Jessica Pantoja is a Queer-Mexican Cinematographer. She graduated from a Bachelors in Science in Communications and Entrepreneurship but she decided to pursue a career in filmmaking. She received training in the camera department while working as the only female camera technician in EFD, later earning her the skills to be a camera assistant under talented Mexican and American Cinematographers. She moved to LA to pursue an education as a Director of Photography. She received her MFA with specialty in Cinematography at AFI and became a NAUI certified Underwater Cinematographer and Camera Operator.
Her short film “Manners of Dying” screened in several film festivals around the world contending for best Cinematography in some of the most renowned festivals such as CameraImage, Cine Gear Expo and VIZIO filmmakers Challenge.
Jessica started a collaboration with NYLON Magazine developing Fashion and Beauty content for the now online publication. She has also worked in a variety of documentary projects with Marriott, ONE Vote at a Time, Zoe Saldana´s LATINX digital platform, BESE amongst many others. Jessica like to keep her portfolio diverse working in commercials, music videos, shots, features, documentary, narrative and accepting always new challenges.
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