Michael Fimognari is an American cinematographer and director, best known for his lighting and lensing of feature films and television.
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Fimognari began his career as the cinematographer for numerous award-winning independent features, among them Shawn Ku’s TIFF International Critics Prize Winner BEAUTIFUL BOY, Arvin Chen’s Berlin FF Best Asian Film Winner AU REVOIR TAIPEI and Will Canon’s SXSW Audience Award Winner BROTHERHOOD.
Fimognari's natural lighting and character-first approach attracted directors and producers who sought a humanist component to their independent budget-conscious horror features, connecting Fimognari with director Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy on OCULUS and producers Jason Blum and Matt Kaplan on David Gelb’s THE LAZARUS EFFECT.
His recent feature credits include critically-praised films of all genres, including Julia Hart’s superheroine drama FAST COLOR, Ry Russo-Young’s BEFORE I FALL, based on Lauren Oliver’s best-selling YA novel and two Flanagan-directed Stephen King adaptations in GERALD'S GAME and DOCTOR SLEEP.
In 2018 Fimognari lensed two of Netflix’s most-watched presentations: TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, based on Jenny Han’s best-selling YA novel and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, Flanagan’s 10-episode re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic masterpiece.
Fimognari is currently in post-production on his directorial debut: the second film in the TO ALL THE BOYS trilogy, P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, which will be released February 12, 2020 on Netflix. The Kaplan-produced sequel was part of a year-long production that also included Fimognari's sophomore directorial effort, the third and final TO ALL THE BOYS film, ALWAYS AND FOREVER LARA JEAN.
A member of the Directors Guild of America and the International Cinematographers Guild, Fimognari is represented at WME by Holly Jeter (directing) and Jasan Pagni (cinematography).
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