Gale Tattersall (born 1948) is a British filmmaker, cinematographer and founder of the HDD SLR Workshops in Santa Monica, California. He was the cinematographer for such movies as The Commitments and Tank Girl and the director of photography on 120 House episodes. He is currently mentoring upcoming filmmakers on the art of cinematography and film making.
|Born||1948 (age 70–71)|
|Alma mater||London Film School|
Early life and educationEdit
Tattersall's childhood and education were split between the outskirts of Liverpool, England, and boarding school in Darjeeling, India, his father being an engineer at a steel company in Mumbai (then called Bombay).
At the age of sixteen, he left home in Liverpool to make his life in London. The beginnings of his journey to becoming a filmmaker started as a photographer at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. A visit by Buckminster Fuller, the renowned American architect and philosopher, in the summer of 1967, caused him to pick up a Bolex camera to document his visit. He became so enchanted by the film making process that he enrolled at the London Film School for its two-year course. At graduation, he received a grant from the British Film Institute to make a short film called Value For Money, inspired by a dream and featuring Quentin Crisp, later to become famous for The Naked Civil Servant.
Tattersall has been nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie for his work on the Ron Howard-produced 1998 docudrama miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. He was twice nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series for the House M.D. episodes "House's Head" and "Meaning".
Tattersall has two grown sons, Rio and Sunny with his Brazilian ex-wife, Teresa.
|2006–2012||House M.D.||Yes||TV series – 120 episodes |
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Awards 2008 – Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series for episode "House's Head"
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Awards 2006 – Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series for episode "Meaning"
|2006||Relying on the Anointing||Yes||Video short|
|The Power of Proclamation||Yes||Video short|
|The Matchless Message||Yes||Video short|
|The Man Is the Message||Yes||Video short|
|Lost at Sea||Yes||Video short|
|How I Learned Faith||Yes||Video short|
|The Art of the Impossible||Yes||Video short|
|2004||The Commitments: Looking Back||Yes||Video documentary|
|2000||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Yes||TV series – Pilot|
|The Jack Bull||Yes||TV movie|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Yes||TV mini-series|
Nominated – 50th Primetime Emmy Awards – Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie
|HBO First Look: Making "From the Earth to the Moon"||Yes||TV series documentary|
|The Addams Family||Yes||Additional photographer|
|1987||Aria||Yes||Segment "La Vergine Degli Angeli"|
|Link||Yes||Director of photography: UK second unit|
|1985||Wings of Death||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|The Emerald Forest||Yes|
|1983||Those Glory Glory Days||Yes||TV movie|
|1980||Dark Water||Yes||Short film|
|1978||The Getting of Wisdom||Yes|
|The Fourth Wish||Yes|
|1974||Barry McKenzie Holds His Own||Yes|
|Behind the Scenes Footage from "Barry McKenzie Holds His Own"||Yes|
|1973||My Ain Folk||Yes|
|Monster or Miracle? Sydney Opera House||Yes||TV movie|
|The Wreck of the Batavia||Yes||TV movie|
|1972||The Adventures of Barry McKenzie||Yes|
|My Childhood||Yes||Additional photographer|