Leah is a Los Angeles-based Director of Photography, who received her Masters of Fine Arts in Cinematography from The American Film Institute Conservatory. Since graduating, Leah has lent her expertise in lighting, composition and camera work to a wide variety of productions, ranging from narrative films to corporate videos.
In 2013, Leah was selected to participate in Film Independent’s Project Involve. This fellowship afforded her the opportunity to shoot two short films - 7 Day Gig, directed by Kate Marks, and Baby Steps, directed by Jackie Stone - along with the honor of being mentored by esteemed cinematographer, Michael Gols, ASC.
In 2014, Leah was awarded a coveted place in the American Society of Cinematographers’ Master Class Workshop - an invaluable experience that was documented in the October issue of ASC Magazine.
Her formal education in cinematography, combined with her military upbringing and extensive travels, gives Leah her breadth of knowledge, technical prowess, and the ability to think on her feet. Her interests in still photography and painting inform her work and contribute to her unique perspective as a filmmaker. Leah brings the sum of this rich background to each new project she approaches.
Name: Leah Anova
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Cinematographer and Director of Photography
American Film Institute