Connell, David (Dave Connell)

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Connell, David (Dave Connell)


Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Agent—Michael Lewis & Associates, 2506 Fifth Street, Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90405.


Cinematographer and camera operator. Camera operator for an Australian television station. Worked as a loader, focus puller, and assistant. Also worked as a cinematographer on advertisements.


Australian Cinematographers Society.

Awards, Honors:

CableACE Award, direction of photography and/or lighting direction for a dramatic or theatrical special/movie or miniseries, 1987, for Fortress; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best achievement in cinematography, 1988, for Boulevard of Broken Dreams; CableACE Award nomination, cinematography in a movie or miniseries, 1996, for The Twilight Man; Award of Distinction, telefeatures, television drama, and miniseries category, Australian Cinematographers Society, 1999, for Moby Dick; Award of Distinction, features category, Australian Cinematographers Society, 2006, for The Snow Walker.


Film Cinematographer:

The Aviator, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985.

Les Patterson Saves the World, Hoyts Distribution, 1987.

Slate, Wyn & Me, Hemdale Releasing, 1987.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams, New City Releasing, 1988.

Heaven Tonight, New City Releasing, 1990.

(As Dave Connell) The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (also known as Den oaendliga historien II—ett nytt kapitel, Die unendliche Geschichte 2, Die unendliche Geschichte II: Auf der Suche nachPhantasien, Historia interminavel II, L'histoire sans fin 2, La historia sin fin II, La storia infinita 2, Niekonczaca sie opowiesc II, and Paeaettymaetoen tarina 2: Seuraava luku), Warner Bros., 1990.

What the Moon Saw, Century Park Pictures, 1990.

Hunting, Skouras Pictures, 1991.

Over the Hill (also known as Round the Bend), Rank, 1992.

Secrets, Victorian International Pictures, 1992.

Fifty/Fifty (also known as 50-50), Cannon, 1993.

Gross Misconduct (also known as Gross Indecency), Pro Filmworks, 1993.

Hercules Returns, Philm Productions, 1993.

One Crazy Night, Trimark Entertainment, 1993.

The Ascent, RHI Entertainment, 1994.

Robinson Crusoe (also known Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe"), Miramax, 1996.

Bad Day on the Block (also known as The Fireman and Under Pressure), New City Releasing, 1997.

Night Flier (also known as Stephen King's "The Night Flier"), New Line Cinema, 1997.

Zeus and Roxanne, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

The Snow Walker, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

News for the Church, Foundation, 2004.

Left Behind: World at War, Columbia, 2005.

Jack and Jill vs. the World, Lantern Lane Entertainment/Urbantone Media Group, 2008.

Film Camera Operator:

Assistant camera operator, Dead Man's Float (also known as Smuggler's Cove), Greg Lynch Film Distributors/Satori, 1980.

First assistant camera operator, Early Frost, Roadshow Entertainment, 1982.

Phar Lap (also known as Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

The Slim Dusty Movie (also known as Slim Dusty Movie), Greater Union Organisation, 1984.

Film Work; Other:

Additional photography, Frog Dreaming (also known as The Go-Kids, The Quest, and The Spirit Chaser), Miramax, 1985.

Second unit focus puller, Minnamurra (also known as The Fighting Creed, Outback, and Wrangler), Hoyts Distribution/Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1989.

Director of photography, December Boys, Warner Independent Pictures, 2007.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

The Solomons, c. 1980.

Kingdom Hospital (also known as Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital"), ABC, 2004.

Leverage, TNT, beginning 2008.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Der Schwarze Bumerang, 1982.

All the Rivers Run, Seven Network (Australia) and HBO, 1984.

The Flying Doctors, Nine Network (Australia), 1985.

Alice to Nowhere, Ten Network (Australia), 1986.

Sword of Honour (also known as Sword of Honor), syndicated, 1986.

The Yearling, CBS, 1994.

Buffalo Girls, CBS, 1995.

Moby Dick, USA Network, 1998.

Cleopatra, ABC, 1999.

Storm of the Century (also known as Stephen King's "Storm of the Century"), ABC, 1999.

Rose Red (also known as Stephen King's "Rose Red"), ABC, 2001.

The Triangle, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

The Lost Room, Sky One, 2006.

Television Camera Operator; Miniseries:

Anzacs (also known as Anzacs: The War Down Under), Nine Network (Australia) and syndicated, 1985.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Fortress, HBO, 1986.

Miracle Down Under (also known as Bushfire Moon and The Christmas Visitor), Disney Channel, 1987.

Barracuda (also known as The Rocks), Seven Network (Australia), 1988.

Nancy Wake (also known as True Colors), Seven Network, 1988.

Trouble in Paradise, CBS, 1988.

Between Love and Hate, ABC, 1993.

Love, Lies & Lullabies (also known as Sad Inheritance), ABC, 1993.

The Only Way Out (also known as Grounds for Murder), ABC, 1993.

Rio Diablo, CBS, 1993.

My Name Is Kate, ABC, 1994.

Rose against the Odds, 1995.

Shadow-Ops, 1995.

Silver Strand (also known as Navy Action), Showtime, 1995.

The Twilight Man, Starz!, 1996.

An Unfinished Affair, ABC, 1996.

Clover, USA Network, 1997.

Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (also known as Forbidden Territory), ABC, 1997.

Two for Texas, TNT, 1998.

Chameleon II: Death Match, UPN, 1999.

Witch Hunt, Lifetime, 1999.

Don Quixote, TNT, 2000.

Hell Swarm, 2000.

The Lost Empire (also known as The Lost Empire: The Legend of the Monkey King, The Monkey King, and Monkey King—Ein Krieger zwischen den Welten), NBC, 2001.

Roughing It (also known as Mark Twain's "Roughing It"), 2001.

Disappearance, TBS, 2002.

Sniper 2 (also known as Sniper II), 2002.

La femme Musketeer (also known as The Lady Musketeer and Lady Musketier—Alle fuer eine), The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Icon (also known as Frederick Forsyth's "Icon"), 2005.

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (also known as The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice), TNT, 2008.

The Verdict, Life, 2008.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

A Day in the Life of Country Music, CBS, 1993.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Jericho, CBS, 2006.

Cane (also known as Los Duques), CBS, 2007.


Video Cinematographer:

"The Loco-motion" music video, Kylie: The Kylie Collection, Mushroom Music Publishing, 1988.

"The Loco-motion" music video, Kylie: The Videos, PAL Productions, 1988.

Music Video Cinematographer:

Kylie Minogue, "The Loco-motion," 1988.

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