Alar Kivilo

Alar Kivilo

Highest Rated: 100% Normal (2003)

Lowest Rated: 7% Fallen (2016)

Birthday: Feb 17, 1953

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Though he was born in Montreal, Alar Kivilo made his first steps toward a career in film after moving to Toronto in the early 1970s. There he began a film program at York University, which led to a number of roles as a camera assistant. Kivilo worked his way up to becoming a cinematographer, contributing to numerous documentaries, music videos, and short films in Canada, including the Oscar-winning short "Boys and Girls" in 1982. During this period he also did an extraordinary amount of work in advertising, directing numerous Bessie, Clio, and Cannes award-winning commercials. Kivilo filmed his first full-length film with 1988's "Da," and soon after began to focus primarily on that medium. A large portion of his work has been for television, including the Emmy-nominated gangster biopic "Gotti" as well as the American Society of Cinematographers award winning "Taking Chance." In addition to HBO's "Gotti," he has worked on a number of other projects for the pay-cable network, including "Weapons of Mass Distraction," "Rebound," and "Normal." Kivilo is also recognized for his work in theatrical films, having collaborated with a number of acclaimed directors, including Harold Ramis ("The Ice Harvest," "Year One") and Sam Raimi ("A Simple Plan").



79% 88% The Broken Hearts Gallery Cinematographer $4.1M 2020
67% 71% Nappily Ever After Cinematography - 2018
83% 45% The Land of Steady Habits Cinematography - 2018
No Score Yet 19% Story of a Girl Cinematography - 2017
7% 65% Fallen Cinematography - 2016
11% 61% The Choice Cinematography $18.7M 2016
20% 67% The Lucky One Cinematography $60.4M 2012
45% 36% Bad Teacher Cinematography $100.3M 2011
66% 85% The Blind Side Cinematography $256.0M 2009
14% 23% Year One Cinematography $43.3M 2009
57% 83% Taking Chance Cinematography - 2009
87% 74% The Lookout Cinematography $4.6M 2007
35% 73% The Lake House Cinematography $52.3M 2006
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Cinematography $8.8M 2005
100% 76% Normal Cinematographer - 2003
60% 48% Hart's War Cinematography $19.1M 2002
21% 39% The Glass House Cinematography $18.0M 2001
70% 81% Frequency Cinematography $45.0M 2000
90% 81% A Simple Plan Cinematography $16.3M 1998
No Score Yet 43% Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Cinematography - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Copper Mountain Cinematography - 1983