I earned my Bachelors degree in film and video from Columbia College Chicago

and then went on to pursue Masters degree in cinematography from FAMU Prague.

I graduated in 2011 and became a member of Czech Society of Cinematographers

the same year. I've shot number of narrative and documentary shorts, music videos,

commercials, TV reality and documentary series, and contributed to feature length

documentaries and experimental films.

I received three Best Cinematography Awards for my work.

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Best Cinematography for Refuge  - Scottish Independent Film Festival, 2018

Best Cinematography for The Donor - 7th Underground Cinema Awards Dún Laoghaire, 2016

Best Cinematography for After Anca - 48Hour Film Project Dublin, 2014.


Czech Society of Cinematographers (ACK)

Board Director at Women in Film and Television Ireland


Master of Arts in Cinematography - FAMU Prague, Czech Republic                        

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video - Columbia College Chicago, USA        

Associate of Arts in Photography Columbus State Community College, USA      


DAWN lighting workshop at Kerry EBT Training Centre (4 day workshop for cinematographers with DOP PJ Dillon)                                       

FÁS: 3D CINEMA at Ardmore Studios (3 day workshop for cameramen)

PADI Diving Course for Cameramen

MIDPOINT - screenwriting workshop for feature film writers

SHORT FILM/EPIC STORIES - screenwriting workshop with Mary Kate O'Flanagan, by Screen Training Ireland

FINAL CUT PRO X / ADOBE PREMIERE - training at filmbase


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