Rodrigo Samia is a Brazil-based Director of Photography | Cinematographer working on feature, short films, documentaries, commercial/contents and music videos.
Graduated in Cinema and Video at FAP (Faculdade de Artes do Paraná), Samia directed films like GOOD NIGHT, GOOD DREAMS, screened at the 13th International Super 8 Film Festival in Curitiba, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT and documentary DORIGO BROTHERS.
As cinematographer, worked in the production of the International documentary GENERATION VAX, by American director Mitchell Farkas, for Chinese TV – in addition Rodrigo also worked on feature films like 200 MINUTES (OF SOMETHING I DIDN’T FEEL), received HONORABLE MENTION – BEST FEATURE FILM at the California International Film Festival and worked on short films including IF THEY WERE THE SEA, by Cibele Appes – OFFICIAL SELECTION at Busan Festival (South Korea) and Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes (BR), THE TREASURE and MACBETH XXI, OFFICIAL SELECTION at Shakespeare Lives Festival (2016) – UK.
Director of photography Rodrigo Samia also worked on projects like REFLECTIONS (Season I, II), a talk show, music videos, commercial/contents, as well as special projects like AGING (Dance Film) and CAGE (Video Art), in which Samia was the photographic advisor of the project – exhibited at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum.
“Se Trans For Mar marcou presença no evento, sendo exibido em praça pública no dia 23 de janeiro…
“Nelson Dorigo e Nadir Dorigo são irmãos e trabalham juntos há 50 anos na oficina… Autor: Rodrigo Samia”
I started having the opportunity to work with one of the best and most demanding cinematographers that that college was graduating from, it is obvious that I had to study to talk at least with that guy who seemed to be an extremely busy person.
Samia was kind, taught me what a 50mm lens was, showed me a light meter, cleared my doubts and gave me a lot of support on how to film that dance that until then was only body.
© RODRIGO SAMIA | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY | CINEMATOGRAPHER | DOP