Michael Spiller Biography (1961-)

Full name, Michael A. Spiller; born August 1 (some sources cite January 8), 1961, in New Jersey; raised in Brooklyn, NY. Addresses: Agent: ParadigmTalent Agency, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067;Sean Freidin, Broder/Webb/Chervin/Silbermann, 9242 Beverly Blvd., Suite 200,Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer, director
Birth Details
August 1, 1961
New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Cinematographer
  • Kid (short film), 1984
  • Tommy's, 1985
  • The Cartographer's Girlfriend (short film), 1987
  • The Unbelievable Truth, Miramax, 1989
  • Revolution, 1991
  • Angry, 1991
  • Trust, Fine Line, 1991
  • Age Isn't Everything (also known as Life in the Food Chain), 1991
  • Theory of Achievement, Alive from Off Center/Yo Productions #2, 1991
  • Ambition (short film), Good Machine, 1991
  • Simple Men (also known as Uomini semplici), Fine Line, 1992
  • Wadeck's Mother's Friend's Son, 1992
  • Opera No. 1 (short film), 1994
  • Hand Gun, Shooting Gallery, 1994
  • Amateur, Sony Pictures Classics, 1995
  • Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules), OctoberFilms, 1995
  • Flirt, Cinepix Film Properties, 1996
  • Walking and Talking, Miramax, 1996
  • Phinehas (short film), 1996
  • Not Nude Though, a Portrait of Rudy Burckhardt, Two Boots, 1996
  • The House of Yes, Miramax, 1997
  • Niagara, Niagara (also known as Niagra Niagra), Artisan Entertainment, 1997
  • Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog, 1997
  • Henry Fool, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998
  • Hell's Kitchen (also known as Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.), Cowboy Booking International, 1999
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous (also known as Gnadenlos schoen), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • No Such Thing, United Artists, 2002
  • Television Cinematographer
  • Series
  • Sex and the City, HBO, multiple episodes, 1998-2002
  • Also photography director for The Adventures of Pete & Pete (also known as Pete and Pete), Nickelodeon.
  • Specials
  • Stood Up, ABC, 1990
  • Punch and Judy Get Divorced (live puppet show), PBS, 1992
  • (With others) The VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1996
  • Dragtime, HBO, 1997
  • Alexander Calder, PBS, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Photography director for episodes of Fishing with John and Significant Others, Fox.
  • Other
  • "Surviving Desire" (movie), American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Lincoln and the War Within, 1992
  • Television Director
  • Series
  • Sex and the City, HBO, multiple episodes, 1999-2001
  • Scrubs, NBC, multiples episodes, 2002-2003
  • Episodic
  • The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2001
  • "Greg Gets Puppish," Greg the Bunny, Fox, 2002
  • "Whole in One," Leap of Faith, NBC, 2002
  • "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame," Monk, USA Network, 2003
  • "It's in the Stars," Lucky, FX Channel, 2003
  • "A Day at the Beach," Oliver Beene, Fox, 2003
  • "Space Race," Oliver Beene, Fox, 2003
  • Pilots
  • Septuplets, Fox, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Slick guy, "The Monogamists," Sex and the City, HBO, 1998
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos; Photographer
  • Photographer for "From a Motel 6" by Yo La Tengo, 1993; "Iris" by the Breeders, 1993; "The Only Living Boy in New York" by Everything But the Girl, 1993; "Boom n' Bust" by Masatoshi Nagase, 1996; and "Walking Wounded" by Everything But the Girl, 1996; also filmed music videos by Arc Angels, Brand Nubian, Nitzer Ebb, Schooly D., Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, and Tecnotronic.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Cinematographer, Volume 8, number 76, 1995, pp. 70-74
    • In Camera, spring, 1996
    • International Photographer, Volume 3, number 67, 1996, pp. 44-47
    • Lighting Dimensions, Volume 4, number 19, 1995, pp. 48-53; Volume5, number 20, 1996, pp. 44-45, 69-76

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