Rajah Samaroo

Rajah Samaroo

Rajah Samaroo Cinematography

Cinematographer, director of photography and first assistant camera in New York City, New York

About Rajah

Originally from Guyana, South America, Rajah Samaroo graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he began refining his visual style. He started working in the industry as an assistant camera, videographer and photographer while shooting his own short films. He soon fell in love with the art and craft of cinematography and making films has been part of his life for the last decade. With over 40 film credits, his work has been shown at Cannes and has garnered numerous best picture and cinematography awards. His meticulous attention to technical detail and eye for beautiful composition has been invaluable in his collaborations.


Name: Rajah Samaroo

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: Rajah Samaroo Cinematography

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director of Photography, First Assistant Camera and Videographer

Credits

  • A Zombie Named Ted

    A Zombie Named Ted (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Cinematographer You could call Ted a zombie-come-lately; he's new to the whole zombie thing. In fact, Ted's pretty sure he's just got a "skin thing" he picked up on his vacay in The Caribbean, but his friends and family are starting to worry. When Ted goes to see a therapist who specializes in disorders of the paranormal, things go from weird to downright wacky. Written by AW

  • Killing Khan

    Killing Khan (2016)
    Film (Short, Action and Thriller) Cinematographer Two CIA agents enter Russia in search of the world known terrorist Farrid Khan - the man responsible for the death of their sister. Will vengeance be their undoing or will justice prevail?

  • District C-11

    District C-11 (2016)
    Film (Crime and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer It's the year 2019 and the world is on the brink of collapse. Meanwhile in the U.S Two rookie cops are tasked to patrol the streets of Boston's District C-11. As the rookies get closer to the source of the city's woes, they ask themselves two questions. Do they fight for what's right? Or do they join the bad guys and become part of the problem. Written by Wes Williams II

  • The 1 Closest 2 U

    The 1 Closest 2 U (2016)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer LeLe is a young woman embarking on a new life with her husband-to-be. She and Mitch seemed destined for eternal love. To celebrate she and four of her closest friends decide to go on a weekend getaway at a Lake House owned by her friend Tammy. While at the Lake House they get more than they bargained for as each lady, one-by-one comes up missing. Who is to blame? The shocking surprise will leave you gasping for air! Written by Willie Coggins

  • Beyond the Grid

    Beyond the Grid (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer Andrew is a simple, dignified gentleman just looking for love. But when he arrives at Debi's home for their first date, he is unprepared for just how "off the grid" she lives.

  • Spin the Plate

    Spin the Plate (2015)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer A woman's emotional, spiritual, legal, and ultimately romantic journey as she battles to heal the wounds of child sexual abuse.

  • Blood Martini

    Blood Martini (2015)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Cinematographer John J. is single, rich, attractive, and lives the good life. However, he is also being followed by a beautiful and mysterious woman, who has recently come into his life. When their paths finally cross and he meets her face to face, he not only falls for her dark beauty and charms, but is thrown into a web of lust, revenge, and pasts lives revisited, with no way out. Under the woman's dark spell, John is forced to journey into his past to reveal a crime committed, and a crime that must finally be repaid. He finds himself traveling back in time to Old Salem, Mass, with the tables of revenge finally turned on him. Written by Bill Jacques

  • A Killer Serve

    A Killer Serve (2015)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Sport and Thriller) Cinematographer When mob boss Lester Hudson's daughter falls for a handsome professional tennis player with a notorious reputation of abusing women, Lester is concerned. Lester calls on a friend to keep an eye on the tennis player. "Check this guy out" he tells him, "then do what you must." Lester's man, Bill Winters a retired slammer and hit man who long ago had mastered the art of the clean kill takes on the job. When he tracks down his target in Newport, Rhode Island he learns quickly that Rudy Bass is an offensive and vile young man. In all his years of work, Winters had never been caught, his sight set, no one could ever stop him. Suddenly, Winters finds himself stuck in a life and death struggle between an old boss he cannot refuse, and a personal belief system he would never betray. Written by Andrew Pilkington

  • Twilight Storytellers: Masque

    Twilight Storytellers: Masque (2015)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department "Masque" is the Twilight Storytellers wildcard winning short film as part of the Lionsgate/Women in Film/Twilight competition. The film explores Esme Cullen's origin story, focusing on the time after her transformation into a vampire and her struggle to withstand her craving for human blood. While facing these challenges, her tragedy ridden past rises to the surface. With Carlisle by her side, she confronts the memories of her abusive ex-husband in the form of a powerful socialite and overcomes with the saving grace of her brief motherhood.

  • Graveyard Girl

    Graveyard Girl (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A grieving teenage girl finds hope and the strength to heal after a chance encounter with a young man suffering from a loss of his own.

  • Parallel

    Parallel (2015)
    Film (Short, Romance and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Henry opened a window into another universe. But the last thing he ever thought he would find on the other side was love.

  • Ghost Shrink: The Honeymoon Suite

    Ghost Shrink: The Honeymoon Suite (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Even The Dead need therapy.

  • Ghost Shrink

    Ghost Shrink (2014)
    Video (Short, Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Just because you're dead, doesn't mean you don't need therapy.

  • Worm Free Society

    Worm Free Society (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer Norman has the most boring job in the world. He's an office worker in a strange office. Heck, he doesn't even know what his job is. Why he's doing it? Well it pays the bills. But why is he compelled to do it? And why are there 'worms' dripping from the ceiling onto his desk and onto his skin? He has enough reason to believe that his job is not a job but an experiment. What he finds out about the people who created this job is even more disturbing. Written by Anonymous

  • Dystopia

    Dystopia (2014)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer In a future that has been forced by a government engineered plague that has destroyed most of the population, into a low economic, colonial, and industrial consolidation, a small group of rebellions known only as The Resistance, build a small empire and search for the rightful Leader, in hopes of overthrowing the corrupt New Parliament and it's self appointed High Lord. Written by Janet Llavina

  • Cleave

    Cleave (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Producer "Why do we remain loyal to that which tears us apart?" Nadia and Aidan have built a blue-collar life in small town America. Outside looking in, they achieved the American dream - a house in a quiet suburban neighborhood and two kids. But at this dark cross-section, their marriage is failing, both of them clinging to the toxicity that is suffocating them. In HIM and HER, we see the fear of change at war with what they both want. Written by Anonymous

  • Renaissance City

    Renaissance City (2014)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer In the gritty city of Providence, Rhode Island, a down-and-out teenager is lent a helping hand by a mysterious old man, who's true intentions are unclear.

  • Night

    Night (2013)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department A man must battle his unconscious mind after a car accident puts him in a coma.

  • The Last Halloween

    The Last Halloween (2013)
    Film (Horror) Producer A tradition as old as life itself. A tradition old as the demonic forces it represents. The story of a group of people unwilling to face the truth, and unable to reconcile the past. And one man who can. But is he even a man? When humans can't put the past away. And another entity who simply does not want to. Written by D.C. Productions

  • Cold Brother

    Cold Brother (2013)
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  • A Silent Universe

    A Silent Universe (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Two brothers hide in an old garage as the world crumbles under an alien invasion. But how long can they last with one brother injured and no help in sight?

  • Giddy in Love

    Giddy in Love (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Family and Romance) Cinematographer Giddy In Love is the story of a small town librarian who is looking for love in all the wrong pages.

  • Melt

    Melt (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Producer If all that defined you were suddenly gone - who would you become?

  • Silent Wave

    Silent Wave (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Cinematographer A man seeks redemption after a life altering incident tears his marriage apart.

  • Torn

    Torn (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A mother and son meet after years of estrangement.

  • His Take on Her

    His Take on Her (2011)
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  • The Joneses

    The Joneses (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer For two couples - Ally and Mitch, and Paul and Suzanne - life seems to have turned out pretty well. They are neighbors with a deep friendship who engage in a bit of friendly competition. But anything goes in suburbia, and a healthy game of oneupmanship is soon overtaken by deliberate sabotage. Careers are targeted, marriages attacked. Even the furniture isn't safe. In the aftermath of neighborly rivalry, the players are left to pick up the pieces. Is there still a game to be won? Or can redemption be found? One thing is for certain: in a world where loving thy neighbor feels good, but being the best feels better, there are secrets to be uncovered... and indeed, keeping up with the Joneses can be hazardous to your health. Written by Rob Savage

  • Sleather

    Sleather (2010)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A comedic adventure about friends, family and fame.

  • Boston Girls

    Boston Girls (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Carmela and Lynne are femme fatales who have a vendetta for cheating men. These Boston girls tour the city on a mad killing spree with a taste for blood and homespun justice. When they catch their cheating boyfriends red-handed things get nasty. But their vengeful rampage doesn't stop with cheating men! Written by Anonymous

  • Fear Itself

    Fear Itself (2009)
    Film (Short and Horror) Cinematographer Jason is prepping to spend a boring weekend house sitting his parent's new place in the suburbs. This is until his girlfriend reveals a killer story about the house. Soon, Jason's fear takes control as a mysterious guest pays him a visit.

  • Lunch

    Lunch (2009)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Cinematographer Four friends, facing imminent layoffs, break the cycle of their mindless office jobs and find more creative and exciting ways to spend their lunch hours.

  • West Run

    West Run (2008)
    Video (Thriller) Cinematographer Retired hacker Roland West gets lured back into the game when the headhunter Sebastian find him living off the grid. The stakes has never been so high, as West must outwit a conniving group of business leaders bent on collapsing the world market and US government. Written by Anonymous

  • Fruitful Pursuit

    Fruitful Pursuit (2008)
    Video (Short, Action and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Unexpected Company

    Unexpected Company (2006)
    Film (Short and Horror) Cinematographer Mr. Taft, a sullen man, is informed by his wife Mrs. Taft they're having dinner guests. As each one arrives more and more bizarre images pop into Mr. Taft's head. Is he going crazy or is all of this really going on?

  • Always Kiss Me Goodnight

    Always Kiss Me Goodnight (2006)
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  • Dire

    Dire (2005)
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