PATRICK NEARY • CINEMATOGRAPHER

Home 2017-10-25T18:50:51+00:00

Work.

FILM CREDITS

TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN • TV SERIES

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY • ASHLAND UNIT • LOG LADY SEQUENCES

I recently had the remarkable experience shooting several scenes for Showtime’s new Twin Peaks series with director David Lynch and “Log Lady” actress Catherine Coulson. Guided by a few brief conversations with the series cinematographer Peter Deming, I worked with a small Ashland-based crew to serve as Director of Photography for all of the Log Lady sequences for this new season.

I had previously worked with Coulson on the movies Calvin Marshall and Redwood Highway, as well as several smaller projects. She not only was a gifted actress, working regularly with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, but had been a camera operator and assistant camera on movies like Night on Earth, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, and Eraserhead, among others.

The experience of working with Lynch and Coulson – shooting in her Ashland home only days before she passed away – made for an unforgettable evening. Twin Peaks: The Return is now airing on Showtime and slated for Blu-Ray/DVD release.

BLACK ROAD • FEATURE FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Set in the autonomous, rebel State of Jefferson in 2029, an ex-military cyborg risks his life to protect a mysterious woman from her dangerous ex. He’s aided by his A.I. implant “Clyde” who proves partner and friend.

Starring Sam Daly, Simon Templeman, Leilani Sarelle and Andrew Wilson as the voice of Clyde. Directed by Gary Lundgren.

It’s got it all: Black Road is definitely a ‘neo-noir,’ and a damn fine one at that.
ConTV

REDWOOD HIGHWAY • FEATURE FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Best Cinematography
Living in a retirement community, estranged from her family, Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to attend her granddaughter’s wedding. Along the way, she discovers that you’re never too old to learn something about life & yourself.

Starring Shirley Knight – two time Academy Award nominee and Tony Award Winner, Golden Globe Winner, two time EMMY Winner, Venice Film Festival Best Actress Winner; As Good As it Gets, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Desperate Housewives, Sweet Bird of Youth; and Tom Skerritt – two time Golden Globe nominee, EMMY Winner; Ted, Alien, Top Gun. Directed by Gary Lundgren.

Some films merit the mention of the cinematography, Redwood Highway is one of those films. Patrick Neary’s grasp of the film’s lifeblood is dazzling and nothing short of genius. He captures the majesty of the Redwood National Forest and the breathtaking beauty of the Northern California/Oregon coastline and leaves the viewer breathless, lost in their own imagination.
HAUTE-LIFESTYLE.COM
5 Stars. Redwood Highway is both heartwarming and courageous. A feel good movie. Redwood Highway is pure joy to watch. Every actor serves the piece with a stand-out-performance; played beautifully by Shirley Knight, with particular attention to every detail, with a special nod to Tom Skerritt. If you like warm gentle coming of age stories, see Redwood Highway and yes bring some tissue.
EXAMINER.COM
Downright charming. The fiercely independent Marie is someone we root for, worry about and wring our hands over in equal measure.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Shirley Knight relishes her return to the limelight. Audiences will be delighted by her warm, stirring performance. It’s a low key charmer with a large souled performance at the center. One of the best roles of her career.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
A perfectly fine walkabout through the scenic roadways and nearby woods of southern Oregon, Redwood Highway delivers in high spirits and fine thesping. Anchored by a warm, full-bodied turn by septuagenarian Shirley Knight (playing Marie). Traveling with Marie is a delight.
VARIETY

CALVIN MARSHALL • FEATURE FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Best Cinematography
A young man pursues his childhood dream to play baseball but struggles to make his Jr. College team. A hilarious, inspiring comedy about Calvin’s journey and the people who love him most.

Starring Alex Frost, Steve Zahn, Michelle Lombardo. Directed by Gary Lundgren.

Steve Zahn gives a career-best performance in this low-key gem. Lundgren’s screenplay beautifully juggles the story’s alternately comic and poignant elements and renders all three main characters with surprising depth.
The Hollywood Reporter
Builds a moving portrait of small-town life and the fallout from unrealized dreams.
The New Yorker
Calvin Marshall is well-supported by cinematography that captures the lure of the baseball diamond, and is a must-see for any baseball movie fan. Beyond that, this timeless film speaks to anyone who’s had passion but not the talent for a particular skill or sport.
Austin Film Festival
Lundgren has a light touch and a weakness for wistful indie lullabies; it is the former that gives this classic coming-of-age film its distinctive ring.
The Village Voice
Calvin Marshall is a grand-slam comic drama that’s heartwarming, funny, inspirational and, above all, triumphant.
The NYC Movie Guru
You’ll cheer for Calvin Marshall – the man and the movie.
Tacoma News Tribune

LIGHT OF MINE • FEATURE FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Best Cinematography
A talented photographer is losing his eyesight, so his devoted wife suggests they take a trip to Yellowstone National Park. Their relationship attains even greater depth during their poignant journey.

  • Official Selection 2011 American Film Institute Festival
  • Winner Best Director, 2012 HDFEST
  • Winner Audience Award Best Feature Film, 2011 Local Sightings Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2012 Lighthouse International Film Festival
  • Official Selection New Filmmakers Los Angeles
  • Official Selection Tyrolean Independent Film Festival
  • Best Cinematography Finalist, 2011 Ashland Independent Film Festival
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the stirringly photographed Light of Mine packs volumes into its unassuming 77-minute running time.
The Hollywood Reporter

NIGHTSCAPE • FEATURE FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

An emotionally-guarded drifter crosses paths with a phantom car responsible for a wave of supernatural violence. She must learn to trust again if she’s to end a lifetime of bad luck and help her newfound companions survive.

Shot on the Red MX and EPIC digital cameras and a vintage 35mm hand-cranked Mitchell movie camera. Directed by David Edwards.

Nightscape is an independent thriller with flair and style… The ghostly car looks perfect streaking across the screen, sporting a pearlescent glisten which pops vibrantly.
We've Got This Covered

PEDAL POWERED TALK SHOW • WEB SERIES

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

The unique and very Portland Pedal Powered Talk Show takes the classic talk show format and puts it on a cargo bike. Host Boaz Frankel and Phillip Ross of Metrofiets Cargo Bikes have pedaled the show to rooftops, canyon rims, shoe factories, roller skating rinks and goat fields to film interviews with unicycling bagpipers, best-selling authors, 80-year old drag queens, famous musicians and celebrities. It has been featured on all major TV stations and newspapers in Oregon as well as USAToday.com, Bicycle Times and a bunch of other places.

Watch episodes from 5 seasons at pedaltalkshow.com.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH CLAIRE THOMAS • TV SERIES

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Host and food blogger Claire Thomas uses cooking to educate young people on making socially and environmentally responsible food choices.

Director of Photography for selected episodes. Series distributed by Litton Entertainment and programmed on ABC Affiliate stations on Saturdays. Director/Producer: Bryan Curb.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JEROD MILLER • TV SERIES

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

A documentary television series about a personal tour guide to the world of animals.

Director of Photography for final season. Series distributed by Litton Entertainment and programmed on ABC Affiliate stations on Saturdays. Directed by Bryan Curb and Peter Ettinger.

ANIMAL EXPLORATION

WOW AND FLUTTER • SHORT FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

14 year-old David makes a mix tape for his first crush, Amber, an unattainable high school senior.

  • Winner Best Short Film 2004 Hampton’s Int’l Film Festival
  • Programmer’s Pick Best of Fest 2004 Palm Springs Int’l Festival of Short Films
  • Winner Best Short Film 2005 Paste Rock ‘N Reel Festival
  • Official Selection 2004 AFI Los Angeles Int’l Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2005 Flickerfest Int’l Short Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2005 Gen Art Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2005 Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2005 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
  • Official Selection 2005 Calgary Film Festival
A fabulous movie about how life can be so cruel, but how all that bile can disappear with just one kiss.
FILM THREAT

THE LEEWARD TIDE • SHORT FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Selected to over 35 festivals nationally and internationally, including Anchorage International, Portland International, Winnipeg International, Harlem NY International, Durango Independent, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee and Cinequest among others. Won best short film on Frontier Airlines in 2006 and played nationally on Comcast On Demand.

  • Best Cinematography Wreck Beach Film Festival
  • Jury Award, Best Short Film Gloria Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award Parkdale Film Festival
  • Best Music Foursite Film Festival
  • Best Regional Film Astoria International Film Festival
  • Best Drama Film Weekend Digital Film Festival

MR. RADIO • SHORT FILM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

An ironic silent comedy adventure about a man who becomes obsessed with listening to the radio in 1927. Filmed with 1920’s-era hand-cranked 35mm Mitchell camera, this black and white silent short features Craig Sailor as the gullible protagonist who deifies a radio announcer and loses his personal compass. The early days of broadcasting are recreated in detail with music, comedy and politics leaving their mark on our naive hero and reflecting the power of our contemporary entertainment/news media. Filmed in Tacoma with cast and crew from Portland, Seattle and Tacoma.

Filmography

FEATURE FILMS

  • Black Road, Joma Films, 2016. Writer/Director: Gary Lundgren.
  • Redwood Highway, 2013. Writer/Director: Gary Lundgren.
  • Nightscape, Imperiad Entertainment, 2012. Writer/Director: David W. Edwards.
  • Light of Mine, Resonance Productions, 2011. Director: Brett Eichenberger.
  • Calvin Marshall, Broken Sky Films, 2009. Director: Gary Lundgren.
  • Miracle Dogs, TAG Entertainment/Animal Planet. 2003. Director of Photography, Ridgecrest Unit. Director: Craig Clyde.
  • Dog Story, Shovel Guy Productions, 2000. Director: Jian Hong Kuo.
  • Awake, Solid Rock Entertainment, Inc., 1999. Director: James Bond, III.
  • Raheem and Rashad’s Most Excellent Adventure, Solid Rock Entertainment, Inc., 1999. Director: James Bond, III.
  • The Legend of Sasquatch, Watercourse Road Productions, 1998. Director: Bryan Curb.
  • P.U.N.K.S., 1999. Director of Photography, Seattle Unit. The Disney Channel/Goldbar Entertainment. Director: Sean McNamara.
  • Kill the Killer, Existing Pictures, 1997. Producer/Director: Brandon Maine.

SERIES

  • Twin Peaks: The Return, Ashland unit, Log Lady sequences (Parts 1, 2, 10, 11, 15)
  • Pedal Powered Talk Show web series, 5 seasons
  • Game Changers, TV series, 2 episodes
  • Food for Thought with Claire Thomas, syndicated TV series, 32 episodes, MTO Productions
  • Vegan Fusion Culinary travel show trailer
  • Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller, syndicated TV series, 13 episodes, Litton Syndications, MTO Productions
  • Critter Gitters, syndicated family TV series, 15 episodes, Litton Syndications, Watercourse Road Productions
  • Inside Lacrosse, ESPN2 TV series segment, The Powell Bros, Producers Video
  • Northwest Bounty, cooking series pilot
  • Dinner on DVD, cooking series pilot, MTO Productions
  • Steve Magnante, Car Savante, series pilot for Speed Channel
  • BodyScapes, title sequence, spa travel series pilot, Turnkey Video
  • Hit the Road, Southern California sports/travel series pilot, Hit the Road Productions

SHORT FILMS

  • Concrete Canvas, LUI-G Films, 2017. Director: Gary Lundgren.
  • Nightscape, feature promo trailer, Imperiad Entertainment. Producer/Director: David W. Edwards.
  • Bad Idea, Oyster Ranch Films, 2010. Writer/Director: Craig Sailor.
  • Mr. Radio, Active Media Projects, 2010. Producer/Director: David Derickson.
  • Two Thumbs Up, feature promo trailer, Resonance Productions. Director: Brett Eichenberger.
  • The Leeward Tide, Resonance Productions, 2005. Director: Brett Eichenberger.
  • Wow and Flutter. Broken Sky Films, 2004. Producer/Director: Gary Lundgren.
  • Joni. Double Edge Productions. Producer/Director: Gary Lundgren.
  • Long Time No See, Resonance Productions. Producer/Director: Brett Eichenberger.
  • All God’s Creatures, Double Edge Productions. Director: Bryan Curb.
  • Fighting the Muse. Fresh Breath Productions. Producer/Director: Fedra Yazdi.
  • The Playhouse, feature promo trailer. Existing Pictures. Producer/Director: Brandon Maine.
  • The Phoenix, Double Edge Productions, 2000. Producer/Director: Peter Ettinger.
  • Outpost 21. Producer/Director: Milton Riess.
  • The End, feature promo trailer, 92-Degrees Filmworks. Producer/Director: Steve Hahn.
  • Button, Button, Olympia film festival promo. Producer/Director: Milton Riess.
  • Cyclops. Producer/Director: Scott Finley.

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Lost in the Trees, Richmond Fontaine, The High Country
  • Hands of Time, The Janks, Hands of Time
  • Dead Man, The Janks, Hands of Time
  • The Same Mistakes, Justin King and the Apologies/Sony-Epic
  • Bright and Dirty Lights, Justin King and the Apologies/Sony-Epic
  • Asalto, Manta Ray/FilmGuerrero
  • Keeping it Real, Buellton/FilmGuerrero
  • People Die, Buellton/FilmGuerrero
  • MIR: A Space Station Oddity, Bob Rivers’ Twisted Tunes/Microsoft
  • All You Need is Elves, Bob Rivers’ Twisted Tunes/Atlantic Records
  • Rocket, Shay Yuva
  • Return of Summer, Michael Powers/Michael Powers Management

COMMERCIAL/CORPORATE

  • Providence Health Care regional commercial, Loaded Image Entertainment
  • Corporate marketing videos for Microsoft, Intel, HP, Sauce Labs, CH2MHill, and other national clients
  • Seattle: Raising the mbar, Richard Bangs/White Nile Media
  • AIFF Festival Bumpers for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Travel Portland: Eat, Drink, Shop promo spots
  • Coffee Bean International, product promo, ALPHA Multimedia Solutions
  • Egg Commission, product promo, MTO Productions
  • First Independent Bank :30 spots, Grady Britton
  • Providence Health Care :30 spots, Grady Britton
  • Ultimate Fighting Champions, promo spots for TV series, MTO Productions
  • KRAFT/various :30 spots, MTO Productions
  • Toughman, opening title sequence for TV series, Autonomy/Fox Television
  • REI HitchHiker promo, Active Media Projects
  • Fit Happens promo for Montrail Boots, Northlight Productions/Mongo Productions
  • Simply Australian commercial series, Pan Pacific Trading Co./Mongo Productions
  • Hassayampa Inn commercial, Renderforge
  • Mashell Telephone Commercial, Pacific Communications
  • Aren’t You Due for Something New? YUBA snowshoes/Active Media Projects
  • Spiral Snowboards Commercial, Active Media Projects
  • Making Mr. Turner Proud, Turner Classic Movies/Turner Entertainment

DOCUMENTARY

  • Why I Love Seattle: A Mini-Doc on the City of the Century, Richard Bangs/White Nile Media
  • Fireballs 2002, rocket event documentary, Hibachi
  • The Journey of Robert Gray, historical documentary, Garibaldi Museum
  • Michael Curry Design, “making of” project documentary, Daniel Flannery Productions, Inc.
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention, video news release, Washington Department of Health/RXL Pulitzer
  • About Domestic Violence, documentary short, RXL Pulitzer
  • The Hidden Chelan, additional photography, historical documentary feature, Turnkey Video and New Media
  • Green Hill PSA series, PBS, Active Media Projects/KCTS
  • Radio in America, Portland documentary segment, Turnkey Video and New Media

About.

BIO

An established freelance filmmaker, Patrick’s Director of Photography experience includes feature, corporate and commercial work for Apple, HP, Showtime, the Disney Channel, Animal Planet, Turner Entertainment, Fox Television, Atlantic Records, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, REI and other national clients.

He recently worked with director David Lynch, shooting the “Log Lady” sequences for the newest season of the critically acclaimed Showtime series TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN.

Feature film credits include CALVIN MARSHALL (with Steve Zahn, Jane Adams, Diedrich Bader and Alex Frost), REDWOOD HIGHWAY (with Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt and James Le Gros), BLACK ROAD (with Sam Daly, Andrew Wilson and Simon Templeman).

Numerous festivals have screened his feature and short film projects. Awards include finalist for best cinematography (Redwood Highway, 2013; Calvin Marshall, 2010; and Light of Mine, 2011) and award for best cinematography (The Leeward Tide, 2006). Television work includes nationally-syndicated series Food for Thought, Animal Exploration with Jerod Miller, Critter Gitters, and second unit TV movie work for the Disney Channel and Animal Planet. Other credits include music videos for Richmond Fontaine, The Janks, Justin King and the Apologies, Manta Ray and Buellton.

Working in all formats of film and video, Patrick draws on over two decades of experience as a cinematographer and photographer to bring a rich visual style, attention to technical detail, and a creative approach to every project. He also creates stop motion and hand-drawn animation for commercial and creative projects – see more at Mad Bird Design.

Shooting REDWOOD HIGHWAY

Shooting REDWOOD HIGHWAY in Southern Oregon

AWARDS

  • 3-time finalist for Best Cinematography / Gerald Hirschfeld ASC Award at Ashland Independent Film Festival: Redwood Highway (2013), Light of Mine (2011), and Calvin Marshall (2010)
  • Best Cinematography Award, The Leeward Tide, Wreck Beach Film Festival (2006)
CONTACT PATRICK

Contact.

GET IN TOUCH

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message

Patrick Neary Cinematographer

FILM NEWS