Christian Mejia

director of photography

Photo by Joe Martinez Jr. 

 

Christian’s fascination with filmmaking did not grow out of a love for cinema but rather a yearning to tell stories. Having spent most summers as a child in rural Mexico, his aunts and uncles inadvertently imbued a certain style in him of interpreting and retelling events that inspired wonder and excitement in their listeners. 

As a cinematographer, Christian hopes to use that influence to create striking images that invoke emotion in his viewers.  Hailing from the windy city, he earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Film & Video at Columbia College Chicago.  There, he adopted a school of thought that emphasizes story-driven cinematography that is based on emotive lighting and deliberate camera movement.