Cinematographer Dan Karlok has won two Emmy Award for his work, and been nominated for a Grammy Award. His body of work runs the gamut -- feature films, documentaries, music videos and episodic television, including the acclaimed Law and Order TV series.

Karlok’s films include Ride with Bob, a documentary featuring Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam and the Dixie Chicks, as well as the comedy The Last Request, featuring Danny Aiello, Joe Piscopo and Barbara Feldon.  His feature-length documentary, Antone’s Home of the Blues, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival as the opening night film.

His current projects include Women On The Side, a documentary about women musicians; The Cabbie, a feature film about 911; Round Top, an intense documentary about teenagers training to be classical musicians; a documentary tracing the 40-year history of the western swing band Asleep At the Wheel; and The Art Of Comedy, a TV series featuring Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, and Sid Caesar.

Karlok has also applied his skills to working with the Planetree Cancer Care Centers on a variety of health care topics.



  • Southeast Regional Emmy Awards: Ride With Bob
  • Emmy Awards (contribution), Best Dramatic Show: Law and Order
  • Grammy Awards (nomination): Best Long Form Video, Ride with Bob
  • CMT Music Video Awards, Event Video of the Year: Cherokee Maiden
  • MCA-1 Awards, Gold Award: The Big Baboo (Saturn)
  • Cine Golden Eagle Award:  Ride With Bob
  • The New York Festival, Silver Award: Ride with Bob
  • Worldfest Film Festival, Best in Show: Cherokee Maiden
  • Worldfest Film Festival, Platinum Award: In Some Room above the Street
  • CT Vision Awards, Best in Show: Ride with Bob
  • Chicago Film Festival, Silver Award: Ride with Bob
  • Telly Awards: Ballyard Beer (commercial)
  • Austin Music Awards, Best in Show: Christmas in Jail
  • Charleston Film Festival, Gold Award (music video): Boogie Back to Texas
  • Cindy Awards, Gold Award (music video): I Gotta Know
  • Houston Film Festival, Gold Award: Swinging School
  • The Memphis Blues Awards:  Antone’s Home of the Blues