Rick Bota

Cinematographer | Director | Camera and Electrical Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Kiss the Girls (1997) | Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) | Tales from the Crypt (1991-1995)
AWARDS 
1 win & 2 nominations More »

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Past Film & Video (26 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Love MeLove Me Director  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Hellraiser: HellworldHellraiser: Hellworld (Video) Director  Less 2005 $5MM
  • Primary photo for The Prophecy: ForsakenThe Prophecy: Forsaken (Video) Special Thanks  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Ticket to Hellworld: A Behind-the-Scenes LookTicket to Hellworld: A Behind-the-Scenes Look (Video) Himself, Behind-the-scenes Footage  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Hellraiser: DeaderHellraiser: Deader (Video) Director  Less 2005 $4MM
  • Primary photo for TheyThey Director (supplemental photography)  Less 2002 $17MM $13MM / $3.3MM
  • Primary photo for Hellraiser: HellseekerHellraiser: Hellseeker (Video) Director  Less 2002 $3MM
  • Primary photo for ImpostorImpostor Second Unit Director, Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less 2001 $40MM $6.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for ValentineValentine Director Of Photography  Less 2001 $10MM $20MM / $16MM
  • Primary photo for House on Haunted HillHouse on Haunted Hill Director Of Photography  Less 1999 $37MM $41MM / —
  • Primary photo for Teaching Mrs. TingleTeaching Mrs. Tingle Director Of Photography (additional photography), Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less 1999 $13MM $8.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lethal Weapon 4Lethal Weapon 4 Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less 1998 $140MM $130MM / $285MM
  • Primary photo for Most WantedMost Wanted Additional Photographer, Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less 1997 $25MM $6.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Kiss the GirlsKiss the Girls Second Unit Director, Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less 1997 $27MM $61MM / $24MM
  • Primary photo for MimicMimic Second Unit Director, Special Effects Second Unit Director  Less 1997 $30MM $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Glimmer ManThe Glimmer Man Director Of Photography  Less 1996 $45MM $20MM / $16MM
  • Primary photo for Barb WireBarb Wire Director Of Photography  Less 1996 $3.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for The BabysitterThe Babysitter Cinematographer  Less 1995 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Under Siege 2: Dark TerritoryUnder Siege 2: Dark Territory Additional Photographer  Less 1995 $60MM $50MM / $104MM
  • Primary photo for Tales from the Crypt: Demon KnightTales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Cinematographer  Less 1995 $13MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for Bloodfist III: Forced to FightBloodfist III: Forced to Fight Cinematographer  Less 1992 $35K / —
  • Primary photo for Final EmbraceFinal Embrace Cinematographer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Fires WithinFires Within Camera Operator  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Weekend at Bernie'sWeekend at Bernie's Camera Operator  Less 1989 $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for TapTap Camera Operator  Less 1989 $9.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills CopBeverly Hills Cop Second Assistant Camera (uncredited)  Less 1984 $14MM $235MM / $82MM
Past Television (41 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for BeyondBeyond (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
  • Primary photo for Mr. WriteMr. Write (TV Movie) Director  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for BetweenBetween (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 2
  • Primary photo for Secret SummerSecret Summer (TV Movie) Director  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for HavenHaven (TV Series) Director (5 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2015 5
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  • Primary photo for BittenBitten (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for DamagedDamaged (TV Movie) Director  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for UnforgettableUnforgettable (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Happy Face KillerHappy Face Killer (TV Movie) Director (directed by)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast (TV Series) Supervising Producer (21 episodes, 2012), Director (5 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2013 22
    • Kidnapped (Oct 14, 2013) Director  Less
    • Never Turn Back (May 16, 2013) Director, Supervising Producer  Less
    • Date Night (May 9, 2013) Supervising Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Killing GameThe Killing Game (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Life UnexpectedLife Unexpected (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2010), Cinematographer (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010–2011 3
  • Primary photo for Three RiversThree Rivers (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for SupernaturalSupernatural (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Raising the BarRaising the Bar (TV Series) Cinematographer (6 episodes, 2008), Director Of Photography (3 episodes, 2009), Director (3 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008–2009 12
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  • Primary photo for The Vampire DiariesThe Vampire Diaries (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Harper's IslandHarper's Island (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 2
    • Splash (Jun 27, 2009) Director  Less
    • Gurgle (Jun 6, 2009) Director  Less
  • Primary photo for CaneCane (TV Series) Director Of Photography (11 episodes, 2007), Cinematographer (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 12
    • Open and Shut (Dec 18, 2007) Director Of Photography  Less
    • The Perfect Son (Dec 11, 2007) Director Of Photography  Less
    • HurriCane (Dec 11, 2007) Director Of Photography  Less
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  • Primary photo for JerichoJericho (TV Series) Director Of Photography (20 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2007 20
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  • Primary photo for Close to HomeClose to Home (TV Series) Cinematographer (10 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005–2006 10
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  • Primary photo for Over ThereOver There (TV Series) Cinematographer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Blind JusticeBlind Justice (TV Series) Cinematographer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The West WingThe West Wing (TV Series) Director Of Photography (2 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000 2
  • Primary photo for Balloon FarmBalloon Farm (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for L.A. DoctorsL.A. Doctors (TV Series) Director (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for From the Earth to the MoonFrom the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-series) Director Of Photography (second unit) (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • For Miles and Miles (May 3, 1998) Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less
  • Primary photo for Perversions of SciencePerversions of Science (TV Series) Director Of Photography (3 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 3
    • People's Choice (Jul 23, 1997) Director Of Photography  Less
    • Panic (Jul 2, 1997) Director Of Photography  Less
    • Given the Heir (Jun 18, 1997) Director Of Photography  Less
  • Primary photo for Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (TV Series) Cinematographer (20 episodes, 1991), Director Of Photography (3 episodes, 1993), Director Of Photography (Crypt Keeper sequences) (2 episodes, 1994), Director (Crypt Keeper sequences) (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1991–1995 23
    • You, Murderer (Jan 25, 1995) Director Of Photography (Crypt Keeper sequences), Director Of Photography, Director (Crypt Keeper sequences)  Less
    • Comes the Dawn (Jan 11, 1995) Cinematographer  Less
    • In the Groove (Dec 21, 1994) Cinematographer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The CompanionThe Companion (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Fortune HunterFortune Hunter (TV Series) Cinematographer  Less 1994– 
  • Primary photo for Broken Promises: Taking Emily BackBroken Promises: Taking Emily Back (TV Movie) Director Of Photography  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Jack Reed: Badge of HonorJack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Movie) Director Of Photography  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone StoryDesperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for RavenRaven (TV Series) Cinematographer  Less 1992–1993
  • Primary photo for Haunted Lives: True Ghost StoriesHaunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (TV Mini-series) Director Of Photography (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Deadly MedicineDeadly Medicine (TV Movie) Cinematographer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Lucky DayLucky Day (TV Movie) Camera Operator  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for 1st & Ten1st & Ten (TV Series) Cinematographer (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for HardballHardball (TV Series) Camera Operator (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for WerewolfWerewolf (TV Series) Camera Operator (8 episodes, 1987), Director Of Photography (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1987–1988 9
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  • Primary photo for Dennis the MenaceDennis the Menace (TV Movie) Camera Operator  Less 1987
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