Brian Nelligan is an ADDY award winning cinematographer born and raised in Austin, TX. He earned his bachelor's degree in film from the University of Texas at Austin. As a cinematographer he has shot feature films, commercials, documentaries, and music videos, always striving to tailor visual style in service of the story. See full bio »

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Time Trap Camera and Electrical Department
Transformers: Age of Extinction Editorial Department
Joe Camera and Electrical Department
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  The World's Greatest Pick Up Game (Documentary) (additional director of photography) (post-production)
 2020 Now Hear This (TV Mini-Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Becoming Mozart (2020) ... (camera operator)
 2020 Fugitive Dreams (Steadicam operator)
 2019 Burn Boss (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2018 The Green Ghost (camera operator)
 2018 Minos Records (Short) (camera operator)
 2018 Legends & Lies (TV Series documentary) (interview director of photography - 11 episodes)
- The Civil War: Brother vs. Brother (2018) ... (interview director of photography)
- John Wilkes Booth: The Killing of Lincoln (2018) ... (interview director of photography)
- William Tecumseh Sherman: Total War (2018) ... (interview director of photography)
- Abraham Lincoln: The Campaign (2018) ... (interview director of photography)
- Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag (2018) ... (interview director of photography)
 2018 The Right Thing (Short) (additional photography)
 2017 Time Trap (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2016 Homestate (first assistant camera)
 2016 Madigan (Documentary) (additional photography) / (camera operator)
 2016 Lost in the Sun (first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2015 My All-American (second assistant camera: "e" camera: Austin)
 2015 The Leftovers (TV Series) (additional second assistant camera - 2 episodes)
- A Matter of Geography (2015) ... (additional second assistant camera - uncredited)
- Axis Mundi (2015) ... (additional second assistant camera - uncredited)
 2015/II The Program (second assistant camera: "a" camera: Austin)
 2015 New Soul (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2015 The Other Kind (assistant camera)
 2014 Highsmith (Short) (assistant camera)
 2014 Deliverance Creek (TV Movie) (additional second assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2014 Boychoir (first assistant camera: second unit)
 2014 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series) (additional second assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Mistress (2014) ... (additional second assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2014 Killer Women (TV Series) (additional second assistant camera: b camera)
 2013 Revolution (TV Series) (additional second assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Come Blow Your Horn (2013) ... (additional second assistant camera: "c" camera - uncredited)
 2013 Machete Kills (additional digital utility)
 2013 Bad Turn Worse (first assistant camera)
 2013/I Joe (additional camera assistant)
 2013 Zero Charisma (additional photography) / (first assistant camera)
 2013 Loves Her Gun (first assistant camera operator)
 2012/III Possession (first assistant camera)
 2012 It's in the Blood (second assistant camera)
 2011 Austin High (first assistant camera)
 2011 Spy Kids 4-D: All the Time in the World (camera production assistant)
 2011 Fatakra (Short) (assistant camera)
 2011 The Man Who Never Cried (Short) (first ac)
 2010 Titans (Short) (assistant camera)
 2010 Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (camera production assistant - 1 episode)
- Expectations (2010) ... (camera production assistant - uncredited)
 2010 In This Place (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2010 Dance with the One (first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2010 Red White & Blue (first assistant camera)
 2009 Mister Cupcakes (Short) (assistant camera)
 2009/I Survivors (Short) (second assistant camera)
 2009/II War Stories (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2009 Play Land (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2009 The Biggest Weakness (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2007 Kabluey (video assist operator)
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