I am a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. Pigeon Kings, my directorial feature documentary debut, recently premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. I received the UCLA Spotlight Award for my short film, I Feel Stupid, which airs on PBS ’s Film School Shorts and is featured on Short of the Week; Jean-Paul Luc Sébastien René, another short I made, premiered at SXSW. I have DPed Emmy-nominated films that have screened at festivals such as Cannes and Tribeca; I was awarded Best Cinematography at the New Orleans Film Festival for Below Dreams and received the Panavision Award for The Ballad of Finn + Yeti. Born and raised in San Francisco, I earned a BA in Art History from NYU and an MFA from UCLA.



Milena Pastreich