Christo Bakalov (I)

Cinematographer | Camera and Electrical Department | Producer
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Hristo Bakalov
Sep 12, 1957 (age 60)
Commercial | Music Video | Film | Television  Less
Cinematography | Producing | Directing
us (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
Not willing to work unpaid
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • "Rang Rasiya"/ "Colors of Passion" * – Director of Photography Maya Movies, India, Dir. Ketan Mehta

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • National Theatre and Film Academy * – Masters 1983 Sofia, Bulgaria

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Connecticut International Film Festival * – Artisric Excelence in Cinemarography Award 2008

References (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Jim Wilson, Producer/Director * – "Whirlygirl"
  • Ketan Mehta, Director * – "Colors of Passion", India

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • * C H R I S T O B A K A L O V, BAC
    Director of Photography

    DEMO-REEL latest work:


    Latest professional experience:
    2015 Director of Photography – “Vacationers”, FF, Dir. Ivailo Pentchev, BULGARIA.
    2014 Director of Photography – “On Golden Years”, FF, Dir. Trilok Malik, USA.
    2013 Director of Photography – “The Ultimate Life”, FF, Dir. Michael Landon Jr., USA.
    2013 Director of Photography – “When Calls The Heart”, FF, Dir. Michael Landon Jr., USA.
    2013 Director of Photography – “House Of Dust””, FF, Dir. Alex Calvo, USA.
    2013 Director of Photography – “Golllu aur Pappu”, FF, Dir. Kabir Sadanad, INDIA.
    2012 Director of Photography – “Brilliant Mistakes”, FF, Dir. Paul Brighton, USA.
    2011 Director of Photography – “The Shunning”, FF, Dir. Michael Landon Jr., USA.
    2010 Director of Photography – “Tere Mere Phere”, FF, Dir. Deepa Sahi, INDIA.
    2009 Director of Photography – “All Me, All the Time”, FF, Dir. Doug Taneglia, USA.
    2008 Director of Photography – “Colors Of Passion”, FF, Dir. Ketan Mehta, INDIA.
    2004-2008 Director of Photography –“BusinessWeek TV”,national weekly TV show, ABC, USA.
    2007 Director of Photography –“Americanizing Shelley”, FF, Dir. Lorraine Senna, LA, USA.
    2006 Director of Photography –“Glacier Bay”, FF, Dir. Doug Moser, USA.
    2006 Director of Photography –“Whirlygirl”- FF, Dir. Jim Wilson - OSCAR winner, USA.
    2005 Director of Photography –“Wait Till This Year”, FF, Dir. George Selmont, USA.
    2004 Director of Photography–“Michael”&”Alfonzo Blackwell” Music Videos, 35mm,USA
    2004 Director of Photography –“Quitters” FF, Dir. Henry Miller, USA.
    2003 Director of Photography –“Kiss And Tell-New York”, TV Reality, NYC, USA
    2002 Director of Photography & Steadicam Op. -“Edward Albee”,Doc. Dir. L.Potter, USA.
    2001 Director of Photography -“The Devil’s Tail”, FF, Dir. Dimiter Petkov, BULGARIA.
    2001 Cinematographer - “SAMSARA”, FF, Dir. Pan Nalin, GERMANY, FRANCE, INDIA.
    1999 Director of Photography -“Infantry Weapons In Action”, FF, Dir Remy Spezano, USA,
    1999 Director of Photography -“Dr. Jane Goodall”, Doc., Dir. Peter Farmer, USA.
    1998 Steadicam-operator - “The Cherry Orchard”, FF, 35 mm., Dir. Mihalis Kakogiannis.

    “Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography”, CTFF 2008, USA.
    2003 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD by the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers .
    2002 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD - "Golden Eye", Popovo '02 –
    GRAND PRIX for The Best National Cinematographer – 2001 - 02.
    2001 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD for the movie “The Devil’s Tail” at the
    XXVI International Film Festival "Golden Chest"- Plovdiv'2001.
    1996 GRAND PRIX -“Golden Rose”, for “Impossible Image” at Bulgarian NFF, Varna’96.
    1990 GRAND PRIX - the “Golden Rose” for the FF “Silence” at the Bulgarian National
    FF, Sofia ‘90. Also Special Prix of the Jury at the IX IFF - Annoney ’92 - France.
    1990 SPECIAL Prix of the Jury for “Exitus” at the XXI Bulgarian National FF - Sofia ’90.
    1987 FIRST Prize for the Best Sport Film - period 1983 - 1987 for “School of Champions”.
    1986 GRAND PRIX for a Debut in Cinema - Haskovo ’86 for the “Cat Tale” (film debut).

    1978-1983 Graduate of the National Theatre and Film Academy – Sofia, Bulgaria. Masters in Cinematography

    Additional information:
    1994 - 2015 A lecturer in Cinematography at:
    - New Bulgarian University - Sofia, Bulgaria.
    - School Of Visual Arts – SVA, NYC, USA,
    - Quinnipiac University, CT, USA.
    A member of the Bulgarian Association of Cinematographers (B.A.C.).

    Address: Christo Bakalov,
    28 Candlewood Road So.,Apt.4,
    New Milford, CT 06776, USA
    Cell: (203) 512-9261
    Phone/Fax: (860) 355-3825

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