"Chris Mosio is an uncommon cinematographer. Chris was dialed into writer/director Doug Atchison's vision of Akeelah. There is a tangible synchronicity between these two filmmakers -- the proof is in the completed film. In my opinion, Akeelah and the Bee is a nearly perfect movie and Chris Mosio has made an enormous contribution in that regard."

- Glenn Farr, film editor
"Akeelah and the Bee"
"The Right Stuff"


dp credits


feature films



portal runner
Director: Cornelia Duryée
Kairos Productions/Larry Estes

akeelah and the bee
2nd Unit Director of Photography
and "B" Camera Operator

Director: Doug Atchison
DP: M. David Mullen, ASC
Lions Gate Entertainment/Sid Ganis

ramadan at the cozy inn
Director: Laura Carriker
French Dog Films
In post-production

the gamers : dorkness rising   
Director: Matthew Vancil
Dead Gentlemen Productions

like normal people
Director: John Montgomery
Indiana Films

the distraction
Director: Greg Tennant
Brook Stickleback Prods.

2nd Unit Director of Photography
Director: Alex Graves, DP: Annette Haellmigk
Cineville Inc.

plus additional photography for sixteen or so other feature films.


this girl wears cleats
A docuseries about young women's soccer around the globe. In post-production.

restaurant impossible, treehouse masters, forged in fire, lost in alaska
Cinematography and/or Camera Operating for these popular shows and more.

pilgrims of molokai
A feature documentary film that tells the stories of living and past Hansen patients, confined to the Kalaupapa peninsula on Molokai, where they have lived with the debilitating effects of leprosy. In post-production.

baldwin hills
(BET/McFilmworks) Seasons 1, 2 & 3.

the state of relief
A documentary feature about earthquake, flooding and hunger crises around the globe. In production.

1000 places to see before you die
(Travel Channel) 2007. Filmed in Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Hawaii, France, Italy, Canada and Alaska.

starting over - a reba mcentire special
(High Five Ent.) A nationally broadcast CBS special.

the cultivated life : thomas jefferson and wine
(Madisonfilm) This award winning documentary film explores Jefferson's passion for wine and his lifelong struggle to introduce wine culture to America.  National PBS airing. Super-16 for HD broadcast.

AWARDS: Regional Emmy Award, Telly Award and Aurora Gold Award for Cinematography.

behind the music, btm2, all-star update
for VH-1/MTV Networks.

this is celine dion
(High Five Ent.) A nationally broadcast musical concert/biography.

baby it's you & the edward curtis story
award winning documentaries by Makepeace Productions.

american idol

a sheverry merry christmas with shedaisy (TNN) Christmas special with Jewel, Brian McKnight and Richard Marx.

after silence
documentary film by Lois Shelton about the Bainbridge Island Japanese internment.

sex & cindy
(ABC) Cindy Crawford hosts a one-hour special about teenagers and sex.

the road
(Tribune Entertainment) A music oriented series featuring performances and interviews with James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, the Neville Brothers, Dwight Yoakam, and dozens more.


television &



music videos
web series


k. d. lang   Behind the scenes recording sessions for "Invincible Summer"
junior brown   "I Hung it Up"
journeyquest   Season 2 of the popular crowd funded web series.
the nitty gritty dirt band    "Bang, Bang, Bang"
rodney crowell   "Please Remember Me"
jeff foxworthy   (2nd unit) "The 12 Red-Neck Days of Christmas"
lily tomlin   "Krabbies"
rhea pearlman   promo video for the California Headstart! program.
macintosh and music   a ten volume series with Robert Moog.
dream anatomy   HD documentary and virtual exhibit for the National Library of Medicine.
ford motor company  (GVI/Scarpaci-Kelly)  Will Smith hosted national promotion for car seat safety.
colgate - palmolive   (Walnut Park Productions) National Palmolive test spots, "New for Pots & Pans".
brine equipment   (Northern Drive Prods) National lacrosse spots for ESPN.
yamaha america   (The Phelps Group) National TV commercials.
boy scouts of america   (BSA) Regional TV commercials.




Chris Mosio studied cinematography and editing at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He has worked professionally as a cinematographer for nearly three decades. Chris is also a faculty member at the DigiPen Institute of Technology where he mentors talented artists and animators.

Chris has worked on dozens of feature films. His range of experience covers both the micro-budgeted independent film and the Hollywood studio production, where he has worked with such talents as Will Smith, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Lily Tomlin, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Rhea Pearlman.

Documentary films are an important aspect of Chris' filmmaking background, and perhaps the genre he loves most. His work on "The Cultivated Life: Thomas Jefferson & Wine" garnered him an Emmy Award, a Telly Award and an Aurora Award for cinematography. His documentary travels have taken him around the globe, from the jungles of Brazil, to flooded villages in Bangladesh, to devastated areas of Haiti. Click here to track Chris' footsteps.

Chris has also filmed countless live concerts and music videos, including projects for Reba McEntire, Celine Dion, Dwight Yoakam, and K.D. Lang. His work has appeared theatrically, and on every major network and cable channel.

"Behind the camera is the place I love most. I've been shooting feature films, television, documentaries, live concerts and more my entire career.   

I'm based in Seattle, but my work takes me most often to Los Angeles and abroad.  I love music and the great outdoors, and have been blessed by being able to incorporate them frequently in my work, as well as interests in documentary and social causes. Whatever the subject, working with dedicated, high energy people against the clock to produce something of beauty and creative worth is what fuels me.

I'm very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented directors along the way -- Laura Carriker (Ramadan at the Cozy), Doug Atchison (Akeelah and the Bee), and Michael McNamara (Baldwin Hills), to name just three."

Please contact me if you'd like to see specific sample footage, or discuss an upcoming project.


demo reels
Television : documentaries and reality

1000 Places to See Before You Die / The Travel Channel
Image 1
Baldwin Hills / BET
Image 1
Starting Over: a Reba McEntire Special / CBS
Cultivated Life clip
The Cultivated Life: Thomas Jefferson and Wine
original score by judy hyman
1000 places to see
before you die

Panasonic Varicam
The Travel Channel

baldwin hills

Panasonic HDX900
3-camera shoot

starting over:
a reba mcentire special

35mm film / Arriflex cameras

the cultivated life:
thomas jefferson and wine

Super-16 / Aaton
Emmy Award

Features and Fiction

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
compilation the gamers
35mm : S-16
Music Video and Commercial

Jr. Brown... the Dirt Band... Joe Ely
Ford Motor Company / Boost America
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art / American School for the Deaf
directed by laura carriker
music videos


boost america

Ford Motor Co.


HD Digital Video
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
(2:00 clip)


HD and HDR time-lapse
a select sampling

HD and HDR time-lapse photography for television and features

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