Kees Van Oostrum, ASC studied at the Dutch Film Academy with an emphasis on both directing and cinematography. After graduting with Honors he received a scholarship which enabled him to enroll the American Film Institute (AFI).
Van Oostrum has subsequently compiled an eclectic range of some 60 credits, including movies for television and the cinema, and occasional documentaries. He shot the Emmy®-winning documentary The Last Chance, and earned additional Emmy nominations for the telefilms Miss Rose White and Return to Lonesome Dove. His peers chose the latter for the 1994 ASC Outstanding Achievement Award for cinematography. Van Oostrum has earned other ASC Award nominations for the television films The Burden of Proof, Medusa’s Child and Spartacus. His diverse body of work includes the history-based feature films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals.