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Harris Savides

Director of Photography

Milk marks cinematographer Harris Savides’ fifth feature collaboration with director Gus Van Sant. Their prior works together include Gerry and Elephant, for which Mr. Savides won a New York Film Critics Circle award (for both films) and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards (for each film); Last Days, for which he was again an Independent Spirit Award nominee; and Finding Forrester.

Mr. Savides’ recent films as director of photography include David Fincher’s Zodiac; Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, for which he was a BAFTA Award nominee; Noah Baumbach’s Margot at the Wedding; Martin Scorsese’s Hitchcock homage short The Key to Reserva; and Woody Allen’s upcoming untitled 2009 release.

He received his degree from the School of Visual Arts, where he studied film and photography. After a career as a still photographer, he made the transition into cinematography; his other features include David Fincher’s The Game, James Gray’s The Yards,and Jonathan Glazer’s Birth.