Kelsch, Ken

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Kelsch, Ken


Education: New York University, M.F.A., 1978.


Cinematographer and actor. Cable News Network, former photographer; also worked as a photography director for commercials and as a lighting director. Military service: U.S. Army, served in Special Forces.


American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award nomination, best cinematography, Independent Features Project West, 1997, for The Funeral.


Film Cinematographer:

The Driller Killer, Rochelle Films, 1979.

In Our Water (documentary), New Day Films, 1982.

Spookies (also known as Twisted Souls), Empire Entertainment, 1986.

Non Vegetarian Zombies from Outer Space, 1991.

Bad Lieutenant, Aries Films, 1992.

Dangerous Game (also known as Snake Eyes), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

Drop Squad (also known as The D.R.O.P. Squad), Gramercy, 1994.

The Addiction, October Films, 1995.

Condition Red (also known as Condition Red—Haelytysila and Draussen lauert der tod), Arrow Releasing, 1995.

Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

California (short film), Toutankhamoun, 1996.

The Funeral, October Films, 1996.

Killer: A Journal of Murder (also known as The Killer), Republic, 1996.

The Blackout, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

A Brooklyn State of Mind, Miramax, 1997.

The Imposters, Fox Searchlight, 1998.

New Rose Hotel, Avalanche Releasing, 1999.

It Had to Be You, Regent Entertainment, 2000.

R-Xmas (also known as Christmas), Moonlight Films, 2001.

Asmali konak: Hayat, Maxximum Film und Kunst, 2003.

Nowhere to Go but Up (also known as Happy End and I Want to Be Famous), BIM Distribuzione/Cathay-Keris Films, 2003.

Testosterone (also known as Testosterona), Strand Releasing, 2004.

Missing in America, First Look International, 2005.

Before It Had a Name (also known as The Black Widow), Nu Image, 2005.

100 Feet, Voltage Pictures, 2008.

Return to Sleepaway Camp (also known as Nightmare Vacation V and Sleepaway Camp V: The Return), 2008.

Chelsea on the Rocks (documentary), Wild Bunch, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Man in store, Don't Go in the House, Film Ventures International, 1979.

(Uncredited) Camera operator, Dangerous Game (also known as Snake Eyes), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

Garbage man, 100 Feet, Voltage Pictures, 2008.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

Now and Again, CBS, 1999-2000.

The $treet, Fox, 2000.

When I Grow Up, 2001.

Hack, CBS, 2002.

Medium, NBC, 2005-2006.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (also known as Assault at Westpoint), Showtime, 1994.

The Prosecutors, NBC, 1996.

Backroads to Vegas (also known as Love Notes), 1996.

Every 9 Seconds (also known as A Call for Help), NBC, 1997.

Rear Window, ABC, 1998.

Montana (also known as Goin' to Montana and Nothing Personal), HBO, 1998.

Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich), Cinemax, 1999.

Invisible Child, Lifetime, 1999.

Private Lies (also known as Scheidung auf amerikanisch), 2000.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground (also known as Subway), HBO, 1997.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Now and Again, CBS, 1999.

Hack, CBS, 2002.

Medium, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Casino pit boss, Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich), Cinemax, 1999.

The expediter, New Rose Hotel, Avalanche Releasing, 1999.



A Short Film about the Long Career of Abel Ferrara, Artisan Entertainment, 2004.