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Mark Irwin, A.S.C., C.S.C. (born August 7, 1950) is a Canadian cinematographer.[1][2]

Mark Irwin
Born (1950-08-07) August 7, 1950 (age 69)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1974–present
OrganizationCanadian Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Cinematographers

He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and studied political science at the University of Waterloo and Filmmaking at York University.[3]

He is widely known for his early collaborations with David Cronenberg on films such as Fast Company, Scanners, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, and The Fly. Irwin has also been a main collaborator for several directors such as Wes Craven, Todd Phillips and The Farrelly brothers. He has worked primarily in the genres of horror and comedy film.[4] He is a four-time recipient of the CSC Award for Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Feature, and a Genie Award nominee.[5]


Year Title Dir. Notes
1977 Starship Invasions Ed Hunt
1978 Blood and Guts Paul Lynch
1979 Plague Ed Hunt
Fast Company David Cronenberg
The Brood
1980 Funeral Home William Fruet
Tanya's Island Alfred Sole
1981 Night School Ken Hughes
Scanners David Cronenberg
1982 Baker County, U.S.A. William Fruet
1983 Spasms
Videodrome David Cronenberg Won;
C.S.C. Award for Best Cinematography

Nominated for;
Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography

The Dead Zone Won;
C.S.C. Award for Best Cinematography
1985 The Protector James Glickenhaus with Yiu-Tsou Cheung
1985-86 The Ray Bradbury Theater William Fruet
Douglas Jackson
Bruce Pittman
Don McBrearty
Television series;
4 episodes

Nominated for;
CableACE Award for Direction of Photography

1986 Youngblood[6] Peter Markle Won;
C.S.C. Award for Best Cinematography
Spearfield's Daughter Gilbert M. Shilton Television miniseries;
3 episodes
The Fly David Cronenberg Won;
C.S.C. Award for Best Cinematography
1987 The Hanoi Hilton Lionel Chetwynd
Love at Stake John Moffitt
A Child's Christmas in Wales Don McBrearty
1988 Pass the Ammo David Beaird
The Blob Chuck Russell
Fright Night Part 2 Tommy Lee Wallace
Bat*21 Peter Markle
1989 Paint It Black Tim Hunter
Do You Know the Muffin Man? Gilbert Cates Television film
1990 Class of 1999 Mark L. Lester
Tales from the Crypt Peter S. Seaman Television series;
1 episode
I Come in Peace Craig R. Baxley
RoboCop 2 Irvin Kershner
Heat Wave Kevin Hooks Television film
1991 Absolute Strangers Gilbert Cates
Showdown in Little Tokyo Mark L. Lester
1992 Nightmare Cafe Phillip Noyce Television series;
1 episode
Keep the Change Andy Tennant Television film
Passenger 57 Kevin Hooks
1993 Slaughter of the Innocents James Glickenhaus
Miracle Child Michael Pressman Television film
Extreme Justice Mark L. Lester
Man's Best Friend John Lafia
1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks Sam Weisman
Wes Craven's New Nightmare Wes Craven
The Mask Chuck Russell Additional photography;
with John R. Leonetti
Dumb and Dumber The Farrelly Brothers
1995 Night of the Running Man Mark L. Lester Television film
The Avenging Angel Craig R. Baxley
Vampire in Brooklyn Wes Craven
1996 Robin of Locksley Michael Kennedy
Kingpin The Farrelly Brothers
Don't Look Back Geoff Murphy
Scream Wes Craven
1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape George T. Miller Television film
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way Sturla Gunnarsson
Steel Kenneth Johnson
1998 Misbegotten Mark L. Lester
There's Something About Mary The Farrelly Brothers
Zack and Reba Nicole Bettauer
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Gil Junger
Can of Worms Paul Schneider Television film
2000 Road Trip Todd Phillips
Me, Myself & Irene The Farrelly Brothers
2001 Say It Isn't So J. B. Rogers
Freddy Got Fingered Tom Green
American Pie 2 J. B. Rogers
Osmosis Jones The Farrelly Brothers

Tom Sito
Piet Kroon

2003 Old School Todd Philips
Malibu's Most Wanted John Whitesell
Scary Movie 3 David Zucker
2005 The Ringer Barry W. Blaustein
2006 Grandma's Boy Nicholaus Goossen
Flight 93 Peter Markle Television film
Big Momma's House 2 John Whitesell
Deck the Halls
2007 Sydney White Joe Nussbaum
Blonde Ambition Scott Marshall
2009 Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective David Mickey Evans Television film
Dance Flick Damien Dante Wayans
All's Faire in Love Scott Marshall
The Shortcut Nicholaus Goossen
2010 The Last Godfather Shim Hyung-rae
Valentine's Day Garry Marshall 2nd unit director of photography
2011 My Future Boyfriend Michael Lange Television film
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Robert Vince Direct-to-video film
2013 Super Buddies
Teen Beach Movie Jeffrey Hornaday Television film
2014 Black Jesus Mike Clattenburg Television series;
10 episodes
2015 Teen Beach 2 Jeffrey Hornaday Television film
2017 Descendants 2 Kenny Ortega
The Layover William H. Macy
2018 Junglee Chuck Russell Indian film

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "Mark Irwin, CSC, ASC". Worldwide Production Agency | WPA. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Irwin, Victoria. "Mark Irwin C.S.C. A.S.C." Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Mark Irwin". Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Interview: Cinematographer Mark Irwin on Filming "Night School" (1981) | man is the warmest place to hide". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "MARK IRWIN". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Barry, Sal (August 7, 2016). "The Making of 'Youngblood: An Oral History". The Hockey News. Retrieved October 24, 2016.

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