MIHAI MALAIMARE JR., a native of Romania , began his film career after attending the prestigious National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest .  He shot a handful of award-winning shorts and feature films in Romania before auditioning with Francis Ford Coppola to shoot his film YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH.  Malaimare won the coveted role of Cinematographer for that film (at the age of 29) and went on to receive a Best Cinematography Nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards for his work.  That film put him on the map in the United States and shortly thereafter he was named to Variety's prestigious "10 Cinematographers to Watch" in 2007.  Since then, Malaimare has shot two more films for Coppola, including TETRO and most recently, TWIXT, starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin and Elle Fanning.

Mihai’s latest feature work is THE MASTER, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (THERE WILL BE BLOOD, BOOGIE NIGHTS) and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix.  Malaimare recently shot the prestigious MTV Video Music Awards campaign, featuring current music artists like Eminem, Drake, Kesha and Nikki Minaj.  He is also an avid still photographer.






Feature Films:

Sleepless Night - Baran Bo Odar, director

November Criminals - Sacha Gervasi, director

A Walk Among the Tombstones - Scott Frank, director

Nina - Cynthia Mort, director

Plus One - Process Films - Dennis Iliadis, director

The Time Being - Film Colony - Nenad Cicin-Sain, director

Twixt - American Zoetrope - Francis Ford Coppola, director

The Master - Western Film Company - Paul Thomas Anderson, director

Little Red Waggon - Anonymus Content - David Anspaugh, director

Tetro - American Zoetrope - Francis Ford Coppola, director

Youth Without Youth - American Zoetrope - Francis Ford Coppola, director

Pacala se intoarce - Nerv Film - Geo Saizescu, director

Lotus - Filmex Film Romania - Ioan Carmazan, director


Short Films:

Sunset - Lucky is a Dog Productions - Oana Marian, director

Canton - Filmex Film Romania - Constantin Popescu, director

The Apartment - Filmex Film Romania - Constantin Popescu, director

18:36 - Filmex Film Romania - Ionut Giurgiuca, director



Photo Caravan - TVR Cinema/Zoom Foto Film - Mihai Malaimare jr/Corina Stavila, directors

Moliere in cartier - Teatrul Masca/TVR Cultural - Mihai Malaimare jr, director



Nike "Speed Unleashed" - Stacy Wall, director

Nike "Calvin & Johnson" - Stacy Wall, director

Toyota "Next" - Chris Sargent, director

Toyota Avalon "The Great Unveiling" - Chris Sargent, director

Words With Friends - Lost Highway Films - Sasha Levinson, director

Lollipop - Tool - Jason Zada, director

Irwin Tools - Lost Highway Films - Sasha Levinson, director

Megafon - Lost Highway Films - Sasha Levinson, director

Cosmote "Sarmalele" - Saga Film - Cristi Puiu, director