Mark Irwin

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 71)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1974–present
OrganizationCanadian Society of Cinematographers
American Society of Cinematographers
ChildrenMatt Irwin

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 Director 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
1986 Youngblood[6] Peter Markle Won;
C.S.C. Award for Best Cinematography
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
1990 Class of 1999 Mark L. Lester
I Come in Peace Craig R. Baxley
RoboCop 2 Irvin Kershner
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo Mark L. Lester
1992 Passenger 57 Kevin Hooks
1993 Slaughter of the Innocents James Glickenhaus
Man's Best Friend John Lafia
1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks Sam Weisman
Wes Craven's New Nightmare Wes Craven
Dumb and Dumber Peter Farrelly
1995 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 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
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 Live-action scenes
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
Big Momma's House 2 John Whitesell
Deck the Halls
2007 Sydney White Joe Nussbaum
Blonde Ambition Scott Marshall
2009 Dance Flick Damien Dante Wayans
All's Faire in Love Scott Marshall
The Shortcut Nicholaus Goossen
2010 The Last Godfather Shim Hyung-rae
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Robert Vince Direct-to-video film
2013 Super Buddies
2017 The Layover William H. Macy
2018 Junglee Chuck Russell Indian film


Year Title Director Notes
1985-86 The Ray Bradbury Theater William Fruet
Douglas Jackson
Bruce Pittman
Don McBrearty
4 episodes

Nominated for;
CableACE Award for Direction of Photography

1986 Spearfield's Daughter Gilbert M. Shilton TV miniseries;
3 episodes
1989 Do You Know the Muffin Man? Gilbert Cates TV movie
1990 Tales from the Crypt Peter S. Seaman 1 episode
1990 Heat Wave Kevin Hooks TV movie
1991 Absolute Strangers Gilbert Cates
1992 Nightmare Cafe Phillip Noyce 1 episode
Keep the Change Andy Tennant TV movie
1993 Miracle Child Michael Pressman
Extreme Justice Mark L. Lester
1995 Night of the Running Man
The Avenging Angel Craig R. Baxley
1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape George T. Miller
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way Sturla Gunnarsson
1999 Can of Worms Paul Schneider
2006 Flight 93 Peter Markle
2009 Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective David Mickey Evans
2011 My Future Boyfriend Michael Lange
2013 Teen Beach Movie Jeffrey Hornaday
2014 Black Jesus Mike Clattenburg 10 episodes
2015 Teen Beach 2 Jeffrey Hornaday TV movie
2017 Descendants 2 Kenny Ortega

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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