Camilo Mendoza was born in Colombia, and has lived all over the Americas. Camilo received his bachelors in Film Production from Brooklyn College and one from the University of Bogota, Jorge Tadeo Lozano where he studied Graphic Design. He is currently based in New York City, where he has been an assistant cameraman and a gaffer for several films such as “The Messenger”, the Russian Film “The Casualty”, his experience includes work as a key grip and gaffer for music videos with big reggae artists such as Hector y Tito and Don Omar, as first A.C. for Nintendo WiiFit commercials, shot by Fred Murphy, ASC.
While working on “Detachment”, a short film directed by Rob Moore, he was part of the team that won the Diversity Award in the LA Cinema City International Festival. “El Sueño Americano”, also directed by Moore, is playing in the International Film Festival of Toro, Colombia, and is due next year to become a Feature Film shot by Mendoza.
Camilo’s hard work has paid off and he has reached his objective of becoming a Director of Photography for the documentary series “Afro Latinos: La Historia Que Nunca nos Contaron” currently in production with Creador Pictures where he puts to use his travel experience, understanding of cultures and proficiency in all aspects of film production. He has a sharp eye and understands cinematography mastering 16 mm, 35 mm and HD Cameras.
Camilo has an insatiable passion for exploration, and plans to develop documentary and fiction projects that can create awareness and benefit far-flung areas of the world.