Phil Abraham

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Phil Abraham
Occupation Television director, cinematographer, camera operator
Years active 1999–present

Phil Abraham is an American cinematographer and television director. He worked on all six seasons of The Sopranos, initially as a camera operator,[1] then as a cinematographer and eventually as an episodic director. He won the 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series for his work on the pilot of Mad Men and has been nominated for four other Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for his work on The Sopranos. Besides working as a cinematographer for Mad Men, he has also worked as a director for fifteen episodes. He picked up two more nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Mad Men episodes "The Jet Set" and "The Other Woman".[2] He attended high school at York Preparatory School and graduated from Wesleyan University, along with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.

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Director[edit]

Year Series Episode Notes
2016 Daredevil TBD Season 2, episode 1
TBD Season 2, episode 2
Bates Motel "Till Death Do You Part" Season 4, episode 3
2015 Halt and Catch Fire "New Coke" Season 2, episode 2
"Heaven is A Place" Season 2, episode 10
Bates Motel "Norma Louise" Season 3, episode 6
The Strain "The Assassin" Season 2, episode 10
"Dead End" Season 2, episode 11
Mad Men "Lost Horizon" Season 7, episode 12
Orange Is the New Black "We Can Be Heroes" Season 3, episode 11
"Trust No Bitch" Season 3, episode 13
Daredevil "Into the Ring" Season 1, episode 1[3]
"Cut Man" Season 1, episode 2[3]
2014 The Strain "The Master" Season 1, episode 13
Mad Men "The Strategy" Season 7, episode 6
Orange Is the New Black "A Whole Other Hole" Season 2, episode 4
"It Was The Change" Season 2, episode 12
Ray Donovan "Gem and Loan" Season 2, episode 3
Those Who Kill "Rocking The Boat" Season 1, episode 3
2013 Mad Men "The Quality of Mercy" Season 6, episode 12
"The Better Half" Season 6, episode 9
Orange Is the New Black "Moscow Mule" Season 1, episode 8
Masters of Sex "Phallic Victories" Season 1, episode 11
The Killing "From Up Here" Season 3, episode 11
Hostages "Burden of Truth" Season 1, episode 10
The Following "The Siege" Season 1, episode 5
2012 Mad Men "Lady Lazarus" Season 5, episode 8
"The Other Woman" Season 5, episode 11
Elementary "You Do It Yourself" Season 1, episode 9
Boss "Redemption" Season 2, episode 4
The Killing "Ogi Jun" Season 2, episode 4
"Sayonara, Hiawatha" Season 2, episode 9
Weeds "Five Miles From Yetzer Hara" Season 8, episode 8
2011 The Good Wife "Wrongful Termination" Season 2, episode 19
Lights Out "Head Games" Season 1, episode 8
The Killing "Super 8" Season 1, episode 5
The Walking Dead "Save The Last One" Season 2, episode 3
Hell On Wheels "A New Birth of Freedom" Season 1, episode 3
The Playboy Club "A Tryst of Fate" (unaired) Season 1, episode 6
2010 Mad Men "Public Relations" Season 4, episode 1
"The Summer Man" Season 4, episode 8
"Chinese Wall" Season 4, episode 11
Mercy "I Did Kill You, Didn't I?" Season 1, episode 15
White Collar "Bottlenecked" Season 1, episode 12
Sons of Anarchy "June Wedding" Season 3, episode 12
2009 Breaking Bad "Over" Season 2, episode 10
Mad Men "Out of Town" Season 3, episode 1
"The Fog" Season 3, episode 5
"Souvenir" Season 3, episode 8
Sons of Anarchy "Service" Season 2, episode 11
2008 Mad Men "Maidenform" Season 2, episode 6
"The Jet Set" Season 2, episode 11
Crash "F-36, Sprint Left, T-4" Season 1, episode 11
2007 Mad Men "The Hobo Code" Season 1, episode 8
The Sopranos "Remember When" Season 6, episode 15

Cinematographer[edit]

Year Series Episode Notes
2007 Mad Men "Babylon" Season 1, episode 6
"New Amsterdam" Season 1, episode 4
"Marriage of Figaro" Season 1, episode 3
"Ladies Room" Season 1, episode 2
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Season 1, episode 1
The Sopranos "The Blue Comet" Season 6 part 2, episode 20
"Walk Like a Man" Season 6 part 2, episode 17
"Soprano Home Movies" Season 6 part 2, episode 13
2006 "Cold Stones" Season 6 part 1, episode 11
"The Ride" Season 6 part 1, episode 9
"Luxury Lounge" Season 6 part 1, episode 7
"Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request" Season 6 part 1, episode 5
"Mayham" Season 6 part 1, episode 3
"Members Only" Season 6 part 1, episode 1
Six Degrees "Pilot" Season 1, episode 1
2004 The Sopranos "All Due Respect" Season 5, episode 13
"The Test Dream" Season 5, episode 11
"Unidentified Black Males" Season 5, episode 9
"Sentimental Education" Season 5, episode 6
"Irregular Around the Margins" Season 5, episode 5
"Where's Johnny?" Season 5, episode 3
"Two Tonys" Season 5, episode 1
2002 "Whitecaps" Season 4, episode 13
"Calling All Cars" Season 4, episode 11
"Whoever Did This" Season 4, episode 9
"Mergers and Acquisitions" Season 4, episode 8
"The Weight" Season 4, episode 4
"Christopher" Season 4, episode 3
"For All Debts Public and Private" Season 4, episode 1
2001 "Army of One" Season 3, episode 13
"Pine Barrens" Season 3, episode 11
"The Telltale Moozadell" Season 3, episode 9
"Second Opinion" Season 3, episode 7
"Proshai, Livushka" Season 3, episode 2
2000 "Funhouse" Season 2, episode 13
"The Knight in White Satin Armor" Season 2, episode 12
"House Arrest" Season 2, episode 11
"Bust-Out" Season 2, episode 10
"From Where to Eternity" Season 2, episode 9
"Full Leather Jacket" Season 2, episode 8
"D-Girl" Season 2, episode 7
"The Happy Wanderer" Season 2, episode 6
"Big Girls Don't Cry" Season 2, episode 5
"Commendatori" Season 2, episode 4
"Toodle-Fucking-Oo" Season 2, episode 3
"Do Not Resuscitate" Season 2, episode 2
"Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office" Season 2, episode 1
1999 "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano" Season 1, episode 13
"Isabella" Season 1, episode 12
"Nobody Knows Anything" Season 1, episode 11
"A Hit is a Hit" Season 1, episode 10
"Boca" Season 1, episode 9
"The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti" Season 1, episode 8

Camera operator[edit]

Year Series Episode Notes
1999 The Sopranos "Down Neck" Season 1, episode 7
"Pax Soprana" Season 1, episode 6
"College" Season 1, episode 5
"Denial, Anger, Acceptance" Season 1, episode 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Offer He Could Not Refuse: Phil Abraham Shoots 'The Sopranos'" (PDF). Tiffen Xpressions. April 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "404 Page Not Found". Television Academy. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Daredevil". British Board of Film Classification. February 18, 2015. Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 

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