Photo by: Joe Zakko

Alejandro Miyashiro was born and raised in San Diego, California where he grew up developing photography skills and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Film Production at San Diego State University.  Growing up on the border of two countries, his passion for capturing stories of diversity combined with his love for the camera inspired him to become a cinematographer.  He has shot narrative films that have screened in the U.S. and internationally; including director, Jamie Dack's short film, Palm Trees and Power Lines, which premiered at the Festival de Cannes in 2018.  Additionally, he was the Director of Photography for Rashad Frett’s short film, K.I.N.G., for which Frett received a Director's Guild of America (DGA) Best Student Film Award.  His other work consists of music videos and commercial work shot on various formats ranging from 16mm film to the latest digital cinema cameras.  Alejandro received his MFA from New York University's Graduate Film Program, and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

• Recipient of NALIP's Emerging Content Creators Scholarship for Directors, 2020
• Recipient of The Martin E. Segal Film Production Fund award, 2020
• Recipient of The Dennis Riese Film Production Fund award, 2020
• First Run Film Festival: Recipient of Craft Award for Best Cinematography - Palm Trees and Power Lines, 2019
• First Run Film Festival: Recipient of Craft Award for Best Cinematography - K.I.N.G, 2019
• Finalist for Arri Volker Bahnemann Award for Outstanding Cinematography, 2018
• Recipient of The Fusion and The National Hispanic Foundation for The Arts Filmmaking Grant, 2017
Wasserman Scholar, 2015 - 2017
CV
Directors
Jamie Dack, Raines Plambeck, Ria Tobaccowala, Jeff Verlanic, Lin Que Ayoung, Lauren Owen, Gavin Filipiak, Konstantinos Sampanis, Malu Carmona, Jeffrey Lamont Brown, Maria Altamirano, Alan Wu, Joseph Mangat, Mamadou Dia, Rachel Woods, David Stein, Blaise O' Dell, Nicholas Colia, Max Rissman, Caroline Boyd, Anders N. Berg, Trevor Jensen, Tim Delaney, Kristian King, Rashad Frett, Shiyu Li, Abigail Tulis, Daliso Leslie, Simon Benjamin, Kenan Baysal, Hasan Hadi, Joseph Longo, Will Pinke, Christina Yoon, Alexander Yarber, Swetha Regunathan, Peter Forbes, Samuel Grandchamp, Jonathan Hanson, Taha Long, Raven Jackson
Short Films
Life After, Desesperacion, Butte Bangs, Exit, Pubes, Corazon Dormido, Salt Water, Starring Roman, Container, Doughnut, Kaleidoscope, Driver Wanted, Las Mujeres de las Rosas, SIX FEET DEEP, Boundaries, Blue Jeans, Inside Whitehead, Mirror Image, The XX's, A Lovely Surprise, Graveyard Terror, Morning After, Ave Maria, La Tamalada, Taco Vida, K.I.N.G., Mom, The Cure, The Silent Hero, White Wedding, The Masterpiece, The Swimsuit, I am Thomas Cain, I Await The Devil's Coming, Family Heirloom, Where We Go, Backyard, Forever Tonight, Love Odyssey, User Zero, The Wood Thrush, Hey, Night, Palm Trees and Power Lines 

2nd Unit DP
Premature (Feature)
Music Videos
Prayers feat. Travis Barker - Young Gods, Prayers - Gothic Summer, Prayers - 
1913, Kitten - I Did It, Kitten - Pink Champagne, Kitten - Strange Embrace,  Alive and Well - No Winter in the West, Boxdox - Diggin' Like Dale, Mischif - Blazin', Mike Ault feat. Crysta - I Can Be, Tha Anthem - I AM, Cutoff Man - Che Cafe, Ken Ueno - Don't Cry, Aloha, Camille Trust - Lose You, Alive and Well - 259 Park Drive, Emily Jackson - Oh Mother
Commercials/Branded Content
Sam Adam's Sunday Football, ¡Por Dios!, Pup Protector, Imperfection Rocket Pure, White Privilege Glasses, Bar West, OAL Rasta, Turquoise Mountain, Ever After, Afropunk, Tattoodo - Under the Skin, Wellness Complete Health, Hodinkee / IWC - The Pilot's Journey

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