I am a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer. I was born in San Francisco, earned a BA in Art History from NYU, and an MFA in Directing and Cinematography from UCLA. PIGEON KINGS, my documentary debut, is a 2016 Pacific Pioneer Fund and Rogovy Foundation grantee, it participated in the 2013 Film Independent Documentary Lab, and received the 2013 Canon Filmmaker Award. THE AMAZING SONG, a music video I shot for Sesame Street's autism initiative, was nominated for a 2016 Emmy. I was a 2014 Berlinale Talent, and BELOW DREAMS, a narrative feature that I shot, premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Cinematography at the New Orleans Film Festival. A short film I directed, JEAN-PAUL LUC SÉBASTIAN RENÉ, premiered at 2010 SXSW and I FEEL STUPID, another short I made, is a 2012 UCLA Spotlight Award Winner and was included in the 2013/2014 PBS series, Film School Shorts. I previously won the 2012 Panavision Award for my work in cinematography on THE BALLAD OF FINN + YETI, which premiered at Cannes 2012.



Milena Pastreich