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
83% 45% The Land of Steady Habits Cinematographer - 2018
No Score Yet 20% Story of a Girl Cinematographer - 2017
7% 66% Fallen Cinematographer - 2016
11% 62% The Choice Cinematographer $18.7M 2016
20% 67% The Lucky One Cinematographer $60.4M 2012
45% 36% Bad Teacher Cinematographer $100.3M 2011
57% 83% Taking Chance Cinematographer - 2009
14% 23% Year One Cinematographer $43.3M 2009
66% 85% The Blind Side Cinematographer $256M 2009
87% 74% The Lookout Cinematographer $4.6M 2007
35% 73% The Lake House Cinematographer $52.3M 2006
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Cinematographer $8.8M 2005
100% 76% Normal Director of Photography - 2003
59% 48% Hart's War Cinematographer $19.1M 2002
21% 39% The Glass House Cinematographer $18M 2001
70% 81% Frequency Cinematographer $45M 2000
91% 81% A Simple Plan Cinematographer $16.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Copper Mountain Cinematographer - 1983


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