Bill Tunnicliffe is a Director of Photography, Writer, and Director who started out in New York shooting music videos, documentaries, high fashion videos, and commercials. After moving to LA, Bill shot and directed large scale action films focusing on highly orchestrated stunt work.
As Director of Photography, Bill Tunnicliffe has shot a wide variety of features with talent like Jake Gyllenhaal, Selma Blair, and Jared Leto (“Highway”) – Dennis Hopper, Peter Coyote, and Chris Sarandon (“Road Ends”) – and D.J. Qualls and Zooey Deschanel (“The New Guy”).
Bill directed the network series, “LA Heat”, “Team Knightrider”, and Howard Stern’s “ Son Of The Beach”. He has done documentary videography work for “Oprah” and ABC’s Emmy winning newsmagazine shows, “Eye On LA” and “Vista LA”. He shot the first mini-DV documentary shown on a major network, Showtime’s “Outwitting Hitler”, and his digital video work has been featured in Videography magazine.
Bill’s short film, “Political Posture”, was nominated for an Academy Award, and his children’s video, “Cowboys On The Job”, was rated one of TV Guide’s Ten Best Kid’s Videos. Bill also Executive Produced and was Creative Consultant for Judy Lieff’s award winning PBS documentary on deaf poets entitled, “Deaf Jam”.
Bill was Supervising Producer on the TV movie “Crash and Byrnes” starring Wolf Larson and Greg Ellis. Bill also works as a script doctor with producers such as John J Kelly and Gordon Gray.
Bill Tunnicliffe and Wendy Bednarz are currently in pre-production for the feature film “Barren Seed”, a controversial environmental thriller. “Barren Seed” is an international co-production that takes place in India, Dubai, and the U.S..