Born and raised in Hungary, Tamas Bojtor received his graduate degree in architecture in 1991. After working as an architect, he moved to Denmark to attend film school. Upon finishing his studies he returned to Hungary, where he worked as both a director of photography and editor for Pilot Productions, a London/Budapest-based company. During this period, he shot and edited documentary pieces for European television stations including BBC, Channel 4, and Arte, and for American networks ABC and MTV.
Bojtor moved to the U.S. in 1997, and has since shot numerous short and long-format documentaries and narrative films. His documentary works premiered on networks including Showtime, National Geographic, Discovery, AMC, A&E and ABC. He has been director of photography for Academy Award nominees Jonathan Stack, Nanette Burstein and Aviva Slesin. In addition to his accomplishments as a cinematographer, Bojtor is also an experienced director who has helmed documentaries for National Geographic, TLC, and IFC’s “Film School” series.
In 2006, Bojtor formed his own production company, Don’t Foam LLC, based in Los Angeles. In 2007, he wrote and directed the company’s first feature film project, American Shopper, a hybrid documentary. He also produced On the Assassination of the President, a short fiction film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Immersion, a short fiction film that won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2009. Bojtor co-produced Full Battle Rattle, a feature-length documentary film that premiered in the Berlin International Film festival and won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW. He is currently in development on his next two directorial projects, the feature documentary Gun and narrative feature film Seuso.