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John Lindley, ASC
Director of Photography
During a feature film career spanning over two decades, JOHN LINDLEY, ASC (Director of Photography) has established longstanding creative collaborations.
These include multiple features that he has shot for directors Mel Damski (the telefilms An Invasion of Privacy and Badge of the Assassin); Nora Ephron (Michael, You've Got Mail, Lucky Numbers, and Bewitched); Jonathan Kaplan (Immediate Family and the telefilms The Gentleman Bandit and Girls of the White Orchid); Phil Alden Robinson (the Academy Award-nominated Field of Dreams, Sneakers, The Sum of All Fears, and In the Mood); Joseph Ruben (The Stepfather, Sleeping with the Enemy, The Good Son, Money Train, and True Believer); and Charles Shyer (Father of the Bride and I Love Trouble).
Mr. Lindley's work on Gary Ross' Pleasantville, in both black-and-white and color, brought him acclaim as well as awards nominations from the Online Film Critics Society and the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, among others.
After studying his craft at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, the native New Yorker began his career in documentaries for the BBC and in U.S. television. His early credits included the TV series Nurse, starring Michael Learned; and Emile Ardolino's Academy Award-winning documentary feature He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (about Jacques d'Amboise).
Mr. Lindley's other feature credits as cinematographer include Laurie Anderson's Home of the Brave; Wes Craven's The Serpent and the Rainbow; Jon Amiel's The Core; Jeff Nathanson's The Last Shot; and, most recently, Bruce A. Evans' Mr. Brooks.
He has also shot music videos (notably, the Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere," now included in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection) and commercials (including the award-winning FedEx "Desert Island" spot).