Director of Photography Bio Checco Varese, ASC recently wrapped It: Chapter Two for director Andy Muschietti, the sequel to last year's box office hit. He also shot the first season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Amazon's new take on Tom Clancy's beloved fictional CIA agent, with John Krasinski starring in the titular role. Previously, he shot the pilot... See full bio »

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Known For

Pacific Rim Camera and Electrical Department
(2013)
The Aura Cinematographer
(2005)
The 33 Cinematographer
(2015)
It Chapter Two Cinematographer
(2019)

Filmography

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  Occult (TV Movie)
 2021 Dopesick (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- First Bottle (2021)
 2021 Them (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Covenant I. (2021)
- Day 4 (2021)
- Covenant II. (2021)
- Day 9 (2021)
- Day 7: Night (2021)
 2019 Surveillance (TV Movie)
 2019 It Chapter Two (director of photography)
 2019 Proven Innocent (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2019) ... (director of photography)
 2018 Replicas
  Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (TV Series) (1 episode, 2018) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 2018)
- The Boy (2018) ... (director of photography)
- End of Honor (2018) ... (director of photography)
- Black 22 (2018)
 2017 The Get (TV Movie)
 2016/I Ice Scream
 2016 No Tomorrow (TV Series)
 2016 Miracles from Heaven (director of photography)
 2016 Colony (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (director of photography)
 2015 The Adversaries (TV Movie)
 2015 The 33
 2015 The Returned (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Simon (2015) ... (director of photography)
- Camille (2015) ... (director of photography)
 2015 Point of Honor (TV Movie)
 2014 The Strain (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- The Master (2014) ... (director of photography)
- The Third Rail (2014) ... (director of photography)
- Night Zero (2014) ... (director of photography)
  Reign (TV Series) (6 episodes, 2014) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2013)
- Slaughter of Innocence (2014) ... (uncredited)
- Long Live the King (2014) ... (uncredited)
- Higher Ground (2014) ... (uncredited)
- Toy Soldiers (2014) ... (uncredited)
- No Exit (2014) ... (uncredited)
 2013 The Fosters (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2013)
 2013 Lovestruck: The Musical (TV Movie)
 2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2011)
 2011 Lemonade Mouth (TV Movie)
 2011 5 Days of War
 2010 The Defenders (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (director of photography)
 2010 Revolución
 2009 Last of the Ninth (TV Movie)
 2009 The New Daughter (director of photography)
 2009 Melrose Place (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (director of photography)
 2008 True Blood (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Mine (2008) ... (director of photography)
- Strange Love (2008) ... (director of photography)
 2008 A Mother's Promise: Barack Obama Bio Film (Documentary short)
 2008/I Prom Night
 2007 Life (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot: Merit Badge (2007) ... (director of photography)
 2007 Hustle (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Big Daddy Calling (2007) ... (director of photography)
 2006 Prince: Black Sweat (Music Video)
 2006 The Unit (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- First Responders (2006) ... (director of photography)
 2006 Emily's Reasons Why Not (TV Mini Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (director of photography)
 2005 Global Frequency (TV Movie)
 2005 The Aura
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
 2004 Charros (Short) (as Francesco Varese)
 2004 A Separate Peace (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2004 Family Portrait (Documentary short)
 2004 With It (Short) (as Francesco Varese)
 2003 Comfort and Joy (TV Movie)
 2003 Archipiélago (Short) (as Francesco Varese)
 2002 Moctezuma's Revenge (as Francesco Varese)
 2002 The Cornfield (Short) (as Francesco Varese)
 2002 La maceta (Short) (as Francesco Varese)
 2002 Fidel (TV Movie) (as Francesco Varese)
 2001 Night at the Golden Eagle (as Francesco Varese)
 2000 Dust to Dust
 1999 Primal Force (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Francesco Varese)
 1998 Lost in the Bermuda Triangle (TV Movie) (as Francesco Varese)
 1997 The Verve Pipe: Villains (Music Video)
 1996 Dave Matthews Band: Crash Into Me (Music Video) (director of photography)
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Alternate Names:

Checo Varese | Francesco 'Checco' Varese | Francesco Varese | Checo Varesse

Spouse:

Patricia Riggen
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