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Raised in New York, award-winning cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah began his career working with top commercial DPs as an assistant at Curious Pictures. Later he earned a B.A. at Hampshire College, was the recipient of a Kodak Cinematography Scholarship award, and received an M.F.A. in Cinematography at the AFI. He was named a 'Five in Focus' ... See full bio »

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The Deleted Cinematographer
Saving Flora Cinematographer
House of Darkness Cinematographer


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  Wittgenstein's Repertoire (TV Movie documentary) (filming)
 2019 Body Electric (Documentary) (filming)
 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
 2019 Dirty John, The Dirty Truth (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2018 Saving Flora
 2018 House of Darkness: New Blood (TV Movie)
 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)
 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 Wrong Side of Heaven (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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