Andrew Aiello

Andrew Aiello

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

About Andrew

Andrew Aiello was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. He studied TV-Radio-Film at Syracuse University and it was there that he discovered his love for visual storytelling. Films like Fellini’s 8 1′2, Leone’s Once Upon a Time in The West, and Jeunet’s Amelie, opened his eyes to the power of lighting, framing, and color to help further a story and establish character. He then studied at The London Film School in London, England before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his career.
Before focusing on shooting, Andrew worked in everything from the international development office of Focus Features to the art department on features, and believes that every experience he has had within the industry has made him a more well-rounded Director of Photography. And, thanks to the years he spent working as a grip/electric and local 600 camera assistant he believes his on set foundation to be very strong. He prides himself on working efficiently and professionally without sacrificing the creative aspect of the job.
Andrew appreciates stepping outside of his comfort zone and shooting new and diverse projects. He enjoys being challenged and letting the story and characters push him to discover new visual approaches. His ultimate goal is to help bring films to life that both entertain and make a difference.
He is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild.


Name: Andrew Aiello

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Director of Photography

Credits

  • Shuddhi

    Shuddhi (2015)
    Film by Adarsh Eshwarappa (Thriller) Cinematographer It's the story of an American girl's spiritual journey in India, after she befriends two female journalists who are fighting against the country's lenient Juvenile Justice Act.

  • Girl Missing

    Girl Missing (2015)
    Film by Joel Soisson (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Country: Portraits of an American Sound

    Country: Portraits of an American Sound (2015)
    Film by Steven Kochones (Documentary and Music) Camera and Electrical Department 'Country: Portraits of an American Sound' is a documentary film that explores the history and culture of country music through the lens of photography, which has portrayed the ideals, lifestyle and personalities of country music artists for over 80 years. The film features imagery and commentary from Grand Ole Opry photographer Les Leverett, the late celebrity photographer Leigh Wiener, documentary photographer Henry Horenstein, iconic music photographers Henry Diltz and Raeanne Rubenstein, and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. Over a dozen country music artists also appear, including Rosanne Cash, Roy Clark, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Charley Pride, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, The Band Perry and Keith Urban. The film weaves iconic images, historical footage and over 25 country music hits into a dynamic look at this uniquely American sound.

  • The Lazarus Effect

    The Lazarus Effect (2015)
    Film by David Gelb (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank and his fiancé Zoe who've achieved the unimaginable - bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject. Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question ... Written by Relativity

  • The Perfect Sacrifice

    The Perfect Sacrifice (2014)
    Film (short) by Tiffany Littlejohn (Biography, Crime and Drama) Cinematographer Mississippi, 1955: After her son is kidnapped and brutally murdered, a mother fights to have an open-casket funeral in order to expose the ugly racial problems facing the country at that time.

  • Zen Lady

    Zen Lady (2014)
    Film by Garitt Knotts (Thriller) Cinematographer

  • Friend Us

    Friend Us (2014)
    Television by Tim Curcio (Comedy) Cinematographer A relationship comedy that explores a married couples disastrous attempts at making friends after moving to Los Angeles.

  • Artful Gambit

    Artful Gambit (2014)
    Film (short) by Sigurd Culhane (Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer What would you do if you had nothing to lose? When faced with the ultimate betrayal, Catherine is overcome, and ends up involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility. But while her doctor tries to understand Catherine's desperate actions, she uses her own cunning to lead the doctor on a different journey, which starts with a stunning confession: "I killed my husband." Written by Kristen Shilton

  • Stranglehold

    Stranglehold (2014)
    Film by Joshua Gollish (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Facing certain death, a group of peaceful aliens try to thwart their violent oppressors, in an attempt to preserve their species and humanity.

  • 10 Cent Pistol

    10 Cent Pistol (2014)
    Film by Michael C. Martin (Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A story about two lifelong criminals who maneuver through the shady underbelly of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption.

  • Vampie

    Vampie (2014)
    Film by Markus Innocenti (Comedy, Horror and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department In this cult film, Azure St. Clair, a neurotic vampiress who is deathly allergic to blood, must protect her only source of food, the VAMPIE (a vampire pie), from a dark vampiric order that wants to use the powers of this deadly pie to revive the dead and enslave the world. Written by Ming Ballard

  • With Interest

    With Interest (2013)
    Film (short) by Kevin Potts (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer When demands aren't met for money that is owed, one man takes matters into his own hands and deals with corporate America in his own way to defend the middle class.

  • Crawlspace

    Crawlspace (2013)
    Film by Josh Stolberg (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The Gates family dream house turns quickly into a nightmare when their life is disturbed by the deranged previous owner who plots to retake his home and the Gates children for his own - hiding in the house attic and methodically taking out all those that stand in his way. Written by Jamie Miningham

  • March from Innocence

    March from Innocence (2013)
    Film (short) by Allison Zahigian (Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department, Cinematographer When Tragedy strikes, a grief-ridden teenager is forced to move in with her grandmother, who pushes her to deal with the situation

  • American Experience

    American Experience (2013)
    Television by Stephen Fitzmeyer (Documentary and History) Camera and Electrical Department A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

  • Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum

    Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum (2013)
    Film by Colin Campbell (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Buddy is a ne'er-do-well surfer who mows lawns for a living in the small beach town of Playa Beach. Unbeknownst to him, he is being sought after by the Mob and the Police at the same time.

  • Missy

    Missy (2012)
    Film (short) by Amber Jackson (Drama) Cinematographer Can one act of remorse atone for last night's violent attack?

  • Bully Beatdown

    Bully Beatdown (2009 - 2012)
    Television by Mark Burnett (Reality-TV and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department Bullies are matched in the ring with MMA-trained fighters for cash prizes; kids that they beat up get to watch the carnage with a live audience; hosted by charismatic professional fighter, Jason "Mayhem" Miller.

  • Final Offer

    Final Offer (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Ghostmaker

    The Ghostmaker (2012)
    Film by Mauro Borrelli (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department BOX OF SHADOWS, centers around a group of college friends, who discover a 15th century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's most dangerous impulses and desires. The friends find themselves pulled into a world of evil where they learn the line between life and death is there for a reason. Written by Gabriella Stollenwerck

  • The Millionaire Tour

    The Millionaire Tour (2012)
    Film by Inon Shampanier (Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A mysterious cab passenger who is taken hostage must convince the hijackers that he is not the legendary con man they set out to kill. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or a clever act of deception? A series of mind games and escape ploys will determine who's taking who for a ride... Written by Anonymous

  • Black Briefs

    Black Briefs (2012)
    Video by Camille Carida (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Six dark-themed gay short films, including: SPRING, Directed by Hong Khaou (13 minutes) - A young man meets a stranger for S&M sex... See full synopsis »

  • Kiss the Abyss

    Kiss the Abyss (2012)
    Film by Ken Winkler (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department After a young woman is brutally killed by an intruder, her husband and father conspire with a mysterious desert dweller to awaken her from the dead. Soon after she awakens, she begins to realize that something is horribly wrong.

  • A Little Push

    A Little Push (2011)
    Film (short) by Andrés Moret Urdampilleta (Comedy) Cinematographer Two elderly ladies that live in a nursing home are the only ones alive from their group of friends. The group had an agreement in which if any of them had gotten ill, the other ones would kill her to avoid her suffering. Now that only two of them are left, one friend decides to back out of the pact and the other one wants to continue with it. Written by Anonymous

  • The Power of Elle

    The Power of Elle (2011)
    Film (short) by Earnest Rhea (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer A suspense thriller about a couple's struggle to keep their relationship together, after they've given up their child for adoption. The story begins with the death of Elle and unfolds to see how this tragedy occurred.

  • Voice in Silence

    Voice in Silence (2011)
    Film (short) by Michaela Angelique (Drama, Family and Fantasy) Cinematographer A 10 year old girl has just lost her parents and has to live with her stern uncle. An angel comes, as a nanny, to work in the house and helps them to get along.

  • Once on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams

    Once on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2011)
    Film (short) by Andrés Moret Urdampilleta (Drama) Cinematographer After the death of his son and with his marriage coming to the end, Dexter finds himself in a position where he has to decide whether he does what he can to try to save his marriage or if he breaks away from everything and starts a new life. Written by Anonymous

  • 96 Minutes

    96 Minutes (2011)
    Film by Aimee Lagos (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Inspired by true events, 96 minutes is the story of four young lives slammed together in one shocking moment. The events of the night in inner city Atlanta, Georgia, unfold in real time as we inter-cut between a carjacking and the beginning of that day, following four separate kids - who they are, where they come from, and the seemingly innocuous decisions that lead them towards a life changing conclusion. With no adults to guide them, they're left on their own to try to survive not only this night, but the complex reality of the world they live in. Written by Anonymous

  • Deception with Keith Barry

    Deception with Keith Barry (2011)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department

  • Winner Takes All

    Winner Takes All (2011)
    Film (short) by Camille Carida (Action, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A self-involved but seductive beauty engineers his two lovers to fight over him. And we mean, really fight.

  • Slave to Desire

    Slave to Desire (2010)
    Film (short) by Jeff Gallea (Drama) Cinematographer A psycho-sexual character study of an American blue-collar leather worker lost in misogynistic pursuit of the women in his simple life.

  • Why I Hate Bitsy Malone

    Why I Hate Bitsy Malone (2010)
    Television (Comedy) Cinematographer

  • Backwash

    Backwash (2010)
    Television by Joshua Malina (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department The tale of three slacker friends and the adventures that ensure after one of them inadvertently robs a bank armed only with a large salami.

  • Zombie Roadkill

    Zombie Roadkill (2010)
    Television (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Centers around a group of college kids as they are driving on an unfamiliar road. Everything seems fit for a road trip to the lake but, when the group accidentally runs over an unsuspecting squirrel, they quickly realize there will be a price to pay. The cursed road brings the zombie squirrel back to life to terrorize the kids. After the kids crash and everyone is injured except the younger brother, he is forced to set out on a journey to defeat the ancient curse and save his brother and friends before it is too late. Written by Anonymous

  • The Truth

    The Truth (2010)
    Film by Ryan Barton-Grimley (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated. The wife may, or may not, know the intruder; and the intruder may, or may not, have previously crossed paths with the husband. Can a couple survive once they have been exposed to each other for who (and for what) they really are? Is the intruder actually there just to rob them? What are they each trying to hide from him and from each other? Written by Anonymous

  • Ace of Cakes

    Ace of Cakes (2008 - 2009)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Chef and owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Maryland, Duff Goldman, and his crew of decorators attempt to create amazing and awe-inspiring cakes for their clients each week.

  • Blue

    Blue (2009)
    Film by Ryan Miningham (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Gary "Blue" Meekins struggles against unusually high obstacles to turn his hopeless life into that of the American dream. As an adolescent growing up in the crime riddled streets of Harlem and losing both parents in a violent murder, Blue became a survivor by any means necessary. After going through a series of financial woes, Blue runs into two of his old childhood acquaintances, Chip and Dutch, who are now hardcore criminals. They offer Blue a part in a robbery of a supposed neighborhood drug dealer. During the robbery, Blue realizes he has been fooled into robbing an innocent family. The events haunt Blue and lead him to give up his life of crime and return to his childhood boxing gym and longtime trainer/mentor China Banks. While Blue struggles in the fighting circuit, he is suddenly laid off from work and his longtime girlfriend Crystal, decides she has had enough of Blue's short sighted dream of becoming a boxing champion, and leaves him. Now, Blue focuses even more on boxing ... Written by Fight or Die Productions

  • Tran·si·tions

    Tran·si·tions (2009)
    Film (short) by Mark Lee (Drama) Cinematographer

  • Bad Reception

    Bad Reception (2009)
    Film by Mark A. Todd (Thriller) Cinematographer Leaving his home on the edge of the Palmdale Desert, young writer Ben Anderson is heading to the bright lights of Hollywood. On his way he finds a shiny new TV by the side of a desert road. When Ben takes possession of the TV and happily takes it into his home, he also invites the spirit of a long dead priest into his life. Ben and his friends soon begin to find out why Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony and Wrath are the Seven Deadly Sins. Even the appearance of the strangely enigmatic Detective Abe Johnson cannot stop the entity as it plays judge and jury to the supposed 'sinners' who appear before it. The next seven days become a fight for survival, ending in a dangerous exorcism ritual which takes Ben back out into the desert. "Blessed are you if the Vigilant visits your dwelling from Sabbath to Sabbath. But beware those who appear before him for you shall be judged". Written by Guvnor Films

  • Moth

    Moth (2009)
    Film (short) by Hilton Carter (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Sophie, a beautiful drug abusing young actress, flies into Los Angeles from New York, for a job. While staying at the home of some family friends, who just happen to be out of town, Sophie finds her boredom and unhappiness to the least of her problems. Written by Anonymous

  • Black

    Black (2008)
    Film (short) by Jesse David Ing (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Jay recently lost his sister in a horrible car accident. Devastated and alone he find himself being stalked by a mysterious stranger. With his best friend Penelope's help, he struggles to discover the identity of his attacker and a way out of the nightmare that has become his life. Written by Jesse Ing

  • A Kiss at Midnight

    A Kiss at Midnight (2008)
    TV Movie by Bradford May (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department They say the cobbler's children go barefoot, but must the matchmaker's children go motherless? After their widower father moves to a new town and sets up a computerized matchmaking business, two girls set out to find a stepmother. They create a dating application in the company computer for him. Then they cull through all new women applicants to hand pick the perfect woman for him and force the computer to match them. They don't know the woman they picked is the proprietor of the old-fashioned matchmaking service in town who is planning to prove the computer matching is incompetent. Written by Anonymous

  • Knocked Down

    Knocked Down (2008)
    Film (short) by Ted Collins (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • War of the Wolves: Reunion

    War of the Wolves: Reunion (2008)
    Film (short) by Michael Shu Camera and Electrical Department During the violent last days of feudal era Japan, Sanosuke joins the revolution that will decide the future of the country. A man with strong ideals and even stronger morals, Sanosuke is hit with the harsh reality of the brutality of war, and the months and years of involvement of the seemingly endless violence takes its toll on him. A violent turn of events forces Sanosuke to make difficult choices of where his loyalties lie: to the men he serves, to his own morals, or to his family. "Reunion" is a short developed from a treatment for the feature film "War of the Wolves". "Reunion" is based off of a pivotal scene in the feature length story where the main characters must decide which sides they must take before the war reaches its violent conclusion. Written by Michael Shu

  • 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust

    30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (2008)
    Television (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Steam

    Steam (2007)
    Film by Kyle Schickner (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Steam tells the stories of three women, linked only by the steam room at the local gym. The women seem "stuck" in life, until eachfinds a new, fulfilling relationship.

  • Murder Party

    Murder Party (2007)
    Film by Jeremy Saulnier (Comedy, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department On Halloween Eve in Brooklyn, an average Joe loser named Chris finds an invitation to a costume party. Arriving at the "party", Chris discovers he's fallen prey to the lethal trap set by deranged artists. As the night wears on, rivalries within the group flare up. A body count accrues, and Chris must take advantage of the ensuing chaos if he's to survive the night. Written by Magnolia Home Ent

  • Rob & Big

    Rob & Big (2006)
    Television by Jeff Tremaine (Comedy, Reality-TV and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and his friend Christopher "Big Black" Boykin live together in the Hollywood Hills.

  • Peephole

    Peephole (2006)
    Film (short) by Allison White (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Jack spends his days watching the world through his peephole, obsessed with his beautiful neighbor down the hall. Prompted by a cry of distress, he gathers the courage to leave his apartment and face the outside world -- unaware of what lies in store for him. Written by Anonymous

  • Loved and/or Laid

    Loved and/or Laid (2006)
    Film (short) by Justin Remer (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A lonely guy waits in a motel room for a prostitute with whom his best female friend has set him up. As time passes, his imagination gets away with him and he begins wondering if he wouldn't rather just date his best friend.

  • Perception

    Perception (2005)
    Film by Irving Schwartz (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A self-absorbed young woman finds herself moving from Los Angeles back to Brooklyn to care for her ailing parents.

  • The War Within

    The War Within (2005)
    Film by Joseph Castelo (Drama) Art department Sayeed Choudhury was born Pakistan but has immigrated to the U.S.A., where he now lives in New York with his wife, Farida; a school-going daughter, Rasheeda; a school-going son, Ali; and unmarried sister, Duri. One morning Farida hears a knock on the door, Ali opens it and there is Sayeed's childhood friend, Hassan, who is welcomed with open arms by the family. Hassan informs them that he is going to be hired soon in the States and he is invited to spend a few days with the Choudhury family. Duri, who has a Caucasian boyfriend, Mike, is also thrilled to meet Hassan and openly shows her attraction to him. Ali also takes an instant liking to Hassan, and is taught the true values of Islam, and when one Muslim hurts, then the pain is felt by Muslims worldwide. Sayeed is quite content with the American way of life and feels secure and comfortable especially when he sees Germans, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and non-believers living in harmony and doing business with each other. Sayeed will ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

  • Swim Test

    Swim Test (2005)
    Film (short) by Alex Chung Miscellaneous Crew Danny must pass the swim test in order to graduate from high school.

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