Local in LA & NYC
Ava Berkofsky was born in Wales, raised in the mountains and cities of California, and is now a Los Angeles and NYC based Director of Photography. Her background in fine art and documentary photography informs her textured approach to cinematography, capturing the nuance of place, time, and subjectivity. Feature projects include FREE IN DEED (Dir. Jake Mahaffey), for which Ava was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in Cinematography (’17), and most recently SHARE (Sundance ’19), directed by Pippa Bianco and produced by A24/Loveless. Other projects have premiered at festivals including the Venice, Toronto, & Cannes Film Festivals, AFI Fest, and SXSW- twice winning the SXSW Special Jury Prize (SHARE, dir. Pippa Bianco & SEQUIN RAZE, dir Sarah Shapiro).
Ava is also the lead DP of HBO’s INSECURE, where she worked with Director/EP Melina Matsoukas to create and execute the look and feel of the show. She holds an MFA from the American Film Institute.