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Phil Gries


Philip Richard Gries was born in Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, New York on February 2, 1943 to Nathan Gries (b.1902) and Lillian K. Gries (b.1905). His fraternal and maternal grandparents were Polish, Austrian-Hungarian, Jewish immigrants. In March 1947, Phil moved with his family, which now included his younger brother, Dr. Leonard Todd Gries (b... See full bio »
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Known For

Vermeer: Master of Light
Vermeer: Master of Light Cinematographer
2001
Don't Mess with My Sister!
Don't Mess with My Sister! Cinematographer
1985

Filmography

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 2013 CIA Declassified (TV Series documentary) (co-cinematographer - 1 episode)
- Fidel Castro (2013) ... (co-cinematographer)
 2012-2013 Myth Hunters (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- The Hunt for the Book of Spells (2013) ... (uncredited)
- Hitler and the Spear of Destiny (2012) ... (cinematography)
 2012 Plain Jane (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (2012) ... (director of photography)
 2012 The Ideas Exchange (TV Mini-Series documentary) (director of photogaphy)
 2012 Mafia's Greatest Hits (TV Mini-Series) (co-director of photography - 5 episodes)
- Downfall (2012) ... (co-director of photography)
- Joseph Valachi (2012) ... (co-director of photography)
- Charles 'Lucky' Luciano (2012) ... (co-director of photography)
- Vito Genovese (2012) ... (co-director of photography)
- Sam Giancana ... (co-director of photography)
 2007 The Truth About Boybands (TV Series documentary) (2007)
 2007 Making 'Cleaver' (TV Short documentary)
 2006 Joan Sutherland: The Reluctant Prima Donna (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Survivors of the Shoah: Visual History Foundation (Video documentary short) (director of photography)
 2004 Maria Callas: Living and Dying for Art and Love (TV Movie documentary) (photography)
 2001 Vermeer: Master of Light (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 ABBA: The Winner Takes It All (Video documentary)
 1998 Bob Hope: The Road to the Top (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1997 Humphrey Bogart: You Must Remember This... (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Survivors of the Holocaust (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Bogart: The Untold Story (TV Movie documentary) (photography)
 1994 The Story of Lassie (TV Special documentary)
 1994 Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
  Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1973) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1994)
- Mister Abbott's Broadway (1994) ... (director of photography)
- André Previn-The Other LSO (1973) ... (cinematography)
 1994 Danny Kaye: Nobody's Fool (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 1993 John Ford (TV Movie documentary) (documentary segments)
 1993 Audrey Hepburn Remembered (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Philip Roth: My True Story (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 1991 Songs Are Free (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Dreamwalk (Video) (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1989 Sinners 3 (Video) (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1989 The Show Boat Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Sinners (Video) (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1988 Sinners 2 (Video) (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1988 World of Ideas with Bill Moyers (TV Series) (series director of photography)
 1987 Firestorm II: The Angel Blade (as Elroy Brandy) / (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1987 Snake Eyes II (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1987 The Kiss (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 1987 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Maurice Sendak: Mon Cher Papa (1987) ... (director of photography)
  Frontline (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1983) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1987)
- The Secret File (1987) ... (director of photography)
 1987 Fannie's Fantail (as Elroy Brandy) / (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1986 Pretty in Black (as Elroy Brandy) / (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1986 The Story of English (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1986 Arena (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Louise Brooks (1986)
 1986 The World of Maurice Sendak (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 1985 Thursday's Child (TV Series documentary)
 1985 Shoah (Documentary) (documentary segments)
 1985 Carols for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1984 Turn on with Kelly Nichols (as Elroy Brandy)
 1984 The Living Planet (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Northern Forests (1984) ... (as Phil Greis)
 1983 Forgive Me, I Have Sinned (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1983 Oriental Techniques in Pain and Pleasure (director of photography - as Elroy Right)
 1983 Dr. Bizarro (director of photography - as Elroy Right)
 1983 Kneel Before Me (director of photography - as Elroy Right)
 1982 The Story of Prunella (director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1982 Tales of the Bizarre (director of photography - as Elroy Right)
 1981 The Satisfiers of Alpha Blue (principal director of photography - as Elroy Brandy)
 1976 Little Warrior (Documentary short) (principal director of photography)
 1970 Symphony of a City: Los Angeles 1966 (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Elroy Brandy | Phil Greis | Phil Griess | Elroy Right

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Creator and Owner of Archival Television Audio (largest archive of vintage television audio air checks in the world). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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