DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / PRODUCER
Christopher Blauvelt is a third-generation film craftsman who combines his extensive experience with a fresh creative eye. A protégé of Harris Savides, Christopher worked on films for directors Noah Baumbach and David Fincher and operated on Tom Ford’s A Single Man, Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are, and Gus Van Sant’s Restless. Chris’ work as a cinematographer includes Sofia Coppola’s edgy commentary on Spolied Youth, The Bling Ring and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy for director Ned Benson, which premiered at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. Chris also lensed Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff and Night Moves, starring Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard and Jesse Eisenberg, which premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, and most recently Certain Women with Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern which premiered at Sundance in 2016. Low Down is another film Chris shot for Jeff Preiss' directorial debut and producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. The film tells the story of the renowned but forgotten jazz pianist Joe Albany and stars John Hawkes and Elle Fanning for which Sundance awarded him Best Cinematography at the 2014 festival. I Am Michael for director Justin Kelly, premiered at Sundance in 2015 and is scheduled to be released next month. Chris lensed Indignation, which is the directorial debut of Focus Features veteran James Schamus which also premiered at Sundance in 2016. Chris is currently shooting State Like Sleep for Meredith Danluck starring Michael Shannon, Katerine Waterson and Ben Foster.
Chris has also been named by Variety and Indiewire as a 'Top DP to Watch'.