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Erik Gunnar Mortensen

E. Gunnar Mortensen SoFT. has come up the through the trenches of the camera department. Starting with Car Commercials in Colorado, he hit a glass ceiling and couldn't advance in Denver; since the 1st AC normally flew in from LA. Determined to be a Focus Puller, he came out to LA and starting cutting his teeth as a 1st AC. Working on a lot of the ... See full bio »

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Known For

All the Money in the World
All the Money in the World Camera and Electrical Department
(2017)
The Last Witch Hunter
The Last Witch Hunter Camera and Electrical Department
(2015)
Chasing Mavericks
Chasing Mavericks Camera and Electrical Department
(2012)
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill Camera and Electrical Department
(2011)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (63 credits)
 2017 All the Money in the World (first assistant a camera: additional photography)
  Chance (TV Series) (first assistant "a" camera - 3 episodes, 2017) (key first assistant camera - 1 episode, 2017)
- The Coping Mechanism (2017) ... (first assistant "a" camera)
- The Flitcraft Parable (2017) ... (first assistant "a" camera)
- A Very Special Onion (2017) ... (first assistant "a" camera)
- Multiaxial System (2017) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2017 33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry (Documentary) (first assistant camera)
 2017 I'm Dying Up Here (TV Series) (key first assistant camera - 9 episodes)
- Creative Indifferences (2017) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- Lingchi (2017) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- The Unbelievable Power of Believing (2017) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- My Rifle, My Pony and Me (2017) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- Girls Are Funny, Too (2017) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2017 72 Hours: A Love Story (Short) (assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
 2017 Amityville: The Awakening (first assistant camera: "a" camera - as E. Gunnar Mortensen)
 2016 Sam, Again (Short) (first assistant camera: "a" camera)
  Transparent (TV Series) (key first assistant camera - 19 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (first assistant camera - 1 episode, 2016)
- Exciting and New (2016) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- Off the Grid (2016) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- If I Were a Bell (2016) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- Life Sucks and Then You Die (2016) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- The Open Road (2016) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2016/II I Was There (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2013-2016 America: Facts vs. Fiction (TV Series documentary) (first assistant camera - 2 episodes)
- Epic Interventions (2016) ... (first assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
- Founding Fathers (2013) ... (first assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
 2016 Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Documentary) (focus puller: additional photography)
 2015 The Muppets. (TV Series) (c camera first assistant camera - 2 episodes)
- Going, Going, Gonzo (2015) ... (c camera first assistant camera)
- Too Hot to Handler (2015) ... (c camera first assistant camera)
 2015 The Last Witch Hunter (additional a camera first assistant: 2nd unit)
 2015/I The Perfect Guy (b camera: first assistant)
 2015 BattleFrog College Championship (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 3 episodes)
- Championship (2015) ... (first assistant camera)
- Second Round (2015) ... (first assistant camera)
- First Round (2015) ... (first assistant camera)
 2014 La carnada (Short) (assistant camera)
 2014 The After (TV Movie) (b camera first assistant: steadicam)
 2014/II Pepper (Short) (assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
 2014 Cooties (first assistant camera - as E. Gunnar Mortensen)
 2013 The List (TV Movie) (a-camera first assistant: second unit)
 2013 Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn (TV Movie) (key first assistant camera)
 2013 Fire City: King of Miseries (Short) (first assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
 2013 Madonna: The MDNA Tour (TV Movie documentary) (key assistant camera)
 2013 Mid Life Gangster (assistant camera)
 2012 Intercept (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: "c" camera)
 2012 Chasing Mavericks (first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit)
 2012 End of Watch (additional first assistant camera: "b" camera - uncredited)
  Jane by Design (TV Series) (key first assistant camera - 15 episodes, 2012) (key first assistant - 3 episodes, 2012)
- The Bonus Check (2012) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- The Sleepover (2012) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- The Backup Dress (2012) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- The Online Date (2012) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
- The Second Chance (2012) ... (key first assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2012 Your World in 3D! (TV Movie) (assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
 2011 2ND Take (focus puller: second unit)
 2011 Beautiful Wave (camera assistant)
 2011 In My Pocket (additional first assistant camera - uncredited)
 2011 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 5 episodes)
- To Be, Act 2 (2011) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- To Be, Act 1 (2011) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- Fruit for the Crows (2011) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- Booster (2011) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- Out (2011) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (additional first assistant camera: "c" camera)
 2011 Canon C300 Demo: XXIT (Short) (assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
 2011 And They're Off (additional "b" camera first assistant camera)
  90210 (TV Series) (b camera first assistant - 3 episodes, 2011) (first assistant camera - 1 episode, 2011)
- Let the Games Begin (2011) ... (b camera first assistant)
- Greek Tragedy (2011) ... (b camera first assistant)
- Rush Hour (2011) ... (b camera first assistant)
- Up in Smoke (2011) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera - uncredited)
 2011 Hatched: A Tale of Great Egg-spectations (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2010-2011 The Defenders (TV Series) (c camera first assistant - 4 episodes)
- Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals (2011) ... (c camera first assistant)
- Nevada v. Riley (2010) ... (c camera first assistant - uncredited)
- Whitten v. Fenlee (2010) ... (c camera first assistant - uncredited)
- Nevada v. Cerrato (2010) ... (c camera first assistant - uncredited)
 2011 CSI: NY (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Party Down (2011) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera, underwater scenes - uncredited)
 2011 Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: "c" camera - as E. Gunnar Mortenson)
 2011 Suite 7 (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Supermen (2011) ... (first assistant camera)
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2010 Las Angeles (assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
 2010 Roshambo Apocalypse (Short) (first assistant camera - as Gunnar Mortensen)
 2010/I The Walk (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2010 Kill Devil Hill (Short) (key focus puller)
 2010 Gigantic (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 2 episodes)
- Cas' Girls Are Not So Easy (2010) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- Black and White and Red All Over (2010) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2010 Behind the Player: Ace Frehley (Video) (assistant camera - as E. Gunnar Mortensen)
 2010 Forgotten Pills (additional second assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
 2010 The Devil Within (camera operator: underwater scenes) / (first assistant camera - as Eric Mortensen)
 2010 Shoot the Hero (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 2009 The Assistants (first assistant camera)
 2009 The Broken Hearts Club (additional first assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
 2009 Battles BC (TV Series documentary) (first assistant camera - 7 episodes)
- Judgement Day at Marathon (2009) ... (first assistant camera)
- Ramses: Raging Chariots (2009) ... (first assistant camera)
- Alexander: Lord of War (2009) ... (first assistant camera)
- Moses: Death Chase (2009) ... (first assistant camera)
- Caesar: Super Siege (2009) ... (first assistant camera)
 2009 Red Sands (additional second assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
 2008 Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Teeth (2008) ... (first assistant camera)
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Video Game) (first assistant camera)
 2008 1000 Ways to Die (TV Series documentary) (aerial photographer - 1 episode)
- Life Will Kill You (2008) ... (aerial photographer - uncredited)
 2008 Afterward (Short) (focus puller - as Erik Mortensen)
 2007 Katrina (TV Movie) (second assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
 2007 Real World (TV Series) (assistant camera - 13 episodes)
- Welcome to the Mile High Club: The Real World Denver Reunion (2007) ... (assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
- Personal Evaluations (2007) ... (assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
- Leaving Early (2007) ... (assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
- Locked Up (2007) ... (assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
- Juggling Act (2007) ... (assistant camera - as Erik Mortensen)
 2007 Skills Like This (grip - as Erik Mortensen)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Alternate Names:

E. Gunnar Mortensen | Eric Mortensen | Erik Mortensen | Gunnar Mortensen | E. Gunnar Mortenson

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Sharp wit & sharper focus. See more »

Trivia:

One of the Founding members of the Society of Focus Technicians (SoFT.) "When you want it Sharp go SoFT". The Society of Focus Technicians are now Internationally recognized with members across the US, Uk, Germany and Canada. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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