Michael Fimognari is an American director, producer, and cinematographer of feature films and television, best known for his work on the TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE trilogy and his long collaboration with filmmaker Mike Flanagan.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Fimognari directed an Emmy Award-winning short before beginning his career as a cinematographer for independent features. His work in varied genres includes Julia Hart’s sci-fi drama FAST COLOR, Shawn Ku’s TIFF Critics Prize winner BEAUTIFUL BOY, and Ry Russo-Young’s YA fantasy melodrama BEFORE I FALL.
Fimognari's holistic and character-first philosophy attracted Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy, who enrolled him to bring a humanistic visual approach to their horror indie OCULUS, and he was asked to do the same for Jason Blum, Matt Kaplan, and Robyn Marshall on THE LAZARUS EFFECT. Both films found success in wide theatrical releases and began long and continuing partnerships.
In 2018 Fimognari's cinematography re-defined rom-com visual aesthetic on the Netflix hit TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, and two months later his work was showcased in another Netflix breakout, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. He lensed all 10 episodes, including one comprised of five single shots, attracting the praise of critics and fans for its temporal and technical complexity. Fimognari immediately teamed again with Flanagan for Warner Brothers’ DOCTOR SLEEP (Stephen King’s sequel to THE SHINING).
In the years since, Fimognari has been prolific in his work as a director, producer, and cinematographer. His directorial productions include the second and third features in the TO ALL THE BOYS trilogy (P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU and ALWAYS AND FOREVER); four (of eight) episodes for THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (while also executive producing and shooting the entire series); and two episodes of the YA creeper THE MIDNIGHT CLUB.
Fimognari and his films/television productions have been nominated for and won numerous awards, including Best Movie at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER. He is an active member of the Directors Guild of America and the International Cinematographers Guild.
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