Mokri, Amir 1956- (Amir M. Mokri)

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Mokri, Amir 1956- (Amir M. Mokri)


Born 1956 in Iran; immigrated to the U.S., 1977; married Winnie Fredriksz (a producer). Education: Emerson College, graduated, 1981; also attended the American Film Institute, 1980s.


Agent—The Mack Agency, 5726 Woodman Ave., Suite 4, Van Nuys, CA 91401.


Cinematographer and director of photography. Camera operator and director of photography for television commercials.

Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award nominations, best cinematography, Independent Features Project/West, 1988, for Slam Dance, and 1991, for Life Is Cheapbut Toilet Paper Is Expensive.


Film Cinematographer:

A Hero of Our Time (short film), 1985.

House of the Rising Sun (also known as Street Life), Platinum Pictures, 1985.

Film Cinematographer; as Amir M. Mokri:

All You Can Dream, 1986.

Slam Dance (also known as Slamdance), Island Pictures, 1987.

Life Is Cheapbut Toilet Paper Is Expensive, Silverlight Entertainment, 1989.

Eat a Bowl of Tea, Columbia, 1990.

Pacific Heights, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Whore (also known as If You Can't Say It, Just See It and If You're Afraid to Say ItJust See It), Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Freejack, Warner Bros., 1992.

Eye for an Eye, Paramount, 1996.

Film Director of Photography:

Blue Steel (also known as Acero azul, Aco azul, Blekitna stal, Blue Steel—Bersaglio mortale, Jogo perverso, Kek acel, Kylmaeae teraestae, Listeia sti Nea Yorki, and Testigo fatal), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993.

Coyote Ugly (also known as Coyote Bar, Coyote Girls, Show Bar, El Bar Coyote, Le ragazze del Coyote Ugly, Sakaltanya, and Wygrane marzenia), Buena Vista, 2000.

Don't Say a Word (also known as Sound of Silence), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

The Salton Sea (also known as Salton Sea), Warner Bros., 2002.

Bad Boys II (also known as Bad around the World, Bad Boys 2, Bad Boys 2 Bad, and Good Cops: Bad Boys II), Columbia, 2003.

Taking Lives, Warner Bros., 2004.

Lord of War, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (also known as National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets), Buena Vista, 2007.

Vantage Point, Columbia, 2008.

Director of photography for other projects.

Television Director of Photography; as Amir M. Mokri:

Queens Logic, Showtime, 1991.



Himself, The Making of "Lord of War" (short), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2006.

Music Video Work:

(Director of photography) Michael Henderson, "Tin Soldier," 1986.



(Story) Life Is Cheapbut Toilet Paper Is Expensive, Silverlight Entertainment, 1989.