form of modern camerawork, from tiny DV cameras to HD to 35mm widescreen.
Using only mini-DV cameras and a minimum of crew, his work on the indy feature Homework was praised for its visual sophistication and helped the film to earn the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival. At that year’s Sundance Festival, Rutkowski's work was represented by Alison Maclean’s documentary Persons of Interest. In 2003, Rutkowski received a Best Cinematography Nomination at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for Neil Burger’s Interview with the Assassin, which was also nominated as Best First Feature.
Most recently, Rutkowski photographed the CBS television pilot “Love Monkey” starring Tom Cavanagh for producer Mark Johnson. Other recent credits include Gil Kofman’s The Last Jew and See This Movie, a comedy produced by Chris and Paul Weitz.
Rutkowski entered the industry in 1989 and worked as a camera assistant for a broad range of cinematographers on films such as Kids, Flirting With Disaster, Copland, Buena Vista Social Club and Three Seasons, winner of the Best Cinematography Award and Grand Jury Prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
As a camera operator and 2nd unit cameraman, Rutkowski’s credits include Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, Harmony Korine’s Julien Donkey Boy, Phone Booth and the soon to be released Winter Passing. In 2001, Rutkowski worked with director Adrian Lynne and cinematographer Peter Biziou on Unfaithful, serving as 2nd unit DP and B Camera operator.
Rutkowski grew up in Long Island, New York, the son of landscape painter Casimir Rutkowski. He began making short films while a student at Harvard, studying with documentary filmmakers Ross McElwee and Robert Gardiner. Rutkowski is also an avid still photographer, whose work has been exhibited in New York and Los Angeles and seen in publications internationally.
Caty Maxey (Production Designer) Caty Maxey has moved seamlessly between the mediums of television and film throughout her career as a production designer and art director.