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Vasco Alves Henriques Lucas Nunes (December 13, 1974 – March 11, 2016) was a Portuguese cinematographer, producer, and film director. In 2003, he graduated from the AFI Conservatory with a masters in cinematography, yet had begun working in the film and television industry in the early '90s.[1]

Vasco Nunes
Vasco Alves Henriques Lucas Nunes

(1974-12-13)December 13, 1974
Lisbon, Portugal
DiedMarch 11, 2016(2016-03-11) (aged 41)
OccupationCinematographer, director, producer, editor
Years active1999–2016

His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and has garnered international cinematography awards, two Grand Jury Prizes at Sundance, a Peabody Award, a Golden Eagle Award for Investigative Journalism from CINE, an International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Special Jury Prize, and film selections at major film festivals, as well as executed major advertising campaigns and music projects.


  • CNN&Universal - Marah Strauch's "Sunshine_Superman" as Director of Photography and Consulting Producer (2014)
  • Rooth Tang's "Sway" in Paris, France. (DP) (2014)
  • Sony's "Battle of the Year: The Dream Team" in 3d (2nd Unit DP) (2013)
  • 'MSNBC's "Mind Over Mania (Executive Producer, Cinematographer) (2012) (Winner of Golden Eagle from CINE organization for Investigative Journalism)
  • Beautiful Faces (Cinematographer) (2011)
  • Oprah Builds a Network (Cinematographer) (2012)
  • Rampart" (Operator, H20 DP 2nd Unit) (2012)
  • We Live in Public (Co-Producer / Cinematographer) (2009) (Sundance Grand Jury Prize 09, Karlovy-Vary Special Jury Prize)
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Additional Cinematographer) (2008) (Paramount Vantage)
  • Lyle Lovett: It's Not Big It's Large (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) (2007) (Feature DVD)
  • American Teen Movie (Cinematographer) (2007)
  • Planet B-Boy (Cinematographer) (2007) (IDFA Special Jury Prize)
  • Nimrod Nation (Cinematographer) (2007) (Sundance Channel Doc Series - Winner of Peabody Award 2008)
  • Join Us (Producer) (2007) (Several Special Jury Prizes)
  • Recycle (Director / Producer / Cinematographer) (2004) (Winner of Sustainability Award by Media That Matters Film Festival)
  • DiG! (Producer / Cinematographer) (2004) (Sundance Grand Jury Prize 2004)
  • Jari (Producer / Cinematographer) (1999)


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