Trent Opaloch

Trent Opaloch is a Canadian cinematographer best known for his work with directors Neill Blomkamp and the Russo brothers. His major works include District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Chappie (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).[1] In 2010, Opaloch was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography for his work on District 9.[2] In 2020, Opaloch starred in the music video for Pearl Jam's single "Retrograde".[3]

Trent Opaloch
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Opaloch grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He studied filmmaking at Confederation College, before moving to Vancouver to start his professional career.[4]


Year Title Director Notes
2006 Yellow Neill Blomkamp Short film
2009 District 9 Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography[2]
2013 Elysium
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joe Russo
2015 Chappie Neill Blomkamp
2016 Captain America: Civil War Anthony and Joe Russo
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Shot back-to-back
2019 Avengers: Endgame


  1. ^ Gee, Dana (April 21, 2014). "Lensman loves getting lost in the images from new Captain America film". The Province. Archived from the original on April 16, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 Nominations". January 21, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-02-28. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "Pearl Jam Recruits Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg for Cautionary 'Retrograde' Visual (Watch)". Variety. May 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Bankston, Douglas (September 2013). "Worlds Apart". American Cinematographer. Retrieved January 16, 2015.

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