R. Michael Givens

Camera and Electrical Department | Cinematographer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Angel Camouflaged (2010) | Coyote Ugly (2000) | The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
AWARDS 
3 wins More »
AKA 
Michael Givens
GUILDS *
DGA | IATSE
WORK HISTORY *
Commercial | Film | Television
JOB TYPES *
Acting | Cinematography | Directing | Production  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
US
VANITY URL *
https://www.imdb.me/rmichaelgivens
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Projects in Development (11 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Angel in the DarknessAngel in the Darkness Cinematographer, Producer, Production Executive  Less Script
  • Primary photo for Edict of Expulsion 1492Edict of Expulsion 1492 Cinematographer  Less $40MM Pre-Prod
  • Primary photo for Homeward BoundHomeward Bound Director Of Photography, Director, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for JigsawJigsaw Cinematographer, Director, Producer, Writer  Less $10MM
  • Primary photo for Norma's SunNorma's Sun Director, Production Executive  Less Pre-Prod
  • Primary photo for Pimp DownPimp Down Director Of Photography, Director, Producer  Less $30MM
  • Primary photo for Publish This BookPublish This Book Director Of Photography, Director, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for Sons of ItalySons of Italy Director, Producer  Less Pre-Prod
  • Primary photo for The Flatwoods MonsterThe Flatwoods Monster Cinematographer, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tenth SymphonyThe Tenth Symphony Cinematographer, Producer  Less Script
  • Primary photo for The Mob a Woman's RevengeThe Mob a Woman's Revenge Director, Co-Producer  Less 2018 Pre-Prod
Films in Production (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Orphan HorseOrphan Horse Camera Operator, Director Of Photography  Less 2018 $3MM Post-Prod
  • Primary photo for The Ghost BeyondThe Ghost Beyond Camera Operator, Director Of Photography, Director, Executive Producer  Less 2018 $1MM Post-Prod
Past Film & Video (31 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ChelloChello (Short) Cinematographer  Less 2018 $300
  • Primary photo for Dr. Jekyll Better HideDr. Jekyll Better Hide Miles Garrett, Camera Operator, Director Of Photography  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Surviving the WildSurviving the Wild Camera Operator, Director Of Photography, Executive Producer  Less 2018 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Empire of the HeartEmpire of the Heart Co-Producer  Less 2017 $5MM
  • Primary photo for JL RanchJL Ranch Camera Operator, Second Unit Director Of Photography, Executive Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for A Christmas Eve MiracleA Christmas Eve Miracle Alec (uncredited), A Camera Operator, Director Of Photography, Director, Executive Producer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for A Magic ChristmasA Magic Christmas Camera Operator, Director Of Photography, Director  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for House of Good and EvilHouse of Good and Evil Special Thanks  Less 2013 $65K $560K / —
  • Primary photo for SelfishnessSelfishness (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Chilly ChristmasChilly Christmas (Video) Camera Operator, Director Of Photography  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Angel CamouflagedAngel Camouflaged Miles Garrett - MC LA nightclub, Camera Operator, Director Of Photography, Director, Writer (story), Writer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Opposite DayOpposite Day Camera Operator, Director Of Photography, Director  Less 2009 $1MM
  • Primary photo for The Celestine ProphecyThe Celestine Prophecy Camera Operator (uncredited), Director Of Photography  Less 2006 $10MM $617K / —
  • Primary photo for Coyote UglyCoyote Ugly Director Of Photography (second unit)  Less 2000 $45MM $61MM / $114MM
  • Primary photo for Just the TicketJust the Ticket Thanks  Less 1999 $12MM $430K / —
  • Primary photo for 2 Live Crew Feat. Ice-T: The Real One2 Live Crew Feat. Ice-T: The Real One (Short) Director Of Photography, Director  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for MunchiesMunchies Assistant Camera (second unit)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Trick or TreatTrick or Treat First Assistant Camera (second unit) (as Michael Givens)  Less 1986 $6.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for VendettaVendetta Assistant Camera (as Michael Givens)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Zero BoysThe Zero Boys Assistant Camera  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Belizaire the CajunBelizaire the Cajun Assistant Camera  Less 1986 $1.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Last ResortLast Resort Second Unit Director Of Photography (as Michael Givens)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Black Moon RisingBlack Moon Rising Assistant Camera (second unit) (uncredited)  Less 1986 $6.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for School SpiritSchool Spirit First Assistant Camera  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Re-AnimatorRe-Animator Assistant Camera  Less 1985 $900K $2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Girls Just Want to Have FunGirls Just Want to Have Fun Assistant Camera (second unit) (uncredited)  Less 1985 $6.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Roadhouse 66Roadhouse 66 Assistant Camera (second unit)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for TrancersTrancers Second Assistant Camera (as Michael Givens)  Less 1984 $400K
  • Primary photo for HeartbreakersHeartbreakers Assistant Camera (second unit)  Less 1984 $149K / —
  • Primary photo for Love ScenesLove Scenes Second Assistant Camera  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Raging BullRaging Bull Photographer (uncredited)  Less 1980 $18MM $49K / —
Past Television (3 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Assistant Camera (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Stacking (Feb 15, 1989) Assistant Camera  Less
  • Primary photo for Badge of the AssassinBadge of the Assassin (TV Movie) Assistant Camera (second unit) (uncredited)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Canterville GhostThe Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) First Assistant Camera  Less 1985

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

CommercialsCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Credit Swiss * – Director/DP Production International
  • GMC * – Director/DP GLG, Los Angeles
  • Chanel No 5 * – Cinematographer PAC/Ridley Scott
  • Visa * – Cinematographer RSA/ Ridley Scott
  • Nisan Turbo Z * – Cinematographer RSA/ Ridley Scott
  • Club Med * – Director/DP Rawi Sherman Films, Toronto
  • Passport Scotch * – Director/DP Production International, London
  • Fix-a-Dent, Alps * – Director/DP Casta Diva, Milan
  • Fix-a-Dent, Resturant * – Director/DP Casta Diva, Prague
  • Iams * – Director/DP TwinFilms, Cape Town
  • Audi Q7 * – Cinematographer Directors Film Company, NYC/Paul Vos
  • Iams * – Director/DP TwinFilms, Munich
  • Whiskas * – Director/DP Pacific Films, Moscow
  • Whiskas * – Director/DP Directors Film Company, Amsterdam
  • Catsan * – Director/DP Directors Film Company, Amsterdam
  • Wrigley's * – Director/DP Directors Film Company, NYC
  • Oil of Olay * – Cinematographer Stephen Frears
  • Hardee's * – Cinematographer Shooting Stars/Phillip Borsos
  • Club Med * – Cinematographer David Cornell

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Brooks Institute * – Cinematography/Motion Picture Production Santa Barbara, Ca

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Action on Film * – Best Cinematography Feature Film 2010
  • Charleston International Film Festival * – Best Picture Feature Film 2011

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Acting coach
  • * MGA, Acting & Film Institute is owned and operated by Michael Givens with facilities in Charleston, SC. The curriculum includes the study of Lee Strasberg's Method with a concentration on film acting. Other classes offered include; script analysis, screenwriting, film direction and a production class that includes the actual process of making a feature film.
    Workshops are offered on auditions and the Business of the Business.

    Michael Givens began studying acting in 1978 with the intention of learning the language of the actor to better his abilities as a filmmaker.

    mgafilm.org
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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