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Thomas Burstyn


Thomas Burstyn was born in 1954 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Hell on Wheels (2011), This Way of Life (2009) and Descendants (2015). He is married to Barbara Sumner-Burstyn. See full bio »

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Known For

Hell on Wheels
Hell on Wheels Cinematographer
(2014-2016)
This Way of Life
This Way of Life Cinematographer
(2009)
Descendants
Descendants Cinematographer
(2015)
Defiance
Defiance Cinematographer
(2013-2015)

Filmography

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 2016-2017 No Tomorrow (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- No Woman No Cry (2017)
- No Soup for You (2016)
- No Truer Words (2016)
 2017 Ghost Wars (TV Series)
 2014-2016 Hell on Wheels (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- 61 Degrees (2016)
- Two Soldiers (2016)
- Two Trains (2014) ... (as Tom Burstyn)
- Under Color of Law (2014) ... (as Tom Burstyn)
 2015 Descendants (TV Movie)
 2015 Some Kind of Love (Documentary)
 2014 Hope and Wire (TV Mini-Series)
 2012 Strongman: The Tragedy (Documentary)
 2012 Girl Vs. Monster (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series) (director of photography - 9 episodes)
- Bridges (2011) ... (director of photography)
- My Best Friend's Prenup (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Ultravinyl (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Coming Home (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Believers (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2010 Avalon High (TV Movie)
 2010 Riverworld (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2009 This Way of Life (Documentary)
 2009 The Last Templar (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2009)
- Episode #1.1 (2009)
 2008 Vipers (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2007 Tin Man (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Tin Man (2007)
- Into the Storm (2007)
 2007 One Man, One Cow, One Planet (Video documentary)
 2007 Marco Polo (TV Movie)
 2006 Son of the Dragon (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (director of photography)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (director of photography)
 2006 Final Days of Planet Earth (TV Movie)
 2006 Population 436 (Video)
 2005 Terminal City (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2005)
- Episode #1.9 (2005)
- Episode #1.8 (2005)
- Episode #1.7 (2005)
- Episode #1.6 (2005)
 2004 The 4400 (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- White Light (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Trial by Fire (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Becoming (2004) ... (director of photography)
- The New and Improved Carl Morrissey (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Pilot (2004) ... (director of photography)
 2004 Going to the Mat (TV Movie)
 2003 Full-Court Miracle (TV Movie)
 2003 Kart Racer (director of photography)
 2003 Lost Junction
 2002 The Funkhousers (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2002 Spooky House (director of photography)
 2001 All Souls (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- One Step Closer to Roger (2001) ... (as Tom Burstyn)
- Bad Blood (2001) ... (as Tom Burstyn)
- Pilot (2001) ... (as Tom Burstyn)
 2001 Walking Shadow (TV Movie)
 2001 Within These Walls (TV Movie)
 2000 First Target (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2000 Race Against Time (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2000 Deadlocked (TV Movie)
 2000 Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2000 Where the Money Is (director of photography)
 1999 Forbidden Island (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1999) ... (director of photography)
 1998/I The Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
 1998 A Marriage of Convenience (TV Movie)
 1998 Cupid (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1998)
 1998 When Trumpets Fade (TV Movie)
 1998 Creature (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (director of photography)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... (director of photography)
 1997 Lost Treasure of Dos Santos (TV Movie)
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1996 Crazy Horse (TV Movie)
 1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... (as Thomas C. Burstyn)
- Episode #1.1 (1996)
 1995 Deadly Love (TV Movie)
 1995 The Client (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1995) ... (director of photography - as Tom Burstyn)
 1995 Crying Freeman (director of photography)
 1995 Magic in the Water (director of photography)
 1995 The Surgeon (director of photography)
 1994 Andre (director of photography)
 1994 Hush Little Baby (TV Movie) (as Tom Burstyn)
 1993 The Lotus Eaters (director of photography)
 1993 Arctic Blue (director of photography)
 1992 A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1992 Empire City (TV Movie)
 1992 Criminal Behavior (TV Movie)
 1992 Blind Man's Bluff (TV Movie)
 1991 Silent Motive (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1991 Monkey House (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Toy Soldiers (director of photography)
 1991 The Perfect Tribute (TV Movie)
 1991 She Stood Alone (TV Movie)
 1990 The Dreamer of Oz (TV Movie)
 1989 Booker (TV Series) (director of photography - 10 episodes)
- Cementhead (1989) ... (director of photography - as Tom Burstyn)
- Someone Stole Lucille (1989) ... (director of photography - as Tom Burstyn)
- Wheels and Deals - Part 1 (1989) ... (director of photography - as Tom Burstyn)
- Flat Out (1989) ... (director of photography - as Tom Burstyn)
- Bête Noir (1989) ... (director of photography - as Tom Burstyn)
 1989 Night Walk (TV Movie)
 1989 Cold Front
 1989 The Edge (TV Movie)
 1989 Cheetah
 1988 Leap of Faith (TV Movie)
 1988 Liberace (TV Movie)
 1988 Promised a Miracle (TV Movie)
 1987 Foxfire (TV Movie)
 1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine (TV Movie)
 1985-1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series) (director of photography - 18 episodes)
- Best Shot (1987) ... (director of photography)
- Joker (1987) ... (director of photography)
- In the Name of Love (1987) ... (director of photography)
- Doctor's Orders (1987) ... (director of photography)
- Homebodies (1987) ... (director of photography)
 1987 Broken Vows (TV Movie)
 1986 Native Son
 1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- The Crowd (1985) ... (director of photography)
- Marionettes, Inc. (1985) ... (director of photography)
 1985 Cowboys Claim (Documentary short)
 1984 Heavenly Bodies (director of photography)
 1984 Mr. Wrong (director of photography - as Thom Burstyn)
 1982 SCTV Network (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pre-Teen World Telethon (1982) ... (as Tom Burstyn)
- The Great White North Palace (1982) ... (as Tom Burstyn)
 1981 Tales of the Klondike (TV Mini-Series) (as Thom Burstyn)
 1978 Flash William (Short documentary) (as Thom Burstyn)
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Alternate Names:

Thomas C. Burstyn | Thom Burstyn | Tom Burstyn
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Hastings, New Zealand

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