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Steven Bernstein is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Second Unit Director of Photography and Cinematography

Steven Bernstein

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Birth name Steven Bernstein
Birth at Buffalo (USA)

Steven Bernstein, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer. 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 commercials work. His book "Film Production" (Focal Press) has been translated into several languages and at one time was the best selling text book about film making. Bernstein has acted in minor roles in several films, has directed shorts, music videos and television commercials and has lectured widely. He will make his directing feature film debut with 2013's Decoding Annie Parker.

Best films

The Waterboy (1998)
(Director of Photography)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
(Director of Photography)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
(Additional Photography)
Monster (2004)
(Director of Photography)
Bulletproof (1996)
(Director of Photography)

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Filmography of Steven Bernstein (29 films)

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Director

Decoding Annie Parker, 1h31
Directed by Steven Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Richard Schiff, Rashida Jones, Bradley Whitford
Rating61% 3.098633.098633.098633.098633.09863
11-year-old Annie Parker is living the perfect young life, loved by all, and especially by her mother, father, and older sister. But none of them knows that something horrible is stalking their perfect family. On a fall afternoon in 1976, young Annie hears a noise from upstairs. Her mother has collapsed and died, and an agonizing downward spiral begins.

Scriptwriter

Decoding Annie Parker, 1h31
Directed by Steven Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Richard Schiff, Rashida Jones, Bradley Whitford
Rating61% 3.098633.098633.098633.098633.09863
11-year-old Annie Parker is living the perfect young life, loved by all, and especially by her mother, father, and older sister. But none of them knows that something horrible is stalking their perfect family. On a fall afternoon in 1976, young Annie hears a noise from upstairs. Her mother has collapsed and died, and an agonizing downward spiral begins.

Producer

Decoding Annie Parker, 1h31
Directed by Steven Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Richard Schiff, Rashida Jones, Bradley Whitford
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.098633.098633.098633.098633.09863
11-year-old Annie Parker is living the perfect young life, loved by all, and especially by her mother, father, and older sister. But none of them knows that something horrible is stalking their perfect family. On a fall afternoon in 1976, young Annie hears a noise from upstairs. Her mother has collapsed and died, and an agonizing downward spiral begins.

Cameraman

Last Man Standing, 1h21
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Catherine Bell, Mekhi Phifer, Dale Dickey, Ella Anderson
Roles Director of Photography
Rating51% 2.5550252.5550252.5550252.5550252.555025
Abby Collins est une mère de famille dynamique qui se consacre à ses enfants. Mariée à Nick, sympathique vétérinaire, elle coule des jours heureux dans leur maison de la banlieue de Detroit. Tout bascule soudain dans le pire des cauchemars lorsqu'elle constate que son époux a été enlevé. Afin de comprendre qui leur en veut de la sorte, elle va devoir se tourner vers son propre passé, un passé qu'elle a toujours soigneusement évité d'évoquer avec ses proches. Rapidement, elle réalise quelles sont les raisons de cet enlèvement...
Love at First Hiccup, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Scout Taylor-Compton, Nicholas Braun, Devon Werkheiser, Sean Marquette, Twink Caplan, James Eckhouse
Roles Director of Photography
Rating54% 2.749832.749832.749832.749832.74983
Freshman, Victor Knudsen, falls for the beautiful senior, Anya Benton. When introducing himself he hiccups as he says his name. The student body soon begins to mock him, especially Anya's boyfriend Peter, who calls him "Viccup". At a party, Victor and Anya bump into each other and they share a Spider-Man style kiss to stop his hiccups, which ends up being a dream.
Not Forgotten, 1h40
Directed by Dror Soref
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Simon Baker, Paz Vega, Chloë Grace Moretz, Claire Forlani, Michael DeLorenzo, Ken Davitian
Roles Director of Photography
Rating47% 2.3615552.3615552.3615552.3615552.361555
Jack Bishop (Simon Baker) works as a loan officer in Del Rio, Texas and is remarried to Amaya Bishop (Paz Vega), living with her and his daughter Toby Bishop (Chloë Grace Moretz) from his first marriage. Toby is kidnapped by an unknown perpetrator leading to the involvement of the local police and eventually the FBI. The FBI begins inquiring in Jack's past only to find out he has no official records dating back farther than ten years, and there is no evidence showing how his first wife had died or where she was buried.
Street Kings, 1h49
Directed by David Ayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière, Psychologie, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Second Unit Director of Photography
Rating67% 3.398773.398773.398773.398773.39877
Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is a disillusioned LAPD Vice detective working for a unit known as Vice Special and haunted by the death of his wife. Working undercover, he meets with Korean gangsters (whom he believes have kidnapped two Korean schoolgirls) in a parking lot, who are looking to buy a machine gun from him. After a vicious beatdown, the Koreans then proceed to steal Tom's car. Tom however planned on this and has the cops locate the vehicle via GPS. Upon arrival at their hideout, Tom storms in and kills the four inside with his .45 Smith & Wesson 4506 pistol, and then locates the missing children after covering up what really happened. While the other officers in his unit congratulate him, he is confronted by his former partner, Detective Terrence Washington (Terry Crews). Washington no longer approves of the corruption and deception and has gone straight, reporting the problems to Captain James Biggs (Hugh Laurie), of internal affairs, who starts an investigation against Ludlow.
One Night with the King, 2h3
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Tiffany Dupont, John Rhys-Davies, John Noble, Luke Goss, Omar Sharif, James Callis
Roles Director of Photography
Rating60% 3.001823.001823.001823.001823.00182
The movie is set in Susa, Persia (now Iran). King Xerxes holds a great feast for all the people to attend. Hadassah (the main protagonist) longs to go to Jerusalem to see the Holy Land and prepares to leave with the caravan along with her friend, Jesse. They stop by the King's feast before he goes marching to war to avenge his father’s death. Hadassah and Jesse witness the King summoning Queen Vashti. Queen Vashti was opposed to the war, desiring King Xerxes to enhance his kingdom instead. She holds her own feast in protest to the war. When the king summons her to his own feast, she refuses to come stating, "I am queen, and I will not lower my dignity. Or shame my crown by wearing it before your drunk, and thinly veiled war council". Because of this, King Xerxes is advised to banish her and select a more worthy queen.
Little Man
Little Man (2006)
, 1h33
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon, Tracy Morgan, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Director of Photography
Rating45% 2.2690552.2690552.2690552.2690552.269055
Calvin "Babyface" Simms (Marlon Wayans) is a very short convict. With the help of his goofball cohort Percy (Tracy Morgan), Calvin plots a jewelery shop robbery to steal one of the world's largest diamonds. After the successful robbery, the duo are almost arrested, but not before Calvin manages to stash the diamond in a nearby woman's purse. The thieves follow the handbag's owner to her home where they discover a couple, Darryl (Shawn Wayans) and Vanessa (Kerry Washington), who are eager to have a child.
Monster
Monster (2004)
, 1h49
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Political films, Films about capital punishment, Erotic thriller films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Scott Wilson
Roles Director of Photography
Rating72% 3.6492453.6492453.6492453.6492453.649245
After moving from Michigan to Florida, Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute, meets Selby Wall in a gay bar. After initial hostility and declaring that she is not gay, Aileen talks to Selby over beers. Selby takes to Aileen almost immediately, as she likes that she is very protective of her. Selby invites her to spend the night with her. They return to the house where Selby is staying (temporarily exiled by her parents following the accusation from another girl that Selby tried to kiss her). They later agree to meet at a roller skating rink, and they kiss for the first time. Aileen and Selby fall in love, but they have nowhere to go, so Selby goes back to her Aunt's home.
Blade: Trinity, 2h2
Directed by David S. Goyer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Blade, Dracula films, Superhero films, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Kung fu films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Disaster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell
Roles Additional Photography
Rating58% 2.900572.900572.900572.900572.90057
A group of vampires look for the hidden resting place of Drake, also known as Dracula—the genetic "father" of their species. They find him in a Syrian ziggurat tomb, although not before, in a moment of blood lust, he kills one of them. The vampires capitalize on Blade's reputation as a serial killer and frame him for the killing of a familiar. During the ensuing manhunt, the FBI locate Blade's latest hideout, and, during the siege, Abraham Whistler dies. With his mentor gone and surrounded by human authorities, Blade allows himself to be captured and arrested.
White Chicks, 1h49
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Shawn Wayans, Jaime King, Frankie Faison, Marlon Wayans, Lochlyn Munro, Busy Philipps
Roles Director of Photography
Rating58% 2.913692.913692.913692.913692.91369
The plot begins in a convenience store where two FBI agents and brothers, Kevin Copeland and Marcus Copeland (Shawn and Marlon Wayans), try to capture members of an organization that sells drugs inside ice cream boxes, posing as dominican clerks. Unfortunately, the first arrival turns out to be a genuine ice cream delivery, and the actual drug dealers manage to get away. The situation is worsened by the fact that Kevin and Marcus have decided to resolve this bust by themselves.