Nicholas von Sternberg has been involved in the motion picture industry since infancy. He was first introduced to the set when only a year old on his father’s production of The Saga of Anahatan, produced in Kyoto, Japan in 1953. His father was the renowned film director Josef von Sternberg. His mother, Meri, was a lecturer in Art History at USC. and Long Beach State. He graduated from the UCLA film department in 1973, minored in classics and has a background in Math and Physics. While at UCLA he became friends and apprentice to Hal Mohr, A.S.C. In Graduate School at UCLA, he was hired to be Production Manager of the cult hit Dolemite (1975) before production began. He has been Director of Photography on over 50 features, as well as two television series. Among other abilities is a gift with foreign languages; he is also a private pilot and skier, and is an ardent environmentalist. He lives in Valencia, California with his wife, his three children and his aging mother. He also takes care of his small ranch in Llano, California near the former home of Aldous Huxley.