Ousama Rawi

Ousama Rawi

Highest Rated: 75% Pulp (1972)

Lowest Rated: 13% Avenging Angelo (2002)

Birthday: Mar 3, 1939

Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

Cinematographer Ousama Rawi was born in Iraq but grew up in Scotland. While in his early 20s, he worked at a London production facility and got the chance to man the camera on a commercial short film. The resulting movie earned a second place finish at the Festival de Cannes short film competition. After working as a news cameraman and filming commercials for a couple of years, he desired a move into feature film work, though his relative inexperience proved a hindrance. A major job did come his way--Mike Hodges's next feature after the explosive "Get Carter"--the 1972 film, "Pulp," starring Michael Caine. More major film work followed, including the kitchen-sink coming-of-age drama "Existence" directed by actor David Hemmings, the hard-hitting Don Siegel thriller "The Black Windmill" also starring Caine, and the historical war film "Zulu Dawn" (a prequel to the classic "Zulu"). In 1986, he made his directorial debut, the psychological thriller "A Judgment in Stone," based on the acclaimed Ruth Rendell novel. Some of notable later work has been for cable television, including the movies "Pirates of Silicon Valley" (about the battle between Apple and Microsoft in the formative days of the home computer), "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" (an interracial love story set in a Louisiana juke joint in the 1960s), and the sumptuous, torrid Showtime historical series "The Tudors." Rawi won several awards for his cinematography, including an Emmy and a Gemini award.



60% No Score Yet Into Invisible Light Cinematographer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stegman Is Dead Cinematographer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before Anything You Say Cinematographer - 2016
No Score Yet 44% Anne of Green Gables Cinematographer - 2016
43% 29% Killing Jesus Cinematographer - 2015
60% 43% Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Cinematographer - 2011
No Score Yet 72% Jasper, Texas Cinematographer - 2003
13% 33% Avenging Angelo Cinematographer - 2002
No Score Yet 82% Breaking Through Cinematographer - 1996
No Score Yet 50% A Judgement in Stone Director - 1986
No Score Yet 24% Gold Cinematographer - 1974
50% 36% The Black Windmill Cinematographer - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Existence Cinematographer - 1973
75% 38% Pulp Cinematographer - 1972