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Steven Bernstein

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NY trumpeter Steven Bernstein was music director of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, co-leader from the trio Spanish Take a flight, and served as arranger and leader from the Kansas Town Band (in the Robert Altman film and Verve All-Stars Tour). Bernstein after that started leading his very own groupings and recordings, much like his gritty cover music group, Sexmob, where Bernstein performed glide trumpet (!). Bernstein acquired wide-ranging musical knowledge, even organizing the Academy Award-nominated rating for the film Obtain Shorty. He also offered as musical movie director for Hal Willner tasks specialized in the music of Leonard Cohen, Doc Pomus, and Costs Withers. He provides collaborated, performed, documented, and performed with performers as disparate as Tricky, Foetus, Aretha Franklin, Mel Tormé, THEY COULD BE Giants, Bootsy Collins, Don Byron, Medeski, Martin & Hardwood, Roswell Rudd, Sam Streams, Lou Reed, Linda Ronstadt, Sting, and Courtney Like. As an arranger, Bernstein provides written graphs for Costs Frisell, Rufus Wainright, Marianne Faithfull, and Elton John, to mention a few. Amazing and wide-ranging though this can be, it isn’t as gratifying as Bernstein’s very own visionary music. He provides recorded several tasks for John Zorn’s Tzadik imprint, in his Radical Jewish Lifestyle Series, you start with 1999’s Diaspora Spirit, accompanied by 2002’s Diaspora Blues and 2004’s Diaspora Hollywood. In 2004, Bernstein joined up with Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble music group, playing in both home and touring variations. He also founded the Millennial Place Orchestra,having a stellar compendium of music artists from in the united states, and several guests. Their debut recording, MTO, Vol. 1, premiered in 2006, and WE HAVE BEEN MTO in 2008; Bernstein also released his excellent Diaspora Collection on Tzadik that yr. In ’09 2009, he collaborated with Marcus Rojas and Kresten Osgood release a Tattoo designs & Mushrooms for the ILK Recordings imprint, and performed on a minimum of ten additional recordings, including models by Faithfull and Helm. This year 2010, he performed a key part in composer/guitarist’s Todd Clouser’s music group for the recording A Love Electric powered, and was a presented soloist on Battle Just like a Bull’s All Is usually Gladness within the Kingdom on Clean Give food to. Bernstein demonstrated no indicators of allowing up in 2011. He performed on David Bromberg’s return album Make use of Me, Lee “Scrape” Perry’s Rise Once again, and Helm’s live Ramble in the Ryman. Still he discovered time and energy to make his personal music — even though it had been a variance on somebody else’s. Despite the part work, Bernstein once more discovered time for just one of his personal tasks. He and MTO released MTO Takes on Sly on Royal Potato Family members in Sept. The nine-piece orchestra — augmented by visitor looks from Antony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Dean Bowman, Sandra St. Victor, Expenses Laswell, Martha Wainwright, Vernon Reid, and Shilpa Ray — performed a Bernstein-arranged collection from your Sly Rock catalog and included many initial interludes. After an eight-year break, Sexmob reunited. Delivering an application of Nino Rota’s styles, Movie theater, Circus & Spaghetti: Sexmob Takes on Fellini premiered in 2013. As an arranger he published the graphs for the Mario Pavone Sextet’s Deez to Blues, also released that year. Back 1998, he previously fulfilled New Orleans pianist Henry Butler while leading the music group in Robert Altman’s film Kansas Town. The set re-teamed in 2011 to execute early 20th hundred years blues and jazz at an N.Con.C. blues event. In 2012, they performed an extended operate on the Jazz Regular, where manufacturer Joshua Feigenbaum captured their work and convinced these to record. He created Viper’s Move, co-billed with an all-star support back known as the Popular 9. The established was released to start the revitalized Impulse! label in July of 2014.

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Full Name Steven Bernstein
Profession Actor, Film director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter
Education Berkeley High School
Nationality American
Music Groups Sex Mob, The Coalition of the Willing
Music Songs Viper's Drag, Buddy Bolden's Blues, Gimmie a Pigfoot, Some Iko, Dybbuk Dub, Chusen Kalah Mazel Tov, Mazinka, Wolverine Blues, I Left My Baby, Henry's Boogie, King Porter Stomp, N'kadesh Oz B'kol, L'chaim, Shalom Bimromav, Commentary I, Yis May Hoo, Aveenu Malkenu, Misratze B'rachamim, Jehudis Bas Zion, Darling Nikki, V'lirushalayim Irchu, Let My People Go, So Lonesome I Could Cry, Hope For Denmark, Thelonius, Scaramanga, Eastcoasting, Duke's Entrance, Abington, Khumbu, Prince Of Night, Big Four
Albums Brass Bang!, Diaspora Soul, Diaspora Suite, Diaspora Blues, Diaspora Hollywood, Big Four Live, Sexotica, Viper's Drag
Movies Decoding Annie Parker, White Chicks, Scary Movie 2, Monster, Like Water for Chocolate, Little Man, One Night with the King, Dominion, The Waterboy, Half Baked, Corky Romano, Bulletproof, Murder at 1600, Curdled, Not Forgotten, Kicking and Screaming, The Forsaken, Mr. Jealousy, The Wood, Underworld, More Dogs Than Bones, Highball, Tortured, Passion of Remembrance, Moondance, Last Man Standing, Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie, No Head for Heights, Goodbye Casanova, Tandem, Jade


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1 One of the few people in film to have had success as a director (Dominion, Decoding Annie Parker, award winning), screenwriter, producer, cinematographer (ASC nominee) and Author (The Best Selling "Film Production).
2 Member of The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts.
3 Member of the Director's Guild Of America.
4 He has also appeared as an actor in a number of films and is a highly regarded speaker and lecturer.
5 Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1999.


Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tandem 2013 Short
Magic City 2013 TV Series 3 episodes
Last Man Standing 2011 TV Movie
Love at First Hiccup 2009 director of photography
Not Forgotten 2009
Tortured 2008/I Video director of photography
Crawl Space 2007 Short
One Night with the King 2006
Littleman 2006 director of photography
The Jake Effect 2006 TV Series 6 episodes
Behind the Smile 2006
Threshold 2005 TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
White Chicks 2004 director of photography
Monster 2003 director of photography
Couples 2002 TV Movie
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie 2002 TV Movie
Corky Romano 2001 director of photography
Scary Movie 2 2001 director of photography
The Forsaken 2001 director of photography
Christmas in the Clouds 2001
Goodbye, Casanova 2000
More Dogs Than Bones 2000
Smog 1999 TV Movie
The Wood 1999 director of photography
The Waterboy 1998 director of photography
Half Baked 1998
Bad Cop, Bad Cop 1998 TV Movie
Highball 1997
Mr. Jealousy 1997
Murder at 1600 1997 director of photography
Bulletproof 1996
Curdled 1996 director of photography
Underworld 1996
The Monroes 1995 TV Series 5 episodes
Kicking and Screaming 1995 director of photography
Trade-Off 1995 TV Movie director of photography
The Secretary 1995 TV Movie
Moondance 1994
Como agua para chocolate 1992
No Head for Heights 1992 TV Short
The Diamond Brothers 1991 TV Series 6 episodes
4 Play 1991 TV Series 2 episodes
Conspiracy 1989
Jade 1988 Short
Smart Alec 1986

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knight Rider 2008 TV Series director of photography - 2 episodes
Street Kings 2008 director of photography: second unit
Shoot 'Em Up 2007 additional photographer
Venom 2005 director of photography: Los Angeles
Blade: Trinity 2004 additional photography
S.W.A.T. 2003 director of photography: second unit
Frank McKlusky, C.I. 2002 director of photography: second unit
Two Guys Talkin' About Girls 1996 Video director of photography: second unit
Dolores Claiborne 1995 director of photography: additional Toronto crew - as Steve Bernstein

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dominion 2016/I
Decoding Annie Parker 2013
No Head for Heights 1992 TV Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wicked City announced
Dominion 2016/I
Decoding Annie Parker 2013

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love at First Hiccup 2009 Co-Host Cooking Show - voice on TV
One Night with the King 2006 Father of Esther
Behind the Smile 2006 British Reporter

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic City 2013 TV Series second unit director - 1 episode
Three Kinds of Heat 1987 first assistant director

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Small Thing 2013 Documentary executive producer
Decoding Annie Parker 2013 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Decoding Annie Parker 2013 lyrics: "Falling Out Of View"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
180º 2010 special thanks

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology Hamptons International Film Festival Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
1992 Best Artistic Contribution Award Tokyo International Film Festival Como agua para chocolate (1992) · Emmanuel Lubezki (cinematographer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 ASC Award American Society of Cinematographers, USA Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in One-Hour Episodic Television Series Magic City (2012)
2014 Leonardo's Horse Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) Best Director Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
2014 Leonardo's Horse Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) Best Screenwriting Decoding Annie Parker (2013) · Adam Bernstein
· Michael Moss
2013 Audience Award Champs-Élysées Film Festival Best American Feature Film Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
2013 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Film Decoding Annie Parker (2013)


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