Okada, Daryn 1960–

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OKADA, Daryn 1960–

(Daran Okada)


Born January 2, 1960, in Los Angeles, CA; father, a drafter for an aircraft manufacturer.

Addresses: Agent—Mirisch Agency, 1801 Century Park East, Suite 1801, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Cinematographer. Also worked as a camera operator, grip, and gaffer, and as a photographer, including work for commercials. East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA, projectionist, beginning c. 1976.

Member: American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors: American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, outstanding achievement in cinematography for a miniseries, 1992, for In a Child's Name.


Film Cinematographer:

Nomad Riders, Windjammer Productions, 1981.

(As Daran Okada) Monaco Forever, Skatetown USA, 1984.

Witness to a Killing, 1987.

Blind Curve, 1988.

Phantasm II (also known as Phantasm II: The Never Dead Part Two), Universal, 1988.

Survival Quest, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1989.

(With others) The War of the Roses, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1989.

Punk Vacation, Rae Jon Home Video, 1990.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Buena Vista, 1991.

Captain Ron, Buena Vista, 1992.

Airborne, Warner Bros., 1993.

My Father the Hero (also known as My father, ce heros), Buena Vista, 1994.

Big Bully, Warner Bros., 1996.

Black Sheep, Paramount, 1996.

Anna Karenina, Warner Bros., 1997.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (also known as Halloween: H20), Dimension Films, 1998.

Senseless, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1998.

Lake Placid (also known as Lac Placid), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1999.

Dr. Dolittle 2 (also known as DR2 and DR.2), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

Joe Somebody, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

Texas Rangers, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001.

Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat, Paramount, 2002.

Cradle 2 the Grave, Warner Bros., 2003.

Mean Girls, Paramount, 2004.

Paparazzi, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2004.

Just Like Heaven, DreamWorks, 2005.

Film Additional Photographer:

Falling in Love Again (also known as In Love), International Picture Show Company, 1980.

(Uncredited) The Man without a Face, Warner Bros., 1993.

(Uncredited) Immortal Beloved, Columbia, 1994.

The X–Files (also known as Blackwood, Fight the Future, The X Files, The X–Files: Blackwood, The X Files: Fight the Future, X–Files: The Movie, and Aux frontieres du reel), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

(Uncredited) Payback, Paramount, 1999.

Film Camera Operator:

The Beastmaster (also known as Beastmaster–Der Befreier), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1982.

Ladies Night, Chippendales Productions, 1983.

Stitches, 1985.

Second unit camera operator, Lady in White (also known as The Mystery of the Lady in White), New Century Vista, 1988.

Film Grip:

Phantasm (also known as The Never Dead), Avco–Embassy, 1979.

Key grip, Runaway Nightmare, 1982.

Key grip, Frightmare (also known as Body Snatchers), 1982, Saturn International, 1983.

Film Work; Other:

Postproduction supervisor, Fear No Evil (also known as Mark of the Beast), Avco–Embassy, 1981.

Second unit director of photography, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, DreamWorks, 2004.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

Elvis (also known as Elvis: Good Rockin' Tonight and Elvis the Early Years), ABC, 1990.

Laurie Hill, ABC, 1992.

The Road, The Nashville Network, 1994.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

In a Child's Name, CBS, 1991.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Blind Vengeance, USA Network, 1990.

Boris and Natasha, Showtime, 1991.

Eyes of Terror (also known as Visions of Terror), NBC, 1994.

Separated by Murder, CBS, 1994.

A Mother's Instinct, CBS, 1996.

Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997.

Good Advice, HBO, 2001.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990.

This Is Michael Bolton, NBC, 1992.

The Women of Country, CBS, 1993.

Reba: Starting Over, CBS, 1995.

Kathie Lee: Just in Time for Christmas, CBS, 1996.

Sawyer Brown: Where Christmas Goes, The Nashville Network, 1997.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Dawson's Creek, The WB, 1998.

Wasteland, ABC, 1999.

Dog Days, NBC, 2000.

Television Camera Operator; Specials:

This Is Michael Bolton, NBC, 1992.

Kathie Lee: Just in Time for Christmas, CBS, 1996.

Sawyer Brown: Where Christmas Goes, The Nashville Network, 1997.

Television Work; Other; Specials:

Visual consultant, An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray (also known as An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray ... Live), [Canada], 1997.


Video Appearances:

Himself, Unmasking the Horror, 1998.

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