Writing and directing for Nova…
Uncategorized / No Comments / August 5, 2020

Since April 2019, I’ve been writing, directing, and DPing with a team of collaborators on an upcoming episode for PBS Nova. Our episode “Can We Cool The Planet?” will air October 28, 2020. Writing and directing for Nova has been a fantastic journey, and it’s rewarding to fully and officially occupy this space (we DPs are so often de facto directors, minus the credit!) I’m developing a new project now, and very much looking ahead to the next page in this new chapter of my career. More details to come!

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Ordinal (SW/NE) by directors Rini Yun Keagy & Miljohn Ruperto opens in L.A.
Uncategorized / No Comments / September 16, 2017

Filmaker Rini Yun Keagy’s hybrid doc-fiction, Ordinal (SW/NE) in collaboration with artist Miljohn Ruperto opens fall 2017 at several galleries in Los Angeles and Minneapolis. Check out this great review: https://www.x-traonline.org/article/miljohn-ruperto-geommancies/

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I won an ECA Award!
Uncategorized / No Comments / June 2, 2017

So pleased to announce I’ve been honored by the International Camera Guild with a 2017 Emerging Cinematographers Award for my work on “Unbound,” directed by Maggie Mahrt.

Founded in 1996, the ECA Awards nurture budding talent within the International Camera Guild, and award the cinematography achievements of DPs currently classified as camera operators and assistants. Winning films are selected by a panel of judges comprised of ICG members from all over the country. For more info, visit www.ecawards.net.

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PINKY slated to premiere on Refinery29/Sundance Shatterbox Anthology
Uncategorized / No Comments / September 8, 2016

img_6823So excited for the Jan 2017 premiere of PINKY (directed by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman) on Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology series. This is R29’s newest venture into creative storytelling: 12 female directors are chosen to create original works that delve into the female experience. Gashtili and Lerman’s PINKY was selected alongside the directorial debuts of Chloe Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, and Gabourey Sidibe. PINKY was shot on location in Los Angeles with Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Ultra Primes, and underwater housing support provided by Hydroflex LA.

img_6748LEFT: Photo courtesy of Jenn Pablo for Refinery29’s slideshow piece behind-the-scenes on the sets of Shatterbox projects.

RIGHT: On-set still courtesy of costume designer Kate Frye.

 

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CINEMATOGRAPHERS XX
Uncategorized / No Comments / March 15, 2016

“I’d love to work with a female DP, but I don’t know any…” Now you do.
Proud to be part of this collective of amazing cinematographers.
Check us out.

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www.cinematographersxx.com

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Shored Up wins $25K sustainability award at Sundance 2014
Uncategorized / No Comments / January 22, 2014

“Shored Up” Director Ben Kalina receives the 2014 Hilton Lightstay Sustainability Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.


From left to right: Jen Schneider (Director of Photography), Ben Kalina (Producer/Director), Marc D’Agostino (Editor)

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Village Voice Reviews Shored Up – “A beautiful look…”
Uncategorized / No Comments / November 29, 2013

Check out this review of Shored Up in The Village Voice, Nov 27, 2013 by Daphne Howland, “A Beautiful Look at How Seaboards are Destroyed in Shored Up

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