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About

 

When I was six, I started to make movies.

Sitting in my dad's analog video and audio studios, I quickly adapted to pressing as many buttons and hitting record on as many devices as possible. Working on films at an early age and witnessing the power in storytelling, with the combination of sound and a moving image, I was hooked.

Shortly after, I was able to work on exciting projects in television, and acquire a few mentors along the way who were generous enough to give me key insights into the process. Refining my skills as an editor, I helped create content that aired on PBS, ESPN, CNN, FOX and ABC. Since then, I’ve focused my energy working behind the camera, studying shadow and light, and directing films starting with the award winning short documentary Aerodrome.

Whether it be long form, short form, documentary or narrative - directing, editing, shooting, or scoring - I’ve spent the past 23 years learning what it means to make films and tell a story. I draw inspiration from seeking an understanding of someone else’s outlook on life, finding new ways and perspectives to express their point of view.

 

Instagram: @devinpickering

 

Accolades:

                   "Restoring The Clearwater" - Off. Selection Sonoma International Film Festival 2018 * (Editor, DP, Score)

“Terefu And Her Children” - Best Short Documentary Paris Film Festival 2018 * (Editor, DP)

“Terefu And Her Children” - Off. Selection Budapest Film Festival (Editor, DP)

"Dear Governor Brown" - Off. Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2015 * (Editor)

"Dear President Obama" Won DOC LA American Environmental Film Award (Cinematographer, Co-Prod)

"Dear President Obama" Won DOC LA Environmental Hero Award (Cinematographer, Co-Prod)

"The Zionist Idea" - Off. Selection Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2016 * (Cinematographer)

"The Zionist Idea" - World Premiere/Off. Selection - New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 * (Cinematographer)

"Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives"* - Off. Selection Frozen River Film Festival 2015 (Editor)

"Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives"* - Off. Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2015 (Editor)

“Aerodrome” - Won Best Short Documentary Award* - Newport Beach Film Festival 2014 (Director, DP, Editor)

“Aerodrome” - Official Selection Nantucket Film Festival* 2014 (Director, DP, Editor)

“Aerodrome” - Official Selection La Costa Film Festival* 2014 (Director, DP, Editor)

“Aerodrome” - Nominated for Best Short Documentary*- Woodstock Film Festival 2013 (Director, DP, Editor)

"Pandora's Promise" Won Sheffield Green Award* - Sheffield Intl. Documentary Festival 2013 (Asst. Editor)

"Pandora's Promise" Premiered Sundance Film Festival 2013* (Asst. Editor)

"Pandora's Promise" Off. Selection True/False Film Festival 2013* (Asst. Editor)

"Pandora's Promise" Off. Selection Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2013* (Asst. Editor)

“Once In A Lullaby” - Won Best Documentary Award* - New Jersey Film Festival (2012) (Editor, Score)

”Once In A Lullaby” - Won Audience Award* - Woodstock Film Festival (2012) (Editor, Score)

”Once In A Lullaby” - Official Selection IDA Docuweeks 2012* (Editor, Score)

”Once In A Lullaby” - Nominated Audience Award (2012 Gotham Awards)* (Editor, Score)

“Once In A Lullaby” - Premiered TriBeCa Film Festival (2012) (Editor, Score)

”Animus” - Won Jury Award, Eli Jaffe Short Film Festival (2011) (DP)

"The Hunt for Bin Laden" Official Selection Woodstock Film Festival, 2002 (Short Film, Director)