Recently Jim McKay's En el Séptimo Día, had its world premiere, selected the Centerpiece Film at the BAMcinemaFest2017. DPd by Libin last summer, the dramatic feature is a look at the lives of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in Brooklyn.  'En el Séptimo Día' has a bone-deep humanity-that-transcends-technique that reaches right back to Cassavetes, yet it’s also exquisitely made: a micro-budget drama that’s less scrappy than classical. Each elegantly framed shot, every deftly observed moment expresses something organic and moving." Owen Gleiberman, Chief Film Critic, Variety, June 2017.

"Breathtakingly beautiful widescreen cinematography that deserves to be seen on a big screen", Sight & Sound Magazine, June 2014, describes Charles Libin's work on Byamba Sakhya's dramatic feature debut Remote Control, a 2014 Camerimage Selection and winner of the 2013 Busan IFF New Current Award. Libin has done camerawork on numerous Jonathan Demme projects including his trilogy of Neil Young Performance Films, Enzo Avitabile Music Life, Rachel Getting Married, and Ricki & The Flash.  Libin recently DPd What's Motivating Hayes,  a Demme documentary, produced by Alex Gibney for Amazon, described by Huffpost's Carroll F. Gray as "Beautifully shot with an economy of style that is sheer genius".  Libin DPd Billy Kent's HairBrained, starring Brendan Fraser, Julia Garner, Alex Wolff, and Parker Posey. "Billy Kent's charming HairBrained comes from a long legacy of collegiate comedies, finds its own identity", 2013 Village Voice. Charles Libin's debut feature as DP, the 9/11 thriller Able Danger, directed by Dave Herman and starring Elina Löwensohn, was a 2008 NY Magazine Critics Pick - "Noir on Acid", NY Times - "Gorgeously photographed", TV Guide. Libin's recent doc work includes Christopher Quinn's upcoming Eating Animals, based on Jonathan Safran Foer's memoir, and Christopher Wilcha's Another Day Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, Showtime. In shorter forms, Libin DPd the Zhang Yuan directed campaign for United Colors of Benetton, Bob Dylan's tribute performance of Johnny Cash's Train of Love, various commercials and HBO promos. Libin and gaffer David Skutch are co-designer/inventors of the RUBY 7, a film lighting fixture. Libin grew up on West 100th Street in NYC and studied film at SUNY Purchase College.

  Charles Libin - Director of Photography - Features & Documentaries 2017 En el Séptimo Día, Dir: Jim McKay, Prod: Caroline Kaplan, Alex Bach, Lindsay Cordero, Charles Miller  - World Premiere BAMcinemaFest2017 - Centerpiece Film 2015 What's Motivating Hayes, Dir: Jonathan Demme, Prod: Alex Gibney 2014 Remote Control, Dir: Byamba Sakhya, Prod: Ariyunaa Tserenpil, Innbo Shim ~2014 Camerimage Official Selection 2013 HairBrained, Dir: Billy Kent, Prod: Sarah Bird 2012 Enzo Avitabile, Dir: Jonathan Demme, co-DoP: Vincenzo Pascolo, Prod: Davide Azzolini 2010 Sufjan Stevens Adz, performance film,  Co-Dir: Sufjan Stevens - Prod: Rocco Caruso 2008 Able Danger, Dir: Dave Herman, Prod: Martina Neverman 2006 Mathew Barney, No Restraint, Dir: Alison Chernick, co-DoPs: Toshiaki Ozawa, Robert Leacock, Prod: Nadja Romain 2003 Rise: Rave Outlaw Disco Donnie, Dir: Julie Drazen, Prod: Summer Forest-Hoeckel   Additional Camerawork -  (job description) *             2017 Wizard of Lies, HBO, Dir: Barry Levinson, DoP: Eigil Bryld - (Cam Op)* Land of Steady Habits, Dir: Nicole Holofcener, DoP: Alar Kivilo, ASC,  CSC - (Cam Op)* 2016 The Night of, HBO, Dir: Steve Zaillian, DoP: Robert Elswit, ASC ~2016 Camerimage Pilot Winner Golden Frog, DoP Igor Martonovic ~2017 ASC Episode Winner Cinematography - (DoP 2nd Unit)*  2014 Rikki and the Flash, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op)* The Cobbler, Dir: Thomas McCarthy, DoP: Mott Hupfel - (DoP 2nd Unit)* 2013 The Normal Heart, HBO, Dir: Ryan Murphy, DoP: Danny Moder ~2014 Emmy Nom Cinematography, ~2014 OFTA Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op)* Captain Phillips, Dir: Paul Greengrass, DoP: Barry Ackroyd, BSC ~2014  BAFTA Nom Cinematography, ~2014 ASC Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op Boston)* House of Cards, pilot, Netflix, Dir: David Fincher, DoP: Eigil Bryld ~2103 Emmy Winner Cinematography - (Cam Op)*  Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, Showtime, Dir: Christopher Wilcha, DoP: Adam Beckman - (DoP Backstage)* 2012 Not Fade Away, Dir: David Chase, DoP: Eigil Bryld - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)* Mildred Pierce, HBO, Dir: Todd Haynes, DoP: Ed Lachman, ASC ~2011 Emmy Nom Cinematography, ~2012 ASC Nom Cinematography - (DoP 2nd Unit)*  2011 Boardwalk Empire, pilot, HBO, Dir: Martin Scorsese, DoP: Stuart Dryburgh, ASC  ~2011 Emmy Nom Cinematography - (DoP 2nd Unit)* Too Big to Fail, HBO, Dir: Curtis Hanson, DoP: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC  ~2011 Emmy Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)* Neil Young Journeys, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op & Add'l Photography)* The Miraculous Year, HBO, Dir: Kathryn Bigelow, DoP: Barry Ackroyd, BSC - (Cam Op)* 2010 You Don't Know Jack, HBO, Dir: Barry Levinson, DoP: Eigil Bryld  ~2010 Emmy Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op)* Henry's Crime, Dir: Malcolm Venville, DoP: Paul Cameron, ASC - (Cam Op)* 2009 Taking Chance, HBO, Dir: Ross Katz, DoP: Alar Kivilo, ASC, CSC, ESC  ~2010 ASC Award Winner Cinematography - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)* Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Dir: Rebecca Miller, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)* Precious, Dir: Lee Daniels, DoP: Andrew Dunn, BSC - (Cam Op)* 2008 Rachel Getting Married, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op)* Be Kind, Rewind, Dir: Michel Gondry, DoP: Ellen Kuras, ASC - (Cam Op)* 2007 Berlin, Dir: Julian Schnabel, DoP: Ellen Kuras, ASC - (Cam Op)* Then She Found Me, Dir: Helen Hunt, DoP: Peter Donahue - (Cam Op)* 2006 Neil Young Heart of Gold, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Ellen Kuras, ASC - (Cam Op)* American Combatant, DoP: Jimmy Joe Roche & Paul Cameron, ASC - (Dir)* 1998 Rock Lobster, B-52's Time Capsule 1979, Co-Dir/DoP: Paul Cameron, ASC - (Libin+Cameron)* 1996 Trees Lounge, Dir: Steve Buscemi, DoP: Lisa Rinzler - (Cam Op)* Looking for Richard, Dir: Al Pacino, DoP: Robert Leacock - (Gaffer)* 1995 Errol Morris Interrotron Stories: Digging Up the Past, Dir: Errol Morris, DoP: Christoph Lanzenberg - (Gaffer)* 1994 Between the Teeth, Dir: David Byrne & David Wild, DoP: Roger Tonry - (Gaffer)* 1992 In the Soup, Dir: Alex Rockwell, DoP: Phil Parmet - (Add'l Cinematography, Gaffer)* 1990 End of the Night, Dir: Keith McNally, DoP: Tom DiCillo - (Gaffer)*    

 

Charles Libin - Director of Photography - Features & Documentaries

2017

En el Séptimo DíaDir: Jim McKay, Prod: Caroline Kaplan, Alex Bach, Lindsay Cordero, Charles Miller  - World Premiere BAMcinemaFest2017 - Centerpiece Film

2015

What's Motivating Hayes, Dir: Jonathan Demme, Prod: Alex Gibney

2014

Remote Control, Dir: Byamba Sakhya, Prod: Ariyunaa Tserenpil, Innbo Shim ~2014 Camerimage Official Selection

2013

HairBrained, Dir: Billy Kent, Prod: Sarah Bird

2012

Enzo Avitabile, Dir: Jonathan Demme, co-DoP: Vincenzo Pascolo, Prod: Davide Azzolini

2010

Sufjan Stevens Adz, performance film,  Co-Dir: Sufjan Stevens - Prod: Rocco Caruso

2008

Able Danger, Dir: Dave Herman, Prod: Martina Neverman

2006

Mathew Barney, No Restraint, Dir: Alison Chernick, co-DoPs: Toshiaki Ozawa, Robert Leacock, Prod: Nadja Romain

2003

Rise: Rave Outlaw Disco Donnie, Dir: Julie Drazen, Prod: Summer Forest-Hoeckel

 

Additional Camerawork -  (job description) *            

2017

Wizard of Lies, HBO, Dir: Barry Levinson, DoP: Eigil Bryld - (Cam Op)*

Land of Steady Habits, Dir: Nicole Holofcener, DoP: Alar Kivilo, ASC,  CSC - (Cam Op)*

2016

The Night of, HBO, Dir: Steve Zaillian, DoP: Robert Elswit, ASC ~2016 Camerimage Pilot Winner Golden Frog, DoP Igor Martonovic ~2017 ASC Episode Winner Cinematography - (DoP 2nd Unit)* 

2014

Rikki and the Flash, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op)*

The Cobbler, Dir: Thomas McCarthy, DoP: Mott Hupfel - (DoP 2nd Unit)*

2013

The Normal Heart, HBO, Dir: Ryan Murphy, DoP: Danny Moder ~2014 Emmy Nom Cinematography, ~2014 OFTA Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op)*

Captain Phillips, Dir: Paul Greengrass, DoP: Barry Ackroyd, BSC ~2014  BAFTA Nom Cinematography, ~2014 ASC Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op Boston)*

House of Cards, pilot, Netflix, Dir: David Fincher, DoP: Eigil Bryld ~2103 Emmy Winner Cinematography - (Cam Op)* 

Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, ShowtimeDir: Christopher Wilcha, DoP: Adam Beckman - (DoP Backstage)*

2012

Not Fade Away, Dir: David Chase, DoP: Eigil Bryld - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)*

Mildred Pierce, HBO, Dir: Todd Haynes, DoP: Ed Lachman, ASC ~2011 Emmy Nom Cinematography, ~2012 ASC Nom Cinematography - (DoP 2nd Unit)* 

2011

Boardwalk Empire, pilot, HBO, Dir: Martin Scorsese, DoP: Stuart Dryburgh, ASC  ~2011 Emmy Nom Cinematography - (DoP 2nd Unit)*

Too Big to Fail, HBO, Dir: Curtis Hanson, DoP: Kramer Morgenthau, ASC  ~2011 Emmy Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)*

Neil Young Journeys, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op & Add'l Photography)*

The Miraculous Year, HBODir: Kathryn Bigelow, DoP: Barry Ackroyd, BSC - (Cam Op)*

2010

You Don't Know Jack, HBO, Dir: Barry Levinson, DoP: Eigil Bryld  ~2010 Emmy Nom Cinematography - (Cam Op)*

Henry's Crime, Dir: Malcolm Venville, DoP: Paul Cameron, ASC - (Cam Op)*

2009

Taking Chance, HBO, Dir: Ross Katz, DoP: Alar Kivilo, ASC, CSC, ESC  ~2010 ASC Award Winner Cinematography - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)*

Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Dir: Rebecca Miller, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op & DoP 2nd Unit)*

Precious, Dir: Lee Daniels, DoP: Andrew Dunn, BSC - (Cam Op)*

2008

Rachel Getting Married, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Declan Quinn, ASC - (Cam Op)*

Be Kind, Rewind, Dir: Michel Gondry, DoP: Ellen Kuras, ASC - (Cam Op)*

2007

Berlin, Dir: Julian Schnabel, DoP: Ellen Kuras, ASC - (Cam Op)*

Then She Found Me, Dir: Helen Hunt, DoP: Peter Donahue - (Cam Op)*

2006

Neil Young Heart of Gold, Dir: Jonathan Demme, DoP: Ellen Kuras, ASC - (Cam Op)*

American Combatant, DoP: Jimmy Joe Roche & Paul Cameron, ASC - (Dir)*

1998

Rock Lobster, B-52's Time Capsule 1979, Co-Dir/DoP: Paul Cameron, ASC - (Libin+Cameron)*

1996

Trees Lounge, Dir: Steve Buscemi, DoP: Lisa Rinzler - (Cam Op)*

Looking for Richard, Dir: Al Pacino, DoP: Robert Leacock - (Gaffer)*

1995

Errol Morris Interrotron Stories: Digging Up the Past, Dir: Errol Morris, DoP: Christoph Lanzenberg - (Gaffer)*

1994

Between the Teeth, Dir: David Byrne & David Wild, DoP: Roger Tonry - (Gaffer)*

1992

In the Soup, Dir: Alex Rockwell, DoP: Phil Parmet - (Add'l Cinematography, Gaffer)*

1990

End of the Night, Dir: Keith McNally, DoP: Tom DiCillo - (Gaffer)*