Lara Aqel

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LARA IS AN ARAB-AMERICAN NARRATIVE AND COMMERCIAL CINEMATOGRAPHER.SHE WANTS TO MAKE IMAGERY GROUNDED IN EMOTION AND A SENSE OF PLACE. “A DIRECTOR’S DP,” SHE PUTS CHARACTER AND STORY FIRST WHEN SHE COLLABORATES. IN FACT, LARA’S MOST FAVORITE THING IS CAPTURING - AND STAYING OUT OF THE WAY OF - A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE. SHE SPENDS MOST OF HER DAYS TRYING TO CRAFT, FIND, AND PHOTOGRAPH REAL HUMAN MOMENTS.LARA WAS BORN IN JORDAN, LIVED ACROSS THE US, AND ATTENDED FILM SCHOOL IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND AUSTRALIA. HER OFTEN-‘NEW KID’ STATUS HELPED DEVELOP HER DEEP EMPATHY AND HER SKILLS AS A PHOTOGRAPHIC OBSERVER. SHE ADORES AMBITIOUS DIRECTORS, CREATIVE CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY WITH GENRE.

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Arabic, English
U.S. (East Coast), U.S. (Southeast)
Commercial, Corporate, Documentary, Episodic, Music Videos, Narrative