Cinematographer Peter Bonilla specializes in television documentaries; he is a U.S./Canada dual citizen and is based in West Hollywood, CA. With over 30 years of professional experience and total fluency in French and Spanish, he has travelled the world extensively. After graduating from UCLA Film School (cum Laude) he worked at the National Film Board of Canada and later as a camera assistant to some of the top cinematographers in New York. As a cameraman, Peter has had the good fortune of shooting numerous prestigious television shows; his credits for PBS NOVA include “Saved by the Sun,” “Battle of the X Planes,” “Secret Intelligence,” and most recently “NOVA: Ultimate Mars Challenge” which will air on PBS in November 2012. He also worked on the film ”Survivors of the Holocaust,” winner of two national Emmy Awards. In addition to documentaries, his credits include music videos, TV commercials, PSAs, corporate and independent film projects.
Peter’s professional affiliations include:
the International Cinematographer’s Guild
the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
the Society of Camera Operators
the Digital Cinema Society
Peter also serves as the copy editor of the multiple Maggie Award winning International Cinematographer Magazine. He embraces all forms of new technology and has a genuine love and passion for the craft of cinematography.
He can be reached at 323 819-2348 or
Name: Peter Bonilla
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Director of Photography