Koch, Douglas

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KOCH, Douglas


Education: Attended Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Career: Cinematographer. Worked as a cinematographer on more than 100 music videos and numerous commercials; also worked as a camera assistant on lowbudget independent films.

Member: Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors: Genie Award nomination, best achievement in cinematography, 1988, for I've Heard the Mermaids Singing; Genie Award, 1993, for Battle of the Bulge; Canadian Music Video Award, best cinematography, 1994, for "... And If Venice Is Sinking" by Spirit of the West; Genie Award nomination, best achievement in cinematography, and Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, best cinematography in theatrical feature, 1999, both for Last Night; has received numerous awards for his work on commercials.


Film Cinematographer:

Snowscreen, 1984.

Night Friend, 1987.

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, 1987.

Martha, Ruth & Edie, 1988.

Dear John, 1988.

Turnabout, 1988.

Friends, Lovers & Lunatics (also known as Crazy Horse and She Drives Me Crazy ), Fries Entertainment, 1989.

Defy Gravity, 1990.

The Falls (documentary), Channel Four Films, 1991.

When Night Is Falling, October Films, 1995.

Last Night, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Rusty (short), AtomFilms, 1999.

A Word from the Management (short), 2000.

Bollywood/Hollywood, Magnolia Pictures, 2002.

The Republic of Love, Seville Pictures, 2003.

Film Camera Assistant:

Next of Kin, 1984.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

Nilus the Sandman, 1994.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Battle of the Bulge, 1993.

Collateral Damage, 1993.
Fellini & Me, 1993.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Secret Service, 2002.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

The Kidnapping of Baby John Doe (also known as Baby John Doe ), 1987.


Music Videos:

Has worked as a cinematographer on numerous music videos for such artists as Bruce Cockburn, Anne Murray, and Sarah McLachlan; worked as cinematographer for Spirit of the West's "... And If Venice Is Sinking."



American Cinematographer, March, 1999, pp. 6670.