Kenneth Kotowski

Kenneth Kotowski

Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Director of Photography

Bloomfield, New Jersey

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About Kenneth

I'm an Air Force veteran, who studied filmmaking in college, and received my MFA in Media Production/Cinematography from CUNY’s City College of New York. I have since DP’d several features, countless short films, music videos and commercials. In addition to shooting, I am currently teaching filmmaking at William Paterson University of NJ, and working part time as a Lighting Director/Video Op at MSNBC. My work can be seen at: http://www.exit150productions.com, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1214971/ and http://vimeo.com/user5911605

Credits

  • Black Wake

    Black Wake (2016)
    Film by Jeremiah Kipp (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Cinematographer Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous -- and far older -- than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues (led by Eric Roberts) of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the sea to bring madness and death to all of humanity? Written by Jerry Janda

  • Gumshoes

    Gumshoes (2016)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Comedy and Crime) Cinematographer A down-on-its-luck detective agency must find a billionaire's runaway daughter and collect a huge reward to stay in business.

  • Hide the Sausage

    Hide the Sausage (2016)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Crime) Cinematographer Eddie "The Sausage" Zambri gets released from prison after serving eight years. He now has to stay out of sight, make amends, tie up lose ends, and then leave the country forever.

  • Tale of the Wet Dog

    Tale of the Wet Dog (2016)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer A homeless man becomes a media sensation after rescuing a woman and her dog from the East River.

  • Settling Up

    Settling Up (2015)
    TV Movie by Amy Kersten (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Settling Up is a comedic web series about best friends - and opposites - Alex and Darcy. Almost two decades, a divorce, a dissertation, and loads of debt later, these former college roommates find themselves roommates again, navigating finances, fertility, and friendship together. They'll make it after all - if they don't throttle each other first. When you're tired of settling and settling down, your only move is to settle up.

  • Figs for Italo

    Figs for Italo (2015)
    Film by Bob Celli (Short, Drama and History) Cinematographer A world at war. A brother and sister. A day that changed their family forever.

  • Breakfast in Bed

    Breakfast in Bed (2015)
    Television by C. LeMar McLean (Comedy) Cinematographer

  • Alex

    Alex (2014)
    Film by Jeremiah Kipp (Short) Cinematographer

  • Bicycles

    Bicycles (2014)
    Film by John Lazration (Short, Comedy, Music and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Ron and his coworkers pedal their stationary bicycles in a bare, windowless room; yet Ron dreams of riding his bicycle outside, happy and carefree. Even his favorite food SLOP no longer cheers him up. However, a chance encounter with a beautiful woman whose escaping the Executive Security offers Ron the opportunity to help free her, and perhaps himself as well. Written by John Lazration

  • Creepers

    Creepers (2014)
    Film by Jeremiah Kipp (Horror) Cinematographer Creepers - Horror Anthology Movie Volume Two features four tales of terror from contemporary authors Joe R. Lansdale and Jeff Strand and classic horror writers Edgar Allan Poe and Lafcadio Hearn. Directed by filmmakers Jeremiah Kipp, Gregory Lamberson, Christian Walker and Mike T. Lyddon. Written by The Producer

  • Hot Mess: the Webseries

    Hot Mess: the Webseries (2013)
    Television (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Hot Mess is a web series dedicated to telling true stories of the messes among us. Here on the show, we are convinced that truth is funnier than fiction. Each episode is based on a real account. No plot, character or joke is made up. It's all true and its all a mess. Written by Anonymous

  • Lines & Asides

    Lines & Asides (2013)
    Television (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A quirky, young-ish, indomitable actress struggles through cattle calls, kooky actors, nosy tourists and a world fraught with disappointment hoping to make her mark in the Big Apple.

  • A Guy Named Rick

    A Guy Named Rick (2013)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Comedy and Fantasy) Cinematographer If Rick Cozwell doesn't fall in love in 60 days, the world will end.

  • What Exit?

    What Exit? (2012)
    Film by Sophia Eptamenitis (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Jersey Girls suffer the consequences of failed wedding and career aspirations and their meddling families aren't helping. On the Garden State Parkway of Life - What Exit do they take?

  • Erroneous Convictions

    Erroneous Convictions (2012)
    Television by Michael Russell (Comedy) Cinematographer

  • Dubious Distinction

    Dubious Distinction (2011)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Short and Crime) Cinematographer Dark humor presides over this tale of two college girls who contemplate confessing to a murder to gain notoriety.

  • Here Comes the Bribe

    Here Comes the Bribe (2011)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Kooky characters set in motion a chain of events that ultimately embroils a U.S. Senator in a scandal.

  • The CO-OP

    The CO-OP (2011)
    Film by Nazanin Homa (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Cinematographer Reborn with new life, a passionate woman builds intimate relationships with several residents in the same co-operative building. Her presence guides them with faith and determination as they struggle with choices and consequences.

  • Payin' the Price

    Payin' the Price (2011)
    Film by Jordan Coleman (Drama) Cinematographer Seventeen-year-old Jasper "Jazz" Johnson, the son of a high-powered New York City attorney and celebrity life coach, has it all, but his privileged life is turned upside down when a beautiful young girl from the "wrong" side of the tracks accuses him of brutal assault. Jazz's trouble with the law further strains his parents' marriage as their proverbial golden child becomes the poster boy for teen dating violence. Jazz's dad is confident his money and power will get his son off the hook and into an Ivy League college, but his mom is not convinced. Written by Jordan Coleman

  • Deja Vu

    Deja Vu (2010)
    Film by Kate Balandina (Short and Drama) Cinematographer David is surrounded by the stressful city life, never alone and always lonely, being struck by constant deja-vu. He struggles to find a cause of the problem. How and where did it start - a year ago?.. in childhood?.. infancy?... beyond?

  • Not Another Heist Movie

    Not Another Heist Movie (2010)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A dysfunctional couple sets out to rob the house of an upscale family. When the couple arrives at the house, they find the family to be equally dysfunctional.

  • Vixens of Virtue, Vixens of Vice

    Vixens of Virtue, Vixens of Vice (2010)
    Film by Rob Longo (Sci-Fi) Cinematographer

  • Invincible Summer

    Invincible Summer (2009)
    Film by Sophia Eptamenitis (Short and Drama) Cinematographer "Invincible Summer" is a snapshot of a crucial time for Faith, a teenager recovering from cancer treatment. As her health returns, she begins to reclaim her life as she once knew it, only to find that much has changed - her friends, school, her secret crush. But what has changed most of all is Faith's determination to live again. Written by Sophia Eptamenitis

  • Hot Mess

    Hot Mess (2009)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer

  • The Luckiest Man on Earth

    The Luckiest Man on Earth (2009)
    Film by Joe Benedetto (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer One guy living with three girls. Just four roommates kicking in their share of the rent. It's strictly platonic. Get your minds out of the gutter.

  • Fidelity

    Fidelity (2008)
    Video by Charles Nielsen (Short, Crime, Drama and Family) Cinematographer Religious outcast. Israeli spy. Torn between love, family, self and God.

  • Punks

    Punks (2008)
    Film by David Kempski (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer

  • Intruder

    Intruder (2008)
    Film by Gregory Caiafa (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department When Andrew and his disturbed girlfriend, Lila, travel to a secluded estate for a weekend getaway, they fall into the clutches of a predatory murderer who stalks the dark forest near the house. On Halloween night, the town of Hobb's Ferry finds itself at the mercy of the Intruder, a bloodthirsty clown, whose depraved tricks push Lila to the brink of madness. Written by Anonymous

  • August the First

    August the First (2007)
    Film by Lanre Olabisi (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The party to celebrate Tunde Ibirinde's graduation is the backdrop for a far more momentous occasion: the return of estranged father Dipo, after over a decade of absence. Each family member must face their feelings before they face Dipo.

  • Minimal Knowledge

    Minimal Knowledge (2002)
    Film by Gregory J. Corrado Camera and Electrical Department Ace homicide detective Matt, (Christian de la Fuente), leads the state in murder convictions, but his job has a big downside - he spends every day with dead victims and that's pushed him to question his belief in God, family, love. When he meets a beauty, Renee (Izabella Miko), who says she's reincarnated he must confront his beliefs. Through trial and failures, she teaches him to use the power of eternal souls to solve both his professional and personal problems. Written by D. Schoner

Education

  • CUNY City College (New York, NY)
    (2004-2006)

  • William Paterson University of New Jersey (Wayne, NJ)
    (1998-2002)

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