DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY
Paul Reuter is a cinematographer who’s been shooting commercials, television programs, features and documentaries for over two decades. And it all started when he got his first camera at age eight — an Instamatic. Then came his SLR, his own darkroom and the transition to the moving image.
Early in his career, he contributed to Do the Right Thing and Law & Order, and worked closely with Louis Malle on Vanya on 42nd Street. His commercial work has included spots for brands like Calvin Klein, Nautica and Tommy Hilfiger, featuring Elle Macpherson, Rachel Hunter, Lauren Hutton and others.
Among his documentary subjects are Jeff Bezos, Chris Rock, Janet Yellen and Ang Lee, and he’s filmed everywhere from the Great Wall of China to the forests of Fort Bragg, CA to the favelas of Brazil. He’s shot documentaries for PBS’s American Experience (The Civilian Conservation Corps, The Cold War Road Show), BBC/Showtime (Mad Dog: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi), Channel 4, Al Jazeera and countless others, with celebrated directors including Michael Apted, as well as renowned photographer Stephen Shore in his directorial debut.
Documentaries he’s filmed are part of permanent exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and as of spring 2019, the forthcoming Statue of Liberty Museum.
His directing work includes the short films Bunnycon, Holy Ghost and the award-winning Leftovers, which traveled to festivals in the U.S. and Europe (Amiens, Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand).
Drive is the first collaboration with James Rasin.