Byron Werner is a Director of Photography based in Los Angeles, born in the San Fransisco Bay Area. At the age of 16 he began his career working in the Sega studios creating live action video games.
While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television from Chapman University, Byron shot his first feature film, the first of over thirty. He never moved up through the ranks to become a DP. Rather, he shot anything and everything he could as a DP, using experience to further his education.
In addition to feature films Byron has shot over 100 short films and countless music videos and commercials for many top named brands. Byron's most notable film Phantom for director Todd Robinson, starring Ed Harris and David Duchovny hit theaters March 1st 2013 on over 2000 screens. He recently finished production on Todd's next movie The Last Full Measure starring Samuel L. Jackson, William Hurt, Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris, Sebastian Stan, Peter Fonda and many others.
Byron shot the feature film Reversal, for Dark Factory, Reversal had its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Byron's Sci-Fi short film "Helio" has been accepted to numerous film festivals and won the Miami Sci-Fi Film Festival as best film and the Audience Award. Byron also won Best Cinematography at the Widescreen Film Festival.
NARRATIVE: (partial list)
THE LAST FULL MEASURE, dir. Todd Robinson, Foresight Unlimited
THE DEEP END, dir. Matt Eskandari, Citizen Skull Productions
REVERSAL, dir. Jose Manuel Craviotto, Dark Factory.
HELIO, dir. Teddy Cecil, Shadow Council Prod.
THE LETTER, dir. Rebecca Murga, ABC
PHANTOM, dir. Todd Robinson, Fox
ROBOTROPOLIS, dir. Christopher Hatton, Boku Films
EMERALD COWBOY, Dir. Andrew Molina, Indian Pictures
HOLE IN ONE, Dir. Drew Ann Rosenberg, Angelic Pictures
JELLY, dir. Waleed Moursi, Stella Bella Productions
FASHION VICTIM, dir. Ben Waller, Here Films / Regent Releasing
SAM AND JANET, dir. Rick Walker, Monarch Home Video
THE FUN PARK, dir. Rick Walker, Bladewalker Films
OFFICER DOWN, dir. Christopher Miller, Lifetime Television
DEATH VALLEY: THE REVENGE OF BLODDY BILL, dir. Byron Werner, The Asylum
STARKWEATHER, dir. Byron Werner, THINKFilm
MACHINE, dir. Michael Lazar, Artist View Entertainment
SEIZING ME, dir. Halfdan Hussey, Cinequest
LONG ROAD TO CABO, dir. Gil Bettman, 3DD Entertainment
LUCKY, dir. Steve Cuden, MTI Home Video
SINS KITCHEN, dir. Fabien Pruvot, Tomas Pictures
JUST ADD LOVE, dir. Jesse Griffith, Visionary Dreamscapes
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FILMS:
POWDER BLUE, dir. Timothy Linh Bui, Grosvenor Park
BLOOD CREEK, dir. Joel Schumacher, Gold Circle
THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, dir. Peter Cornwell, Gold Circle
SHUT UP AND SING, dir. Barbara Kopple, Weinstein Company
KING OF THE ANTS, dir. Stuart Gordon, The Asylum
MUSIC VIDEOS: (partial list)
BRUNO MARS with GUCCI MANE and KODAK BLACK / MUSE / PARAMORE / A TRIBE CALLED QUEST / ALEX AIONO FEAT. T-PAIN / SNOOP DOGG with PHARELL and STEVIE WONDER / SUICIDE SQUAD with IMAGINE DRAGONS-X AMBASSADORS -WIZ KALIFA-LIL WAYNE-TY $-LOGIC / MIKE POSNER / WEEZER / THE KILLERS / CHVRCHES / HAIM / ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (ELO) / THE STROKES / NERO / DAYA / SUPER JUNIOR D&E / LO MOON / THE DARKNESS / SCHOOL BOY Q / BRANDON FLOWERS / THE GROWLERS, / SAMMY HAGAR / JULIAN CASABLANCAS / LUNCH feat RAY J / LITTLE JOY / INEZ GAVARIA / TYLER WARD / PLAIN WHITE TS / FOOO CONSPIRACY / US THE DUO / THE VIRGINS
COMMERCIALS: (partial list)
TARGET / ADIDAS / VOGUE COLLECTIONS / MUSCLE MILK / NISSAN / ALL STATE INSURANCE / FINISH / DEWALT / ANTI METH PSA / CALIFORNIA LOTTERY / MICROSOFT / LG / VERA BRADLEY / HBO SPORTS /AAA / FULL TILT POKER / FOX SPORTS / MOTOROLA / BOGOTA TOURISM / NO EXPLODE / CABO WABO TEQUILA / WESTERN DIGITAL / TOSHIBA / HARD ROCK CASINO
NUMEROUS POLITICAL COMMERCIALS (LIST AVAIL UPON REQUEST)
NFL NETWORK / THE COLONY (USA) / DAMIEN (A&E) / SECRETS AND LIES (ABC) / BATES MOTEL (A&E) / SECRET MILLIONAIRE (FOX) / PRIVILEGED (CW) / BERLANTI TV (TAG)
ALEX AIONO MUSIC VIDEO / VICTOR OLIDIPO EXPERIENCE
RITUALS / IN THE QUBE 3D / THE TENNIS CHANNEL ACADEMY / MUPPETS - STATLER AND WALDORF: FROM THE BALCONYD