XY Chelsea (Additional DP) - Tim Hawkins, Pulse Films

A Day in the Life of America - Jared Leto, Interscope Records

The Remix Hip Hop x Fashion - Farah Khalid and Lisa Cortes, Tribeca Studios and Cutter Productions

A Woman’s Work (Additional DP) - Yu Gu, A Woman’s Work LLC

Student Athlete (Additional DP) - Trish Dalton and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, HBO Sports and Spring Hill Entertainment

The Unafraid (Additional DP) - Heather Courtney and Anayansi Prado, ¡Presente! Films Production 

Hope & Fury: MLK and the Movement and the Media (Additional DP) - Phil Bertelsen and Rachel Dretzin, MSNBC/ARK Media

War to be Her - Erin Heidenreich, POV and Blackacre Entertainment

Armed with Faith (Additional DP) - Asad Faruqi and Geeta Gandbhir, Revolutionary Films, G2P2, SOC Films, ITVS

Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers (Additional DP/Sound) - Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Geeta Gandbhir, G2P2 and SOC Films

The Ground Beneath Their Feet (Producer/Director) - Nausheen Dadabhoy, DadaGirl Films

Lunch (DP/Assistant Editor) - Donna Kanter, The Kanter Company

Documentaries in Production: 

Anatomy of a Hate Crime - Emily Kassie, The Marshall Project

No Accident - Kristi Jacobson, Catalyst Films & McGee Media

Truth in Numbers: Data Journalism in the Age of Trump - Arwa Aburawa, Al Jazeera English

An Act of Worship - Nausheen Dadabhoy, Capital K Pictures

Conscience Point - Treva Wurmfeld, Vile Bohea Productions & ITVS

Naughty is Nice - Austen Rachlis, Naughty is Nice LLC

The Little Dress: A Journey of Hope - Vicki Vasilopoulos, Orestes Films

The State of the Unit: The Kilogram (DC Segment) - Amy Young, Thin Films


20 Regeln für Sylvie - Giacun Caduff, Innovative Eye and Arbel

Downward Dog - Jami, Azad Films

Josh - Iram Parveen Bilal, Parveen Shah Productions


Accidental Activist - Samia Khan, Transform Films Inc

Ja'Dore Nawal - Assia Boundaoui, HBO Documentaries

The Town I Live In - Guadalupe Rosales and Matt Wolf, Field of Vision

An Act of Worship - Nausheen Dadabhoy and Sofian Khan, Field of Vision and Firelight Media

Iron Maidens (Camera Operator) - Vanessa Black and Erica Hill, ITVS and Killer Films Media

I Don’t Look Blind - Amy Young, Thin Films

FBI’s Evidence Response Team - Donna Kanter, Kanter Company/A&E


Dot & Line - Maazin Kamal, Kamalo Vision

The Glasshouse - Gianna Arni, Cupla Film

La Femme et le TGV - Timo de Gonte, BMC Films, Arbel, Innovative Eye

Dogs and Tacos - Steve Bachrach, Division del Norte Films

Love Reset - Imran Siddiquee, MTV

Half the Distance - Dalila Droege, Film Independent Project:Involve

Career Virgin - Angie Comer, AFI Directing Workshop for Women

The Virgin Cloth - Jim Burroughs, Aria Vision Films

Love in the Summertime - Paul Wie, Walker Lane Films



  • The American Film Institute Conservatory, Master of Fine Arts Cinematography, June 2008

  • California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts Film Production, May 2005



2019 Armed with Faith, News and Documentary Emmy Award for Politics and Government Documentary

2018 40 Under 40, list honoree, DOC NYC Film Festival

2018 An Act of Worship, Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award, March on Washington Film Festival

2017 La femme et le TGV, Nominated for Live Action Short Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award

2017 La femme et le TGV, Best Cinematography Award, KINOFILM Festival

2017 The Town I Live In, Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, AFI Fest 

2015 The Ground Beneath Their Feet, Nominated for a Viktor Award, Dok.fest Munich

2014 The Ground Beneath Their Feet, Nominated for the Oxfam Global Justice Award, IDFA 

2012 Lunch, Best Documentary Award, Los Angeles Press Club Awards 


Project:Involve Fellow, 2011

Berlinale Talents participant, 2017

Firelight Fellow, 2018

Chicken & Egg Diversity Fellows Initiative Fellow, 2018

Chicken & Egg Eggcelerator Lab Fellow, 2019


International Collective of Female Cinematographers, member since 2016.

Cinematographers XX, member since 2016

Brown Girls Doc Mafia, member since 2016

Asian American Documentary Network, member since 2017

Video Consortium, member since 2017


Available upon request.