Director of Photography David Brower

David has the eye of a painter, the calm mindset of a Zen master, and the ability of a chameleon to adapt visual styles to story needs. A photographer from the age of fifteen, he shot miles of film, one frame at a time, before he ever touched a movie camera. David was drawn to film through intense interests in many diverse art forms, and the idea that only film brings them all together so immediately and so well. Moody, emotional, atmospheric and uplifting images are hallmarks of the Brower style. To merge art and technology, film or digital, in a way that evokes a response is his stock in trade. Laughter, tears, fear or longing; your story brought to life in moving images.

Areas of Expertise

  • Film
  • Digital Cinema
  • Commercials
  • Motion Pictures
  • Documentaries

Selected Work

Film Credits

  • "Lifted" Full length feature for Academy Award nominated Lexi Alexander
  • "The Saints of Mount Christopher" Full length feature with Tom Sizemore, Clifton Powell and Russ Blackwell.
  • "Clubhouse" Full length feature, in post production, with Tim Abell, Leslie Easterbrook and Christopher Murray.
  • "Six Blocks Wide" 10 min. Completed '08
  • "Earth 2 America" HBO - 2 min. show open with Larry David
  • "High Expectations" 15 min. Best Dark Comedy, New York Film Festival Sold at Cannes Market
  • "Postmark: Katrina" 60 min. Storm Stories, 1 and 2 year anniversaries - The Weather Channel
  • "Waiting" 15 min. Platinum Remi, Houston WorldFest. Sold at Cannes Market
  • "Who Killed Tangerine" 20 min. ACE Award for Cinematography
  • "Sewing a River" 12 min. SideWrite Production Prize
  • "12 Miles to Einstein" 6 min. 48 hour Scramble. "One of the seven films to see at the 7th Sidewalk MovingPicture Festival", Daniel Wallace, Author, Big Fish - Director and DP
  • "Truth or Consequences", "Return to Sender" and "Delivering Justice" USPIS Anti-Fraud 'cop shows' in the style of CSI for US Postal Inspection Service
  • "The Blues Brothers" 1980 - Grip


David Brower is a consummate professional who brings years of experience to each of his projects. In fact, just having David on set is comforting. He has a master's eye for capturing beauty and is calm, cool, and collected while solving inevitable production challenges. He has a way of bringing out the best in his crew and ultimately the project as a whole. Every project I have worked on with David has been a better experience because he was on it.

Robert Rugan
Director / Los Angeles / New York

David is a treat. He's got a great eye, creates wonderful visuals, and isn't too proud to do what's necessary in any situation. One of the great guys roaming this earth. We've worked together for years on numerous projects and he's someone I'm always happy to call on.

Jeff Lester
Director / CEO / Big Picture Studios / Las Vegas

You're awesome, DB... a Master Craftsman, full of boundless energy and kindness... Truly a wonderful experience!

Christopher Murray
Actor / Los Angeles

I can tell you that David is a great shooter -- his knowledge, creativity, and professionalism make him an asset to any production. But you should really check out his work -- if a picture is worth a thousand words, one of David's movies is worth a million.

Chance Shirley
Writer / Director / "Interplanetary"

David Brower is the go-to DP when there's no room for error. He possesses a vast knowledge of his craft and also consistently delivers gorgeous photography. But what sets David apart is attitude. For the past five years, David Brower has collaborated with me on both commercial projects and documentaries. There is no dearth of qualified DPs where I reside in California. I work with David not only because of his extraordinary talent and experience, but also because he always brings the highest degree of professionalism to any shoot.

Celia Carey
Emmy-Winning Director / Producer / San Francisco

David Brower is my favorite cinematographer. It's always a great pleasure to work with him and to learn from his wisdom. Stunning imagery of David's work, brilliant ideas, extraordinary attention to all the details, pleasant personality make him a huge asset to any creative project. In my experience David has earned remarkable respect and admiration from everybody who worked with him on the set.

Yuri Shapochka
Writer / Director / Shape Films

In the best of situations, the Director and Cinematographer work in collaboration, bringing together their unique ideas to determine and then create the visual feel of a project. This is exactly what I experienced working with David on my film, "Transfers." Beyond his technical skill and level of experience, David brings with him a wealth of creativity and a deep understanding of visual storytelling. I cannot overstate what a pleasure it was working with him.

Chuck Hartsell
Director / "Hide and Creep" / "Transfers"

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