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Richmond, Tom (Thomas Julian Richmond)

Richmond, Tom (Thomas Julian Richmond)


Full name, Thomas Julian Richmond. Education: Harvard University, B.A., architecture and photography; University of California Los Angeles, cinematography master's program; graduated from the American Film Institute, 1979.


Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Cinematographer and camera operator. Began career as gaffer; also worked as a still photographer; served as cinematographer on television commercials.

Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award nomination, best cinematography, Independent Features Project, 1989, for Stand and Deliver; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best cinematography, 1992, for Pastime; Cinematography Award—Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival, 2006, for Right at Your Door.


Film Cinematographer:

Edge City (also known as Sleep Is for Sissies), 1980.

(Second unit) When the Bough Breaks, 1983.

Running Hot (also known as Highway to Hell), New Line Cinema, 1984.

Hardbodies, Columbia, 1984.

Space Rage (also known as A Dollar a Day and Space Rage: Breakout on Prison Planet), Vestron Pictures, 1985.

Stand Alone, New World Pictures, 1985.

Hard Rock Zombies, Cannon, 1985.

Chopping Mall (also known as Killbots), Concorde Pictures, 1986.

Hardbodies 2, Cinetel Films, 1986.

The Malibu Bikini Shop (also known as The Bikini Shop), International Cinema, 1986.

(As Thomas Julian Richmond; second unit) Salvador, Hemdale Film Corp., 1986.

Straight to Hell, Island Pictures, 1987.

Stand and Deliver, Warner Bros., 1988.

The Chocolate War, M.C.E.G. Virgin Home Entertainment,1988.

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

Pastime (also known as One Cup of Coffee), Miramax, 1991.

Heaven Is a Playground, New Line Cinema, 1991.

Roadside Prophets, Fine Line, 1992.

A Midnight Clear, Interstar, 1992.

Killing Zoe, Trimark Pictures, 1994.

Little Odessa, Fine Line Features, 1994.

Love and a .45, 1994.

Homage, Arrow Releasing, 1995.

Mother Night, Fine Line, 1996.

Johns, First Look International, 1996.

(Pickup unit) The Winner, Live Entertainment, 1996.

Oakland Underground, 1997.

First Love, Last Rites, Strand Releasing, 1997.

Wild Horses (also known as Lunch Time Special), 1998.

Call Waiting (short), 1998.

Slums of Beverly Hills, Fox Searchlight, 1998.

Waking the Dead, USA Films, 2000.

Gun Shy (also known as Gunshy), Hollywood Pictures Home Video, 2000.

The Chateau, IFC Films, 2001.

Hard Ball (also known as Hardball), Paramount, 2001.

Chelsea Walls (also kwon as Chelsea Hotel), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Knockaround Guys, New Line Cinema, 2001.

I'm with Lucy (also known as Autour de Lucy), Sony, 2002.

Ethan and Alan (short), 2002.

The Singing Detective, Paramount Classics, 2003.

House of 1000 Corpses, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Nobody's Perfect (short), 2004.

Palindromes, Wellspring Media, 2004.

The Need, 2006.

Right At Your Door, Lions Gate Films, 2006.

Fast Track (also known as The Ex), Weinstein Company, 2006.

Chapter 27, Peace Arch Films, 2007.

Outside the Box, 2007.

Film Work; Other:

Electrician, Valley Girl (also known as Bad Boyz and Rebel Dreams), 1982.

Second camera: additional photography, Repo Man, Universal, 1984.

Camera operator: second unit, Night of the Comet, Atlantic Releasing, 1984.

Additional photography, Troll, Empire Pictures, 1986.

Additional photography, Walker, Universal, 1987.

Swing unit, Life on the Edge, Festival Films, 1992.

Additional photography, Monster, Newmarket Films, 2003.

Additional camera operator, Inland Empire, 518 Media, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Back to Hell (documentary), 2002.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Tanner on Tanner, Sundance Channel, 2004.

Fallen, ABC Family, 2006.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Amityville: The Evil Escapes (also known as Amityville IV: The Evil Escapes and The Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes, Part 4), NBC, 1989.

Nightmare on the 13th Floor, USA Network, 1990.

Death and the Compass (also known as La muerte y la brujula), BBC, 1992.

Mr. Stitch, Sci-Fi Channel, 1996.

The Twilight of the Golds, Showtime, 1997.

Mike Hama—Private Detective: Mike Hama Must Die!, 2002.

Television Work; Specials:

Cinematographer, Death and Taxes, PBS, 1989.

Cinematographer and key camera operator, David Blaine: Street Magic, ABC, 1996.

Camera operator, A Hard Look (also known as Emmanuelle: A Hard Look), 2000.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Mr. Stitch, 1995.

"Look Again," Cold Case, CBS, 2003.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

Powerhouse, PBS, 1982.

"Death and Taxes," Trying Times, 1989.

(Las Vegas) "The Game," Tilt, ESPN, 2005.

(Las Vegas) "Risk Tolerance," Tilt, ESPN, 2005.

(Las Vegas) "The Whale," Tilt, ESPN, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Appeared as himself, "The Singing Detective," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance.


Videos (as Cinematographer):

Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J, Warner Reprise Video, 2004.

Music Videos (as Cinematographer):

The Go-Gos' "The Whole World's Lost Its Head," 1996.

The Foo Fighters' "The One," 2002.

Also worked on Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" and music videos for Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, and the Velvet Underground.


Photography Books:

Serious, 2000.

Also wrote The Last American City.

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