series' stand-alone installment, "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight." In 1996, Bota turned his lens on "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson for "Barb Wire," a B-movie remake of "Casablanca" set in a futuristic strip club. Anderson received the dubious distinction of Worst New Star at the subsequent Razzie Awards for her performance. Bota shot another shameless remake in 1999: the Geoffrey Rush and Famke Janssen-led update of "House on Haunted Hill." Reviled by critics, the film was nonetheless a modest box office success among horror-starved Halloween weekend crowds. Bota put on his director's beret in 2002, helming a trio of straight-to-video sequels to Clive Barker's "Hellraiser." "Hellraiser: Hellseeker," the first of the three, received recognition for Best Visual Effects at the 2003 DVD Exclusive Awards. In 2010, Bota directed an episode of the CW's paranormal drama "Supernatural."

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