Drew Dawson

Drew Dawson

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Cinematographer

Los Angeles, California

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  • Thumper

    Thumper (2017)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A personal tale of a single mother who is an undercover cop and forced to deal with undesired consequences of her job both at work and at home, as she poses as a rebellious high school student assigned to bust a local meth cook.

  • What's the Point?

    What's the Point? (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department An ensemble comedy about the meaning of matrimony.

  • Pounce

    Pounce (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy, Romance and 1 More) Cinematographer A darkly comic & psychedelic story about a young man in love with his best friend.

  • Dessert

    Dessert (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department After spending one last fun day together, single-father Grant and his live-in girlfriend, Abby, have to break the news to Grant's daughter that the two are splitting up.

  • Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

    Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2016)
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department See Dr. Steve learn about restaurants, spend time with his family, conquer his fears, and more. Featuring guest appearances by Jan Skylar, Wayne Skylar, and David Liebe Hart. Written by boonose

  • The Deal

    The Deal (2016)
    Film (Short, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The Deal is a psychological thriller about unexpected change. The fat girl's skinny. The stoner's a success. And the nerd who did magic tricks is now the life of the party. But for Bryce, the prom king-quarterback, change isn't good, especially when what's left of his life vanishes before his eyes.

  • Certain Women

    Certain Women (2016)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to diffuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client (Jared Harris), who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros) breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer (Kristen Stewart), who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home. Written by Polly_Kat

  • Yoga Hosers

    Yoga Hosers (2016)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Set in the Great White North of Canada, YOGA HOSERS tells the story of Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie - two teenage besties from Winnipeg who spend their lives doing Yoga with their faces in their phones, 'Liking' or 'Not Liking' the real world around them. But when these Sophomore girls are invited to a Senior party by the school hottie, the Colleens accidentally uncover an ancient evil, long buried beneath the Manitoba earth.

  • The Comet

    The Comet (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer is the story of an aging writer/director that will stop at nothing to get his pitch heard, despite the fact that a comet is heading straight for LA.

  • Total Moon

    Total Moon (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer When the Maas siblings bring their sister home to Big Sur after a suicide attempt, they struggle to reintegrate her into their unusually intimate way of life.

  • Masterless

    Masterless (2015)
    Film (Drama and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Kane Madison is an architect working in Los Angeles while his doppelganger-like spirit, an eighteenth century Ronin, wanders a parallel netherworld of masked demons and Japanese swordsmen. When tragedy strikes, Kane embarks on a journey of faith which prompts the Ronin to seek out his true master in the spirit world... both will face many battles along their interweaving roads to peace. Written by Anonymous

  • Band of Robbers

    Band of Robbers (2015)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A comedic adventure that re-imagines Mark Twain's iconic literary characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as grown men in current day. Petty criminal Huck Finn hopes to leave his criminal life behind when he is released from a stint in prison, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies of wealth and adventure, Tom forms the "Band of Robbers," recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences...

  • Thrilling Adventure Hour Live

    Thrilling Adventure Hour Live (2015)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department A concert film version of the popular live show and podcast. Filmed in October 2013 at Largo at the Coronet, this film features Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars in "The Piano has been Thinkin'" and Beyond Belief, "Doll's Well That Ends Well."

  • Why Wait Productions

    Why Wait Productions (2012 - 2014)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Spinners

    Spinners (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department In a small desert town, decimated by the economic recession, two teenagers (Jace and Derek) try to get by working as Sign Spinners. Harassment by local bullies leads Jace to make some unfortunate decisions. A single mom living out of her car steps in to help. Written by Anonymous

  • Wedlock

    Wedlock (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Dave and Fiona are the perfect couple - except for the fact that they're not actually a couple. This over-driven and under-sexed pair of type-A maniacs hire world-renowned marriage counselor Dr. Jay Meeks to help them create a successful romantic relationship... by any means necessary. Even if it drives Dr. Jay to the brink of madness. Written by Production

  • Dating Disasters

    Dating Disasters (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Isa

    Isa (2014)
    TV Movie (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Isa Reyes thinks she's a normal American teenager until she discovers that a chip in her brain is causing her dreams to merge with reality. When Isa is kidnapped by a company that wants to exploit her powerful dreams, her friends Nataly Gomez and Officer Diaz come to her aid. Together they uncover a conspiracy that spans from the forests of Mexico to Wall Street. Written by Ernest Diamond

  • Jinn

    Jinn (2014)
    Film (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Shawn, an automotive designer, enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine until it is interrupted by a cryptic message. The message warns of imminent danger and a curse that has afflicted his family for generations. Having lost his parents as a child, Shawn doesn't believe this unsettling revelation of his past....until strange things start to happen. Unable to explain the threats and fearing for his life, Shawn turns to Gabriel and Father Westhoff, a mysterious duo claiming to have answers. With their help, and the aid of Ali, a shackled mental patient, Shawn discovers that there is far more to this world than he ever imagined. These revelations set Shawn on a collision course with the unknown, and he alone must find the strength protect his family and confront the ancient evil that is hunting them. Written by Exodus Pictures

  • The Frontier

    The Frontier (2014)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand. Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but knowing he should see his aging father, he decides to go home. Tennessee arrives just as Nina, Sean's personal trainer fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Sean's offer to move in and help him write his memoirs. The tension between Sean and Tennessee is ever-present. As Sean and Nina work, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father with fix-up projects around the house. One evening after Nina has gone out, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time. Written by It's Terrific Pictures

  • Project: Ice

    Project: Ice (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Family, History and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department Formed by ice, filled by ice, often covered by ice, the Great Lakes encapsulate human exploration, migration, development and where we're headed. PROJECT ICE views North America's fresh water inland ocean through the prism of ice, from the crossroads of history, science and climate change. North America's five Great Lakes contain a staggering twenty percent of all the fresh water on the planet. Lake Superior by itself holds ten percent of Earth's fresh water. Our 4K digital cinema cameras explore this shared Canadian-American resource that holds a timely and telling story of geology, human movement, population growth, industrialization, cultural development, recreation and the profound impact people have had on the very environment they cherish and depend upon. Ice sits at the heart of it all. Written by Anonymous

  • Shifter

    Shifter (2014)
    Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Los Angeles - 2023. James Striker is on the verge of bringing down the oppressive government that has crushed all freedom in the United States. But before he can take them on, Striker must get past a homicidal drone and an elite squad of EFT soldiers. His only advantage is the SHIFT, a process that allows Striker to transfer his mind into an identical clone body. New body, Same mission: Bring the whole system down. Written by Anonymous

  • Camp X-Ray

    Camp X-Ray (2014)
    Film (Drama and War) Camera and Electrical Department A young soldier escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn't going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she's sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years. Written by Deadline

  • Mosquito-Man

    Mosquito-Man (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Down on his luck and unlikely hero, Jim Crawley is having the worst day of his miserable life. He decides to end it all and even fails at that. An improbable event changes everything and he becomes a half man/half creature.

  • Family Weekend

    Family Weekend (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department When her family misses her jump roping competition, a 16-year-old girl and her siblings hold their parents hostage, hoping to correct their unsatisfying behavior.

  • The Wicked

    The Wicked (2013)
    Video (Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department "Season of the Equinox, the witch besets her kill. One less soul in the town to know, taken against their will." It is a bedtime story nearly every kid in the small town of Summerset has heard. A silly story passed down from generation to generation that offers just enough chills to keep the legend alive. This year is different. Seven year old Amanda Drake is swiped from her bedroom window. Rumors swirl. The Witch has returned. Always up for a good fright, and a chance to impress the girls, 18 year old Zach and his friends decide to sneak into the woods and find the mysterious old house where the legendary Witch supposedly lives. Unbeknownst to Zach, his younger brother Max and Max's "girlfriend" Sammy sneak along. They all soon discover that folklore isn't always myth and that bedtime stories sometimes come true. The Witch has indeed returned, intent on casting her magical spells to deceive, hunt and ultimately consume the local children - little ones to keep her young, older ones to... Written by Michael Vickerman

  • Love and Honor

    Love and Honor (2013)
    Film (Drama, Romance and War) Camera and Electrical Department When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.

  • History of the Eagles

    History of the Eagles (2013)
    Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles.

  • Last Girl

    Last Girl (2013)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Kidnapped and tortured, elite call girl "#12" must overcome her attackers and fight through a post-industrial hell to avoid the brutal filming of her own death. Last Girl builds to a shattering conclusion you won't soon forget. Previously available only in the Detroit underground, Renegade Video brings the extreme vision of reality filmmaker Jorje Krippe to a mainstream audience for the first time. Written by Erik Bauer

  • Independent Lens

    Independent Lens (2013)
    Television (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

  • Proxy

    Proxy (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department On the precipice of making life changing decisions, a young woman struggles with the memories of her past in order to face her uncertain future.

  • Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories

    Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Tim and Eric's parody of horror anthology TV shows.

  • Beside Still Waters

    Beside Still Waters (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A young man struggles for closure after the death of his parents.

  • Jake Squared

    Jake Squared (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Jake Klein, 50, sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife. Even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too! And every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed up life. Jake's head reels as he staggers through what's either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown... or both! Written by Jake Squared LLC

  • Palo Alto

    Palo Alto (2013)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy. Emily, meanwhile, offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path - including both Teddy and his best friend Fred, a life wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next - and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection - Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.

  • Bukowski

    Bukowski (2013)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The story of writer Charles Bukowski's formative years from childhood to high school and his struggles with an abusive father, disfiguring acne, alcohol addiction, and his initial attempts at writing.

  • Jimmy P.

    Jimmy P. (2013)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

  • Fishing Lights

    Fishing Lights (2012)
    Film (Short, Family and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department An old man, tired from life, is forced to return to his fishing. There a young boy stresses him into revealing the secret of his fish, bringing new-found glory in the old man's life.

  • Her Telling Heart

    Her Telling Heart (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A young woman becomes fearful of her watchful uncle as her secret past resurfaces.

  • The Contract

    The Contract (2012)
    Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department In a futuristic, dystopian world, a reclusive hit-man is forced to protect the woman he loves when a contract is issued on her life.

  • The Color of Time

    The Color of Time (2012)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department The Color of Time is based on Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams' collection of the same name. The film blends together adaptations of 11 of the poems to create a poetic road trip through CK William's life. The film takes us on a journey through several decades of American life from CK's childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s: CK and his wife Catherine are married with their son Jed. CK prepares for a reading of 'Tar' in New York City, and spends his nights struggling to write new poems, haunted by memories of his past. As CK drives to his reading in New York City, he remembers central moments of his life: we come to experience and understand both his relationship to love and loss, and how he found his calling as a poet through the women in his life. The film takes us back and forth between past and present, punctuated by voice-over from CK Williams' poems, recreating the experience of memory and exploring how the fragments of one's man life ... Written by Anonymous

  • Zug

    Zug (2012)
    Film (Short, Adventure and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Set in Detroit, a city filled with myths and urban legends, Zug is the story of Donovan and Lee - two boys from the outskirts of the city - who, upon a dare from their classmate, resolve to sneak inside the mysterious Zug Island in search of the truth beneath several infamous urban legends. Zug is a loving, complex look at the myth of the inner city told through the viewpoint of an adolescent with roots in both the urban and suburban worlds. Written by Anonymous

  • Detroit Unleaded

    Detroit Unleaded (2012)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A fresh take on boy-meets-girl comedy set in Detroit. Sami runs his immigrant family's gas station with his cousin Mike, a charismatic hustler with dreams of expanding into an unleaded empire. More than just a pit stop for late-night gas and rolling papers, their station is where a steady stream of unforgettable and often hilarious customers flow through. When a gorgeous "up-do girl" named Najlah comes to deliver cheap long-distance phone cards, Sami quickly falls for her from behind the bulletproof glass. Afraid her overprotective brother Fadi will disapprove, Najlah begins an under-the-counter romance with Sami, making his shift anything but routine. Written by Anonymous

  • Sparkle

    Sparkle (2012)
    Film (Drama and Music) Camera and Electrical Department In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.

  • Detention of the Dead

    Detention of the Dead (2012)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Comedy and Horror unite in this "The Breakfast Club" meets "Shaun of the Dead" tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is High School after all. Written by Detention of the Dead, LLC

  • The Giant Mechanical Man

    The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.

  • War Flowers

    War Flowers (2012)
    Film (Drama, History, Romance and War) Camera and Electrical Department It is an American Civil War movie about a woman from North Carolina ( Sarabeth Ellis ) whose husband has joined the army of Confederate States of America. While her husband is away in war, a creepy neighbor is molesting her, and her daughter. In the skirmish on the family's farm, her husband got killed, and her daughter found him. She does not tell her mother, that her father is dead from fear that her mother would not take the news to well. They also discover a gravely wounded Union soldier who is using their cellar as hide-out. Together they decide to nurse him back to health and hide him when Confederate soldiers check the house. When the Union soldier recovers, Sarabeth makes sure he reaches his army. Upon his return, he is taken as a spy. Sarabeth runs out of food and the farm is burned to the ground, and she learns that her husband is dead. Yet, she is reunited with the Union soldier, and she decides to start a new life with him and her daughter. Written by Titus Pulo

  • Detropia

    Detropia (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department The woes of Detroit are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. Is the Midwestern icon actually a canary in the American coal mine? DETROPIA is a cinematic tapestry of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising. Written by Loki Films

  • Perks

    Perks (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer A show that gives a unique behind the counter view of the people who dedicate their lives to serving you your morning coffee. Local coffee shop owner, Max, struggles to keep his small business and personal life afloat while his eccentric staff and loyal customers adapt to the natural ebb and flow of life. Written by Anonymous

  • Red Dawn

    Red Dawn (2012)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Halloween Patient

    The Halloween Patient (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Eddie and the Alternate Universe

    Eddie and the Alternate Universe (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department A 10 year-old boy is sent to an alternate reality by an eccentric neighborhood wizard and must fight to return to his world.

  • The Saxophone Player

    The Saxophone Player (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama, Music and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A Detroit automotive worker, recently unemployed, strives for contentment through jazz music.

  • Not So Superheroes

    Not So Superheroes (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer 'Not So Superheroes' is a 10 minute short film about three friends who were born with special powers. After being recruited by Detective Gray for his new superhero project; Kevin, Aaron and Libby struggle with the implications of aiding local law enforcement in their fight on crime despite their powers not being all that super. Written by Anonymous

  • Let's All Go to the Movies

    Let's All Go to the Movies (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young man wakes up one morning to find the walls that distinguish his past from his present quickly deteriorating... that's when people start dying.

Education

  • Oakland University (Rochester Hills, MI)
    (2003-2008)

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