Nowak, Danny 1959–

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NOWAK, Danny 1959–


Born December 25, 1959, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Education: Studied cinematography at Simon Fraser University.

Addresses: Agent—Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Cinematographer, camera operator, and actor. Thrillride's Ultimate Roller coaster, 1991; Langara College's Creative & Applied Arts, advisory board member.

Member: Canadian Society of Cinematographers; Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television; International Photographers Union IATSE 669.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, best photography in a dramatic program or series, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, 1998, for Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy; Gemini Award nomination, best photography in a comedy, variety, performing arts program or series, 2000, for Twitch City; Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, best cinematography in a dramatic short, 2001, for The Real Thing; Milan International Film Festival Award, best cinematography, Leo Award nomination, feature length drama: best cinematography, 2003, both for The Burial Society.


Film Cinematographer:

Empire of Ash II (also known as Maniac Warriors), North American Home Releasing, 1988.

Squad Duty, 1988.

Empire of Ash III (also known as Last of the Warriors), 1989.

Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (also known as Flesh Gordon 2), New Horizon Picture Corp., 1989.

The Dig (documentary short film), 1989.

Baby Blues, National Film Board, 1989.

Ultimate Desires (also known as Beyond the Silhouette), 1992.

Time Runner (also known as In Exile), North American Releasing, 1993.

Chained Heat II (also known as Chained Heat 2), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Pursuit, Fear Catastrophe (art installation film), 1993.

Heaven's Tears (also known as Love and War), 1994.

Abducted II: The Reunion, Astral Films, 1994.

Dangerous Prey, Monarch Home Video, 1995.

Hard Core Logo, Miramax, 1996.

Live TV (short film), National Film Board of Canada, 1996.

The Hungarian Revelation (short film), 1996.

Men with Guns, Norstar Entertainment, 1997.

The Big Hit (also known as Warheads), TriStar, 1998.

A Twist of Faith (also known as Beyond Redemption), Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1999.

Barenaked in America (documentary), The Shooting Gallery, 1999.

Applaud or Die!! (short film), 1999.

(Second unit) Romeo Must Die, Warner Bros., 2000.

Radio Zelda (internet drama), 2000.

The Real Thing (short film), 2000.

Children of the Corn: Revelation, Dimension Films, 2001.

The Burial Society (also known as Mis en boite), Regent Releasing, 2002.

Belly of the Beast, Nu Image, 2003.

Film Camera Operator:

Empire of Ash II (also known as Maniac Warriors), North American Releasing, 1988.

Empire of Ash III (also known as Last of the Warriors), 1989.

Film Work:

Additional photographer, Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice, Universal Home Entertainment, 2002.

Film Appearances:

Documentary cameraman, Hard Core Logo, Miramax, 1996.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

Eye Level, 1994.

Outer Limits, 1995.

Nikita (also known as La femme Nikita), USA Network, 1997.

Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 1998.

Twitch City 2, 2000.

Dead Like Me, Showtime, 2003.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Crackerjack, HBO, 1994.

Probable Cause (also known as Sleepless), Showtime, 1994.

Downdraft, Showtime, 1996.

Bone Daddy (also known as L'affaire Palmer and Palmer's Bones), HBO, 1998.

Up, Up, and Away!, The Disney Channel, 2000.

Anatomy of a Hate Crime, MTV, 2001.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Showtime, 2001.

Dead in a Heartbeat, TBS, 2002.

The Goodbye Girl, TNT, 2004.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy, CBC, 1998.

The Sports Pages, Showtime, 2001.

Night Visions, Fox, 2001.

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, The WB, 2001.

Dead Like Me, 2003.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

The Spirit of the Mask (documentary), 1992.


CD–ROM Cinematographer:

Wirehead, 1994.



Danny Nowak Official Site,, February 27, 2004.

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