Michael Fimognari is an American director and cinematographer, best known for his work on two of Netflix's most popular franchises: the TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE trilogy and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Fimognari directed and produced an Emmy Award-winning dramatic short film before beginning his professional career as the cinematographer for numerous 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 filmmakers seeking a humanist component to their supernatural horror features, connecting Fimognari with frequent collaborators Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy on OCULUS; and Jason Blum, Matt Kaplan and Robyn Marshall on THE LAZARUS EFFECT.
His recent work includes 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 (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 recently teamed again with Kaplan, this time for his directorial debut: the second film in the TO ALL THE BOYS trilogy, P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, and he is in post-production on his sophomore directorial effort, the third and final TO ALL THE BOYS film, ALWAYS AND FOREVER LARA JEAN, both for Netflix.
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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