Sebaldt, Christian 1958- (Christian Sebald)

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Sebaldt, Christian 1958- (Christian Sebald)


Born May 22, 1958, in Munich, Germany; married Mary Anne Seward (a script supervisor), July 10, 2001; children: one.


Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Office—Short Stack Filmworks, PO Box 562, Montrose, CA 91021.


Cinematographer. Bavaria Studios and Lab, trainee, 1976-78; short Stack Film Works, principal; worked as a cinematographer on commercials, promotionals, public service announcements, and industrials.


American Society of Cinematographers, Visual Effects Society.

Awards, Honors:

Silver Clio Award, 2001, for Samsonite commercial; DVDX, best cinematography in a DVD premiere movie, DVD Exclusive Awards, 2005, for Species III.


Film Cinematographer:

Shoplifting: Preventing the Crime (documentary short), 1986.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from the Birmingham Jail, 1988.

Children of the Empire, 1988.

Hollywood Chaos, 1989.

Mortal Passions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1989.

(Second unit) The Bounty Hunter, Action International Pictures, 1989.

Wedding Band, IRS Media, 1990.

(Uncredited; additional photography) Play Murder for Me (also known as Negra medianoche), 1990.

(Second unit) Future Kick, New Horizons, 1991.

Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (also known as Die Trying), New Horizons Home Video, 1992.

(Additional photography) The Skateboard Kid, Concorde-New Horizons, 1993.

(Additional photography) The Liars' Club, New Horizon Picture Corp., 1993.

(Los Angeles) White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (also known as A Cry in the Wild II), Starlight, 1993.

No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn, Libra Home Entertainment, 1994.

Revenge of the Red Baron (also known as Plane Fear), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1994.

Caroline in the Midnight (also known as Someone's Watching), New Horizons, 1994.

Scorned (also known as A Woman Scorned), Prism Pictures, 1994.

Inevitable Grace, Silverstar, 1994.

(Second unit) The Fantastic Four, New Horizons, 1994.

Illicit Dreams, Republic Entertainment, 1995.

Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (documentary), Turner Pictures, 1996.

Galgameth (also known as The Adventures of Galgameth and The Legend of Galgameth), Trimark Pictures, 1996.

(Second unit) Suicide King, Artisan Entertainment, 1997.

Crayola Kids Adventures: Tales of Gulliver's Travels, Hallmark Entertainment, 1997.

Crayola Kids Adventures: The Trojan Horse, Hallmark Entertainment, 1997.

By Default (short), 1998.

Addams Family Reunion, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Rihie Rih's Christmas Wish (also known as Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish and Richie Rich: A Christmas Story), Warner Home Video, 1998.

P.U.N.K.S. (also known as Rebels), A-Pix Entertainment, 1999.

(Second unit) House on Haunted Hill, Warner Bros., 1999.

Time Share (also known as Bitter Suite, Time Share—Doppelpack im ferienhaus, and Timeshare), Constantin Film, 2000.

(Additional photography) Ping!, Initial Entertainment Group, 2000.

Race to Space (also known as Race to Space—Mission ins unbekannte), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

FeardotCom (also known as Fear Dot Com), Warner Bros., 2002.

(Additional photography) Raising Your Voice, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (also known as Resident evil—L'apocalypse), Screen Gems, 2004.

Species III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2004.

The Dark, Miramax, 2005.

Crossover, TriStar, 2006.

(Second unit) Georgia Rule, Universal, 2007.

Bratz, Lionsgate, 2007.

Parasomnia, 2008.

Robosapien, 2008.

Film Work; Other:

(As Christian Sebald) Assistant camera, Lili Marleen, United Artists Classics, 1981.

Co-executive producer, Hollywood Chaos, 1989.

Additional cinematographer, Shadow Hours, Newmark Films, 2000.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Inside the Federation (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Working with a Master: William Malone (documentary short), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2006.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

America's Most Wanted, Fox, 1994-95.

The Secret World of Alex Mack (also known as Alex Mack), Nickelodeon, 1994.

Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1996-97.

(Second unit) The Strip, UPN, 1999.

(Second unit) Level 9, UPN, 2000.

The Brothers Garcia, Nickelodeon, 2000.

(Second unit) Second Unit 2 (also known as SU2), UPN, 2001.

Phil of the Future, Disney Channel, 2004.

Television Location Camera Operator; Series:

Location camera operator, Ghostwriter, PBS, 1992.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

Casper: A Spirited Beginning, 1997.

Casper Meets Wendy, 1998.

(Second unit) Wild Grizzly, 1999.

The Even Stevens Movie, Disney Channel, 2003.

Haunting Sarah, Lifetime, 2005.

Desperation (also known as Stephen King's "Desperation"), ABC, 2006.

Television Work; Specials:

Additional photography, California Condor, PBS, 1986.

Additional photography, Crayola Kids Adventures: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, CBS, 1997.

Re-creations director and re-creations cinematographer, Howard Hughes: His Women and His Moves, Turner Classic Movies, 2000.

Cinematographer, Open House, Fox, 2007.