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!View
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/View
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.View
So 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.
LEFT: 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.
“Shored Up” Director Ben Kalina receives the 2014 Hilton Lightstay Sustainability Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.View
Check out this review of Shored Up in Variety, Dec 13, 2013 by Geoff Berkshire
“‘Shored Up’ Review: Ben Kalina’s sturdy documentary debut delivers a sobering examination of the threat of rising sea levels.”
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“View