About Me

Peter Pavlakis is a Brooklyn-based freelance cinematographer. He has 9 years of experience working on a variety of projects including narrative films, fashion, music videos, creative marketing videos, and documentaries. 

 

To bring a story to life, he evaluates how the visuals and lighting composition interplay to illuminate the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the characters. In each shot, he reflects on what the colors, shades, and subtle hues demonstrate about the character’s emotional journey and actively explores different visual tools and techniques to capture the character’s journey. 

His strengths include offering directors a diverse array of shots they can select from, contributing creative ideas, working efficiently and reliably, and being flexible to accommodate any needs or requests. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Film/Video Production.

Festivals

Brooklyn Film Festival 2019

Writer, Director, DP, and Editor of

Short film "The Picker"

Manhattan Film Festival 2018

DP of web series "Everyone You Hate is Here"

Coney Island Film Festival 2017

Writer, Director, DP, and Editor of

Short film "The Last Hundred Feet"

 

Manhattan Film Festival 2016

DP and Editor of feature film "Tryst"

Williamsburg Film Festival 2016

DP and Editor of feature film "Tryst"

First Glance Film Festival 2016

DP and Editor of feature film "Tryst"

LA Shorts Fest 2010

Writer, Director and Editor of short film

"This Ruthless Efficiency"