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John Samaras


Following in the footsteps of family members, Samaras started in the film business at the age of 15, working his way up through the camera department. In 1986, he moved to New York City where he began working for BBC, PBS, HBO, and Liberty Studios. In preparation for Cinematography, Samaras studied Fine Art Photography by specializing in portraits ... See full bio »
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 2011 Cannes Man (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras) / (first assistant camera: France - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2006 Loving Annabelle (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2004/I Wild Roomies (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2003 Sin (director of photography: second unit, Nevada - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2003 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2003/II Flush (Short) (camera operator - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2003 Daddy Day Care (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2003 Columbo (TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode)
- Columbo Likes the Nightlife (2003) ... (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2001 Dino De Laurentiis: The Last Movie Mogul (TV Movie documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2001 Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (TV Series documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2000 Backyard Dogs (Video) (camera operator - as Yiannis Samaras) / (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2000 Lost Souls (director of photography: insert unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 2000 Stanley's Gig (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1999 The Joyriders (director of photography: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1999 Mascara (additional gaffer - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1999 The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1998 Angelmaker (Short) (camera operator - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1998 When I Was a Boy (Short) (gaffer - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1998 World Upon Her Shoulder (Short) (lighting technician - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1998 Movin' to Montana (camera operator - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1998 Bulworth (apprentice to cinematographer - as Yiannis Samaras) / (camera intern)
 1997 Mr. Millennium (Short) (gaffer - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1997 The Alarmist (camera operator: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1997 The Reality Trip (TV Movie documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1996 Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (Documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1996 David Blaine: Street Magic (TV Movie documentary) (first assistant camera - as Ioannis Samaras)
 1996 Great Performances (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM (1996) ... (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1996 Johns (first assistant camera: second unit - uncredited)
 1996 Bound (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1996 Edie & Pen (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1995 Blah Blah Blah (Short) (assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1995 A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (TV Movie documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1994 Little Odessa (assistant camera: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1994 American Adventure (TV Series) (camera operator - as Yiannis Samaras, 1997-1998)
 1993 Hollywood U.K. (TV Series documentary) (first assistant camera - 2 episodes)
- Strangers in the City (1993) ... (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
- Northern Lights (1993) ... (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (assistant camera - 1 episode, 1989) (first assistant camera - 1 episode, 1988)
- W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult (1989) ... (assistant camera)
- Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (1988) ... (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1989 The Life and Work of Melpo Axioti (Short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1988 Hello Actors Studio (TV Movie documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1988 A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba (Documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1987 Sweet Country (first assistant camera: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1986 Down and Out in America (Documentary) (assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1986 Theatro (Short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1986 About Vassilis (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1986 Happy Homecoming, Comrade (Documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1985 The Necklace (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Esoteriki metanastevsi (Short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Gagnant (Short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Loaf and Camouflage (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Eine Art von Zorn (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: "b" camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Dimitris Pikionis (Documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Homo valium (Short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Nikos Kahtitsis (Documentary short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Pros Argeious (Short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Sudden Love (second assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1984 Touch Typing (Short) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1983 Syghrono (Short) (assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1983 Revanche (second assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1983 Underground Passage (second assistant camera: second unit - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1983 Fournoi, mia gynaikeia koinonia (Documentary) (first assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
 1982 Post Restant-Omonoia (Short) (assistant camera - as Yiannis Samaras)
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Other Works:

Commercial: 'Radio City Music Hall' for Liberty Studios, (USA) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 21 Articles | 5 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ioannis Samaras | Yiannis Samaras
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Personal Quote:

I moved to New York, because I wanted to meet and live with people from all over the world. I hoped this would give me greater understanding of real life on this diverse planet. See more »

Trivia:

First cousin of Paris Koutsaftis. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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