Anthony C. Kuhnz

Anthony C. Kuhnz

Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Director of Photography

Los Angeles, California

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March 2016
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About Anthony

Since earning a BA in film at Northwestern and an MFA in cinematography from the University of Southern California, Anthony has shot over 100 short films, music videos and industrials as well as several feature films, including Homecoming, which has won numerous awards on the festival circuit, and four upcoming episodes of the Emmy Award winning Travelscope for PBS.
Anthony is also a prolific musician and motion graphics artist. When not creating amazing visuals, Anthony enjoys traveling the world with his wife Shilpi (and his camera).

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  • Letters from a Nut

    Letters from a Nut (2018)
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  • Extinction

    Extinction (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer This action drama illustrates what happens, when we let fear and hate-mongering guide us. While a tale of what could be, "EXTINCTION" is only a breath away from reality. Set in a world where "hate trumps love" takes over, inciting a new world Holocaust where every Muslim is hunted down and killed ...except one. Written by Extinction

  • Searching for Fortune

    Searching for Fortune (2016)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Denver city skyline, this is a Colorado story of a roughneck forced to re-examine his life after receiving news of his adopted brother's death. Withdrawing from his father and close friends, he begins a journey of self-assessment, with help from his brother's widow. Written by Anonymous

  • Occupied

    Occupied (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A story about the value of life, love, fate, and human connection.

  • Catfish: The TV Show

    Catfish: The TV Show (2016)
    Television (Reality-TV) Cinematographer Tackles the mystery and complexities of dating in a digital world. According to an MTV survey of Millenials 18-24 years old, 1 in 4 has online dated, 1 in 2 has a friend who does it and, in the past three years, traffic to top 10 online dating sites has tripled. In a world where everyone is constantly connected digitally, social media has made communicating easier but this digital world might also complicate relationships. Written by Anonymous

  • Lover

    Lover (2016)
    Film (Short and Romance) Cinematographer A voyeuristic woman falls in love at first sight. All dialogue taken from the plays and poems of WIlliam Shakespeare.

  • Dad Friends

    Dad Friends (2016)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department "Dad Friends" is the story of three half-witted friends on a mission to find new "wife-moms" to take care of their newborn babies. This musical, action-packed adventure follows the "Dad Friends" as they battle the dating scene, get black-out-drunk, receive inspirational guidance from Reggie Watts ("Comedy Bang! Bang!", "The Late, Late Show") and, generally, just try to stay alive.

  • Ball or Nothing

    Ball or Nothing (2015)
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  • Bad Shorts

    Bad Shorts (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Deanna Moore and Ben Zelevansky bring you a sketch comedy series that makes you laugh, makes you think, then makes you think about laughing.

  • Aussie PSA

    Aussie PSA (2015)
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  • PHD2

    PHD2 (2015)
    Film by Iram Parveen Bilal Cinematographer The Nameless Grad Student and his group must travel to an important academic conference and square off against a rival group as they compete for results and grant money. Meanwhile, Cecilia's advisor is going on sabbatical, which means she has to finish writing her thesis or be stuck in grad school another year.

  • 52 Ways to Break Up

    52 Ways to Break Up (2015)
    Television (Romance) Cinematographer A young woman in Los Angeles tries to find love. But sometimes dating feels like groundhog day- a different guy, but the same break up over and over again. There are as many ways to break up as there are weeks in the year. It's not about the conversation, or the fall out, but just the moment you know. You may wait until later to actually cut them loose, but in that moment you know that this relationship is going to end. 52 ways to Break Up. When was the moment you first knew it was over?

  • Disillusioned

    Disillusioned (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Matt Matisse is a professional magician struggling to find love, success, and respect in an art form that doesn't get any.

  • Piled Higher and Deeper: Still in Grad School

    Piled Higher and Deeper: Still in Grad School (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer A comedy about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. Two young scientists (a Quantum Physicist and a Molecular Biologist) search for significance in the high stakes world of Academic research.

  • Penance

    Penance (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Becky Cruz, former Catholic turned Atheist, receives a terminal diagnosis from her doctor and sets out to right all that she's wronged on the off-chance that Heaven really exists.

  • Beta

    Beta (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Mystery) Cinematographer A young couple's marriage is tested when they discover their new dog may possess an unusual ability.

  • Impress Me

    Impress Me (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Two impressionists start a 12-step program to stop doing impressions and transition into dramatic acting.

  • Coffee Shop Squatters

    Coffee Shop Squatters (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Two writers, their manager, and the coffee shop owner trying not to kill them.

  • Rubber Soul

    Rubber Soul (2014)
    Film (Biography, History and Music) Cinematographer In December 1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were interviewed by 'Rolling Stone''s Jann S. Wenner prior to the release of their 'Plastic Ono Band' albums. Ten years later, in September 1980, the couple granted their first in-depth interview in five years to 'Playboy' while they were in the process of recording 'Double Fantasy'. RUBBER SOUL reconstructs portions of these two historical interviews based on available transcripts and audio, juxtaposing them in order to explore the dynamic nature of Lennon's identity over time. Written by Anonymous

  • Emma Approved

    Emma Approved (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Emma Woodhouse, re-imagined as a bold, smart, idealistic, and audacious young female entrepreneur with an expertise in life coaching and matchmaking. Emma partners up with lifelong friend Alex Knightley, whose straight, logical, business mind clashes against Emma constantly, yet is exactly what she needs. Written by Pemberley Digital

  • The Flipside

    The Flipside (2012 - 2013)
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  • Hipsterhood

    Hipsterhood (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Over the course of Hipsterhood, Hipster Guy and Hipster Girl run into each other at the Grocery Store, a street corner, jogging, a coffee shop, the dry cleaners, the 99 cent store, a boutique, and finally at a friend's house party, where they have one last chance to speak to each other. Written by Shilpi Roy

  • Travelscope

    Travelscope (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Cinematographer Journalist Joseph Rosendo likes to recall a quote from Mark Twain at the end of each episode of his Emmy Award-winning television series: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." Embracing that philosophy, "Travelscope" leads viewers on journeys to the world's most exotic locations with the goal of filling in the missing link between cultures. Rosendo provides not only insights on the numerous places he explores, but important travel information for the conscientious globe-trotter. Written by Jwelch5742

  • Natural 20

    Natural 20 (2012)
    Video (Animation, Short, Action, Adventure and 1 More) Cinematographer What happens when a group of nerds invite a pretty girl to join their weekly Dungeons & Dragons game? Cheating, manipulation, and cutthroat backstabbing. Their game will never be the same.

  • The Family Actor

    The Family Actor (2012)
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  • Engagement

    Engagement (2012)
    Film (Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer Henry has just learned that his fiancée Carolyn has a twin sister, Laura. While Carolyn leaves town for a few weeks, Laura temporarily moves in to Henry and Carolyn's apartment. Upon Laura's arrival, Henry suspects that Carolyn is testing his fidelity by playing the role of her imaginary twin sister. He immediately starts searching for clues to solve this haunting mystery. Soon, Laura's mind games prove too much for Henry, who can't help but be seduced all over again. In this Hitchcockian psychological thriller, the ultimate commitment is a mysterious gateway into madness. Written by Anonymous

  • Miscue

    Miscue (2012)
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  • Celebrity Poker Live

    Celebrity Poker Live (2012)
    Television (Game-Show) Cinematographer Celebrities compete in a game of Texas Hold 'Em for a chance to win $10,000 toward their charities of choice.

  • Redemption

    Redemption (2012)
    Film (Short, Action, Drama and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Redemption is the story of Cain and Abel set in the not so distant future. Redemption tells the tale of two half brothers, their families and their struggles in a drug-laden, post-apocalyptic world.

  • At Your Convenience

    At Your Convenience (2012)
    TV Movie (Family and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Hold Fast

    Hold Fast (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Two brothers make a journey to confront their dying absentee father in hopes of coming to terms with their own fractured lives. Bar fights, fishing trips, strippers, and fireworks ensue.

  • The Daly Show

    The Daly Show (2011)
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  • Homecoming

    Homecoming (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Homecoming is the story of Estelle Szymanski, an Army medic in search of fun while on leave in her hometown of Celebration, Florida. With her directionless yet noble friends tagging along, she reveals hidden fears about her lonely mother and finds more than she expected from her homecoming celebrations. Written by chandlerpaul

  • Hydration at da Club

    Hydration at da Club (2011)
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  • Hollywood Sex Wars

    Hollywood Sex Wars (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Max (Dominique Purdy), Aaron (Richard Blair) and Glen (Nicholas Cooper) have a track record littered with strike-outs and misfit hook-ups. The boys embark on a mission to up their hot babe batting average. They meet Hollywood Casanova Johnny Eyelash (Mario Diaz) who teaches these boys the game of scoring A-list arm candy. But there is one problem, the girls are organized, cunning and have an agenda of their own. Its not long before the girls, led by Big Wendy (Jenae Alt) and Little Wendy (Eli Jane) pick up on Johnny's tactics and Hollywood becomes one big booby trap. Written by Anonymous

  • SonSurf Beach Bash

    SonSurf Beach Bash (2011)
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  • Bad Mofos

    Bad Mofos (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Andy and Steve turn to a life of crime in order to pay off a bookie.

  • Summer of the Zombies

    Summer of the Zombies (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Cinematographer A newly turned zombie struggles to navigate the land of the undead.

  • Found

    Found (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department Alex has always known he was adopted, and for all 26 years of his life that fact has never been more than a footnote. But after discovering new information about his background, he realizes he wants to know more. Finally gathering the courage to dig up his birth records, he starts down the uncertain path to find answers from the most important woman he's never met... his birth mother. Written by Anonymous

  • Diary of a Wedding Planner

    Diary of a Wedding Planner (2010)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer A scripted comedic web series about a lovable Wedding Planner named Khristy who moves from a small town to Los Angeles in order to "plan in the big leagues" and find love herself. Weddings can bring out both the best in people and the worst in people and Khristy takes it all in stride! This series follows her as she tries to navigate her life, love and livelihood while sharing her secret thoughts on her crazy profession via her video diary. Written by Brandi Ford

  • Remember Me in Red

    Remember Me in Red (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer When tragedy strikes a tight-knit group of transgender Latina women in Los Angeles, Fidelia plans her dear friend Alma Flora's funeral as a tribute to her life as a woman. Her parents, however, unexpectedly arrange to bury their son as a man. Fidelia must find a way to respect the parents' memory of their child and honor the way her friend would want to be remembered. Written by Anonymous

  • This Is Who We Are

    This Is Who We Are (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Cheryl, a socially awkward, DMV worker, desperately clings to her oversexed mother for a sense of self-worth. Cheryl has lived her entire life attached to her mother's side, and instead of successfully traversing the world around her, she is fixed on the steamy Spanish telenovela she and her mother watch. She lives a mundane life composed of the DMV, the telenovela and her mother's constant nudging to have a child. When her mother suddenly falls ill and enters the hospital, Cheryl's grasp of reality is rattled and her world is turned upside down. Cheryl is on her own for the first time and cannot bear the idea of being alone. She seeks to fill the void in her life with the company of a man's expired driver's license. Cheryl's mother gets wind of her new "romance," and demands to meet the man and help get a baby pushed out. Cheryl struggles to keep her mother happy, sustain her "relationship" with the license and hang onto the new shred of value she has found in her life. Will she tell... Written by Anonymous

  • Long Awaited

    Long Awaited (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and War) Camera and Electrical Department An ex-soldier seeks the widow of the man he killed by friendly fire.

  • Out of Nowhere

    Out of Nowhere (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A man tries to escape the desert.

  • The Indian and the Samurai

    The Indian and the Samurai (2009)
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  • Impressions

    Impressions (2009)
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  • Running

    Running (2009)
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  • The Other Cheek

    The Other Cheek (2009)
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  • The Honeysting

    The Honeysting (2009)
    Film (Short, Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Why has a man like Doug Anders ventured down an alley into the heart of Chinatown's underworld? Driven, yet conflicted, Doug finds himself in Dr. Wu Jian's lair, where even the slightest misstep can trigger the deadliest of consequences. Slowly, his mysterious journey is revealed in the parallel storyline of events leading to this fateful moment. Through Jerry Wilder, his link to this unfamiliar world, Doug realizes that pursuit of the greatest trophies often comes with ultimate personal sacrifice. Written by Brad Rister

  • Two, Four, Six

    Two, Four, Six (2009)
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  • Full Disclosure

    Full Disclosure (2008)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer Selling a house isn't easy, especially when you oversleep. Now Annie has to juggle her furious boss, a sexy KGB agent client, two incompetent Hungarian assassins, and her naked boyfriend - who wants to have a discussion about their relationship. Written by James Luckard

  • Love & Hamburgers

    Love & Hamburgers (2008)
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  • Leroy Frokowski

    Leroy Frokowski (2008)
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  • Silence

    Silence (2008)
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  • East L.A.

    East L.A. (2008)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Decorated war veteran Alex Guzman returns home to East Los Angeles. He thought the left the war behind but finds that it continues in his own back yard. A twist on the crime drama told from the neighborhood's side.

  • Dockweiler

    Dockweiler (2008)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Tension builds to a boil in the sweltering heat of Dockweiler Beach. The Duke, an ex-con who heads up maintenance, sees himself as a savior to the men he hires fresh out of prison. But the arrival of a new employee brings with it hostility and violence that force The Duke to confront old demons and his shocking past. Written by Anonymous

  • On the Bench!

    On the Bench! (2008)
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department A series of unpredictable and candid interviews with your favorite soccer stars and the Hollywood celebrities that love the beautiful game. We'll be talking to the players and celebrity fans about their early soccer experiences, personal lives...and everything in between! Guests include TV and Film Stars Skeet Ulrich and Anthony LaPaglia, HEROES star, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Boxing's Amir Khan and Freddie Roach and England's Warren Barton. Sabra reveals secrets never heard before on television. She has ways of making them talk! Written by Anonymous

  • A Lesson in Biology

    A Lesson in Biology (2007)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer The Deep South. Prom night, 1968. High school biology teacher, Mr. Williams, becomes distraught watching his star student, Tom, dance the night away, and suddenly disappears. When Tom finds his mentor hiding behind the bleachers, he shepherds him off into the mossy woods, confronts him about the secret relationship they've had and forces him to admit his true feelings. Flashbacks reveal the night of passion that Mr. Williams would rather forget and that Tom will always remember. When they are nearly caught in an embarrassing moment, Mr. Williams relents, giving Tom one, brief moment of solace, before sending him off toward his future. In the end, Tom has been able to move on, while Mr. Williams remains entrenched in his place and in his past. Written by Keno Rider

  • 3 Down

    3 Down (2007)
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  • Restorationists

    Restorationists (2006)
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  • Other Tongue

    Other Tongue (2006)
    Film (Animation, Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Criticized by her mother for "spending too much time sketching and not enough time learning Chinese," Vera Szeto takes a Mandarin class to prove she can successfully do both. There, she meets Corgan Long, a Caucasian American who speaks better Mandarin than she does. At first resentful, then fascinated by him, Vera finds in Corgan a cultural balance that she lacks. Raised by Chinese parents, Corgan is the ideal American-born Chinese: he not only speaks his mother tongue fluently, but is also Buddhist, drinks oolong tea, and eats mantau (Chinese buns). Though at first Mrs. Szeto disapproves of the relationship because he is white, she later cannot deny that he knows more about Chinese culture than her own daughter. Can mother and daughter move past their language barriers and culture clashes to reach a common ground? In today's ever-increasing melting pot, how does one negotiate the culture you're born into with the culture you live in? Does mastery of an "other tongue" make you any ... Written by Win-Sie Tow

  • Movie Boy

    Movie Boy (2005)
    Film (Comedy) Cinematographer Thirteen-year-old Frank Pollack (Eastman Presser) eats, sleeps, and breathes movies. After receiving a camcorder for his Bar Mitzvah, Frank decides to make his own film, Zombie. "It's not a horror movie," he explains. "It's a murder mystery. It's Hitchcockian." But as Frank labors away on Zombie, he increasingly neglects everything else, including his friends, family, and personal well-being. Featuring music by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Movie Boy is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about passion, youth, and the love of movies. Written by Jon Lefkovitz

  • Roll Bounce

    Roll Bounce (2005)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Music and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department 1970s roller-skate jams fuel this coming-of-age comedy, as X and his friends, who rule their local rink, are shocked when their home base goes out of business. Heading over to the Sweetwater Roller Rink, they find their modest talents are, at first, no competition for their trick skaters and pretty girls who follow their every move. Written by IMDb Editors

  • Pat Gets a Cat

    Pat Gets a Cat (2005)
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  • No Lights, Big City

    No Lights, Big City (2004)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer No Lights, Big City takes a light-hearted look at the Blackout of 2003, and reactions from the Chinatown community.

  • Pictures on the Wall

    Pictures on the Wall (2004)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Neil and David have a mutually dependent, almost perfect father-son relationship. But when they are taken apart, how is one to survive without the other?

  • Eugene

    Eugene (2003)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer Eugene is a monologue loosely based on a number of stories that may or may not be true, collected from a single interview. The events recount Eugene's experiences of gang and army life that coincide with the development of his personal philosophy. The film will be shot part interview style but consists of mostly non-diegetic inserts that match the tone of Eugene's monologue. In the first act, he recounts three main events of his past gang life: 1.) Reasonless fights with rival gangs, inserts of his favorite weapon: a motorcycle helmet, "Because you don't look suspicious with them." 2.) The importance of tattoos as identification, inserts of Eugene's tattoos and a montage of close-ups of a clean physique and 3.) An awkward moment with a blood-covered friend, inserts of gang members running through a mall intercut with Eugene lighting a cigarette. Eugene recalls a moment of his army life in the second act. He tells us the story of a kid jumping off the tenth floor of his apartment. ... Written by Min Xiu Wu, Anthony Kuhnz, Nikhil Jayram

  • Crack Kildare

    Crack Kildare (2003)
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  • The Caseys

    The Caseys (2003)
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  • Holy Trip

    Holy Trip
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Byron and Shane are two estranged brothers on a road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle for their mother's funeral.

Education

  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
    (2005-2008)

  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
    (2001-2005)

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