Anastas Michos works with bold confidence in every genre. From lush period pieces, to sparkling romantic comedies, from electrifying thrillers to pulsating musicals, Michos brings to each of his films a strong style and dynamic look.
His versatility is front and center in the kaleidoscopic musical drama Sparkle; the breezy romantic comedy Jumping the Broom; the ominous horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D; the relentless in-your-face camerawork of the FBI thriller Untraceable; the gritty reality of the New York police drama Freedomland; the lush period drama Mona Lisa Smile, and the polished suspense thriller Perfect Stranger, and most recently the magical realism of The Keeping Hours.
Experience and artistry combine in his work with Hollywood’s leading ladies. Beyonce Knowles, Halle Berry, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Roberts, Angela Bassett, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Hudson, Paula Patton, Julia Stiles, Whitney Houston, Meg Ryan, Annette Benning are a few of the women captured by his lighting artistry and appreciation of beauty in storytelling. Throughout his lengthy career, Michos has collaborated with the industry’s top directors, among them, Milos Forman, Edward Norton, Kasi Lemmons, Mike Newell, Stephen Frears, Neil Jordan, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and Danny DeVito.
Before moving up to Director of Photography, Michos worked for more than a decade as one of the industry’s most respected and sought after camera and Steadicam operators. He remains an active member of the American Society of Cinematographers, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Michos lecturers frequently at universities and workshops throughout the US and Europe.