Emmy Award honored cinematographer. Sundance Film Festival best cinematography nominee. Serving drama inspired indie filmmakers and branded content creators for agencies of all stripes.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Curt on many occasions. He is a true master of lensing
and sculpting with light. With Curt it’s all about the overall gestalt and he isn’t one of those DPs
who is shooting his reel. He’s all about executing the story and supporting the characters with
light, movement and depth of field. Curt is a pleasure to work with, will always go the extra mile
and has a complete command of the tools of his trade."
Director/Writer : THE LAST FULL MEASURE, PHANTOM, LONELY HEARTS, AMARGOSA, WHITE SQUALL (directed by Ridley Scott)
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I have been in the industry since 1994.
My craft is born of the last days of film which ignites my passion to recapture the soul and visual language of motion picture cinematography in the digital age of cookie cutter LUTS.
Cinematographer – Under A Dead Sky
Producer / Cinematographer – THE LAST DOJO
Cinematographer – Farm Forward 2.0
Cinematographer – Redshift
Cinematographer – Cleo and Leo Bakery
Cinematographer – First Responders
Cinematographer – The Modern Treasury
Cinematographer – Meet the Meat Cutters
Cinematographer – The Situation
Cinematographer – Meet the Kilmers
Director / Cinematographer – The Crooked Road
Director / Cinematographer – Vision 2030
Cinematographer – Mobile DaRt
Cinematographer – Salute
Cinematographer – The Way Of The Gun
Director / Cinematographer – Elite Athletes
Cinematographer – Tainted Blood
Cinematographer – The Legacy of Jonathan Larson
Director / Producer / Cinematographer – Waiting For Goodbye
Cinematographer – Insta-Cart
Director / Cinematographer – IAC Global
Director / Cinematographer – Intelligent Solutions
Cinematographer – AWTEC Navigation
Cinematographer – Encounter
Director / Cinematographer – I Run
Director / Cinematographer – One Series vs Kubota
Director / Cinematographer – Medi Cal Mom
Director / Producer / Cinematographer – anniversary
Cinematographer – Farm Forward
Cinematographer – Europe Harvest Solutions
Cinematographer – Board of Directors Presentation
Cinematographer – Can Do
Cinematographer – REBOOT
Cinematographer – ReVel Launch
Director / Cinematographer – Secret Mission: Iowa
Cinematographer – No Choice
Cinematographer – Product Line 2011
Cinematographer – Gator XUV / Best of the Desert
Director / Cinematographer – Signs
Cinematographer – Navigation Features
Cinematographer – Patient Portability
Cinematographer – HD Extreme
Director / Cinematographer – Todd’s Story
Director / Cinematograper – Thom Sharp Series
Director / Cinematographer – Senior Choice
Director / Cinematographer – Steam Flood Bakersfield
Cinematographer – Most Valuable Players
Director / Cinematographer – Little Voice
Cinematographer – Running Footage
Cinematographer – Emergency At The Track
Director / Cinematographer – Todd's Story
Cinematographer – Laqueus
Cinematographer – My Space / Leslie Nielsen Campaign
Cinematographer – Bird of Pray
Cinematographer – Walls of Jericho
Cinematographer – Mother In Law / Leslie Nielsen Campaign
Cinematographer – Computer U / Leslie Nielsen Campaign
Cinematographer – Disappearing Act
Cinematographer – GO TIGERS! (Best Cinematography Nominee, Sundance Film Festival)
Cinematographer – Amargosa (EMMY for Cinematography)
Cinematographer – David Crosby's Stand And Be Counted
Cinematographer – Limbo
Cinematographer – The Big Pill
Cinematographer – Dance Fever
Cinematographer – On The Fence
Director / Cinematographer – Growing With You
Director / Cinematographer – Work Hard Play Hard
Director / Cinematographer – Excellence Is 350 Million In Sales
Director / Cinematographer – This Is LINE X
Creative Director – LINE X Logo Design
I had the honor and privilege of working & being shot by Curt on the short film REBOOT. In my 16 year career, not often have I seen myself on screen and been completely out of my own head. Either I didn't like a moment or the way I was shot & lit but after seeing Reboot on the big screen, I truly felt like a movie star for the 1st time.
As the lights went up, I immediately went to Curt and informed him how grateful I was because he made me see another side of my work. He made me see another side of me that I had yet seen on screen. Curt is a genuine artist and a master at his craft.
Curt not only knows how to tell a story through the lens but has a way of working with actors and making them feel they are at the top of their game. I cannot wait to work with Curt again and I know that any actor, producer, network or studio that collaborates with Mr. Apduhan best be ready to win awards.
Travis Aaron Wade
I had the pleasure of first working with Curt while I was performing in the cyberbunk thriller REBOOT, a film which hit number 1 on imdb's short format movie meter and was the most downloaded torrent the week of its release.
Curt's attention to detail and his ability convey his shots to the actors to visually enhance our performances were both a comfort and a blessing. This was displayed when I saw the stunning work he had done in the final digital print.
On top of that Curts calm and personable demeanor was such a wonderful energy to have on set and a quality that rubbed off on the other cast and crew member. Curt is someone I'm am eager to work with again but also someone I now consider a valued friend.
"Zombie Hunter" - Hunter
"Battle Ground" - Cpl Richard Jennings
"REBOOT" - Bren
"Footballer Wants A Wife" - Camden
Curt Apduhan is not just a brilliant and creative DP. He also has the extremely rare and exceptional talent of being a great collaborator. I know when Curt is on my team I can count on him to honor and execute my vision, always focusing on what is best for the project as he contributes his extraordinary expertise, craft and artistry to the filmmaking process
Matthew D. Kallis
Director and Producer - "Most Valuable Players"
"Curt Apduhan brings years of talent, expertise and grace to the set. Curt came recommended to me for my documentary "Most Valuable Players." He threw himself into the work and the world, as if he had conceived the project himself. His uncanny ability to light what he shoots added great dimension to the film, as did his capacity to tell a story. Curt is more than just a brilliant Emmy winning cinematographer, he is an adviser and friend whose passion reflects in the finished project. Curt is not a journeyman but an artist who is always a comfort to have on set."
Story Editor WME
Producer/Writer: "Most Valuable Players"
Co-Producer: "The Collector", "The Collection"
Curt is an extremely accomplished cinematographer and filmmaker. His artistry inspires all involved in the production. I have also been fortunate to collaborate with Curt while he is holding the director's chair. In all of his work Curt is clear and focused, expressive, creative and the essence of professionalism.
Thank you- Curt !
Music Composer, Randy Miller
Disney/Marvel- 'The Marvel Experience'
Robert Towne- 'Without Limits'
Zhang Yimou- 'Impression of the West Lake'
Todd Robinson- 'Amargosa'
"I have had the pleasure of working with Curt on many occasions. He is a true master of lensing and sculpting with light. With Curt it’s all about the overall gestalt and he isn’t one of those DP's who is shooting his reel. He’s all about executing the story and supporting the characters with light, movement and depth of field. Curt is a pleasure to work with, will always go the extra mile and has a complete command of the tools of his trade."
Writer: "White Squall", "Lonely Hearts", "Phantom"
Director: "Lonely Hearts", "Phantom", "Amargosa"