The Cronenweths, brothers Jeff and Tim, mark the third generation in a creative dynasty. Inspired by their grandfather, Oscar-winning studio still photographer William Edward Cronenweth, and their father, Blade Runner cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth, Jeff and Tim have become prolific directors and cinematographers in their own right – raising the bar for both their peers and for the next generation.
Jeff and Tim have worked together for decades as a creative duo on commercials, music videos, and films, but formally joined forces as directorial duo The Cronenweths in 2003. Together they are responsible for directing (and often lensing) award-winning projects for Gatorade, American Express, Audi, Mini Cooper, Bud Light, Apple, Warner Bros., and many more. In addition to their ongoing initiatives as a duo, Jeff and Tim also continue to pursue independent projects: Jeff recently shot Gone Girl for director David Fincher (he also earned Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography for previous Fincher collaborations The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network), and Taylor Swift’s music video for “Shake It Off” directed by Mark Romanek.
The Cronenweths are driven by the complementary forces of creative synergy and sibling rivalry – a yin and yang that perhaps only siblings can understand. That drive, combined with a deep technical knowledge and extensive experience as cinematographers, makes for compelling, visually striking work for clients of all stripes.