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John R. Leonetti is a Director, Scriptwriter, Second Unit Director of Photography and Cinematography American born on 4 july 1956 at California (USA)

John R. Leonetti

John R. Leonetti
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Birth name John Robert Leonetti
Nationality USA
Birth 4 july 1956 (64 years) at California (USA)

John Robert Leonetti (born July 4, 1956 in California) A.S.C. is a cinematographer and film director. He is most well-known for his collaborative work with director James Wan, with whom he has acted as cinematographer on five films.

Leonetti began his career as a teenager working for his family's motion picture equipment business that was started by his father Frank Leonetti, known for his gaffing work on films such as The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain. He is the younger brother of cinematographer Matthew F. Leonetti, who was the cinematographer for John's first feature-length directorial effort, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Best films

The Mask (1994)
(Director of Photography)
The Conjuring (2013)
(Director of Photography)
Annabelle (2014)
The Scorpion King (2002)
(Director of Photography)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
(Director of Photography)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
(Director of Photography)

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Filmography of John R. Leonetti (29 films)

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The Silence, 1h30
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Kate Trotter, John Corbett
Rating53% 2.6599952.6599952.6599952.6599952.659995
À la suite d'une exploration de grotte, des scientifiques mettent au jour de terrifiantes créatures, ressemblant à des chauves-souris, qui envahissent la Terre et tuent la population, aussi bien humaine que animale, en la repérant aux bruits qu’elle produit.
Wish Upon
Wish Upon (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Joey King, Shannon Purser, Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Röhm, Ki Hong Lee, Sherilyn Fenn
Rating50% 2.5156052.5156052.5156052.5156052.515605
Clare Shannon, âgée de dix-sept ans, est hantée par le souvenir du suicide de sa mère. Son père Jonathan, un ancien musicien et collectionneur compulsif qui passe son temps à fouiller dans les bennes à ordures, trouve une boite à musique chinoise et la lui donne comme cadeau d'anniversaire. Clare déchiffre l'une des nombreuses inscriptions sur la boite comme « Sept Souhaits » et souhaite que Darcie, sa rivale et intimidatrice pourrisse et Darcie développe alors une fasciite nécrosante et est admise aux soins intensifs. Ce même jour, Claire retrouve Max son chien mort, dans l'espace souterrain de sa maison dévoré par des rats. Clare se rend compte que la boite octroie des vœux, mais ne réalise pas que ses souhaits ont des conséquences.
Wolves at the Door, 1h13
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Katie Cassidy Rodgers, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adam Campbell, Miles Fisher, Eric Ladin, Jane Kaczmarek
Rating45% 2.2624852.2624852.2624852.2624852.262485
1969. Quatre amis se retrouvent à l'occasion d'une soirée estivale, en plein Summer of Love, dans une magnifique et élégante demeure. Leur fête est perturbée par l'irruption de rôdeurs mal intentionnés dans leur maison. La nuit de ces quatre innocents se transforme rapidement en véritable cauchemar. Ils vont devoir lutter pour leur survie face à cette agression sanguinaire et gratuite.
Annabelle (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about children, Pregnancy films, Jeu, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Demons in film, Ghost films, Films about toys
Actors Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Eric Ladin, Tony Amendola, Brian Howe
Rating54% 2.7047952.7047952.7047952.7047952.704795
The film starts with the same opening scene from The Conjuring, in which two young women and a young man are telling Ed and Lorraine Warren about their experiences with a doll called Annabelle which, they believe, is haunted.
The Butterfly Effect 2, 1h33
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Time travel films, Alternate history films
Actors Eric Lively, Erica Durance, Dustin Milligan, Gina Holden, David Lewis, Andrew Airlie
Rating45% 2.254122.254122.254122.254122.25412
Julie (Erica Durance) and her boyfriend, Nick (Eric Lively), are celebrating Julie's 24th birthday with their friends Trevor (Dustin Milligan) and Amanda (Gina Holden). Julie and Nick start to discuss their future when Nick is called in to work, urgently. He has to go to the meeting because he is up against co-worker Dave (David Lewis) for a promotion. As the four friends drive back to the city there's an accident with a semi-truck. Of the four friends, Nick is the only survivor. Later, when looking at a photograph of himself and Julie, everything in the room begins to shudder and shake, while the people in the photograph begin moving.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, 1h35
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess, Irina Pantaeva, James Remar
Rating37% 1.8555751.8555751.8555751.8555751.855575
The evil emperor Shao Kahn, along with his generals, Motaro, Sheeva, Rain, and Ermac, opens a portal from Outworld to Earthrealm and has reclaimed his queen Sindel, who is Kitana's long-dead mother. Earthrealm is therefore in danger of being absorbed into Outworld within six days, a fate which Liu Kang and the others must fight to prevent. Kahn fights and quickly kills Johnny Cage during the confrontation by snapping his neck, and the remaining Earthrealm warriors must regroup and think of an idea to defeat Shao Kahn. An emotionally guilt-ridden Sonya Blade enlists the help of her old partner, Jax, while Kitana and Liu Kang search for a Native American shaman named Nightwolf, who seemingly knows the key to defeating Kahn. On the way, they run afoul of the cyborg Smoke. Kitana and Liu Kang dispatch him with the aid of Sub-Zero, but Scorpion suddenly appears, attacks Sub-Zero, and kidnaps Kitana.


Welcome to the Jungle, 1h19
Directed by Jonathan Hensleigh
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Veronica Sywak
Rating44% 2.2092852.2092852.2092852.2092852.209285
The plot of Welcome to the Jungle concerns two young couples who go to Southwest New Guinea from Fiji in order to find Michael Rockefeller, the son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller who disappeared back in 1961, and sell an interview with him to the tabloids for $1,000,000. After a close encounter with armed criminals and psychopathic border guards, and after finding evidence that suggests that Michael Rockefeller may still be alive, the group finally makes it to the jungle where Rockefeller was last seen. The group ventures deep into the jungle where they find two Christian missionaries and a middle-aged Australian man who warns the group not to disturb the tribes in the area or else they will be killed. However tensions rise between the two couples which ultimately attracts the attention of local bloodthirsty cannibalistic tribes who then stalk one of the young couples while they are on a makeshift boat in the river and then attack them when they made their way to shore.


Insidious: Chapter 2, 1h46
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Ghost films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Garrett Ryan, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey
Roles Director of Photography
Rating65% 3.2999753.2999753.2999753.2999753.299975
In 1986, Carl calls his friend Elise Ranier to help discover what is haunting Lorraine Lambert's son, Josh. After hypnotizing Josh, Elise attempts to find the location of Josh's "friend", an old woman who appears in photographs of him. She makes her way to his bedroom closet and is scratched on the arm. When they return to Josh, he stands up in a trance, and says, "I'll show you," before walking to a door and pointing at it as it opens on its own. Lorraine, Carl and Elise agree that making Josh forget his astral projection abilities is the best thing to do.
The Conjuring, 1h52
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King
Roles Director of Photography
Rating74% 3.749973.749973.749973.749973.74997
In 1971, Roger and Carolyn Perron move into a dilapidated farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island with their five daughters Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy, and April. During the first day, their move goes smoothly, though their dog Sadie refuses to enter the house and one of the daughters finds a boarded up entrance to a cellar.
Soul Surfer, 1h46
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Surfing films, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about disabilities
Actors AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson, Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo
Roles Director of Photography
Rating70% 3.50083.50083.50083.50083.5008
In 2003, teenager Bethany Hamilton lives in Kauai, Hawaii with her parents Tom and Cheri, and two brothers, Noah and Timmy. All are surfers, but she and her best friend Alana Blanchard have grown up with a passion for the sport and enter a competition. Her church youth ministry leader, Sarah Hill, is disappointed when she has to withdraw from a planned mission trip to Mexico because of the contest.
Piranha 3D
Piranha 3D (2010)
, 1h29
Directed by Joe Dante, Alexandre Aja
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Natural horror films, Comedy horror films, Disaster films, Film de catastrophe animalière
Actors Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames, Jessica Szohr, Steven R. McQueen
Roles Director of Photography
Rating54% 2.700092.700092.700092.700092.70009
Fisherman Matt Boyd (Richard Dreyfuss) is fishing in Lake Victoria when a small earthquake hits, splitting the lake floor and causing a whirlpool. Boyd falls in, and is ripped apart by a shoal of piranhas that emerge from the chasm.
Ca$h (2010)
, 1h48
Directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, Mike Starr, Glenn Plummer, Antony Thekkek, Tim Kazurinsky
Roles Director of Photography
Rating59% 2.9986952.9986952.9986952.9986952.998695
When a suitcase is thrown out of a car that is involved in a car chase and lands on the car of Sam Phelan (Chris Hemsworth), he initially curses his luck. But then he finds the suitcase is loaded with money. After bringing the suitcase to his home, he convinces his wife Leslie (Victoria Profeta) that they should use the money.
Insidious (2010)
, 1h42
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell
Roles Director of Photography
Rating68% 3.4008253.4008253.4008253.4008253.400825
A married couple Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne), their sons Dalton (Ty Simpkins) and Foster (Andrew Astor), and infant daughter Cali have recently moved into a new home. One night, Dalton is drawn to the attic when he hears creaking noises and sees the door open by itself. He falls from a ladder while investigating and sees a figure in the shadows. Hearing his terrified screams, Renai and Josh rush to his aid and declare the attic "off limits" to the children. The next day, Dalton falls into an inexplicable coma.
Death Sentence, 1h45
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Jordan Garrett, Stuart Lafferty, Aisha Tyler
Roles Director of Photography
Rating67% 3.3988853.3988853.3988853.3988853.398885
Nick Hume (Kevin Bacon) is husband to Helen (Kelly Preston), and father of two boys, Brendan (Stuart Lafferty) and Lucas (Jordan Garrett). After Brendan's hockey game, Nick and Brendan drive home, talking about the latter's potential future as a professional hockey player. They make a quick stop at a gas station in a very bad part of town. During an ostensible robbery of the gas station, Joe Darley (Matt O'Leary), a new initiate and younger brother to the gang leader, slices Brendan's throat open with a machete. Nick attempts to ambush the thugs, managing to pull off Joe's mask and see his face, but Joe escapes, only to be hit by a car. Nick rushes Brendan to the hospital, but his son dies from major blood loss.
I Know Who Killed Me, 1h45
Directed by Chris Sivertson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Films about disabilities
Actors Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Brian Geraghty, Garcelle Beauvais, Bonnie Aarons
Roles Director of Photography
Rating36% 1.8049151.8049151.8049151.8049151.804915
The quiet suburb of New Salem is being terrorized by a serial killer who abducts and tortures young women, holding them captive for weeks before murdering them. Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a pianist and aspiring writer, appears to be his latest victim when she disappears during a night out with her friends. She is later seen bound and gagged on an operating table as her hands are exposed to dry ice. As the days tick by, the special FBI Task Force convened to track the killer begins to lose hope of finding her before it's too late.