Milena Pastreich is a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer. Pigeon Kings, her directorial feature documentary debut, recently premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. She received the UCLA Spotlight Award for her 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 she made, premiered at SXSW. Milena has DPed Emmy-nominated films that have screened at festivals such as Cannes and Tribeca; she 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, she earned a BA in Art History from NYU and an MFA in Directing and Cinematography from UCLA.



Milena Pastreich