On this episode, I was able to talk with Nausheen Dadabhoy, a cinematographer, based out of NYC but currently back in LA with her family. We dive into how the pandemic is affecting the cinematic industry, how the stimulus applies to freelancers and gig workers, as well as the post-pandemic landscape of arts and media. Hope you enjoy!
Check her out at @naushero and http://www.dpdadabhoy.com/
Nausheen Dadabhoy, is a Pakistani-American director and cinematographer from California. Nausheen has lensed a number of narrative and documentary films: J’adore Nawal (2018) for HBO Documentaries which premiered at Sundance, La femme et le TGV (2016) a live action short film Oscar nominee, Emmy winning Armed with Faith (2018 additional camera), War to be Her (2016) which aired on POV, and Conscience Point (2019) which aired on Independent Lens.
Nausheen’s films have screened at festivals worldwide including TIFF, Tribeca, AFI Fest and have appeared on Netflix, PBS, Showtime, and Al Jazeera. Nausheen has been a Film Independent Project:Involve Fellow (2011), a Berlin Talents participant (2017), a Firelight Fellow (2018), a Chicken & Egg Eggcelerator Lab Fellow (2019), and a newportFILM Documentary Cinematography Fellow (2019). She was part of DOCNYC’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list. She received her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute.
Nausheen’s work spans four continents, over 25 countries and 11 languages. She broke boundaries in Pakistan where she was the only female cinematographer in the country. Nausheen not only shoots with cameras but with a bow and arrow as well, her eclectic interests range from archery, to fine art, to superhero comic books, and urban exploration. As a Pakistani-American she has straddled two cultures all her life. That often gives her a unique perspective as an insider and outsider. Her singular background and experiences come together to inspire her as a storyteller and help her create visuals that resonate across many cultures.
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