Kiesser, Jan

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Full name, Jan E. Kiesser; born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Cinematographer.

Member: American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors: Genie Award nomination, best achievement in cinematography, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, 1999, for Such a Long Journey; Genie Award nomination, best achievement in cinematography, 2003, for Rare Birds; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding cinematography for a miniseries or movie, 2003, for Door to Door.


Film Cinematographer:

Remember My Name, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1978.

Return Engagement (documentary), Island Alive, 1983.

Choose Me, Island Alive, 1984.

The River Rat, Paramount, 1984.

Purple Hearts, 1984.

(Second unit) Meatballs Part II, 1984.

Fright Night, Columbia, 1985.

The Check Is in the Mail ... (also known as The Cheque Is in the Post), Ascot Films, 1986.

Some Kind of Wonderful, Paramount, 1987.

Made in Heaven, Lorimar Pictures, 1987.

Clean and Sober, Warner Bros., 1988.

Dad, Universal, 1989.

V. I. Warshawski, Buena Vista, 1991.

(Second unit) Aspen Extreme, 1993.

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known as Mrs. Parker and the Round Table), Fine Line, 1994.

Georgia, Miramax, 1995.

Bad Moon, Warner Bros., 1996.

(Second unit) Larger than Life, United Artists, 1996.

(Second unit; British Columbia) Kundun, Buena Vista, 1997.

The People, 1997.

Such a Long Journey (also known as Un si long voyage), The Shooting Gallery, 1998.

(Glacier unit) The X–Files (also known as Aux frontieres du reel), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Bruno (also known as The Dress Code), New Angel, Inc., 2000.

Trixie, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Dr. T & the Women (also known as Dr. T and the Women), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Rare Birds (also known as Oiseaux rares), Shadow Distribution, 2001.

Now & Forever, 2002.

(Second unit: Budapest) I Spy (also known as I–Spy), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Film Camera Operator:

(Second unit) Jackson County Jail (also known as The Innocent Victim), 1976.

One on One, Warner Bros., 1977.

The Gauntlet, Warner Bros., 1977.

(California) Hair, 1979.

A Perfect Couple, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.

Roadie, United Artists, 1980.

Heaven's Gate (also known as Johnson County Wars), United Artists, 1980.

Blow Out, Filmways, 1981.

Jinxed!, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1982.

Hysterical, Embassy Home Entertainment, 1983.

Film Additional Photography:

(Concert scenes) The Rose, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.

Endangered Species, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1982.

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Buena Vista, 1983.

Table for Five, Warner Bros., 1983.

The Ratings Game, 1984.

Weird Science, Universal, 1985.

The Moderns, Alive Films, 1988.

Sing, TriStar, 1989.

Trouble Bound, Fox Video, 1992.

King of the Hill, Gramercy, 1993.

Finding Graceland, Largo Entertainment, 1998.

Film Work; Other:

Special effects and first assistant camera, Premonition (also known as The Impure), Active Video, 1972.

Camera assistant, This Is a Hijack, 1973.

Second unit director, Jackson County Jail (also known as The Innocent Victim), New World Pictures,1976.

Assistant camera, Welcome to L.A., United Artists, 1976.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story (also known as Victims for Victims), NBC, 1984.

The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, Starz!, 1995.

A Holiday to Remember, CBS, 1995.

Man with a Gun (also known as Gun for Hire and Hired for Killing), HBO, 1995.

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, CBS, 1995.

The Perfect Mother (also known as The Mother–in–Law), CBS, 1997.

Murder in My Mind, CBS, 1997.

Dad's Week Off (also known as National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off), Showtime, 1997.

Nightmare Street, ABC, 1998.

Killer Ape, 1998.

The Baby Dance, Showtime, 1998.

Holiday Heart, Showtime, 2000.

Door to Door, TNT, 2002.

An Unexpected Love (also known as This Much I Know), Lifetime, 2003.

It Must Be Love, CBS, 2003.

Jack, 2003.

Television Work; Movies:

Camera operator, Elvis, ABC, 1979.

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