Combining experience and artistry

A 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.

  1. adaption/drama

    the education of little tree

    The Education of Little Tree is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Richard Friedenberg, and starring James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene, and Mika Boorem.

  2. drama/comedy-drama

    keeping the faith

    Keeping the Faith is a 2000 American romantic comedy film written by Stuart Blumberg, and starring Ben Stiller, Edward Norton (in his directorial debut), Jenna Elfman, Eli Wallach, and Anne Bancroft.

  3. romance/drama

    mona lisa smile

    Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 American drama film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures in association with Red Om Films Productions, directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, and starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

  4. mystery/crime

    perfect stranger

    Perfect Stranger is a 2007 American neo-noir psychological thriller film, directed by James Foley, and starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis in their first film together since The Last Boy Scout (1991). It was produced by Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures.

  5. drama/romance

    cadillac records

    Cadillac Records is a 2008 American biographical drama film written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and a few of the musicians who recorded for Chess Records.

    The film stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Eamonn Walker as Howlin’ Wolf, and Beyoncé as Etta James.

  6. drama/mystery

    after life

    After.Life is a 2009 American psychological horror-thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Long, directed by Agnieszka Wójtowicz-Vosloo from her original screenplay.

  7. thriller

    Columbus circle

    Columbus Circle is a 2012 American independent thriller film directed by George Gallo and co-written by Gallo and Kevin Pollak. The film stars Selma Blair, Giovanni Ribisi, Beau Bridges, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, and Kevin Pollak.

  8. mystery/slasher

    leatherface 3d

    Texas Chainsaw (promoted as Texas Chainsaw 3D) is a 2013 American slasher film directed by John Luessenhop, with a screenplay by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms and a story by Stephen Susco, Marcus and Sullivan. It is the seventh installment in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise and was presented in 3D.

Capturing Hollywood’s leading ladies with his lighting artistry and appreciation of beauty in storytelling

Experience and artistry combine in his work with Hollywood’s leading ladiesBeyonce 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.


Anastas has worked on multiple nominated and award-winning films


Anastas is an active member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Greek Society of Cinematographers, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Michos lecturers frequently at universities and workshops throughout the US and Europe