Steven Bernstein (filmmaker)
Steven Bernstein, ASC, DGA, is an American cinematographer, director, screenwriter and author. In 1992 he won the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival for Like Water for Chocolate alongside Emmanuel Lubezki. He also won the Cannes Golden Lion for his work in commercials. His book Film Production (Focal Press) has been translated into several languages and at one time was the bestselling textbook about film making. Bernstein was a 2014 ASC nominee for the Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in One-Hour Episodic Television Series Award for his work on Magic City.
|Occupation||Film Director, Writer, Cinematographer|
Bernstein has acted in minor roles in several films, has directed shorts, music videos and television commercials, and has lectured widely. He made his directing feature film debut with 2014's Decoding Annie Parker for which he was awarded The Alfred P. Sloan Award at the Hampton's International Film Festival. Bernstein is currently in post production on Last Call Dominion, a feature film about the final days of Dylan Thomas's life, starring John Malkovich, Rhys Ifans, Rodrigo Santoro, Romola Garai, and Tony Hale, which he wrote and is directing.
Since 2016 Bernstein has worked with members of the Greek government to expand the Greek film industry and attract international film and television production to Greece. Bernstein spearheaded an initiative to introduce a tax rebate as an incentive to film producers to shoot in Greece. The tax incentive bill was passed in August 2017 and became effective in February 2018. As part of his initiative, Bernstein is training 400 to 500 Greek film students a year and is building a state of the art film studio in Greece.
Bernstein was born in Buffalo, NY in 1958 to parents Charles Bernstein, M.D. and Sylvia Bernstein. He has a son Adam from his first marriage to Elizabeth Bernstein and currently resides with his partner the designer Carolyn Rodney.
|1991||The Diamond Brothers||Cinematographer||Television|
|1992||Like Water for Chocolate||Cinematographer||AKA Como Agua Para Chocolate|
|No Head for Heights||Director / Cinematographer||Television|
|1995||Kicking and Screaming||Cinematographer|
|Murder at 1600||Cinematographer|
|2000||More Dogs Than Bones||Cinematographer|
|Scary Movie 2||Cinematographer||AKA Scarier Movie|
|The Forsaken||Cinematographer||AKA Vampires of the Desert|
|Christmas in the Clouds||Cinematographer|
|2002||Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie||Cinematographer||Television|
|2005||Threshold||Cinematographer||(Television pilot): Trees Made of Glass|
|2006||One Night with the King||Cinematographer|
|The Jake Effect||Cinematographer||5 episodes: Don't Mess with Sloppy / Flight School / Only Connect / Parent Teacher Conference/Pilot|
|Behind the Smile||Cinematographer||Appearance: British Reporter|
|2009||Love at First Hiccup||Cinematographer||Appearance: Co-Host Cooking Show - voice on TV|
|2013||Decoding Annie Parker||Director / Writer|
|Magic City||Cinematographer||3 Episodes: Angels of Death / World in Changes / Sins of the Father|
|2016||Dominion||Director / Writer||Post-Production|
|1992||Like Water for Chocolate||Cinematographer||(Won) Best Artistic Contribution Award (Shared with Emmanuel Lubezki)||Tokyo International Film Festival|
|2003||Monster||Cinematographer||(Won) Creative Ensemble Award||AFI|
|2013||Decoding Annie Parker||Director / Writer||(Nominated) Golden Space Needle Award - Best Film||Seattle International Film Festival|
|2013||Decoding Annie Parker||Director / Writer||(Won) Alfred P. Sloan Award Foundation Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology||Hampton's International Film Festival|
|2014||Magic City||Cinematographer||(Nominated) ASC Award - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in One-Hour Episodic Television Series||American Society of Cinematographers|
|2014||Decoding Annie Parker||Director / Writer||(Nominated) Leonardo's Horse - Best Directing||Milan International Film Festival|
|2014||Decoding Annie Parker||Director / Writer||(Nominated) Leonardo's Horse - Best Screenwriting (Shared with Adam Bernstein and Mike Moss)||Milan International Film Festival|
- "STEVEN BERNSTEIN". www.cinematographers.nl. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "Tokyo International Film Festival (1992)". Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "Steven Bernstein". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "A Perfect Place - IMDbPro". pro-labs.imdb.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "Angela and Althea - IMDbPro". pro-labs.imdb.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "Last Resort - IMDbPro". pro-labs.imdb.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "High taxes, red tape put off foreign filmmakers from shooting in Greece, Stratos Karakasidis | Kathimerini".
- "Syros is set to become a location for shooting movies, Ioanna Fotiadi | Kathimerini".
- "Greece Launches New 25% Cash Rebate to Lure Productions". 2018-05-11.
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