Theo Angell

Theo Angell

GIANTS&MEN, Michi Pix

Cinematographer in Seattle, Washington

About Theo

For 20 years, cinematographer Theo Angell’s work has taken him from rural villages in the mountains of Ethiopia shooting African war veterans to the air conditioned stages of Hollywood shooting major motion picture actors. This change of settings is one reflection of his diverse experience. But whether as a feature film Director of Photography, overseeing a crew of dozens, or as a single hand-held shooter capturing documentary footage on the fly, the goal is always the same—get the images that tell a story. Actors and actresses appreciate his ability to light them well. Producers value his efficiency. And directors trust his eye.

Among the actors with whom he’s worked are Paul Sorvino, Peter Fonda, Treat Williams, IceT, Christian Slater and Udo Kier. His films have been featured on Showtime, Lifetime, PBS, Lionsgate/Fox, Sundance Film Channel, 20th Century Fox, Regent, SyFy, and played theatrically and at film festivals around the world. A graduate of both NYU Film School and the American Film Institute; he is a member of IATSE 600.


Name: Theo Angell

Lives in: Seattle, Washington

Company: GIANTS&MEN, Michi Pix

Occupation: Cinematographer

Credits

  • The Guest House

    The Guest House (2015)
    Film by Maria Gargiulo (Thriller) Cinematographer When a single dad rents the GUEST HOUSE of a wealthy bachelor, he soon discovers his new landlord's generosity does not come without a price.

  • Small Town Prince

    Small Town Prince (2015)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Romance) Cinematographer

  • Eyewitness

    Eyewitness (2015)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Thriller) Cinematographer A mother and daughter set out on a weekend river rafting retreat, only to encounter 3 escaped convicts along the way.

  • Walls and the Tiger

    Walls and the Tiger (2014)
    Film by Sushma Kallam (Documentary, Drama and News) Cinematographer Questioning her role in the destruction of her homeland, a successful business consultant in the US goes on a journey that reveals the untold negative impact of modern development on rural communities in Southern India. These farming communities are fighting to save their lands, passed down for generations, from the rapidly increasing threat of government sponsored forced land acquisitions. Walls and the Tiger holds testament to the villagers courage and resilience to save their way of life in the face of severe hardships brought on by powerful global forces in this modern tale of David vs Goliath. Written by Anonymous

  • Correcting Christmas

    Correcting Christmas (2014)
    TV Movie by Tim O'Donnell (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Cinematographer Last Christmas, Allie broke things off with her boyfriend, Cameron (Michael Muhney). Looking back, she regrets it and no longer believes in the magic of Christmas, but when she meets Ginny, a truly magical being, she gets the chance to relive last Christmas. Determined to make the relationship last this time, she pulls out all the stops but realizes, you can't always change the past and happiness may appear in the strangest places.

  • Christmas Under Wraps

    Christmas Under Wraps (2014)
    TV Movie by Peter Sullivan (Drama and Romance) Cinematographer When a doctor doesn't get the position she wanted, she ends up moving to a remote Alaskan town. She unexpectedly ends up finding love, happiness and discovers that the small town is hiding a big holiday secret.

  • Christmas in Palm Springs

    Christmas in Palm Springs (2014)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Family) Cinematographer Jessica has a big presentation in Palm Springs. There are a couple of problems though: her two kids who will do anything to get mom and dad back together again - even if they have to hack mom's phone or pose as a secretary to make sure dad's in Palm Springs too. And father Joe who'll do anything to charm his way back into Jessica's life.

  • Runaway

    Runaway (2014)
    TV Movie by Alex Wright (Drama) Cinematographer After living in hiding for 17 years, a woman faces new danger when her daughter's drug-dealing father locates them and expects her to repay the money she stole from him years earlier.

  • After Midnight

    After Midnight (2014)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Mystery) Cinematographer When an exotic dancer is murdered at a seedy strip club, her sister goes undercover to find the killer. While working at the club, she realizes that everyone is a suspect and she must work fast to find the killer and get revenge.

  • All I Want for Christmas

    All I Want for Christmas (2013)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Comedy and Family) Cinematographer An attractive young woman unexpectedly meets santa's helper, st nick, who grants her an extraordinary Christmas wish.

  • Holiday Road Trip

    Holiday Road Trip (2013)
    TV Movie by Fred Olen Ray (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer Co-workers at a high-profile Pet Supplies in Washington D.C., Pat and Maya couldn't be more opposite. This becomes evident when they are assigned to travel across country in an RV with the companies most prized possession, Scoots, on a social media tour right before Christmas! Maya works in accounting... she's a driven, ambitious businesswoman looking to turn her job into a great career. He's in the design department and basically plays for a living, which is a perfect job for the little kid who never really grew up. She wears Manolos. He wears Velcro. When Maya's obscenely successful boyfriend, Davis, leaves her right before Christmas, she begrudgingly decides to volunteer on the RV tour along with Pat and Scoots! At first, the road trip is a match made in hell. But the whole idea is the brain child of the company founder Max who is Pat's Dad. Once on the road, opposites are put to the test. Pat eats nothing but junk food, but she wants to be healthy. He listens to hard rock, while ... Written by Anonymous

  • Abner, the Invisible Dog

    Abner, the Invisible Dog (2013)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Comedy and Family) Cinematographer It's Chad Sheppard's birthday and he's in for a big surprise! His best friend, Abner, a big furry Sheepdog can suddenly vanish into thin air and can talk too! But Chad already has enough problems fighting off two bullies who want to wreck his chances with the cute girl next door. With the parents out of the house, Chad and Abner have to fight off the bad guys, get the girl, and save the day! Written by Anonymous

  • A Christmas Wedding Date

    A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
    TV Movie by Fred Olen Ray (Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer After being fired, Rebecca hours back to her old home town to attend her friends wedding on Christmas Eve and visit her mother. But when she tries to return home she finds she must relive Christmas Eve over and over until she gets it right.

  • Jersey Shore Shark Attack

    Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)
    TV Movie by John Shepphird (Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Cinematographer Many years ago, hundreds of locals and tourists were massacred by giant man-eating sharks in the infamous 1916 Jersey Shore attacks. But that's just a legend... or is it? It's a holiday weekend on the Jersey Shore and, unbeknownst to anyone, underwater drills have attracted dozens of albino bull sharks to the pier. When a man goes missing, TC (The Complication), Nookie and friends fear the worst and plead with the police chief to close down the beach. It isn't until a famous singer is eaten alive during a performance on the pier that the shark hunt begins. Now, the Preppies must work together with the Guidos in order to save the Jersey Shore and its inhabitants from another vicious slaughter. Written by Anonymous

  • Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood

    Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood (2012)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Drama and History) Cinematographer A Union soldier on his way home runs afoul of Jim Vance and his nephew Ellison Hatfield. Confederate sympathizers, they're furious with the idea of one of their neighbors fighting for the Union.

  • Door to Door

    Door to Door (2012)
    Film (short) by Daniel Brockley (Comedy) Cinematographer Two door-to-door salesmen, a devout missionary and a master con-artist, make a bet on who can 'sell more Jesus.'

  • American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James

    American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
    Video by Fred Olen Ray (Western) Cinematographer After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic shootout in the deserted town of 'Gila Wells'. Written by Robert

  • Turbulent Skies

    Turbulent Skies (2010)
    TV Movie by Fred Olen Ray (Thriller) Cinematographer When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bother to check if there are any viruses with it. And he also invites some potential investors to try it. So the plane appears to be working well but suddenly it veers off course and it can't be shut down. When the military learns of this and fears what if something happens if it's over a populated area; decides to shoot it down along with everyone on board. The man who built the computer whose wife is among the passengers thinks if he can get on board he might be able to shut it down and regain control of the plane. So the military using a new plane gets him on board. But what he didn't know is that both pilots are incapacitated so there's no one who can fly the plane. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Dire Wolf

    Dire Wolf (2009)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Horror) Cinematographer A vicious genetically modified creature that's half human and half dire wolf escapes from a research facility so it can go on a murderous rampage in a quiet rural community. It's up to the easygoing Sheriff Parker, eager game warden Jim, and a couple of government agents to stop the beast before things get too out of hand. Written by Woodyanders

  • The Lair

    The Lair (2008 - 2009)
    Television (Drama, Horror and Mystery) Cinematographer The Lair is a private gay club run by vampires, who use the club as a source for attractive young men to feed from. Thom, a local journalist in the small island town begins digging into the anonymous bodies turning up drained of blood, endangering his boyfriend and coming to the attention of the head vampire, Damian, who sees Thom as the reincarnation of his own dead lover. The Lair is an original series, from US specialty channel Here Tv, with a first season of six 27-minute episodes. Written by Muybridge

  • Woke Up Dead

    Woke Up Dead (2009)
    Television by John Fasano (Comedy and Horror) Cinematographer Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) stars as Drex Greene, a down-and-out college grad who finds himself undergoing a sudden and inexplicable transformation from everyday zero to zombie hero. With his newfound zombie powers, Drex breathes new life into his dead-end job and lackluster love life with the help of his best friend, wannabe filmmaker Matt (Josh Gad) and med student Cassie (Krysten Ritter). ... Written by Anonymous

  • Silent Venom

    Silent Venom (2009)
    Video by Fred Olen Ray (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Cinematographer Deep in the jungle of a remote island in the Pacific lives a new breed of mutant snake. Dr. Andrea Swanson and her research assistant Jake have been studying the species in a top secret military experiment to develop the ultimate anti-toxin. But when tensions rise with the Chinese military, Admiral Bradley Wallace quickly evacuates the island. The only way home is an old, decommissioned submarine on its final voyage to its new home in Taiwan. Wallace decides to put Lt. Commander James O'Neill at the helm, a hardened pro facing forced retirement... and he is less than pleased to be "babysitting" his two new guests. But they're not alone. Andrea was ordered to bring some of the experimental snakes back to the mainland - and worse, Jake has smuggled some of the deadlier mutated snakes on board, including a giant diamondback. When a Chinese vessel attacks the sub, the vicious creatures are released from their secure containers and begin to stalk the crew members one by one. Trapped two ... Written by Anonymous

  • Greensburg

    Greensburg (2008)
    Television by Craig Piligian (Reality-TV) Cinematographer A reality series in which an American town is reconstructed as a green utopia of tomorrow.

  • Polar Opposities

    Polar Opposities (2008)
    TV Movie by Fred Olen Ray (Action and Drama) Cinematographer When Earth's magnetic poles begin reversing, David Terran, the only scientist who predited the possibility of such a sci-fi disaster... See full synopsis »

  • Solar Flare

    Solar Flare (2008)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Action, Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer Riley is a math genius who is fascinated by math and the universe; his mom is a woman just trying to... See full synopsis »

  • Dante's Cove

    Dante's Cove (2006 - 2007)
    Television by Michael Costanza (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Cinematographer A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.

  • An Accidental Christmas

    An Accidental Christmas (2007)
    TV Movie by Fred Olen Ray (Family and Romance) Cinematographer Vicki and Jason, a separated husband and wife, are set up by their children to spend Christmas vacation at the beach together. Complications ensue when both Vicki's boss and Jason's assistant show up, but in the end both realize that they are meant to be together and that the marriage is far from over and that love will bring their family back together. Written by Anonymous

  • The Collectors

    The Collectors (2007)
    TV Movie by Maria Gargiulo (Drama) Cinematographer The Collectors follows the lives of 2 guys earning a living as debt enforcers. Jason, the bitter washed up triple A baseball player, and Marcus the borderline sociopath, quickly learn collecting debts isn't as easy as they thought. Especially when your' juggling, kids, ex-wives, and needy girlfriends who get on your nerves. Set on the featureless streets of Los Angeles, this quirky drama will make you want to watch, 2 guys you'd never actually want to meet. Written by Anonymous

  • Nuclear Hurricane

    Nuclear Hurricane (2007)
    TV Movie by Fred Olen Ray (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Cinematographer A "highly sophisticated computer system" at a nuclear power plant goes crazy. To make matters worse, it develops a capacity for reason and malice while a tropical island storm is blowing into town.

  • Das 100 Millionen Dollar Date

    Das 100 Millionen Dollar Date (2007)
    TV Movie by Josh Broecker (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Young German boy whose father tells him that Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates can solve anything. His father dies and the little boy makes a trip to Seattle with his grandfather to find Bill Gates.

  • Ice Spiders

    Ice Spiders (2007)
    TV Movie by Tibor Takács (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department When a young ski team training for the Olympics arrives at the remote and isolated Lost Mountain Ski Resort to focus on training, they're thrilled to find a retired Olympic skier is there to help them train. But their plans are halted when a scientist working at a nearby government lab arrives with the horrifying news that a top secret Government project has produced giant spiders and they have escaped, killing and eating everything in sight. Written by Deeww

  • Küss mich, Hexe!

    Küss mich, Hexe! (2005)
    TV Movie by Diethard Küster (Comedy, Drama, Mystery and Romance) Cinematographer

  • Motocross Kids

    Motocross Kids (2004)
    Film by Richard Gabai (Action and Family) Cinematographer

  • Arizona Highways

    Arizona Highways (2004)
    Television (Documentary) Cinematographer Arizona Highways Television series is the only locally produced, statewide non news program in both English and Spanish dedicated to highlighting the history, culture and uniqueness of our great state. This is the only statewide local television show broadcast on top network affiliates where companies will have the exclusive opportunity to brand themselves as a vital part of the community they serve. Written by 2005 LoneTree Productions

  • The Meaning of Food

    The Meaning of Food (2004)
    Television (Documentary) Cinematographer The Meaning of Food is a three part series that explores food cultures, identities and histories in America. Stories include following Julie Dash to her South Carolina roots, making booya stew in St. Paul, MN, and covering the Kolache Festival in Caldwell, TX. Written by The Meaning of Food

  • Final Examination

    Final Examination (2003)
    Video by Fred Olen Ray (Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer A burned out L.A. detective moves to Hawaii, where he stumbles upon a murder at a college sorority reunion.

  • Edel & Starck

    Edel & Starck (2003)
    Television by Marc Terjung (Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer

  • The Long Ride Home

    The Long Ride Home (2003)
    Film by Robert Marcarelli (Western) Camera and Electrical Department, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A man fights the law and the lawless in order to reunite with his wife and son in the 1860s west.

  • Stranded

    Stranded (2002)
    Video by Fred Olen Ray (Adventure, Action, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Americans and Russians are stranded aboard a damaged space station. A rescue crew is sent from earth, including Carpenter (Michael Dudikoff) and Jack McKendrick (Hannes Jaenicke). When attempting to return to earth, the astronauts find that the reentry codes have been changed. While the astronauts are helpless and stranded, Jeffries (Ice-T) pursues a Russian man who knows the new codes. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

  • Critical Mass

    Critical Mass (2001)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Action and Thriller) Cinematographer Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician is touring the plant and videotaping his comments regarding the closing. A terrorist group led by Samson gets inside the gates, with their ultimate goal the detonation of a nuclear bomb inside the plant. After local policemen and the other plant workers are killed, Jeffers and Janine alone must confront and halt Samson and his terrorist squad. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

  • Kept

    Kept (2001)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer Dead bodies are piling up, and the leads the two LA homicide cops have point to Barbara, business manager for a successful architectural firm she runs with her husband Lance. The dead men were interns at the firm, and each of them was Barbara's lover (kept in a classy flat she owns and observed via closed-circuit TV by the applauding Lance). Kyle is Barbara's latest intern and lover, and he may be in danger. He also starts to fall in love with Barbara, and the feeling may be mutual. In the background are Erin, Lance and Barbara's myopic administrative assistant, and Tony, Kyle's one-time roommate who also knows Barbara. Can the cops solve this before too many more die? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Klassentreffen - Mordfall unter Freunden

    Klassentreffen - Mordfall unter Freunden (2001)
    TV Movie by Diethard Küster Cinematographer

  • Die Unbesiegbaren

    Die Unbesiegbaren (2000)
    TV Movie by Jakob Schäuffelen Cinematographer

  • Ein Vater im Alleingang

    Ein Vater im Alleingang (1999)
    TV Movie by Diethard Küster (Thriller) Cinematographer

  • Fugitive Mind

    Fugitive Mind (1999)
    Video by Fred Olen Ray (Action and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer A man finds out that he was brainwashed to kill an important government official.

  • Active Stealth

    Active Stealth (1999)
    Video by Fred Olen Ray (Adventure, Action, Crime and War) Cinematographer After Captain Murphy lost some of his men on his last mission to Mexico to bring back a US Senator, he has been plagued with unhappiness and bad dreams. When Murphy is given orders to go back to Mexico to help Mexican people slaving for Salvatore, a rich drug dealer, he must use a new technology plane to get there. The plane is technically advanced with a new protection luxury called 'Active Stealth'. Murphy and his men get aboard the 'Active Stealth', piloted by Hollywood who dreams of being an actor and embark to Mexico. The action never stops from then on when Salvatore sends his men in to block them from getting through. Written by Ryan Briggs

  • The Kid with X-ray Eyes

    The Kid with X-ray Eyes (1999)
    Video by Fred Olen Ray (Family, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Justin and his uncle find X-ray goggles misplaced by an evil crime ring. The criminals kidnap Justin, his uncle, and the Feds and Justin has to rescue everybody.

  • Dear Santa

    Dear Santa (1998)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Family and Fantasy) Cinematographer

  • Mom's Outta Sight

    Mom's Outta Sight (1998)
    Film by Fred Olen Ray (Comedy) Cinematographer Eccentric inventor Prof. John Richards seems to have hit pay dirt when he designs a contraption which can move large objects instantly by breaking them into atoms which can be streamed from one place to another. This new machine seems like a sure-fire hit, which has attracted the attention of Richards' less-than-scrupulous assistant Martin, who wants to steal the new invention and sell it himself. In order to make it easier for Martin to do just that, he uses the machine to create a duplicate of Richards, which will do his evil bidding. The professor's son, Jack, and wife, Barbara, learn about Martin's underhanded doings, and Barbara uses another one of her husband's gimmicks to get revenge against Martin -- she turns herself invisible. Written by Richard Canipe

  • Virtual Girl

    Virtual Girl (1998)
    Video by Richard Gabai (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Cinematographer John Lewis, a programming genius, has it all- a beautiful wife and a child, a lavish home and he's on the brink of making it big after he finishes one last project, a CD-Rom Sex Game called Virtual Girl.

  • Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei

    Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1998)
    Television (Action, Crime and Drama) Cinematographer Two police inspectors and their team fight criminals they encounter on highways in Germany.

  • The Killing Grounds

    The Killing Grounds (1998)
    Video by Kurt Anderson (Action) Cinematographer After the fatal crash of a small airplane in the high Sierras, six greedy strangers clash over a fortune in stolen gold.

  • The X Files Game

    The X Files Game (1998)
    Video Game by Greg Roach (Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department When Agents Mulder and Scully so missing in Seattle, local FBI Agent Craig Willmore is assigned to investigate. Although his investigation leads him to believe the Agents were killed in order to cover up a Russian smuggling operation, a series of strange deaths start to drag him into the world of the X-Files. From Government Coverups to alien encounters, he is about to discover the truth is nothing like what he ever could have expected. This game provides a fresh new perspective of the show's story including the Black Oil virus, Government Corruption and Railcar Experiments. Written by movieman_1000

  • Pants on Fire

    Pants on Fire (1997)
    Film (short) by Monique Sorgen (Comedy) Cinematographer Sally Phibbs finds out that if she tells one more lie, she will die instantly and go straight to Hell. Without the ability to lie, her life falls apart. Once she has alienated everyone in her life by telling them the truth at times when they would have preferred a lie, Sally realizes that lying isn't just something you do to protect yourself, but it's also an important part of protecting the ones you love from pain. Written by Monique Sorgen

  • Beautiful Losers

    Beautiful Losers (1997)
    TV Movie by Diethard Küster (Documentary) Cinematographer

  • Roadkill

    Roadkill (1996)
    Film by D. Kerry Prior Cinematographer Two outlaws are relentlessly harrassed by a mysterious driver as they flee for their lives.

  • The Affair

    The Affair (1995)
    Film by Danny Taylor (Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A young woman named Jennifer is propositioned by an older woman to have sex with her husband for money. Jennifer has trouble with this decision as it is morally wrong to her but she really needs the money to help her fiancee out of debt so they can get married. There may be more to the situation than meets the eye. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

  • Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick

    Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
    Film by Todd Robinson (Documentary and Biography) Cinematographer Documentary exploring the career of noted film directer William A. Wellman.

  • Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective

    Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (1995)
    Film by Richard Gabai (Comedy) Cinematographer ASSAULT OF THE PARTY NERDS 2: THE HEAVY PETTING DETECTIVE picks up the story five years later when the Party Nerds are out of college. It's bigger, better and faster, with even more Partynerdum than the original! Back this time are Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Richard Gabai, joined this time by Burt Ward (TV's BATMAN), Arte Johnson (LAUGH-IN), Rhonda Shear (UP ALL NIGHT), and legendary sexy siren Tane McClure. Written by Anonymous

  • The Takeover

    The Takeover (1995)
    Video by Troy Cook (Action) Camera and Electrical Department Both Danny Stein and Tony Vilachi are drug lords in a struggle to gain control of the same territory. Jonathan and Mickey are ex-cons who come in wearing white hats and attempt to settle the dispute.

  • Cityscrapes: Los Angeles

    Cityscrapes: Los Angeles (1994)
    Film by Michael Becker (Drama) Cinematographer "CITYSCRAPES" takes you on a 24-hour voyeuristic journey through the bedrooms, bathrooms, bars, cars... See full synopsis »

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Mergers & Acquisitions (1989)
    Film (short) by Remi Aubuchon (Drama) Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department Unscrupulous businessman Gavin Richman is a cutthroat in both his professional and his personal life. When he is robbed and left stripped and penniless on the streets, he learns that his old manner will no longer serve him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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