Teodora Totoiu was born in Romania and raised in California where she received her MFA in cinematography from UCLA. Her background in anthropology and photography inspires her creative approach when shooting scripted narratives, documentaries and music videos. With a passion for visual storytelling, she enjoys collaborating and working creatively to echo each director's vision through texture and movement that best represents and supports their unique narrative voice.
Her recent films include, "Waterschool," which is currently streaming on Netflix, and "Lives, Not Grades," a feature documentary following engineering students who designed and implemented actionable solutions to address the refugee management crisis in Lesvos, premiering in 2020.
Her international work spans across ten countries, with shoots in Brazil, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Uganda, India, China and across the U.S. When she's not working, she splits her time between Los Angeles and Seattle with her husband and two derpy cats.
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