Piotr Sobocinski; Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer

From Times Wire Services

Piotr Sobocinski, an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer from Poland, died while working on the film “24 Hours,” in British Columbia, the film production company said Tuesday. He was 43.

Sobocinski apparently died in his sleep, said LeeAnne Muldoon of TFH Productions Inc. His body was found Monday.

Local authorities were planning an autopsy.

The film, starring Courtney Love, Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon, was a week into shooting when Sobocinski died. He had recently completed “Angel Eyes,” starring Jennifer Lopez. Sobocinski also worked on the films “Twilight,” “Marvin’s Room” and “Ransom.”


The son of legendary Polish cinematographer Witold Sobocinski, Piotr Sobocinski was born in Lodz, Poland, and graduated from the city’s film school. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1994 for his work on “Red,” directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Sobocinski is survived by his parents, wife and three children.