Clifton Radford

Clifton Radford

Cinematographer

Cincinnati, Ohio

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About Clifton

Clifton Radford is a cinematographer based in Cincinnati, OH. He began his career as a production assistant in Indianapolis working primarily on TV commercials. Eventually working his way up through the camera and electrical departments in the Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati markets, Clifton worked mostly on commercials and feature films, working with such accomplished cinematographers as Barry Markowitz, ASC, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, Ed Lachman, ASC, Eric Steelberg, ASC, Greig Frasier, ASC, among many others. In 2010, Clifton shot his first feature film, BITE MARKS, a low budget horror/comedy with a supporting role from 80's icon Stephen Geoffreys. BITE MARKS played at a number of national and international festivals and was distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures. In 2012, Clifton was accepted into the cinematography program at the prestigious American Film Institute. Opting out of attendance to stay near family, Clifton then joined IATSE Local 209 and continued to work on a number of major motion pictures and commercials while building a reel as a cinematographer. Clifton primarily shoots narrative cinema as well as mini docs, branding films, music videos, web series, broadcast and live events.

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  • Henchman: The Al Leong Story

    Henchman: The Al Leong Story (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Story of Al Leong. The greatest henchman in film history.

  • A Kind of Murder

    A Kind of Murder (2016)
    Film (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A psychological noir thriller set in 1960's New York based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, 'The Blunderer'. Walter Stackhouse is rich, successful and unhappily married to the beautiful but damaged Clara. His desire to be free of her feeds his obsession with Kimmel, a man suspected of brutally murdering his own wife. But when Clara is found dead in suspicious circumstances, Walter's string of lies and his own guilty thoughts seem enough to condemn him. As his life becomes dangerously entwined with Kimmel's, a ruthless cop is increasingly convinced he has found a copycat killer in Walter and aims to nail both murderers.

  • OMG!

    OMG! (2016)
    Television (Family) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Little Savages

    Little Savages (2016)
    Film (Family) Camera and Electrical Department Visiting the charming lake town of Culver, a boy genius and his sister race against bullies to find a treasure hidden by an eccentric philanthropist.

  • Group Lotto

    Group Lotto (2016)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Cinematographer A stranger comes to a local bar and suggests the patrons pick the 5 numbers by consensus. Only every number the 5 people choose is the same. Mathematical coincidence? Or supernatural interference?

  • Miles Ahead

    Miles Ahead (2015)
    Film (Biography, Drama, Music and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

  • The Fits

    The Fits (2015)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The Fits is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni-a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is twisted. Written by The Fits

  • American Genius

    American Genius (2015)
    Television (History) Camera and Electrical Department Documentaries about great American thinkers, and how their ideas have changed the world.

  • Carol

    Carol (2015)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. Written by The Weinstein Company

  • Twiztid: Boogieman

    Twiztid: Boogieman (2015)
    Video (Short, Horror, Music and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • One of Those Couples

    One of Those Couples (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer [Eyeroll] Becky & Roger are 'one of those couples.' You know. They finish each others' sentences. Don't be like Becky & Roger.

  • An Interview With...

    An Interview With... (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Confessions

    Confessions (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Horror, Music and 2 More) Cinematographer Ten gay men confess their secrets in the collection of short pieces, some funny, some shocking, some horrifying, all riveting.

  • Minutes with Max Amini

    Minutes with Max Amini (2014)
    Television (Comedy, Music and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department A humorous opening monologue followed by a comedy sketch and commentary, celebrity interview, and musical numbers in between.

  • Draft Day

    Draft Day (2014)
    Film (Drama and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department It's draft day in the NFL and as general manager of the Cleveland Browns, Sonny is forced to come up with a big move. After trading for the number one pick, Sonny has to choose between a lower-ranked linebacker with a questionable past or a celebrated quarterback with a questionable future. All the while, Sonny is walking in the footsteps of his father and personal complications force their way to the surface. Written by Anne Campbell

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Echo Eterna

    Echo Eterna (2013)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department A strange machine. An unknown disease. A desperate man. Written by Anonymous

  •  A Saviour Come My Way

    A Saviour Come My Way (2011)
    Film by Patrick Hague Cinematographer

  • Scalene

    Scalene (2011)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A single mother is desperately trying to care for her mentally-handicapped son, Jakob. She's out for revenge when Jakob is charged with rape. Paige, the victim, was hired as a care-taker for Jakob and she also just wants what is best for him. But who is in the right, and what really happened? Written by napierslogs

  • Bite Marks

    Bite Marks (2010)
    Film by Mark Bessenger Cinematographer

  • We Are Hex "Singer/Tastemaker

    We Are Hex "Singer/Tastemaker (2010)
    Music by Dylan Griffith Cinematographer

  • Dakota Bastard

    Dakota Bastard (2010)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Bloomington

    Bloomington (2010)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department "Bloomington" is a coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor.

  • Kendra

    Kendra (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Kendra Wilkinson finds herself at a crossroads in her life as she leaves behind the Playboy Mansion lifestyle and ventures out to live on her own for the very first time.

  • Why Do Nice Guys Finish Last

    Why Do Nice Guys Finish Last (2010)
    Film (Documentary, Short and Comedy) Cinematographer What is a nice guy anyway, and why is he always finishing last? This short documentary film sparks discussion about gender roles and scripts that confine men and boys into hyper masculine stereotypes. Using humorous student interviews as well as insights from gender experts, this film explores our societal assumptions about bad boys, nice guys, and what women really want. Written by Anonymous

  • The Elms "Going Back to Indiana"

    The Elms "Going Back to Indiana" (2009)
    Music by Jared Sparkman Cinematographer

  • Amanda

    Amanda (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A successful businessman meets the woman of his dreams, Amanda, only to discover she harbors a shocking little secret about her past.

  • My Name Is Jerry

    My Name Is Jerry (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Jerry Arthur, a middle-aged door to door book salesman, is barely surviving his lonely wasted life when he encounters a group of punk twenty-somethings lead by a stunning girl named Jordan. Jerry begins to hang out with the kids and slowly becomes one of them, just as his estranged daughter, Trisha, moves back home. Written by Morgan Mead

  • Hannah Free

    Hannah Free (2009)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Hannah and Rachel grew up as little girls in the same small Midwest town, where traditional gender expectations eventually challenge their deep love for one another. Hannah becomes an adventurous, unapologetic lesbian and Rachel a strong but quiet homemaker. Weaving back and forth between past and present, the film reveals how the women maintained their love affair despite a marriage, a world war, infidelities, and family denial. Written by Anonymous

  • Rock of Love with Bret Michaels

    Rock of Love with Bret Michaels (2009)
    Television (Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Through a series of challenges, women compete for a chance to live with rock star Bret Michaels, who rose to fame in the '80s by fronting the band Poison.

  • American Experience

    American Experience (2009)
    Television (Documentary, Biography and History) Camera and Electrical Department A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

  • Holly Would

    Holly Would (2008)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Holly applies color theory to her artwork and film theory to her social life. By asking men their favorite film, she can tell whether they are date-worthy or not. The weeding out process works so well, Holly finds herself without any prospective suitors. Desperate for love since breaking up with her longtime beau, Holly pushes logic aside and makes a birthday wish for a new leading man in her life. Yet when the smoke clears, she mistakenly sets her sights on a scrap-eating busboy. To steer Holly away from a dating disaster (and to put her own mind at ease) Holly's friend Pam urges her to pursue other prospects. Hastily, Holly looks past an attentive bartender as she asks three bachelors their favorite film. When their answers fall short, it just confirms her hunch that the busboy must be "the one." To be certain of this, Holly must test her film theory one last time. Would you risk your chance at romance by asking the man of your dreams, "what is your favorite film?" Holly would. Written by Best Girl Productions

  • A Death in Progress

    A Death in Progress (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department When the grim reaper can't decide how to finish a man's life, he's forced to re-write the man's death over and over, trying to make it better, but only making it worse each time, with ridiculous results. So what happens when Death gets Writer's block? Written by Don Bitters

  • Beauty and the Geek

    Beauty and the Geek (2007)
    Television (Reality-TV and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department An unscripted program that pairs MENSA-worthy "geeks" with gorgeous women.

  • Women & Menu

    Women & Menu (2007)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Willie and Jade are dining in their favorite restaurant. Willie soon discovers the object of his affection, Daisy, is his waitress. Unable to focus or maintain control because he is so lovestruck, Jade mentors him in the best way to meet the woman he so desires. We see supporting characters at the bar as normal and then as they really are. In the end, boy impresses girl. Written by Pietro D'Alessio

  • Armed & Famous

    Armed & Famous (2007)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

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