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Frederick Elmes

Frederick Elmes was born on November 4, 1946 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Blue Velvet (1986), Hulk (2003) and Brothers (2009). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet Cinematographer
Hulk Cinematographer
Brothers Cinematographer
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers Cinematographer


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 2017 Wilson (completed)
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... (as Fred Elmes)
 2016 Paterson
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Security (2014)
- A Different Road (2014)
- Incoming Tide (2014)
- Pharmacy (2014)
 2013 Horns
 2012 A Late Quartet (director of photography)
 2010 A. Hitler
 2010 House Keeping (Short) (as Fred Elmes)
 2009/I Brothers (director of photography)
 2009 A Dog Year (director of photography)
 2009 Bride Wars (director of photography)
 2008 Synecdoche, New York (director of photography - as Fred Elmes)
 2006 The Namesake (director of photography)
 2005 Broken Flowers (director of photography)
 2004 Kinsey (director of photography)
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes (director of photography - segment "Somewhere in California")
 2003 Hulk (director of photography)
 2002/I Trapped (director of photography)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
 2001 Storytelling
 2001 Chosen (Short)
 2000 Chain of Fools (director of photography)
 1999/I Ride with the Devil (director of photography)
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
 1997 The Ice Storm
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
 1995 Reckless (director of photography)
 1994 Trial by Jury
 1993 Coffee and Cigarettes III (Short)
 1991 Night on Earth (director of photography)
 1990 Cold Dog Soup
 1990 Wild at Heart (director of photography)
 1990 Hollywood Mavericks (Documentary)
 1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1988 Moonwalker
 1988 Permanent Record (director of photography)
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1987 Aria (segment "Liebestod")
 1987 Heaven (Documentary)
 1986 Blue Velvet (director of photography)
 1986 River's Edge
 1985 Broken Rainbow (Documentary)
 1983 Valley Girl
 1977 Eraserhead
 1976 Number One (Short) (lighting cameraman)
 1974 The Amputee (Short)
 1970 Street Scenes (Documentary) (as Fred Elmes)
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While Fredrick was filming "Bride Wars", his son (an aspiring cinematographer) was invited onto the set and provided entertainment for the 50+ cast and crew, by performing magic tricks. See more »

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