I earned my Bachelors degree in film and video from Columbia College Chicago in 2008,

with specialisation in cinematography. Upon my graduation I was placed on a coveted internship

with Phedon Papamichael, ASC on a feature film "W." directed by Oliver Stone. I then moved to

Prague and was accepted into a Masters in Cinematography Degree program at 

Film and TV Academy of Performing Arts, which accepts only four students per year. 

I graduated in 2011 and was invited into the Czech Society of Cinematographers.

 

In 2012 I moved to Ireland. Since then I've shot number of narrative and documentary shorts, 

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

documentary and experimental films.

I received three Cinematography Awards for my work on short films and two Nominations.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Nominee: Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"    South Europe International Film Festival, Valencia, Spain, 2020

Nominee: Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"    North Europe International Film Festival, London, UK, 2020

Winner: Best Cinematography for "Refuge"       Scottish Independent Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 2018

Winner: Best Cinematography for "The Donor"   7th Underground Cinema Awards Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 2016

Winner: Best Cinematography for "After Anca"   48Hour Film Project Dublin, Ireland, 2014

MEMBERSHIP

Czech Society of Cinematographers

Board Director at Women in Film and Television Ireland

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

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      

OTHER TRAINING

DAWN lighting workshop at Kerry EBT Training Centre                              

FÁS 3D CINEMA at Ardmore Studios 

PADI Diving Course for Cameramen

MIDPOINT  screenwriting workshop for feature film writers

SHORT FILM/EPIC STORIES  screenwriting workshop by Screen Training Ireland

FINAL CUT PRO X / ADOBE PREMIERE  training at Filmbase

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