AJ Young

AJ Young

Director of photography in Los Angeles, California

About AJ

AJ is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He travels often for work, exploring various styles within cinematography.


Name: AJ Young

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director of Photography

Credits

  • The Watchman's Canoe

    The Watchman's Canoe (2017)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer In 1969 Jett, a fair skinned Native American girl struggles to fit in with her peers on the reservation. After summoning the trees to shield her from her bullies she realizes her special connection with the surrounding nature. With the help of a tribal Watchman she embarks on a spiritual journey to discover her destiny.

  • Cat McCay P.P.I.E.

    Cat McCay P.P.I.E. (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Killer Deal

    Killer Deal (2016)
    Film (Short and Horror) Cinematographer A struggling machete salesman Nick Steel runs into trouble when his discount hotel room comes with an unwelcome guest.

  • The Trigger

    The Trigger (2016)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Hustler ERIC COYLE, 19, has secured early release from prison by informing on his drug dealer, BENNIE. He immediately begins reassembling his former life, including girlfriend, HEATHER, former pimp, DOLORES and his best john, TOMMY. Desperate to create his idea of a family, if only even for a day, he manages to trick Tommy into getting him an apartment, a used car and a job and moves Heather in with him, but things quickly spin out of control when Bennie is brought in for questioning. Written by Anonymous

  • Independents' Day

    Independents' Day (2016)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Aliens invade, this time delivering a clear ultimatum. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as the U.S. President and citizens decide if these aliens are to be trusted ...or feared.

  • Paradox

    Paradox (2016)
    Film (Action, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department A group of young scientists are working on a secret project that may allow them to travel ahead in time. They test it by sending one of their own ahead one hour. He returns pleading with them to shut it down, explaining that within that hour, they will all die.

  • Visible

    Visible (2016)
    Film (Short, Romance and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department The year is 2086. Seventy years ago the entire human race went invisible. Ten years ago, a small number of people began to mysteriously reappear. While theories exist, no one knows what's truly going on. When Guy, a conflicted artist, is presented with the knowledge that he has the power to transform back to his visible state, he's faced with a tough dilemma: does he become visible and accept a life of vulnerability and possible judgment, or does he stay invisible and risk losing an existence of passion, honesty, and love? Written by Andrea Snider

  • Schlep

    Schlep (2015)
    Film by Chased Productions Director of Photography

  • Spin

    Spin (2015)
    Television by Silverman Productions Director of Photography

  • Girl #8

    Girl #8 (2015)
    Film (short) Director of Photography

  • To Emmy

    To Emmy (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A recent college graduate reads a letter she wrote herself as an incoming freshman.

  • Daisy

    Daisy (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Cinematographer A husband hides his zombified wife from his bitter father-in-law.

  • Julia Klee: Talk

    Julia Klee: Talk (2015)
    Video (Short) Cinematographer Two best friends perform as living statues, but competition for money and attention destroy their friendship.

  • Dearest Jane

    Dearest Jane (2015)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A troubled girl must overcome her fear of change, love, and acceptance when she is sent to live with her uncle in the isolated countryside of Indiana.

  • The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man

    The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.

  • Talk - Jula Klee

    Talk - Jula Klee (2014)
    Video Director of Photography

  • The Gun Equation

    The Gun Equation (2014)
    Film (short) Director of Photography

  • Stygian

    Stygian (2014)
    Film (short) Director of Photography

  • Fire Escape

    Fire Escape (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer After a chance encounter with a stranger on a fire escape, a young woman takes stock of her lived-in routine.

  • The Chase

    The Chase (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Two small time car thieves discover their recent catch belongs to professional and deadly bank robbers.

  • Reach

    Reach (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Rabbit's Foot

    Rabbit's Foot (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department An inept criminal attempts to rob a local liquor store but falls victim to the antics of his getaway driver's eccentric tag-along brother.

  • The Other, Other Guy

    The Other, Other Guy (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A vain college student is sleeping with a girl that has a boyfriend. He justifies his cocky behavior because this beautiful girl is jeopardizing her relationship for him but then he finds out that she might be sleeping with yet another guy. He decides to conduct an investigation to determine if he is the only other guy.

  • Checked Out

    Checked Out (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department When a checked-out hardware store worker lands the opportunity to finally follow his dreams, he must stand up to his worst customer in order to move beyond his current situation and in this he finds the courage to fulfill his potential.

  • The Absence

    The Absence (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A despondent, dispirited man must confront a former love of his life, but is unable to face the truth about their relationship as he lives in denial.

  • The Class Analysis

    The Class Analysis (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department In a quiet mining town's local bar, an Aryan Brotherhood biker, a wealthy black businessman, a peaceful Muslim, a poor Hispanic couple, and the Vietnam Vet bar owner are thrust into a corrosive argument. Race, class and religion violently disrupt this group of diverse patrons bringing them to peace in the most unexpected way. Written by Anonymous

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • The Z Word

    The Z Word (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer David, a recovered and generally imposed upon zombie, attempts to find himself a normal place in society and in life (after death).

  • The 4th Meeting

    The 4th Meeting (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Diana Sheridan is a successful woman, who is just as independent as she is self-serving. Her independence turns to loneliness with the recent death of her husband, and to aid in her transition she invites her younger sister to move in, and starts group counseling for "Survivor's Guilt". But her attempts to counter loneliness only make her more isolated, as she gradually confronts the circumstances surrounding her husband's death. Written by Anonymous

  • Camp 139

    Camp 139 (2013)
    Film (Horror) Cinematographer A drug fueled camping trip goes to hell when a militant killing machine stalks four teens through the wilderness, luring them toward an abandoned Army hospital. Weeks away from graduating high school. two young couples are in for the camping trip of their lives. Stocked up on drugs and alcohol, they journey to the desolate wilderness of Fossil Creek. Passing the last rural town, populated by fringe rednecks, they leave all the care in the world behind them. Stacy and Brandon are pulled away from a weekend of romance, the euphoria of their party quickly turning to fear when their classmates are kidnapped and tortured. Haley and Mike become captives of The Patient, a perverse, medically enhanced soldier. Over the night, they learn the horrid details of a science experiment gone wrong, one stemming from the government's post World War II research. The brainwashed assassin fulfills his program as the teens fight for their lives. With the help of Mike's slacker brother John, the torture ... Written by Benjamin James

  • Drink

    Drink (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A poetic narrative about an alcoholic and his fear of change.

  • Captive

    Captive (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department Captive is a short film that follows the abduction of main protagonist Jackson Reed and his female counterpart Esther Banner by an unknown, disturbing, group of armed soldiers known as 'Bag-Heads'. The Bag-Heads do not openly speak to any of the captives that they take prisoner. The dungeon itself a mystery, as well, an ancient monolithic structure that is located directly beneath an extremely rural farm estate. The captives are kept isolated in single cells, forced to wear dingy, weathered, uniform-like clothing, and are selected special diets that are custom tailored for each individual. Some time into Jackson and Esther's captivity, several of the soldiers attempt to rape Esther, leading Jackson to violent action against the Bag-Heads and escape with Esther into the wilderness, where the two happen upon an impossibly placed artifact... an elevator with only one direction: up. Captive not only revels in a tale of thrilling mystery, but chooses to explore themes of human ... Written by Michael Bachochin

  • A Stray

    A Stray (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Vicious compulsions consume a domesticated, single father when his home and child fall victim to the aggression of an elusive, wild animal. A Stray is a dramatic character study centered on the destabilizing properties of anger and the role that violence plays when self-control disappears. Bordering on the surreal, this story - a blend of horror and drama - compares a rigid, domesticated lifestyle to brutal animalistic behavior. Focusing a macro lens on these two diametrically opposite behaviors finds they may coexist within a person and struggle for dominance. Written by Anonymous

  • City Squirrel: Weather, Whether

    City Squirrel: Weather, Whether (2012)
    Film (Short, Fantasy and Music) Cinematographer A forest sprite plays with the weather of her environment.

  • Gadget

    Gadget (2012)
    Video (Short and Fantasy) Cinematographer An inventor frantically tries to repair a mysterious device before time runs out.

  • The Golden Ticket

    The Golden Ticket (2012)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A couple struggles to get pregnant for the first time.

  • H.O.P.E

    H.O.P.E (2012)
    Television (Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department H.O.P.E is a new future based sci-fi drama starring a cast of relative newcomers. It revolves around the adversity of the human spirit when pitted against an imposed life versus a naturally occuring one. Each episode follows a different character and the effects that such a world would have on the human mind. The controllers of this world will do what it takes to lead the characters down the perceivable right path. The question is the right path for whom. The series, which takes place in the year 8015, is host to a large array of characters both human and alien alike. The first season introduces you to each of the characters and how they came to be while showcasing the inner struggle one must go through in order to reach the truth. The mysteries of the show are layer deep and will evolve as each character find themselves. The show also takes you on a journey into the past, present, and future in order to provide a better understanding of how the events transpired. Only time will tell ... Written by Ruben Angelo

  • Hand of the Earth

    Hand of the Earth (2012)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department A young girl makes a discovery in the woods.

  • Granted

    Granted (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Music and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A hopeless romantic finds that love isn't something that can be wished for.

  • Portugal.: The Man - So American

    Portugal.: The Man - So American (2011)
    Video (Short and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

Education

  • Columbia College Chicago
    (2012-2014)

  • Scottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, AZ)
    (2010-2012)

  • Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
    (2008-2010)

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  • Since: July 2015
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