Phil Abraham

Phil Abraham

Highest Rated: 13% I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

Lowest Rated: 10% Annapolis (2006)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: USA

Cinematographer Phil Abraham was responsible for the stylish and distinctive look of "The Sopranos," one of the most visually appealing shows of its era, despite its often grim and violent subject matter. Abraham studied film at Wesleyan University and spent several years apprenticed to older cinematographers to further learn the craft. By the early 1990s, he was getting work as a camera operator, with credits ranging from the fine Paul Newman-led small-town character study "Nobody's Fool" to "The Jerky Boys," a low-budget comedy starring a pair of briefly popular comedians who specialized in prank phone calls. He graduated to cinematographer after a few years, working on documentaries and small features, before beginning work on a new HBO crime series called "The Sopranos" in '99. After serving as a camera operator for the show's first four episodes, Abraham was promoted to cinematographer, the position he held for the rest of the program's run; his debut as a director came in the show's final season. Most of his subsequent television work has been as a director, although when "The Sopranos" writer/producer Matthew Weiner began his own series about advertising executives in the early '60s, Abraham--as the primary cinematographer for its first season--established "Mad Men"'s elegant style; he has since returned to the series to direct several episodes per season. In 2009, Abraham returned to feature film as director of photography on the high-school-set romantic comedy "I Love You, Beth Cooper."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
13% 32% I Love You, Beth Cooper Cinematographer $14.8M 2009
10% 60% Annapolis Cinematographer $17.1M 2006

TV

Credit
59% 69% Most Dangerous Game Executive Producer,
Director
2020
71% 72% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Executive Producer 2019
77% 68% The Long Road Home Director 2017
90% 92% Halt and Catch Fire Director 2016
84% 87% Masters of Sex Director 2013
56% 67% Hostages Director 2013
90% 81% Orange Is the New Black Director 2013
95% 89% Elementary Director 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Director 2012
81% 78% The Walking Dead Director 2011
42% 24% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Director 2011
94% 92% The Good Wife Director 2011
96% 98% Breaking Bad Director 2009
94% 96% Mad Men Director 2007
92% 98% The Sopranos Director 2007

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