P H O T O G R A P H Y
BEHIND THE LENS
Cary Cremidas is an American filmmaker and photographer, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His fascination with photography began as a boy when he found his parent’s 8mm movie camera in a closet. From that moment on he absorbed everything about filmmaking and photography.
After graduating high school he entered the film and television department at De Anza College, the largest, most successful department of its kind in California. Throughout his twenties he had a successful career in Silicon Valley as a cinematographer and photographer for some of the largest companies in the high-tech industry.
Three years in a row (1994-96), he won Best Cinematography at the San Jose Joey Awards. In 1999 his short film, Dickory Dock was a finalist at The Hollywood Film Festival. Then in 2002 his short film, The Sundial Field won top honors at The Hollywood Film Festival, and later was a finalist at the Cinequest Film Festival. In 2007 his French language short film, Juste Amis debuted at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner, and in 2019 has nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube. His 2007 short film, Manor Storm was a finalist in the G.I. Film Festival, Beverly Hills HD Film Festival, and The Hollywood Film Festival.
He now lives in Hollywood where he continues his work as a filmmaker, editor and photographer.