Kira Murdock

Kira Murdock

ICG: International Cinematographer's Guild (Iatse Local 600)

Camera operator, cinematographer and director of photography in Los Angeles, California

About Kira

I have been working in camera department since 2007 for feature films, reality tv, commercials, promos, music videos, documentaries and corporate videos.
I learned 16mm and 35mm cameras in Germany at Studio Hamburg doing an internship, then extended my education with Cinematography at Maine Media Workshops taking the 12 week Cinematography Intensive Program in 2008.
I have predominantly worked as an Iatse Local 600 Union focus puller for narrative feature films, and as a camera operator for reality tv series and documentary style shooting for major tv networks such asDiscovery Channel, History Channel, BET, E!, A&E, among others since 2010. I am based in Los Angeles but often travel for work, I have 3D experience, experience with multiple camera support systems, filming with pyrotechnics/explosions, filming in extreme heat and cold, and filming wildlife.
I own a 3 channel Tilta remote focus system, a 7" smallhd on board monitor, a canon 5dmk3 camera package w/full L series 2.8 zoom lens set (16-35, 24-70, 70-200), as well as a yaeger sr. camera cart w/rain tent and all are available to rent.

Others would say I am very outgoing able to adapt well to any circumstance I find myself in at work. I jump at the opportunity for any new challenge or experience. What I enjoy most outside of work is travel, extreme sports, and the great outdoors. I am wilderness first aid (WFA) certified, first aid/cpr trained, have mountaineering experience and have spent time living abroad in countries such as Ireland, France, Germany and Norway.
For a resume and samples of work, please visit http://kashkaposh.wordpress.com/


Name: Kira Murdock

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: ICG: International Cinematographer's Guild (Iatse Local 600)

Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director of Photography and First Assistant Camera

Unique traits: sense of humor, physical ability

Credits

  • Grandmothers Murder Club

    Grandmothers Murder Club (2017)
    Film by Srikant Chellappa (Action, Comedy and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Importance of Doubting Tom

    The Importance of Doubting Tom (2016)
    Film by Vanessa Roman (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Brothers Grimsby

    The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
    Film by Louis Leterrier (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • Fifty Shades of Black

    Fifty Shades of Black (2016)
    Film by Michael Tiddes (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship.

  • The Bandit Hound

    The Bandit Hound (2016)
    Film by Michelle Danner (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A lovable dog named Bandit starts stealing cash to help his adopted family, he unwittingly sets them on a collision course with his dangerous ex-partner.

  • Key & Peele

    Key & Peele (2015)
    Television by Central Productions 1st AC

  • Don't Wake Mommy

    Don't Wake Mommy (2015)
    Film by Chris Sivertson (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A married new mom Molly is struggling with leaving behind her career and now taking on the role of motherhood. She misses her former freedoms and is overwhelmed and at a breaking point. With her husband's urging she decides to reach out to a motherhood support group and meets Beth who seems to be a fellow sympathetic mom. But what are Beth's true intentions? Will Beth's dark past begin to show it's self to Molly? Is Molly and her family safe?

  • The Condemned 2

    The Condemned 2 (2015)
    Film by Roel Reiné (Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

  • Airplane Repo

    Airplane Repo (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Meet three adrenaline-seeking repo men chase multi-million dollar jets across America looking for a big payoff. Relying upon wits, skill and sheer cojones, to stay one step ahead of the law and airplanes with issues, it's high risk for high reward for these super repo men. Written by Discovery

  • Key and Peele

    Key and Peele (2014 - 2015)
    Television by Jordan Peele (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Project sees Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches.

  • No Way Jose

    No Way Jose (2015)
    Film by Adam Goldberg (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department JOSE STERN -- formerly Joseph Stern, until he discovered he was 1/8th Mexican -- is on the precipice of turning 40. Going on 75. He and his band, The Borges, have been relegated to playing childrens' birthday parties. He was always a little miserable. Now he's very miserable. Thankfully, he has in essence the perfect woman to balance him. DUSTY, his fiance, is a warm, beautiful, laid back, supportive, veterinarian. She is the Yin to his Yang. That is, until she discovers a old secret of Jose and kicks him out and into the warm bosom of his falling-apart-at-the-seams-married-with-children friends' home , where he spends the rest of film seeking counsel from his burnt out friends, dates an insane ex-girlfriend, and sorts through his past, all in an effort to find himself... and perhaps Dusty. Written by anonymous

  • American Beach House

    American Beach House (2015)
    Film by Straw Weisman (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department What happens when six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three beautiful sexy young women, from all over the world, win a random contest-- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California, thanks to a big Internet company--only to discover they have to share it with each other. Written by Eduardo Brandariz

  • Tabloid Vivant

    Tabloid Vivant (2015)
    Film by Kyle Broom (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Fame. Celebrity. Wealth. Max, an up and coming artist hungry for fame, meets Sara, a budding young art critic who suffers the same obsessiveness about her work as he does his. The two begin a tumultuous relationship based on using each other to get ahead and sequester themselves in a cabin in the woods, set on creating a work of art that they feel will completely revolutionize the art world. They want to make a work of art that is alive; even if it takes their own lives to do it. Written by Kyle Broom

  • Bad Blood

    Bad Blood (2015)
    Film by Adam Silver (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Lauren's life is on a positive trajectory, until she is falsely accused of murder. Discovering that an obsessive serial killer with her exact DNA match has been knowingly implicating her in all his crimes, she is forced to fight to prove her innocence and save her life.

  • Jurassic City

    Jurassic City (2015)
    Film by Sean Cain (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department When a top-secret laboratory is unexpectedly breached, thousands of rampaging raptors are unleashed on Los Angeles! A black-ops unit is mobilized to contain the creatures before they cause city-wide chaos. Simultaneously, a truckload of raptors is rerouted to a nearby prison. Upon their escape, these ferocious flesh-eaters are beyond containment. This is Jurassic judgment night for smoking hot sorority girls, sinister scientists, muscle-bound military and doomed death-row inmates! It's about to get bloody in Jurassic City! Written by Anonymous

  • The Hollies

    The Hollies (2015)
    Film by Jennifer Ayo-Akinyemi (Short) Camera and Electrical Department The Hollies is a fast paced coming of age neo-noir. Stacy Steinberg is a 21 year old recent college graduate who is excited about her new adult life in the "real world". Her best friend Bridgette Barrington on the other hand, could care less about those adult responsibilities. She wants to stay young and wild, just like her favorite celebrities. Tired of staying in on Friday nights, Bridgette convinces Stacy to go out with her and celebrate the new chapter of their lives. Their night takes a dark turn after running into their famous celebrity icon, the infamous Kennedy Klein. Everything they thought they knew about the world, themselves, and each other changes by the end of the night. Written by Jennifer Ayo-Akinyemi

  • Make You Feel

    Make You Feel (2014)
    Film by Tiziano Lugli (Short and Music) Cinematographer What happens when a woman cheats on her man?

  • Down East Dickering season 2

    Down East Dickering season 2 (2014)
    Television by Pilgrim Studios Camera Operator

  • Grimsby

    Grimsby (2014)
    Film by Sony Pictures Entertainment 1st AC

  • The Condemned 2: Desert Prey

    The Condemned 2: Desert Prey (2014)
    Film by Condemned 2 LLC A cam 1st AC

  • Fated

    Fated (2014)
    Film by Jeremy Foley (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Unbeknownst to us, each person's destiny is controlled by an employee of the Fate Management Agency. To save his job, low-level agent Joe must take drastic action and confront his hopeless client face-to-face - on Earth.

  • In Search of America, Inshallah

    In Search of America, Inshallah (2014)
    Film by Danish Renzu (Short, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department Shaheen Ilyas, a young traditional Pakistani woman, arrives in Los Angeles in search of her husband, Ali Ilyas. Ali who has left his wife and his homeland just after the wedding has come to America to earn money. Shaheen is unfortunately greeted into a drastic and unknown world which questions her "dependent" identity. From her luggage and passport being stolen, to being harassed by a homeless bum, she is faced with many other challenges. It is up to Shaheen to live by her intrinsic values, the traditions she has been raised with or adapt and choose to make her own identity. Written by Manaal Khan

  • Raft

    Raft (2014)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department

  • A Christmas Mystery

    A Christmas Mystery (2014)
    TV Movie by Peter Sullivan (Drama, Mystery and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department When a reporter discovers that her late mother had been receiving Christmas cards from a secret admirer, she decides to track him down. In the process, she'll discover a family secret more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

  • L.A. Hair

    L.A. Hair (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Follows celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, as she coifs Hollywood A-listers. When it comes to celebrity hair, Kim is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. From movies to music, Kim is an image maker and a trendsetter. Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland and Shakira are just a handful of A-listers who keep Kim's number on speed dial so she can whip up their custom styles and images for glamorous events. While handling her star-studded clientèle is a full time job, this elite style queen also manages a successful retail product line and runs an exclusive Hollywood salon staffed with talented but high-strung stylists, including her mother! Rivalry is fierce and the desire to be on top is even fiercer. Hair isn't the only thing in this salon that gets cut. Written by WE TV

  • Touching the Art

    Touching the Art (2014)
    Video by Shaw Bowman (Short, Comedy and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department Contemporary art is having a breakthrough moment, thanks in part to recent celebrity cross-overs (Lady Gaga, James Franco, Jay-Z), ubiquitous fashion collaborations and record-setting auction returns. So why is it still so difficult to talk about? Comedian and artist Casey Jane Ellison wades into this conversational quagmire on Ovation's original web talk show, Touching the Art.

  • Down East Dickering

    Down East Dickering (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Dickering takes place down east.

  • Hope City

    Hope City (2014)
    Film by Kwaku Otchere (Short and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Coed and the Zombie Stoner

    The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
    Film by Glenn Miller (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department When a nerdy sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it's only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure--now she must smoke out the entire school before it's too late. Written by The Asylum

  • Zombeavers

    Zombeavers (2014)
    Film by Jordan Rubin (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department ZOMBEAVERS is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin. Written by Anonymous

  • Found

    Found (2014)
    Film by Dawn Fields (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A devastating secret is revealed when two childhood friends are reunited after being estranged for over ten years.

  • The Millionaire Matchmaker

    The Millionaire Matchmaker (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department In Los Angeles, Patti Stanger runs an agency that pairs millionaires with the men and women of their dreams.

  • Chicks Dig Gay Guys

    Chicks Dig Gay Guys (2014)
    Film by Nathan Apffel (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A comedy set in the world of two pickup artists that is centered on the trouble they get into through the lies they tell.

  • 209

    209 (2013)
    Film by Dawn Fields (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Sam has summoned Danny to a seedy motel to reveal a dark and devastating secret. Only one of them will get out alive.

  • Dracano

    Dracano (2013)
    Film by Kevin O'Neill (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department A catastrophic volcanic eruption releases ancient dragon-like creatures on the surrounding areas. Scientists believe this could start a chain reaction of volcanic eruptions giving way to a global Dragon Apocalypse.

  • Prayers in the Dark

    Prayers in the Dark (2013)
    Film by Joaquin F. Palma (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department An underground Brotherhood battling the demonic forces that thrive in the shadows of society find themselves unwillingly up against an evil more powerful than any one of them has ever seen... or so they think. Their faith, trust and friendship is put to the test as they discover that the true path to redemption - is sacrifice. Written by JC

  • Artbound

    Artbound (2013)
    Television (News) Camera and Electrical Department Episode 1 visits Riverside County where the duo known as the Date Farmers are re-writing pop surrealism, Orange County where two Muslim-American women are creating a fashion line, San Bernardino County where there is an artist colony inhabiting Jackrabbit Homesteads, Palm Springs where mid-century modern architecture is getting a revival. Also features a location hopping performance by turntable master Cut Chemist. Written by Anonymous

  • The Woman: Chapter One - Ice Cream, Run

    The Woman: Chapter One - Ice Cream, Run (2013)
    Film by Stefón L.C. (Short, Action and Adventure) Camera and Electrical Department A bored hit woman seeks entertainment and ice cream on a Saturday night.

  • Mischief Night

    Mischief Night (2013)
    Film by Richard Schenkman (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Mischief Night tells the story of a terrifying home invasion the night before Halloween. Young Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder. Written by Anonymous

  • The Contractor

    The Contractor (2013)
    Film by Sean Olson (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth starts to grow suspicious of Javier and learns that he'd targeted the family all along. Now, to save her family, Elizabeth will have to take matters into her own hands. Written by Sean Olson

  • Ghost Ghirls

    Ghost Ghirls (2013)
    Television by Jeremy Konner (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department GHOST GHIRLS is a web comedy series following the antics of two best friends, Heidi and Angelica, who work as paranormal investigators. Each episode details the bumbling adventures of the hilarious duo as they attempt to solve otherworldly cases while not tripping over themselves in the process. Written by Anonymous

  • All Cheerleaders Die

    All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
    Film by Chris Sivertson (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

  • Storage Wars

    Storage Wars (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the world's most valuable comic book collection, paying as little as ten dollars for items valued in the millions. Written by estartit

  • Civil War

    Civil War (2012)
    Film by Blake Blasingame (Short, Action and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department On a summer afternoon, General Tor Johnson and Secretary of Defense Sheldon Bunning relax in a hot tub drinking hard liquor while running a military invasion of a foreign country. Presidential candidate Senator Davis and lobbyist Marvin Kohler arrive to the party with a business offer that sets off a dispute. Civil War is an allegory of the current systemic failures of our government and society, an oligarchic structure stooped in excess and unnatural desire for power. Written by Anonymous

  • Storage Wars seasons 3, 4, 5

    Storage Wars seasons 3, 4, 5 (2012)
    Television by Original Productions Camera Operator

  • Come Life

    Come Life (2011)
    Film by Ryan Jason Etzel (Short, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Two young Shakers prepare to depart their celibate community, and have second thoughts when they meet a broken family on the road. Based on a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Come Life was shot at a real Shaker village, and features Shaker dance rituals. Written by Anonymous

  • The Mortified

    The Mortified (2011)
    Film by Michael Zammito (Short, Drama and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department The Mortified is the story of a Mortician who is plagued by his traumatic history. A terrible accident has taken the life of the local High School's football Hero in the town he lives in. A Dark Boy has an intense hatred for the Hero, who had started horrible rumors about him. During a random meeting, the Dark Boy feigns interest in the work of the mortician, James, to persuade him to bring him to his embalming room, where the Hero's body no doubt lies. The Dark Boy wants to see the broken body of the boy who spread rumors about his sexuality, the boy who brought constant ridicule upon him. James begrudgingly brings the Dark Boy to the mortuary but realizes very quickly that he has made a grave mistake. The rage of the Dark Boy is unleashed as he stabs the Hero's body over and over with an embalming wand. Attempting to stop him, James pushes him back, but much too strongly. The Dark Boy lay dead on the floor. The Mortician drives to a Priest's home to confirm his destiny, that he is ... Written by Virginia Kerrigan Ruehrwein

  • Curiosity

    Curiosity (2011)
    Television (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and certain queries within diverse fields like the human mind, history, archaeology, medicine, anthropology, nature, biology, space and history. While the show was being planned, Discovery's game-plan was to air twelve one-hour episodes each season for five years. However, when "Curiosity..." did premiere in August of 2011, it began a weekly broadcast schedule that ran the full first season, which ended with the 13th episode on November, 20, 2011. Similarly, the second season also followed the weekly format, between October 7, 2012 and January 27, 2013. Since then, there has only been one episode broadcast under the umbrella title of "Curiosity: The Questions of Our Life". This was the episode named "Stonehenge", which was shown on July 20, 2014. Two websites have emerged since the series debut, both of ... Written by mycroftmy

  • Five Days Gone

    Five Days Gone (2010)
    Film by Anna Kerrigan (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Camden is thrilled to meet Alice, the half sister she never knew. In an effort to bond, the sisters and their significant others take a trip to Lionshead, the family estate in Massachusetts. Tensions build and ultimately explode over a week in the country. Written by Anonymous

  • Shudder House

    Shudder House (2010)
    Film by Joey Dello Russo (Short, Drama, Family, Music and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department On a rural estate in 1951, a boy named Robby trudges through a meaningless childhood. Training on classical piano is his only chore dictated by unloving parents. But when a Southern farmhand named Emma returns to the farm with a guitar in hand, Robby faces his only opportunity to grow and feel beyond his boyish blues. Written by Joey Dello Russo

  • Speck's Last

    Speck's Last (2010)
    Film by Michael Dowling (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Tells the tale of two brothers and a younger sister fighting about what to do with an unopened note from their older brother after his suspicious, accidental death.

  • Discovery Curiosity: Life Before Birth

    Discovery Curiosity: Life Before Birth (2010)
    Television by Pioneer Productions Camera Operator

Education

  • Maine Media Workshops and College (Rockport, Maine)
    (2009-2009)

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