Stephen Chung
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Contact

416 704 3631
stephen@stephenchungphotography.com

414 Lauder Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3J2

 

Timeline

1967
- born Kingston, Jamaica
1973
- moved to Toronto, Canada
1983
- first camera
1986-88
- freelance assistant to several Toronto based photographers
1989-96
- freelance photographer for numerous record labels, Canadian and European editorials
- award of merit for photography Studio Magazine Annual Awards 1996
1997
- nominated for Juno Award (best album artwork) David Wilcox “Greatest Hits Too”
- Juno Award for (best album art work) Tom Cochrane “Songs of a Circling Spirit”
1998  
- solo exhibition Contact 98 the Rivoli “Still Moving Images”
- award of merit The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (Single Magazine-Page/Spread) “Living in Oblivion” Shift Magazine
1999
 - DOP - indie feature “Wolf Song”
- group show - photography Contact 99 , Sixty4 Steps Contemporary Art “One”
- DOP - for numerous music videos
- gold award The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (Single Magazine-Article) “Antigua” Shift Magazine
2000  
- producer / director / DOP - “Subway” film for “Do Make Say Think”
- DOP - for numerous music videos
2001  
- DOP - feature documentary “QSW the Wild Zone” Rhombus Media
- director / DOP - Chris Brown and Kate Fenner music video “Walk the Lake”
- DOP - King Cobb Stele - “Below the Stars” and Buck 65 “Pants on Fire” both nominated for “best independent music video” Much Music Video Awards
2002  
- director / DOP - Classified music video " Yuh Ded Now"
- DOP - documentary film "Always moving forward"
- award for best cinematography Leo Burnett independent film festival “Oh My Dog”
2003  
- DOP - tv series “made to order” season 1 Food Network / Alliance Atlantis
- DOP - music video - Broken Social Scene “Cause=Time”, Arts and Crafts
- director/ DOP - commercial Denzal Sinclaire . Verve/ Universal Music Canada
2004  
- became a father, Quinton Bradley Chung
- DOP - music video Broken Social Scene “Almost Crimes” Arts and Crafts
- DOP - music video Feist “Mushaboom” Interscope / Universal Music
- director / DOP - music video The Weekend “Me vs. the World”
- director / DOP - music video The Trews “Tired of waiting”
2005  
- DOP - Live DVD “Skinny Puppy” “The Greater Wrong of the Right”
- director - documentary film Broken Social Scene “It’s all Gonna Break”
- DOP - tv series “The Wilkinson’s” season 1 Henry Less Productions
2006  
- DOP - tv series “Ed’s Up” season 1 OLN/ Peace Point Entertainment
- DOP - tv series “Crash Addicts” season 1 OLN / Summerhill Productions
- DOP/ operator - tv series “Punched Up” Comedy Network/ Indivisual Productions
- 2nd unit DOP - commercial “Ontario Tourism” Spy Entertainment / Young & Rubican
2007  
- became a father again, Miles Bradley Chung
- DOP - tv pilot “sell” Twentieth Century Fox Television
- DOP - tv series “Invention Nation” Discovery Network US / Peace Point Entertainment
- DOP - feature “Confessions of a Porn Addict” Breakthrough Films / TMN / Movie Central
- 2nd unit DOP - commercial “Ontario Tourism” Spy Entertainment / Young & Rubicam
2008
- DOP – tv series “Food Jammers” (season 3) Food Network / Peace Point Entertainment
- 2nd unit DOP - commercial “Ontario Tourism” Spy Entertainment / Young & Rubicam
- Award best cinematography “COPA” at Mockfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, Ca.
- DOP - tv series “The Week The Women Went” (season 2) CBC / Paperny Films
- DOP - tv series “I Prophesy” Vision TV / Henry Less Productions
2009
- DOP - short film “Record” (official selection of TIFF) / Bravo / Equation of Design
- DOP - tv pilot “The Gringo” Twentieth Century Fox television
- DOP - short film “Living History” (official selection of TIFF) Bravo / Tortoise Films
- DOP 2nd unit- commercial “Ontario Tourism” Radke Films / Young and Rubicam
- DOP - tv special “Keith Urban Live @ the Orange Lounge” CMT/ Corus Entertainment2012
2010
- DOP - feature doc “The Last Gladiators” (official selection of TIFF) Locomotion Pictures
- DOP - short film “Good Boy” (official selection of TIFF) Bravo / Tortoise Films
- DOP - short film “No Contract ” Bravo / Absitomen Media
- DOP - tv series “The National Parks Project” Discovery Channel / Primitive Entertainment
- producer dir/ DOP - documentary “The Happiness Project” AUX television / Glass Box Media
- DOP - tv series “William Shatners Weird or What” (season 2) History Television / Cineflix
2011
- DOP - tv series “Canadian Made” History Television / Primitive Entertainment
- DOP - tv series “William Shatners Weird or What” (season 3) History Television / Cineflix
- DOP - feature documentary “Northwords” FilmCAN / Parks Canada
- DOP - short film “Reach” Ring Out Media
- DOP - tv series “Grand Benders” Northern Outlaw Productions / BPM
2012
- DOP - feature film “Solo” TMN
- DOP - tv series “Murder in Paradise” Cinefilx Discovery ID
- DOP - tv series “Golden Gays” Cream Productions Inc. Slice
- DOP - short film “The Model” (official 2012 Tiff selection) Bravo / Flatline Pictures
- DOP - tv series “Breakout” Raw T /Cream Productions Discovery Chanel / National Geo intl.
2013
- DOP - feature Doc “The Defector” nominated Cinematography 56th CSC awards,
- DOP - feature film “Solo” winner Silver Audience Choice Awards, Best feature film Toronto After Dark Film Festival
- DOP - short film “Silent Garden” Elgin Winter Garden Theatre / Bravo
- DOP - tv series “Murder in Paradise” Cinefilx, Discovery ID
- DOP - tv series “Motives & Murders II” Cinefilx, Discovery ID
2014
- DOP - short film “Odessa” Ethos pictures
- DOP - tv series “Murder in Paradise II” Cinefilx, Discovery ID
- DOP - tv series “Motives & Murders III” Cinefilx, Discovery ID
- “The Defector” Winner CSA - Best Documentary Film / Best Direction
- “Solo” Selected "Best of Canada Program” 17th Shanghai International Film Festival
2015
- “Odessa” short Winner 2015 Grand Jury Award for Best Short (Gasparilla International Film Festival / Official selection (Cannes Short Film Corner)
- DOP “HMS Erebus Franklin Expedition shoot” FilmCan NPP Films Inc. Parks Canada
- DOP - ‘Sin City ER” tv series Cineflix, Discovery Life
- DOP - “Holt Renfrew tv” multiple Commercials, branded content Nomad Republic
2016
- DOP 2cd unit - “Horizon” 360° VR film celebrating Canada 150th anniversary
- DOP - “Looking for MIke” tv documentary, First Love Films, CBC
- DOP - “Shroom Boom” Vice tv documentary, Chosen Best of Vice Canada
- DOP - “Sugar Sisters” tv documentary, Fathom Films, CBC
- DOP - “Style Factory” tv series, Cineflix, Slice Network
- DOP - “Tougher than it Looks” tv series Proper Television, Discovery Canada
2017
- “Looking for MIke” tv documentary Nominated CSA Best Documentary Program
- DOP - “My Enemy My Brother” feature documentary official selection Hot Docs
- DOP - “Come from Away” feature documentary, MDF Productions, Bell Media
- DOP - “Mister Tachyon” Television series Viceland
- DOP - “Joyce Mitchell Story” Cinefilx, Discovery ID
- DOP - “Over Time” short doc, Bravo, Winner DGC-Wift-T Award Reel Asian FF
 

Credits

Films

 

Production co. / Director

Films

 

Production co. / Director

Horizon - 2cd unit DOP 360° VR (short) 

 

Sesqui / Dir Drew Lightfoot

Over Time DOP (shot doc)

 

Jaya Media / Dir. Mariam Zaidy

My Enemy My Brother - DOP (feature doc) 

 

Fathom Films / Dir. Ann Shin

Sugar Sisters - DOP (TV doc)

 

Fathom Films / Dir. Hannah Donegan

Looking for Mike - DOP (TV doc) 

 

First Love Films / Dir. Dylan Reibling

Shroom Boom - DOP (TV doc) 

  Vice / Shawney Dir. Choen

Odessa - DOP (short)

  Ethos Pictures/ Dir. Sean Turrell
Silent Garden - DOP (short)    Elgin Winter Garden Films / Dir. Dylan Reibling
Solo - DOP (feature)   Camp Solo films / Dir. Isaac Cravit
The Defector DOP (feature DOC)   Zarathustra Films / DIr. Ann Shin
The Model - DOP (short)   Equation of Design / Dir. Dylan Reibling
Reach - DOP (short)   Ring Out Media / Dir. Tricia Collins
The Happiness Project - DOP (live concert film)    Glass Box / Dir. Stephen Chung
No Contract – DOP (short)   Absitomen Media / Dir. Randall Okita
Good Boy - DOP (short)   Tortoise Films / Dir. Isaac Cravit
The Last Gladiators - DOP (doc)   Jigsaw Productions / Dir. Alex Gibney
Yuna Kim - DOP (doc)   Discovery Asia / Bang Productions

Living History - DOP (short)

 

Tortoise Films / Dir. Isaac Cravit

City Sonic - DOP (short series)  

Kensington / White Pine / Dir. George Vale

Record - DOP (short)   Equation of Design / Dir. Dylan Reibling
Epilogue / Prologue - DOP (short)   Zoomline Entertainment / Dir. Joe Frankle
Confessions of a Porn Addict - DOP (feature)   Breakthrough Films / Dir. Duncan Christie
Samuel Bak - DOP (doc)Rebel Zone - DOP (feature doc)   Little Dog Productions / Dir. Christa Singer
Rebel Zone - DOP (feature doc)   QSW: The Rhombus Media / Dir. Lorraine Segato
DMST Subway - Producer / DOP (live concert film)   Still Moving Images / Dir. Stephen Chung
Stuff – Cam Op. 2cd Unit DOP (feature)   Bullseye Productions DIr. James Dunnison
 

Television

 

Production co. / Director

Mister Tachyon - DOP season 1

 

Viceland / HBO

Tougher Than It Looks - DOP

 

Proper Television, Discovery Canada

Style Factory - DOP

 

Cineflix, Slice Network

Sin City ER - DOP

 

Cineflix, Discovery Life

Unusually Thicke - DOP

 

Peacock Alley / Global Television/ Slice

Murder in Paradise season 1 & 2 - DOP

 

Discovery ID / Cinefilx

Breakout - DOP

 

Discovery Chanel / Nat Geo Raw Tv / Cream Prod

Motives and Murders season 2 & 3 - DOP

 

Discovery ID / Cinefilx

Organic Panic - DOP

 

Vision TV/ Richie Mehta

The National Parks Project - DOP

 

Discovery Channel / Primitive

William Shatner’s “Weird or What” seasons 1-3 - DOP

 

History Television / Discovery US / Cineflix

One on One - Taylor Swift - DOP

 

CMT/ Corus Entertainment

AUX Live - Concert series Producer/Director/DOP

 

AUX TV / Still moving Images

The Week The Women Went, season 2 - lead DOP

 

CBC / Paperny Films

The Gringo - DOP

 

Twentieth Century Fox Television

I Prophesy - DOP

 

Vision TV / Henry Less Productions

Sell (Pilot) - DOP

 

Twentieth Century Fox Television

Food Jammers III - DOP

 

Food Network / Peace Point Productions

Invention Nation - DOP

 

Discovery Channel (US) / Peace Point Productions

Ed’s Up season 1 - DOP

 

OLN / Peace Point Productions

Crash Addicts season 1 - DOP

 

OLN / Summerhill Productions

The Wilkinsons season 1 - DOP

 

CMT Frances Films Inc.

Made To Order season 1 & 2 - DOP

 

Food Network / Mercer Street Films

David Suzuki’s Sacred Balance - Camera Op.

 

CBC / Kensington Comm.

Canada for Asia – Tsunami Relief Concert - Camera Op.

 

CBC / Revolver Films

 

Commercials

 

Production co. / Director

Heinz - Big League Surprise (Theatrical)

 

Nomad Republic

Holt Renfrew - All Together - DOP

 

Nomad Republic

Ontario Tourism - X 6 - 2nd unit DOP

 

Young & Rubicam / Radke Films / Spy Films

Kohl’s Department Stores - Camera Op.

 

Partners Film Co.

ING Direct - DOP

 

Dans Pet Shop

Smuckers Jam - Camera Op.

 

Leo Burnett/ Sons & Daughters

Home Depot - Camera Op.

 

Partners Film Company

Roy Thomson Hall - DOP

 

Massey Hall & RTH Productions

Mereadesso - DOP

 

Dan’s Pet Shop

Kraft - Camera Op.

 

J Walter Thompson / Henry Less Productions

Sobeys - DOP

 

Leo Burnett /TracePictures

Philadelphia Cream Cheese - DOP

 

J Walter Thompson / Don Dixon Films

Denzel Sinclaire - Director / DOP

 

Universal Music / YYZ Pictures

ING Direct x 2 - DOP

 

Partners Film Co.

Mastermind Toys - DOP

 

Partners Film Co.

NBA Authentic Gear - Camera Op.

 

Zoo TV

Movie Pix /The Movie Network - DOP

 

Konservative Veesual

 

Music Videos director / director of photography

 

Production co. / Director

The Weekend “Me vs. the World”

 

YYZ Pictures

The Trews “Tired of Waiting”

 

YYZ Pictures

Spookey Rueben- “Shauna”

 

Still Moving Images

Classified featuring Dan-e-o & D-sisive “Yuh Ded Now”

 

Sundog films

Chris Brown and Kate Fenner “Walk the lake”

 

Players Film Co.

Do Make Say Think “Disco+Haze”

 

Still Moving Images

     

Music Videos / director of photography

 

 

Lullabye Arkestra “Icy Hands”

 

Scion AV / Vice Records

The Mark Inside “Sweet Little Sister”

 

Nuclear Blubber Productions Inc.

Feist “Mushaboom”

  Shalabi Effect Productions

Broken Social Scene “Almost Crimes”

  Shalabi Effect Productions

Broken Social Scene “Cause=Time”

  Play Film

Tom Cochrane “Ali”

  Revolver Films
Buck 65 “Pants on Fire”
  Sundog Films 
The Dears “End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story”   Still Moving Images 
Molly Johnson “Diamonds in my Hands”   Revolver Film Co. 
King Cobb Steelie “Below the Stars”   Revolver Film Co.  
Blue Rodeo “The Day’s in Between”   Revolver Film Co.  
Sciencespheric “Static”   Revolver Film Co.  
     

Live Performance

   
Do Make Say Think - Producer / Director / DOP   Still Moving Images
Keith Urban - DOP   CMT/ Corus Entertainment 
Happiness Project - Producer / Director / DOP    AUX TV / Still Moving Images  
Thunderheist - Producer / Director / DOP   AUX TV / Still Moving Images  
K’naan - Producer / Director / DOP   AUX TV / Still Moving Images  
Arts and Crafts NXNE - Producer / Co. Director   AUX TV / Still Moving Images 
Avril Lavigne – Camera Op.   EMI / Vison Entertainment
Feist – Camera Op.   Polydor- Universal
Skinny Puppy – DOP   YYZ Pictures
Tegan & Sara - DOP     Sanctuary Records Group / MTV
Tragically Hip - Camera Op.   Revolver Film Co.
Broken Social Scene – DOP   Still Moving Images
The Music - Camera Op.   Revolver Film Co.