Dennis Zanatta

Dennis Zanatta

www.denniszanatta.com
Cinematographer

Los Angeles, California

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About Dennis

Born in Sao Paulo Brazil, Dennis is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles and a graduate from American Film Institute with an MFA in Cinematography. His AFI thesis film Evelyn was supported by Kodak and Panavision and shot in 35mm film. His passion for storytelling began at an early age when he was inspired by his older sister’s work, an award winner photojournalist. He pursued a bachelor’s degree on Social Communication at Universidade Sao Judas and graduated in 2006. During his freshman year, he got his start in the industry as a camera operator for a travel television series and then worked on various series for the largest television network in South America. Dennis moved to the United States in 2009 when he got an offer to work as a Director of Photography for a production company based in Washington, DC. Since then, he has been working in other productions for NatGeo, Discovery Channel, and other networks, as well as with independent filmmakers, shooting films and TV series. Dennis' most recent work includes a narrative sci-fi series In Absentia, commercials for T-Mobile and promotional segments the UFC.

Videos

Credits

  • Danny Boy

    Danny Boy (2016)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Drama, Family and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department On the morning of September 11, 2001 in Brooklyn, New York, a young man's court sentencing is unexpectedly postponed and he's given one last chance for redemption.

  • In Absentia

    In Absentia (2016)
    Television (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Evelyn

    Evelyn (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Samantha, 19 years old, is suffering from the terror of being abducted and abused for around 10 years. Now, after being rescued with a child in her hands; she tries to get back to the world and regain her stolen life. With the help of her Psychologist she tries to get a job in a TV store as her first step towards salvation, but getting to the store by itself is a terrifying experience, which reminds her of her dark past. In this journey she is forced to face her deepest fears and overcome them.

  • The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America

    The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Cinematographer For the first time, The Ultimate Fighter features mixed martial artists from Mexico and Latin America, eight featherweights and eight bantamweights are divided into teams representing Mexico and Latin America and coached by heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and his number one contender, Fabricio Werdum. Over the course of twelve weeks, they live in the same house, and train to fight each other in the octagon, with different backgrounds and cultures but with one dream in mind, to win a contract with the UFC. Written by Anonymous

  • Shun

    Shun (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department What's expected of you and What do you truly desire to do

  • You Can Play

    You Can Play (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department All eyes are on Brandon, the all-star quarterback of the Demons high school football team, as they get ready to play their first-ever state championship game. With the game looming, Brandon must grapple with his professional ambitions of a college football future and his fear of losing his childhood and best friend James. On the night before the game he must decide whether he wants to live as what he is - or who he is.

  • Up Here

    Up Here (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department In a world where people float when they fall in love, we meet Elizabeth who seems to be perpetually floating alone.

  • For My Man

    For My Man (2015)
    Television (Crime) Cinematographer Real woman in real relationships that will do anything for their man.

  • Alaska Off-Road Warriors

    Alaska Off-Road Warriors (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Five pair of offroad enthusiasts try to conquer the rugged back country of Alaska's less traveled terrain for there chance at a $100,000 purse. Alliances will be made and broken as they push their vehicles and each other to the limits.

  • Secret Rain

    Secret Rain (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Paul, a young boy who's just lost his father and brother in a accident falls into insanity. Suffering with Schizophrenia, the sound of the rain can bring him to peace and make his hallucinations believable bringing his brother back to life.

  • American Super/Natural

    American Super/Natural (2014)
    Television Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • I Killed My BFF

    I Killed My BFF (2014)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Cinematographer When friendships turn deadly.

  • Hey Love

    Hey Love (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer An idealized version of the perfect man takes a writer's blocked romance novelist on a romantic date, where upon she discovers her delusions are clouding her ability to love.

  • Casanova Killers

    Casanova Killers (2013)
    Television (Crime) Cinematographer Casanova Killers is a new crime series about love for BIO TV, lust, and murder--three things that, unfortunately, go hand in hand all too often. Each episode showcases the real-life stories of people who seduce their victims with devilish good looks, irresistible charm, and all the right moves. From the outside, they look like a fantasy come true, but behind the "Don Juan" façades are ugly, cold-blooded killers. A fictional writer narrates these cautionary tales of love gone way wrong. Written by Anonymous

  • Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry

    Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry (2013)
    Television (Documentary, Biography and Crime) Cinematographer A biography about real people who marry their "soulmates", until they learn that the person they thought they married, isn't who they say they are.

  • Panic 9-1-1

    Panic 9-1-1 (2013)
    Television Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Highball

    Highball (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Crime) Cinematographer A dark comedy about a night in Atlantic City gone awry. After falling in substantial debt to a casino, a well-intentioned man and his neurotic friend decide to rob the hotel room of a heartbroken young woman on the verge of a mental breakdown. Written by Anonymous

  • Chilean Mine Rescue

    Chilean Mine Rescue (2011)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Quebrando o Tabu

    Quebrando o Tabu (2011)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years. Written by Sundog Pictures

Education

  • American Film Institute
    (2013-2015)

  • Universidade São Judas
    (2003-2006)

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