Zak Mulligan is an American cinematographer known for his work in film and television. His film We The Animals premiered at Sundance 2018 and was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards including Best Cinematography. His other work includes the HBO series The Outsider based on a novel by Stephen King starring Jason Bateman and Ben Mendelsohn and the film Obselidia which premiered at Sundance 2010 where he was honored with the Excellence in Cinematography award.
Zak’s TV work also includes Ava Duvernay’s CBS TV pilot, For Justice and Netflix’s House of Cards, the Showtime series Seven Deadly Sins and the FX original, The Most Dangerous Animal of All. In 2013 he lensed the Academy Award nominated HBO documentary Open Heart about Rheumatic heart disease in Africa. Zak was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2019.
Other feature film work includes the forth coming Benh Zeitlin film, Wendy, the Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet helmed, Bleeding Heart and Custody directed by James Lapine and starring Viola Davis and Ellen Burstyn which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016.
Mulligan’s commercial client list includes Google, Nike, Reebok, Samsung, and American Express.
American Cinematographer: Spirit Award Nominees / Variety 10 Cinematographers to Watch / Filmmaker Magazine: We The Animals on Super 16mm / Open Heart at the 2013 Academy Awards / Always a Fire Wins Vimeo Best 12 of 2012 / BBC Radio, October 2010, "One Day on Earth" / American Cinematographer, April 2010, Sundance 2010: Expanded Palettes / ICG Magazine, April 2010, First Tracks / American Cinematographer: Sundance Cinematography Standouts / RogerEbert.com / Slash Film / NY Times / WSJ
Google, Kraft, Sony, American Express, General Electric, Nike, Reebok, Under Armor, Bayer, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Samsung, DirecTV, NBC Universal, Passion Pit, Cults, Mute Math, Flying Lotus, and Woodhands