Dave Perkal, ASC is an accomplished, multifaceted cinematographer, known for his intelligent lensing and keen lighting on a broad array of television and film projects.
Perkal just wrapped the pilot of Ramble On, the scripted dramedy from the creator of Entourage, which brings together father and son actors Charlie and Martin Sheen for the first time since Wall Street. Playing themselves alongside Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ramble On chronicles the strength of family and friendships that persevere through redemption and second chances.
Working in television, Perkal lensed projects such as Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation, Marvel’s award-winning Runaways, CBS’s Zoo and ABC’s Primetime Emmy awarded Castle. Some of his previous television credits include: the Primetime Emmy awarded Entourage for HBO; the world-syndicated The Vampire Diaries; Franklin & Bash, Scrubs, Chuck and In Case of Emergency.
In film, Perkal is known for his work on projects such as Do You Take This Man and Preacher’s Kid, TV movies Teen Spirit, Christmas Cupid and Happy Campers, as well as shorts such as The Frank Anderson,The Key and Lucky. Beside lensing Do You Take This Man, Perkal also served as a producer. For his work on The Frank Anderson, which he directed and lensed, Perkal won awards at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival, FilmOut San Diego, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Valley Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Perkal also shoots in the commercial realm, lensing spots for LG, Google, Sprint, Jolly Time Popcorn and Vidant Health.
A member of the American Society of Cinematographers since 2011, Perkal is a Los Angeles native and earned his BS in Film and TV from San Diego State University and graduate degree in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. An avid surfer and scuba diver, Perkal is also an underwater photographer and stills photographer.