Rob Featherstone

Rob Featherstone

Director of photography in New York City, New York

About Rob

Rob Featherstone has shot commercials for Target, Macy's, Garnier and Nexxus. He has served as DP on several shows for the Discovery and History networks.
Brotherhood, a portrait of the FDNY, and Seamless were both official selections of the Tribeca Film Festival. Rob photographed vignettes for The Devil in Daniel Johnston, which won the directing award at Sundance. The Artificial Leaf, won 2nd place in the Focus Forward Film Festival. Recently both Requiem for the American Dream and Indian Point premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.


Name: Rob Featherstone

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Director of Photography

Credits

  • Requiem for the American Dream

    Requiem for the American Dream (2015)
    Film by Kelly Nyks (Documentary, Biography and News) Cinematographer REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half- century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future. Written by Jared P. Scott

  • Indian Point

    Indian Point (2015)
    Film by Ivy Meeropol (Documentary and News) Cinematographer INDIAN POINT looks at nuclear power by going inside the core activities at an aging nuclear plant and posing the simple question: is this safe?

  • Brad Meltzer's Lost History

    Brad Meltzer's Lost History (2014)
    Television Cinematographer Brad tries to discover the location of key items lost throughout history.

  • Kairos

    Kairos (2014)
    Film (short) by Jason Latorre Cinematographer KAIROS is a love story that plays on the edge of science fiction. It's a film about two people who were once in love, but slowly drifted apart. KAIROS has brought them back together but with one problem, the space shuttle KAIROS will shortly be taking one of them to Saturn. This film plays with the ideas of space, time, and love through real science. Written by Jason Latorre

  • The Gynotician

    The Gynotician (2013)
    Film (short) by Lisa Dapolito (Comedy and News) Cinematographer In America there is an organized political attack on women and the right to choose what they do with their bodies. This short parody is about a woman who goes for an exam and finds that the person examining her is not a real physician but a Gynotician, a politician. Can you imagine if this actually happened to you? If you're one of millions of American women, it has. It is happening not in an exam room, but in a room with marbled floors, expensive pens and numerous symbols of 'freedom,' populated by men and women in crisp suits whose ideas about 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' are rooted in illogical double-standards and hypocrisies that boggle the mind. Written by Anonymous

  • Do the Math

    Do the Math (2013)
    Film by Jared P. Scott (Documentary) Cinematographer The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn - and they are planning on burning it all. Left to their own devices, they'll push us past the brink of cataclysmic disaster - life as we know it will be irrevocably altered forever. Unless we rise up and fight back. DO THE MATH chronicles "America's leading environmentalist" Bill McKibben in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Bill McKibben is going after Big Oil, Big Coal, and Big Gas directly - energizing a movement like the ones that overturned the great immoral institutions of the past century - such as Apartheid in South Africa. Putting his body on the line to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline and leading universities and institutions to divest in the corporations destroying our livelihoods, McKibben is uniting the growing global majority that view the climate crisis as the most important moral... Written by Jared P. Scott

  • The Killer Speaks

    The Killer Speaks (2013)
    Television (Documentary) Cinematographer Real convicted killers face the camera and describe their crimes in full detail.

  • The Artificial Leaf

    The Artificial Leaf (2013)
    Film (short) by Jared P. Scott (Documentary) Cinematographer Dan Nocera has a simple equation to save the planet: sun + water = energy for the world. Taking his cues from nature, what the father of photochemistry Giacomo Ciamician called "the guarded secret of plants", Nocera has invented an artificial leaf with a self-healing catalyst that can power the earth inexpensively by using sunlight to split water and store energy. Written by Jared P. Scott

  • Southern Fried Homicide

    Southern Fried Homicide (2013)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Cinematographer Against a backdrop of Southern hospitality, etiquette, and Christian values, evil creeps in like vines on a time-worn plantation. "Southern Fried Homicide" proves that ugliness lurks behind beauty when cracks in good ol' moral values give way to cold-blooded murder. Actress Shanna Forrestall, a native of Louisiana, serves as the gatekeeper to these salacious stories from south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Written by Investigation Discovery

  • Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry

    Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry (2012)
    Television (Documentary, Biography and Crime) Cinematographer A biography about real people who marry their "soulmates", until they learn that the person they thought they married, isn't who they say they are.

  • Plastic

    Plastic (2011)
    Film (short) by Andrew Baker (Drama) Cinematographer In this eerie and elegiac rumination on love and loss, a young Brooklyn woman is haunted by a relationship that ended abruptly and under mysterious circumstances.

  • Justice Is Mind: Evidence

    Justice Is Mind: Evidence (2011)
    Film (short) by Mark Lund (Crime, Drama and History) Cinematographer, Producer It is the year 2026 and MRI technology has advanced to a point where imaging of long term memories can be produced in near video quality. When Henri Miller has the new FVMRI scan during a routine medical procedure and it reveals his murdering of two contractors on his property, the legal machinery put in place by him when he signed a medical release sets the stage for the trial of the century as Henri may have to defend himself against the states primary evidence - the memory of a crime he doesn't remember committing. In the chambers of Judge Wagner, Henri's defense counsel pleads passionately to dismiss this landmark memory evidence on the basis of a flawed medical procedure; while the District Attorney extols that Henri signed away his rights to privacy when he released the parties during the initial medical procedure. Citing the continued rights of patient choice, Wagner's summation states that this case may prove that sometimes our memories may no longer be our own. Written by Mark Lund

  • Wonder...

    Wonder... (2010)
    Film by Peggy Howard Chane (Comedy, Drama, Horror and Romance) Cinematographer Different people, from varying "walks of life", live through some very private, sometimes embarrassing, and unique events within their personal lives. Through various moments of "veil removing" tragedy, scandal, beauty, and triumph. The characters, in each mini film vignette, emerge forever changed. Written by Poolie

  • Sid Bernstein Presents...

    Sid Bernstein Presents... (2010)
    Film by Evan Strome (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Filmed on Super 16 mm film, Sid Bernstein Presents is the story of the man who brought the Beatles to America. But the beauty of the film comes from Sid's own story. An adopted kid from Harlem, Bernstein was a dreamer who worked tirelessly for his clients out of a desire to share his love of music with the world, and his belief in music's power to bring people together. The film's most prominent interviews include a diverse array of stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Shirley MacLaine, Steven Van Zandt, Moody Blues, Paul Anka, Dick Clark, The Rascals, Jerry Vale, Phoebe Snow, The Animals, Herman's Hermits, comedians Red Buttons and Pat Cooper, music titans Ahmet Ertegun, Bruce Lundvall, Woodstock Promoter Michael Lang and more. It also contains the last filmed interview with late Latin great Tito Puente and has a great deal of footage that is rare or has never been seen by the public. Written by Boerum Hill Productions

  • Early Mourning

    Early Mourning (2010)
    Film (short) by Annetta Marion (Drama) Cinematographer Two sisters fight over who gets the last word on the morning of their mother's funeral.

  • Aware

    Aware (2009)
    Film (short) by Don Coppola (Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department John lives a mundane life of work coupled with austere living. A mysterious chronic flash in his vision initiates a series of events that cause him to re-evaluate his life and break routine. What he eventually discovers about himself is too much for any man to absorb. His reaction to the self-knowledge, and the circumstances he finds himself in cause him to undergo a complete 'reincarnation.' Written by Anonymous

  • 2,200 °F

    2,200 °F (2008)
    Film (short) by Pete Slife (Documentary) Cinematographer A poetic documentation of a place, and culture that is being lost to redevelopment and time. Industry has "gone over seas," and The Bethlehem Steel Plant is currently being demolished to make way for a casino. Steel workers at the plant forged the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, and armaments for WWII. No longer functioning, Bethlehem Steel is a symbol of the larger history of American industry, and Ritchie Check worked there for over 30 years. Written by Anonymous

  • P.O.V.

    P.O.V. (2008)
    Television by Marc Weiss (Documentary) Cinematographer

  • Isabelle

    Isabelle (2007)
    Film (short) by Raj Mohanty (Drama) Cinematographer

  • Yoga, Inc.

    Yoga, Inc. (2007)
    Film by John Philp (Documentary) Cinematographer, Sound department World Yoga Champion Esak Garcia and his guru Bikram Choudhury want yoga accepted into the Olympics. Bikram, the 'Bad Boy of Yoga', has also copyrighted his yoga style, demanding teachers play by his rules or stop teaching. Now yoga chains ('McYoga'?) are popping up everywhere, putting smaller studios out of business. Can yoga survive with its good karma intact? Written by Anonymous

  • Election Day

    Election Day (2007)
    Film by Katy Chevigny (Documentary) Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What's the street-level experience of voters in today's America? In a triumph of documentary storytelling, ELECTION DAY combines eleven stories--all shot simultaneously on November 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight--into one. Factory workers, ex-felons, harried moms, Native American activists and diligent poll watchers, from South Dakota to Florida, take the process of democracy into their own hands. The result: an entertaining, inspiring and sometimes unsettling tapestry of citizens determined on one fateful day to make their votes count. Written by Anonymous

  • Down Home: Where the Past Is Present

    Down Home: Where the Past Is Present (2006)
    Film (short) by Rick Kaplan (Documentary) Cinematographer The boys from Antique Cabins and Barns show us a little about what they do...and who they are.

  • Red Dog. Scooter. Applesauce.

    Red Dog. Scooter. Applesauce. (2006)
    Film by Chris Weinstein (Comedy) Cinematographer Martin decides to take a trip to see his childhood friend, Giggs, in Tahoe. His vacation is interrupted by an unexpected travel partner, Annie. Martin discovers his old buddy is definitely not the guy he once knew, he's now a spy, working for who knows who. To make matters worse, Martin's new friend, Annie, wants to be more than a friend. Martin must decide which is more dangerous: affection or ammunition...but first, Martin must survive an intimidating Italian man (and his poodle), a Cuban intelligence agent (the OTHER CIA) with a Japanese accent, and two members of the CIA that may really be MIA from the FBI. RED DOG. SCOOTER. APPLESAUCE. are code words for "somewhere between THE IN-LAWSand GROSSE POINT BLANK." Written by Anonymous

  • Seamless

    Seamless (2005)
    Film by Douglas Keeve (Documentary) Cinematographer A look at what it takes for young designers to make it in the fashion world.

  • The D Word

    The D Word (2005)
    Film by Maggie Burkle (Comedy) Cinematographer A NYC parody of that 'other' Sapphic series. Dot, artistic director of a downtown theatre, and her partner of 7 years, Dina, a crunchy-granola dyke, are looking for a sperm donor to expand their family. They throw a party to find him amongst the guests of their close circle of friends: Daynisha, a closeted WNBA player; Dixie, a bisexual journalist into S & M; Drea, the resident Butch heart-throb and dog groomer; Dex, Dot's younger FTM musician sibling; Dim, their next door neighbor chess coach and his newly arrived girlfriend Dani, a playwright curious about life in NYC; and Daria, the proprietor of the Drunken Pussycat, a bar where everyone gathers to gossip and kvetch. All of them struggle through much dyke drama in the Big Apple. Written by Snyder, Dasha

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
    Film by Jeff Feuerzeig (Documentary, Biography and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

  • A Patriot Act

    A Patriot Act (2004)
    Video by Lilibet Foster (Documentary) Cinematographer

  • Skips

    Skips (2004)
    Film (short) by Steve Curley (Drama) Cinematographer Sandy is a 13 year old who can't decide whether its more important to be hanging with his buddies or to start pursuing Darlene, the girl who's caught his eye. When he and his buddies tease Darlene about wearing "skips" (generic tennis shoes) he decides he must go and apologize but things go horribly wrong. Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

  • Mermaids of Brooklyn

    Mermaids of Brooklyn (2003)
    Film (short) by Maddy Lederman Cinematographer

  • American Obon

    American Obon (2001)
    Film (short) by Jenessa Joffe (Drama) Cinematographer A Japanese woman living in America struggles with how to grieve in a society that doesn't celebrate Obon.

  • Duty Nickels

    Duty Nickels (2000)
    Film (short) by Richard Morbid Cinematographer

  • Oxygen

    Oxygen (1999)
    Film by Richard Shepard (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried her somewhere in Manhattan while demanding a ransom from her tycoon husband. Failure to pay the ransom within 24 hours will lead the kidnapper to abandoning the woman. Dylan Baker also appears as the fed that is assigned to the case. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • The Misadventures of Margaret

    The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)
    Film by Brian Skeet (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France with the intent of doing research at an inn where a diary she had been using documented erotic encounters. Instead she finds the inn is now a cloister for singing nuns. However, a young, divorced sound engineer is also there taping the nuns. While attracted, she mostly succumbs only to new fantasies until he follows her home to New York. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • KaBlam!

    KaBlam! (1998)
    Television by Melinda Toporoff (Animation, Comedy and Family) Camera and Electrical Department 'KaBlam!' is a comedic animation anthology show, hosted by the (also animated) Henry and June. Regularly appearing toons are 'Sniz and Fondue' (two hyperactive preadolescent wombat thingies), 'Action League Now!' (the adventures of a bunch of stop-animated toys), 'Life with Loopy' (a boy tells tall tales about his eccentric sister Loopy), and 'Prometheus and Bob' (claymation stories about alien Prometheus' attempts to educate cave-man Bob). Written by Mike Konczewski

  • American Experience

    American Experience (1996 - 1998)
    Television by Stephen Fitzmeyer (Documentary and History) Camera and Electrical Department A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

  • Sleeping Together

    Sleeping Together (1997)
    Film by Hugh Bush (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Six Ways to Sunday

    Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
    Film by Adam Bernstein (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Eighteen-year-old mothers' son Harry (he lives with his overprotective mother Kate) shows his cruel side at one occasion and is hired as hitman/enforcer by the Jewish mob. Written by Anonymous

  • Niagara, Niagara

    Niagara, Niagara (1997)
    Film by Bob Gosse (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to accompany her to Canada to find a black hairstyling head. They set off in Seth's beat-up station wagon, destined for a toy store in Toronto. While on the road, Marcie confides to Seth that she has Tourette's syndrome, necessitating a series of detours to liquor stories and pharmacies along the roads of upstate New York. Written by Anonymous

  • Nick and Jane

    Nick and Jane (1997)
    Film by Richard Mauro (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department N.Y. corporate Jane discovers her boyfriend John in bed with another woman, leaves building enraged and jumps into cab. Her driver is Nick. Jane and her friend Vickie have a plan - to make John jealous, they'll give Nick a false corporate identity and pass him off as Jane's new boyfriend. Written by Anonymous

  • Soul in the Hole

    Soul in the Hole (1997)
    Film by Danielle Gardner (Documentary and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Kyoko

    Kyoko (1996)
    Film by Ryû Murakami (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department As a child, Kyoko learned latin dance from Jose, a Cuban-American serviceman stationed in Japan. Years later, Kyoko travels to New York to see Jose again. After much searching, she finds Jose, only to discover that he is dying of AIDS and no longer remembers much of his past, including the time he and Kyoko spent together. His last wish is to return to Miami to be with his family, and so Kyoko agrees to drive him, hoping that somewhere along the way, he will remember her. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Ed's Next Move

    Ed's Next Move (1996)
    Film by John Walsh (Romance and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Ed lives in Wisconsin, but he's just been dumped by his girlfriend. So he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of different strains of rice. He has a good partnership with his promiscuous roommate Ray. And he's made some great friends, characters at the local diner. But then there's Natalie (Lee for short). She's just what Ed thinks he's looking for, and she's available...or is she? Written by Martin Lewison <lewison+@pitt.edu>

  • The Daytrippers

    The Daytrippers (1996)
    Film by Greg Mottola (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station wagon, to go to the city to confront Louis with the letter. On the way, the five explore their relations with each other, and meet many interesting people. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

  • Walking and Talking

    Walking and Talking (1996)
    Film by Nicole Holofcener (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill "The Ugly Guy" Written by Rose Hilburn <Taco@Kosher.Com>

  • Alchemy

    Alchemy (1995)
    TV Movie by Suzanne Myers Camera and Electrical Department Alchemy, Webster says, is a magical process of transmuting ordinary materials into something of true merit (base metals into gold). And such is this story of a young, very intense, woman who 'sculpts' by placing in some kind of order into cigar boxes, little things, usually broken, that she finds here and there. So exciting is her work that she is able to go to a month long retreat where she is only asked to "do what you do without interruption." But there are interruptions, and not only at this retreat, but in other parts of her life as she tries to amalgamate who she is from what she discovers about herself. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

  • Mercy

    Mercy (1995)
    Film by Richard Shepard (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A couple of people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. Now they want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <pkojovic@ibm.net>

  • Nadja

    Nadja (1994)
    Film by Michael Almereyda (Drama and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by Dr. Van Helsing and his hapless nephew. As in all good vampire movies, forces of love are pitted against forces of destruction. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

  • Household Saints

    Household Saints (1993)
    Film by Nancy Savoca (Drama) Editorial department Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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