CINEGEAR

FILM SERIES COMPETITION FINALISTS
2022

Music Videos / Commercials

Cody Lavaas - Rocket

Directors: Cody Hadden, Tanner Morrison
Producer: Cody Hadden
Directors of Photography:
Cody Hadden, Tanner Morrison 

 

Mind Muzic - Cold War Rap Lesson

Directors: Kristopher Kaltenbach, Dorian Otero
Writers: Kristopher Kaltenbach, Kenny Giacomini
Producers:
Kristopher Kaltenbach, Platinum Circle Beats
Directors of Photography:
Kristopher Kaltenbach, Dorian Otero

Something About You

Director: Eric Hersey
Writers: Eric Hersey, Christina Higa
Producer:
Emily Truong
Director of Photography:
Gus Bendinelli

Riot Cycles: eBay

Director: John Pingry
Producer: John Pingry
Director of Photography:
John Pingry

Charley Young - Run Away

Director: Emilia Mendieta Cordova
Writer:
Charley Young, Emilia Mendieta Cordova
Producer:
Charley Young
Director of Photography:
Emilia Mendieta Cordova

Joaquín - Blvd Hvnny (Official Music Video)

Director: Bradley Devine
Writers: Martin Rafael Otto, Erin Alden
Producers:
Bradley Devine, Citto
Director of Photography:
Bradley Devine

Independent Short Films

Let the Sea Take Me

Director: Fernanda Dias
Writers: Fernanda Dias, Joana Leonzini
Producer:
Nica Fochesatto
Director of Photography:
Luisa Dalé

Take Me Home, Country Road

Director: Shi-Hyoung Jeon
Writers: Suejung Lee, Shi-Hyoung Jeon
Producers:
Han-jae Kim, Seung-Hyeun Lim
Director of Photography:
Shi-Hyoung Jeon

Poachers

Director: Tiffany Lin
Writers: Elias Ginsberg, Tiffany Lin
Producer: Samantha Sadoff
Director of Photography: Elias Ginsberg

7 Minutes In Hell

Director: Shane Spiegel, Justin Reager
Writer: Shane Spiegel, Justin Reager
Producers:
Jacob Rosenthal, William Tanner Sampson
Director of Photography:
William Tanner Sampson

Sketchbook

Director: Will Tully
Writer: Will Tully
Producer:
Will Tully
Director of Photography:
Jason Andrew

Eureka

Director: Miida Chu
Writer: Miida Chu
Producer:
Xianqi Crystal Du
Director of Photography:
Qingzhuo Wang

The Errand

Director: Amanda Renee Knox
Writer: Mira Olsson
Producers:
Lara Aslanian, Amanda Renee Knox
Director of Photography:
Nick Ramsey

Trust

Director: Delara Rasouli
Writer: Delara Rasouli
Producer:
Delara Rasouli
Director of Photography:
Salvatore Scalfni

Who Wants Dessert?

Director: Venita Ozols-Graham
Writer: Venita Ozols-Graham
Producer:
Venita Ozols-Graham
Director of Photography:
Nick Janssen

These Final Hours

Director: Lionel Coleman
Writer: Brian Flaccus
Producers:
Benjamin Dunn, Shan Harris, Joseph David-Jones, Brian Flaccus
Director of Photography:
Mason Thibo

Hypnotize

Director: Jesse Mendelsohn
Writer: Jesse Mendelsohn
Producer:
Jesse Mendelsohn
Director of Photography:
Dino Dumandan

Student Films

Sweet Science

Director: Shawn Rosen
Writer: Shawn Rosen
Producer:
Shawn Rosen
Director of Photography:
Caleb Raduenz
School:
College of Southern Nevada

Father Time

Director: Steven J Mangurten
Writer: Steven J Mangurten
Producer:
Laze
Director of Photography:
Steven J Mangurten
School:
American Film Institute Conservatory

Venice Drifting

Director: Liam Mills
Writer: Liam Mills
Producer:
Boris Liu
Director of Photography:
Martin Molpeceres
School:
University of Southern California

An Island Drifts

Director: Vivian Ip
Writer: Vivian Ip
Producers:
Jasmine Tay, Kim Mariel
Director of Photography:
Shyan Tan
School:
University of Southern California

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.