Dean Cundey

Dean Cundey

Cundey also enjoyed a successful collaboration with Robert Zemeckis beginning with "Romancing the Stone" (1984) and continuing through the "Back to the Future" trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990), "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) and "Death Becomes Her" (1992). Mastering the technical difficulties of lighting and shooting the complex human/'toon interactions of "Roger Rabbit" earned Cundey an Oscar nomination. Steven Spielberg called upon his expertise for his lavish fantasy, "Hook" (1991), and again for "Jurassic Park" (1993), arguably his most complex project to date, and he did a nice job seamlessly blending effects work with normal scenes for Ron Howard's "Apollo 13" (1995). Cundey made his directorial debut with "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" (1997), Walt Disney Home Video's first live-action, direct-to-video release, and since then has worked almost exclusively for Disney as a director of photography on "Flubber" (also 1997), "Krippendorf's Tribe." "The Parent Trap" and as a second unit director on Stephen Sommers' "Deep Rising" (all 1998).