Bojan Bazelli

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Bojan Bazelli
BornBojan Bazelli
OccupationCinematographer, Director

Bojan Bazelli is a Montenegrin cinematographer and music video director born in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.[1] His credits include the films The Ring, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and director Adam Shankman's Hairspray,[2] as well as Mariah Carey's music video "Vision of Love". Other feature credits include The Rapture, Deep Cover, King of New York, Kalifornia, and Dangerous Beauty.

Bazelli studied at Famu Film School in Prague.[1] Impressed with one of Bazelli’s student films, director Abel Ferrara hired Bazelli to shoot China Girl in New York City. He subsequently filmed King of New York and Body Snatchers with Ferrara as well.[1][3]

Bazelli received an Independent Spirit Awards in 1990 for his work on King of New York.[1] He was honored for Best Cinematography in both 1996 and 1998 at the American Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), one of the few cinematographers to have received this honor twice. Bazelli also received a Gold Clio for Best Cinematography in 1998, and the film Kalifornia was awarded Best Cinematography at the Montreal Film Festival.


Year Film Director Notes
1987 China Girl Abel Ferrara
1988 Patty Hearst Paul Schrader
Tapeheads Bill Fishman
Pumpkinhead Stan Winston
1989 Big Man on Campus Jeremy Kagan
1990 A Gnome Named Gnorm Stan Winston
King of New York Abel Ferrara
1991 The Rapture Michael Tolkin
1992 Deep Cover Bill Duke
1993 Boxing Helena Jennifer Lynch
Kalifornia Dominic Sena
Body Snatchers Abel Ferrara
1994 Sugar Hill Leon Ichaso
Surviving the Game Ernest Dickerson
1998 Dangerous Beauty Marshall Herskovitz
2002 The Ring Gore Verbinski
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Doug Liman
2007 Hairspray Adam Shankman
2009 G-Force Hoyt Yeatman
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Jon Turteltaub
Burlesque Steve Antin
2012 Rock of Ages Adam Shankman
2013 The Lone Ranger Gore Verbinski
2016 Pete's Dragon David Lowery
Spectral Nic Mathieu
2017 A Cure for Wellness Gore Verbinski
TBA Six Underground Michael Bay Netflix original movie
Underwater William Eubank


  1. ^ a b c d "A Conversation with Bojan Bazelli, ASC". Kodak. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ "The Director's Chair: Adam Shankman's Hairspray Diary #10". 20 July 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. ^ Johnson, G. Allen (10 June 2009). "Fog great for setting mood, tough to film". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 19 March 2010.

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