I am a Los Angeles-based director and cinematographer. PIGEON KINGS, my directorial feature debut, is currently in post-production and is supported by Sundance Institute, Women in Film, Film Independent, IDA, Canon, The Rogovy Foundation, Pacific Pioneer Fund, True/False, and Catapult Film Fund. THE AMAZING SONG, a music video I shot for Sesame Street's autism initiative, was nominated for a 2016 Emmy. I previously won the 2012 Panavision Award for the THE BALLAD OF FINN + YETI, which premiered at Cannes 2012. I was a 2014 Berlinale Talent, and BELOW DREAMS, a feature I shot, premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded Best Cinematography at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival. JEAN-PAUL LUC SÉBASTIAN RENÉ, a short I directed, premiered at 2010 SXSW and I FEEL STUPID, another short I made, was a 2012 UCLA Spotlight Winner and was included in the 2014 PBS series, Film School Shorts. Born and raised in San Francisco, I earned a BA in Art History from NYU and an MFA in Directing and Cinematography from UCLA.



Milena Pastreich