Bruce Schermer

Bruce Schermer

Cinematographer in Los Angeles, California

About Bruce

Bruce Schermer is known for his work on Roger & Me (1989), Chameleon Street (1989) and Daniel the Wizard (2004).


Name: Bruce Schermer

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Cinematographer

Credits

  • Always Faithful

    Always Faithful (2014)
    Film by Christopher Cardiff (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department An American soldier falls in love with an Arab woman. Their love story represents peace in the world despite religious and cultural differences.

  • Pilot Error

    Pilot Error (2014)
    Film by Joe Anderson (Drama, Mystery and News) Camera and Electrical Department Investigative reporter Nicola Wilson is determined to find out why a jet headed from South America to Paris disappeared in the Atlantic, taking her close friend and 211 other passengers with it. How can a plane just disappear? As Nicola digs deeper and deeper into this mystery, she puts her job, friends and very livelihood on the the line. Even though she knows nothing about aviation, refuses to fly and doesn't speak French, Nicola quickly uncovers astonishing details about the missing flight. Was it preventable? Has it happened before? Could it happen again? And was it PILOT ERROR? Written by Roger Rapoport

  • Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan

    Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)
    Film by Gary Jones (Fantasy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

  • Spine Chillers

    Spine Chillers (2013)
    Television by Josh Becker (Comedy, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department, Cinematographer An anthology low-budget web-series which features stories horrifying and funny at the same time.

  • Hardcore Pawn

    Hardcore Pawn (2013)
    Television by Richard Dominick (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Pawnbroker Les Gold and his two children, Seth and Ashley, operate Detroit's largest pawnshop.

  • Easy Way Out

    Easy Way Out (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer

  • Heroine Legends: Agent Files

    Heroine Legends: Agent Files (2013)
    Television (Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Heroine Legends: The Evil Path

    Heroine Legends: The Evil Path (2013)
    Television (Action) Cinematographer

  • Waterwalk

    Waterwalk (2012)
    Film by James Sparling (Family) Cinematographer A father and son attempt to get to know each other on a crazy, epic 1,000 canoe trip across the Midwest. Following the 300+ year old pioneering journey of Marquette and Joliet journey, they set out without proper preparation, experience or the right equipment to do something no-one had attempted since that time. Based on a true story from the book by Steven Faulkner, this extraordinary adventure captures some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest and captures the heart as father and son struggle against the elements and each other to understand their own journeys. A moving, literary and spiritual family journey from the Upper Peninsula, through Green Bay, up the Fox River, down the Wisconsin River and finally to the mighty Mississippi and St. Louis. Written by James Sparling

  • Car Warriors

    Car Warriors (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Captains

    The Captains (2011)
    Film by William Shatner (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department The Captains takes the audience on a voyage of discovery as pop culture phenom William Shatner interviews Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek: The Next Generation), Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek: Voyager), Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer, Star Trek: Enterprise), and Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek 2009). With each of these celebrated actors Shatner explores the pressures and pitfalls that came along with donning the Starfleet uniform and reveals for the first time his own embarrassment over the role which made him a household name. With the help of his fellow captains Shatner learns to respect his work on the original Star Trek and finishes the film with a new perspective on life, death, and the legacy he will leave behind. The Captains also delves into each of the actors' lives and careers leading up to their landmark television performances. The film pays ... Written by TB

  • Crime After Crime

    Crime After Crime (2011)
    Film by Yoav Potash (Documentary, Biography, Crime and News) Camera and Electrical Department The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence. Over 26 years in prison cannot crush the spirit of this determined African-American woman, despite the injustices she has experienced, first at the hands of a duplicitous boyfriend who beat her and forced her into prostitution, and later by prosecutors who cornered her into a life behind bars for her connection to the murder of her abuser. Her story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when a pair of rookie land-use attorneys cut their teeth on her case -- and attract global attention to the troubled intersection of domestic violence and criminal justice. Written by Anonymous

  • Papa Zeus

    Papa Zeus (2011)
    Film by Rick Almada (Comedy) Cinematographer A self absorbed psychiatrist faces incarceration in a mental ward due to a delusional self proclaimed son of Zeus and nemesis bent on discrediting him. The power of perception can create and destroy our reality. Ability without belief is in-ability. Written by Rick Almada

  • Lucy Meets the Burtons: A Comedic Gem

    Lucy Meets the Burtons: A Comedic Gem (2010)
    Film (short) (Documentary) Cinematographer

  • Working with Lucy: A Conversation with James E. Brodhead

    Working with Lucy: A Conversation with James E. Brodhead (2010)
    Film (short) (Documentary) Cinematographer

  • Ballistica

    Ballistica (2009)
    Film by Gary Jones (Action and Adventure) Camera and Electrical Department A man has been trained in a deadly form of hand-to-hand combat using ballistics and firearms. He is one of the few Americans who has perfected it, which makes him the CIA's best weapon against International Terrorism.

  • Heidi 4 Paws

    Heidi 4 Paws (2009)
    Film by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Family) Camera and Electrical Department "Heidi 4 Paws" is a live-action re-telling of Johanna Spyri's 1880 children's classic, "HEIDI", but with fully mouth-articulated dogs in all of the roles. "Heidi 4 PAWS" tells the story of the young orphan (this time as seen through the eyes of a yellow lab puppy) who is sent to live with her reclusive Grandfather (in this case an old sheepdog). Just as Heidi adjusts to her new life in the mountains, she is taken away by her social worker (a scrappy beagle). Heidi finds herself living in the big city with Clara Sesehound (a cockapoo mix), who has been made an invalid after a debilitating illness. Although Heidi comes to love Clara, her quest to return to the mountains dominates her stay. In the end, she is able to reunite with her beloved Grandfather. When Clara later comes to visit, the final miracle of Heidi's story is revealed when Clara regains her ability to walk. Written by Anonymous

  • Working with Lucy: A Conversation with Gino Conforti

    Working with Lucy: A Conversation with Gino Conforti (2009)
    Film (short) (Documentary) Cinematographer

  • Single Serving

    Single Serving (2008)
    TV Movie by Michael Kallio (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department, Cinematographer A cooking/lifestyle show looks at the single career woman and how to make delicious dishes for one or for a full party.

  • Shooting Michael Moore

    Shooting Michael Moore (2008)
    Film by Kevin Leffler (Documentary) Cinematographer Documentary highlighting the questionable ethics of award-winning documentary filmmaker, Michael Moore.

  • Celebrity Art Show

    Celebrity Art Show (2008)
    Film by Joel Miller (Documentary) Cinematographer What happens to that creative energy and the unrestricted, non self-censored, free-flow of ideas that reflects who we really are as we transition into adulthood? It seems that in this cyber-focused world of rational thinking, the creative spirit is lost in the over-13 population, or sadly, even in the over-kindergarten group; And so, the Celebrity Art Show has been developed to bring that creative spirit back to young audiences and to show them the fun and stimulating aspects of art; and to hopefully, instill a sense of importance in their creative side that they can take with them into adulthood. By showcasing personal artwork of community celebrities, the documentary aims to inspire young audience members to tap into their own artistic potential. The best of the work will be placed in a worldwide traveling exhibit where it will be open to the public. At the completion of the tour, all of the artwork will be auctioned off, and the profits from both the tour and the auction will be ... Written by Jenifer Edelson

  • Koreatown

    Koreatown (2007)
    Film by Michael Kallio (Action, Drama and Fantasy) Cinematographer, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After a 15 year stretch in federal prison, a dying father with a troubled past travels from a-far to Koreatown, the prostitution and human trafficking subculture capitol of Los Angeles. A fish out of water in a very dangerous circumstance must rescue the daughter he's never met. Written by Anonymous

  • Trailers from Hell

    Trailers from Hell (2007)
    Television (Documentary) Cinematographer TFH is the premier showcase for a breathtakingly eclectic assortment of trailers punctuated with informative and amusing commentary by a variety of contemporary filmmakers.

  • The Gym

    The Gym (2005)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Gettin' Lucky

    Gettin' Lucky (2005)
    Film by Mike Andrews (Comedy) Cinematographer Sometimes Gettin' Lucky isn't all it's cracked up to be. Take Terry, Rick, Sean and the Guru, four friends intent on getting some action. Handsome Terry has trouble attracting women, while the gifted Guru is unable to dissuade them. Sean is looking for a serious relationship, while Rick just wants to sweet talk some cutie back to his apartment. When they all meet "the girls of their dreams", mayhem ensues. Things build to a head, when the women's own quirky sensibilities and personal needs are added to the mix. Findin' lovin' may not be as easy as they thought, as their relationships prove to be more serious and complicated than expected. Do these four guys have what it takes to make it in the world of real relationships, or are they looking for love in all the wrong places? Gettin' Lucky is a slightly twisted, sometimes raunchy, always funny, romantic sex comedy that takes a fresh look at today's crazy world of dating. Written by Sparky Peltor

  • Lily's Detroit

    Lily's Detroit (2004)
    Film (short) by Kevin Leeser (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Lily Tomlin reminisces about growing up in Detroit.

  • Daniel the Wizard

    Daniel the Wizard (2004)
    Film by Ulli Lommel (Comedy, Crime, Fantasy and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Evil assassins want to kill Daniel Kublbock, the third runner up for the German Idols.

  • Maximum Thrust

    Maximum Thrust (2003)
    TV Movie by Paul Miller (Drama and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department A down and out all girl race team, Maximum Thrust, hires a sexy newbie street racer, Bekka (Beverly Lynne), in hopes of saving a failing business and salvaging street creds and respect. The action is fast and furious on and off the track when Bekka is seduced by a rival racer, Junior Sloan. When it is discovered Junior intends on destroying Maximum Thrust, even if it means killing the driver, Bekka reunites with the team. With friends and lovers helping, the women of Maximum Thrust build an awesome street racing machine and lay it all on the line when they challenge Junior to a race at "Street Wars." It is a high octane battle where Bekka blows by Junior and stops him on the track. Using intimate information, Bekka and the team have Junior arrested and the team reigns as the Street Wars champions. Written by Paul Miller

  • Dirty Jobs

    Dirty Jobs (2003)
    Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department This show contains the 3 pilot episodes of Dirty Jobs from 2003 including bat cave scavenger, worm dung farmer and roadkill cleaner.

  • DVD Discoveries

    DVD Discoveries (2003)
    Video by Marc Ostrick (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department The first ever DVD dedicated exclusively to the inner-workings of the DVD industry.

  • Love and Loathing at the Ass Lamp Lounge

    Love and Loathing at the Ass Lamp Lounge (2003)
    Film by Mike Andrews Cinematographer A psychiatrist and an actress meet in their neighborhood bar and have a fling in this slice of life romantic comedy.

  • Le défi

    Le défi (2003)
    Film (short) by Mike Andrews (Action) Cinematographer

  • Du liebst mich sowieso!

    Du liebst mich sowieso! (2002)
    Film (short) by Robert Fischer (Documentary) Cinematographer Hanna Schygulla and Ulli Lommel on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Love Is Colder Than Death.

  • Fassbinder in Hollywood

    Fassbinder in Hollywood (2002)
    Film by Robert Fischer (Documentary) Cinematographer Though he never actually worked in Hollywood, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who died in 1982 at the age of 36, was influenced greatly by Amercian studio films of the 1950s and the convention of melodrama (the link most often mentioned is Douglas Sirk). With actor-turned-filmmaker Ulli Lommel as host and guide (he appeared in Fassbinder's very first feature, Love Is Colder Than Death, in 1969), documentary filmmaker Robert Fischer conducts a tour of Hollywood today, pausing to chat with cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and actress Hanna Schygulla # both charter members of Fassbinder's tight-knit stock company of technicians and players # as well as Wim Wenders, who found the toehold in the studio system that Fassbinder never had. The proceedings are liberally sprinkled with clips from Fassbinder's films, as well as glimpses of a theater company in Los Angeles that specializes in performing the director's plays. As Fischer makes clear, Fassbinder's influence on Hollywood is not only still ... Written by Eddie Cockrell

  • Starforce

    Starforce (2000)
    Film by Tony Kandah (Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department A warrior and a beautiful ex-convict are left to fight the galaxy's most fearsome commandos in an alien wasteland.

  • Memories of Navarone

    Memories of Navarone (2000)
    Film (short) by Michael Matessino (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department The cast and crew of The Guns of Navarone (1961) recall the making of the film. Highlights include: the choice of director, the dangerous shipwreck scene, the ongoing chess games during down times, a visit from the King and Queen of Greece to the set, and Anthony Quinn's surprising choice of underwear. Written by yortsnave

  • The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man'

    The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man' (2000)
    Video by Richard Rush (Documentary) Cinematographer Narrated by director Richard Rush, this made-for-video documentary treats action fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Stuntman, about a fugitive who hides out from the law by taking a job as a movie stuntman. Features interviews with stars Peter O'Toole and Barbara Hershey, along with the rest of the cast and crew of the film, who share their experiences from working on the project, as well as discuss the special efforts that went into bringing it all together. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Homeless

    Homeless (2000)
    Film (short) by Dennis Hopper Cinematographer A homeless woman, improbably well-groomed and (as seen naked to the waist as she changes from one shabby sweater to another) well-toned, spends from dawn till night pushing her cart around a seaside California city. Flashbacks show that she was once an exotic dancer and illustrate the point that, under the over-sized and dirty clothing that makes her "invisible", she is still the same attractive woman. Written by mintonmedia

  • Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

    Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)
    Film by Lloyd Kaufman (Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, an explosion results in some unforeseeable consequences, creating a dimensional tear between Tromaville and its dimensional mirror image, Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is trapped in Amortville, Tromaville comes under the control of Toxie's evil doppelganger, the Noxious Offender (Noxie). Will Toxie return to Tromaville in time to stop Noxie's rampage or is he doomed to remain a second-class citizen in Amortville forever? How did Toxie's wife Sarah become pregnant with two babies from two different fathers? Will Tito ever get over his teen angst and become a productive member of society? Written by Doug Sakmann

  • The Alien Legacy

    The Alien Legacy (1999)
    Video by Michael Matessino (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department The best bits of the Alien franchise.

  • Far from Bismarck

    Far from Bismarck (1999)
    Film by Philip Chidel (Comedy and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department A murder mystery comedy about a Hollywood party where an actor gets killed... and nobody cares.

  • Die Hard Dracula

    Die Hard Dracula (1998)
    Film by Peter Horak (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department A modern-day updating of the Dracula legend that finds Steven, a good-looking American hero devastated by the death of his girlfriend, wandering through Europe and looking for happiness. A car accident leads him to a small town sitting literally in the shadow of Dracula's castle. The frightened villagers have been preyed upon for generations. Steven is stunned to discover Carla, the innkeeper's daughter looks identical to his dead girlfriend. When she begs for his assistance against the vampire, he agrees to help them. Together with Dr. Van Helsing, the most famous vampire killer of all time, he attacks Dracula using a variety of ingenious weapons against the supernatural. Dracula shows unusual powers that defeat them at every turn, including fireballs and lightning from his fingertips. He is constantly on a search for blood to satisfy his centuries-old bickering brides. When Dracula kidnaps Carla right out of her bed, Steven and Van Helsing desperately try to kill him before it is ... Written by Anonymous

  • Intimate Sessions

    Intimate Sessions (1998)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department Collection of three of Skinemax episodes: Tamara; Elena; Celeste.

  • Girls III: Melanie, Renee, Sheryl, Suzan, Tamara

    Girls III: Melanie, Renee, Sheryl, Suzan, Tamara (1997)
    Video by Marilyn Vance Camera and Electrical Department

  • Going All the Way

    Going All the Way (1997)
    Film by Mark Pellington (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

  • Every Minute Is Goodbye

    Every Minute Is Goodbye (1996)
    Film by Ulli Lommel (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A butler is accused of murdering a hair-dresser in a small country town. The local Sheriff abuses his power by charging the butler with unrelated murder charges, including a charge of necrophilia. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

  • Lethal Orbit

    Lethal Orbit (1996)
    TV Movie by Ulli Lommel (Sci-Fi) Cinematographer A group of recently trained astronauts are sent into space to probe a new experiment, only to be stranded and face an eternity in space unless successful contact can be established from earth. In between flashes of the story, a court is in process determining the cause of the accident. Written by <tgraham@currantbun.com>

  • Tornado Run

    Tornado Run (1995)
    Film by John Sherman Cinematographer

  • Wendigo

    Wendigo (1995)
    Film by Tom Chaney (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department A duo of gun happy redneck hunters stupidly break a sacred circle in a hunting spree, which releases the deadly wendigo. The wendigo kills many of the hunters gruesomely, leaving the chosen woman and a gun toting idiot to destroy the deadly beast. Written by Zack Fien <lennon@execpc.com>

  • Murder Too Sweet

    Murder Too Sweet (1994)
    Film by Marcy Hedy Lynn Camera and Electrical Department

  • Lunatics: A Love Story

    Lunatics: A Love Story (1991)
    Film by Josh Becker (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department In the seedy part of Los Angeles, a man who writes poetry has spent six months without leaving his apartment because of his paranoid delusions involving sadistic doctors, rappers, and spiders. A woman who seems to jinx things by wanting to help is dumped by her boyfriend and finds herself penniless on the streets, and soon runs afoul of a local gang. Due to a telephone glitch, the man calls her at a phone booth trying to dial a "talk line" and invites her to his place. There they must help each other to overcome their respective problems. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

  • Singapore Harbor, U.S.A.

    Singapore Harbor, U.S.A. (1989)
    Film by Eric Straton (Action and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Roger & Me

    Roger & Me (1989)
    Film by Michael Moore (Documentary) Cinematographer A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

  • Chameleon Street

    Chameleon Street (1989)
    Film by Wendell B. Harris Jr. (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money, and he's had enough. His solution is to re-invent himself. He becomes a chameleon, taking on whatever role suits the situation. From reporter to doctor to lawyer, he impersonates anyone he sees a need for and he can earn money being. The movie is based on the real people, William Douglas Street, Jr., and Erik Dupin. Written by Brian D. Switzer <bswitzer@uoguelph.ca>

  • Stryker's War

    Stryker's War (1985)
    Film by Josh Becker (Action, Thriller, Adventure, War and 1 More) Editorial department Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, Sally. Meanwhile, a vicious cult let by Sam Raimi, who believes he is Jesus Christ, has been slaughtering people and doing blood sacrifices. When Stryker finds Sally gone, and her grandfather, Otis, used as a human dartboard, Stryker brings together his army buddies, gives them a stash of guns from under his bed, destroy an outhouse, and create a war zone not unlike Vietnam to destroy the evil cult. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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