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Award-winning cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah, ASC is known for his work in both scripted and documentary filmmaking. His bold imagery and use of light has been noted to combine an avant-garde sensibility with classic visual storytelling. Michael began his education interning with top commercial DP's as an assistant at Curious Pictures in New... See full bio »

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Saving Flora Cinematographer
Smiley Face Killers Cinematographer
The Deleted Cinematographer


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 2022 The Last Orange Grove (Documentary) (pre-production)
  Dad Strangelove (Documentary) (filming)
  Who Are the Marcuses? (Documentary) (filming)
  Wittgenstein's Repertoire (TV Movie documentary) (filming)
  Body Electric (Documentary) (post-production)
 2018/II Don't Turn Around (Short) (as Michael Pessah) (completed)
 2020 The Shape of Pasta (TV Series documentary short) (8 episodes)
- Journey Home (2020)
- Testaroli (2020)
- Corzetti (2020)
- Trofie (2020)
- Busiate (2020)
  The Witnesses (TV Mini Series documentary) (1 episode, 2020) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2020)
- A Window for Justice (2020) ... (director of photography)
- The Watchtower (2020)
 2019 Lost Gold (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Lost Blue Bucket Gold (2019) ... (recreations)
- Jim Bowie's Lost Silver Mine (2019) ... (recreations)
- The Missing Gold of the Little Bighorn (2019) ... (recreations)
- The Lost Adams Diggings (2019) ... (recreations)
- The Ruggles Brothers' Deadly Heist (2019) ... (recreations)
 2019 Only Mine (director of photography)
 2019 Dirty John, The Dirty Truth (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 2018 F*#! That with Vince Staples (TV Series) (2018)
 2018 Saving Flora
 2018 House of Darkness: New Blood (TV Movie)
 2017/II The Cat (Short)
 2017/IV The Boxer (Short)
 2017 Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile (TV Movie documentary)
 2017 Insecure: Due North (TV Mini Series)
 2017 Prom Nightmare (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot
 2017 The Rachels (TV Movie)
 2017 The Pimp (Short)
 2016 Irwindale (Short)
 2016 The Deleted (TV Series) (2017)
 2016 Our Lucky Afternoon (Short)
 2016 House of Darkness (TV Movie)
 2015/I Absent (Documentary)
 2015 Hangar 1: The UFO Files (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Captured Aliens (2015)
- UFOs Over Texas (2015)
- The Smoking Gun (2015)
- Hunted by UFOs (2015)
 2015 Rubbie (Short)
 2015 Zoochosis: Help (Short)
 2014/I Policy of Truth (Short)
 2014/I Time to Kill (Short)
 2014/I Bounce (Short)
 2014 Zoochosis Prep (Short)
 2013 Fail Lab (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Finale (2013)
- Failure (2013)
- Disaster (2013)
- Aggression (2013)
- Testicles (2013)
 2013 Jenny (Video short)
 2013 Tale of Two Dads (Short) (director of photography)
 2013 Zoochosis: Read the Signs (Short)
 2013 Zoochosis (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Case 08: War (2013)
- Case 07: Revenge (2013)
- Case 04: Magic (2013)
 2012 City Parking (Short)
 2012/II Living (Short)
 2012/I Portraits (Short)
 2012 No Love Lost (Short)
 2012 Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (cinematography by)
 2011 Going Coastal (TV Series)
 2011 Love Addict (Documentary)
 2011 The Cat Whisperer (TV Series)
 2011 Hollywood Tale (Short)
 2010 In the Wake of the Flood (Documentary)
 2009 Impossible (Short)
 2009 The Marionettes (Short)
 2009 The Perfect Crime (Short)
 2008 La tanière (Documentary short)
 2008 Naked: A Guy's Musical (Short)
 2008 Viva la causa (Documentary short)
 2007 Character Road Trip (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Master Gamer (2007)
 2006 Call It Fiction (Short)
 2006 I Am Ahmed Ahmed (TV Short documentary)
 2006/I Inside
 2006 Pond (Short)
 2005 Personal Jesus (Short)
 2005 After June (Short)
 2004 No Providence
 2003 The Third Bank (Short)
 2003 David & Mamet (Short)
 2002 American Pi (Short)
 2002 Outside
 2001 Lunch Break (Short)
 2000 New Apartment. (Short) (director of photography - as Michael Pessah)
 1999 Bill Versus the City (Short) (director of photography)
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