Buddy Squires is an Oscar nominated filmmaker, an Emmy Award winning cinematographer and a co-founder of Florentine Films. He is best known as the director of photography of such films as: The Civil War, New York and Compassion In Exile. Squires has photographed six Oscar nominated films and one Academy Award winner. In 2006 he filmed Rehearsing a Dream currently short-listed for the 2007 Academy Awards.
Squires has been nominated eight times for Individual Achievement in Cinematography by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Additionally, fifteen of the films he has photographed have been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards and eleven have won. 2006 winners include PBS’s “Two Days in October” and HBO’s “I Have Tourette’s But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me.”
Nanking is the eleventh film photographed by Squires to be accepted in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Other recent entries include Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005) and Special Jury Prize winner After Innocence (2005). Buddy Squires’ producing credits include: The Statue of Liberty (Oscar nomination) and Coney Island (Sundance Film Festival). He is the director of Listening to Children (Emmy nomination) and the co-director of Fast Eddie, Seeking Justice, People’s Poetry, and War Files.