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Gerry Lively

Highest Rated: 78% Friday (1995)

Lowest Rated: 27% Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Predominantly known as a prolific cinematographer, Gerry Lively began directing feature films in 1990, when he helmed the little-known dance musical "Body Moves." But his career in film began in 1982, when he served as the director of photography on the James Mason-fronted feature "Socrates." Shortly thereafter, Livley developed a talent for shooting creepy horror movies, lensing such cult classics as the wax museum chiller "Waxworks," the Pinhead-centered "Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth," and the slasher flick "Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest." But his best-known effort as a cinematographer would be the urban comedy "Friday," which was a hit at the box office and with critics. After the success of "Friday," Lively once again tried his hand at directing on the British-funded kidnapping thriller "Darkness Falls," followed by the American-produced crime thriller "The Guardian." However, Lively did not abandoned his career as a cinematographer. Instead, he shifted between directing films and shooting them, though his focus had shifted to the former. With a string of thrillers that included the detective drama "Shattered Lies," Lively built a reputation for kinetic action sequences. So he was selected to direct the 2005 adventure fantasy "Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God," inspired by the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Though Lively followed this venture with the gritty action movie "Body Armour," he soon returned to fantastical worlds in 2011, directing the sequel "Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Await the Dawn Cinematographer - 2019
No Score Yet 12% The Griddle House Cinematographer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gearheads Cinematographer - 2016
No Score Yet 50% Little Savages Cinematographer - 2016
No Score Yet 17% All Saints Eve Director - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness Director - 2012
No Score Yet 10% The Art of War III: Retribution Director - 2009
No Score Yet 27% Finish Line Director - 2008
No Score Yet 28% Body Armour Director - 2007
No Score Yet 29% Dungeons & Dragons 2: The Elemental Might Director - 2005
No Score Yet 45% In Enemy Hands Cinematographer - 2004
No Score Yet 31% Windfall Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shattered Lies Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Director - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Darkness Falls Director - 1998
27% 37% Hellraiser: Bloodline Cinematographer $8.8M 1996
78% 91% Friday Cinematographer $27.4M 1995
No Score Yet 40% Without Mercy Cinematographer - 1995
42% 35% Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Cinematographer $10.6M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of Darkness: To Die For II Cinematographer - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Body Moves Director - 1991

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