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Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dennis Zanatta is an award winning Cinematographer with over 15 years of experience in the film, television and commercial industry. Dennis received his MFA in Cinematography from the prestigious American Film Institute and is a member of the Brazilian Society of Cinematographers, ABC. He recently won the Best Cinematography Award at the Indie Series Awards for his work on the narrative web series “In Absentia.” And, his short film “Suitable” won several awards and is currently on the HBO platform. Dennis’ work as a Cinematographer has been on a variety of networks such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Oxygen, amongst others.

In 2016, Dennis was selected to take part of the Kyoto Filmmakers Lab in Japan, and the following year he participated in LA’s Film Independent’s signature diversity program: Project Involve. This year, Dennis participated in the Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today presented by HBO.

Dennis currently lives in Los Angeles. He is a native Portuguese speaker, fluent in Spanish and English. Having grown up in the largest city of South America, he brings a unique vision to every story he portrays and can deliver a unique style for each project. Dennis believes that collaboration is the key to achieve excellence. He is experienced in multiple genres: narrative, commercials, music videos, documentaries and promos.


Lamborghini Urus

Rite French Press

Pontual Money Transfer


Central Health


Music Videos



One more night, 2019 – A7Sii
The Coroner: I speak for the dead, Season 3 – ID channel – Amira
Buried in Backyard Season 1&2 – Oxygen – Panasonic Varicam LT
Married with secrets – Season 1 & 2 – Discovery ID – Canon C300
Dream Flight, 2017 – Alexa
Lost Memories, web series – Sony FS7
Suitable, 2017 – Alexa
Baba de Quiabo, 2016 – Panasonic Varicam LT
In Absentia, web series, 2015 – Red Epic 4K
Memories of a Master – ARRI 35mm 2perf
Evelyn, AFI Thesis film 2015 – Panavision G2 35mm Film
Secret Rain, AFI short film 2014 – Sony F3
Hey Love, AFI short film, 2013 – Sony F3
Opinions, web series, 2012 – Canon 5D
Highball, short film, 2011 – Sony F3


PEPE AGUILAR – NO VALE LA PENA – 2018 – Alexa Mini


It’s never to late too be a savage, 2019 – Sony FS7
Cries of the Heart, 2019 – Sony FS7
Snapped, Season 26 – Sony FS7
Days that Shaped America – History Channel – Sony F55
Korean Crisis – History Channel – Sony F55
Where are they now? – UFC Fight Pass – Season 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 – Sony FS7
Who Killed Jane Doe? – Discovery ID – Sony FS7
The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Season 2 – UFC Promo Videos – Alexa Mini & Amira
For My Man, Season 1 and 2 for TVone 2015/16 – Canon C300
American Super/Natural, Weather channel 2014 – Canon C300
I killed my BFF, Lifetime channel 2014 – Canon C300
House of Horrors: Kidnapped, Investigation Discovery, 2013 – Canon C300
Who the Bleep…, Investigation Discovery, 2013 – Canon C300
Panic 9-1-1, A&E 2013 – Canon C300
Elections and the 44th Presidential Inauguration, TV Globo 2012-13 – Canon 5D
Casanova Killers, BIO A&E, 2012 – Canon C300
Paranatural 2, National Geographic International, 2012 – Sony F800
Time Travel (pilot) Travel Channel 2012 – Sony F800
Special Show 10 years after 09/11 for TV Globo 2011 (Tv Award) – Sony EX3
Ciência e Tecnologia, for Globonews, 2009-2013 – Sony EX3
Davidson Legacy, for Globonews – Sony EX3
Special Library of Congress, Globonews, 2009 – Canon 5D
Auto Esporte, for Globo TV, 2007-10
40 years man in the moon, special show for Globonews, 2009
Vida Loca Show, for Multishow 2003 – 2006


American Film Institute – MFA in Cinematography – Los Angeles, CA – May 2015
Maine Media Workshop – Director of Photography Master Class – Maine – 2011-2012
Steadicam Operator Association – Workshop – 2011
Universidade São Judas Tadeu – B.A. in Social Communication – SP, Brazil – Dec 2006
ADOBE DIGITAL VIDEO and 3D ANIMATION Certification – DRC Treinamentos – SP, Brazil – 2006
SENAC, “Camera Operation” 6-month training – Sao Paulo, Brazil Jan 2004 – July 2004
Oficina de Atores Nilton Travesso – Actors School – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Jan 2002 – Dec 2004


Kyoto Filmmakers Lab – Master Session 2016
Project Involve 2017 – FILM INDEPENDENT


Indie Series Awards – Best Cinematography – “In Absentia”
40 years man in the moon – Best TV Globo documentary



1x ARRI Alexa Mini package

1x Sony XDCAM PXW-FS7 4K package

1x Cooke Speed Panchro set (18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm)

1x Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm

Batteries, Media, Chargers, Filters, etc

1x Bright Tangerine Viv 5” Mattebox

1x Canon 5D Mark III

Canon EF lens set (16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm)

1x 17” Sony OLED Monitor

1x TV logic on board monitor 5.6

1x Oconnor 1030Ds with 30L carbon legs


3x 650w ARRI Fresnel

2x 300w ARRI Fresnel

1x 500w Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox with Skirt

2x 500w Rifa Lite

1x 300w Dedo Light

1x 250w Lowell Pro

1x Diva Lite 400

1x LED LitePanels MiniPlus


1x Dana Dolly Travel Kit

1x 8ft speed rail pair

1x Travel Slider

4x 40” C-Stands

4x Combo 2 riser

1x Combo 3 riser

2x Low combos

5x baby stand

10x 25lb sandbag

8x Stingers

C-Clamps, Scissor clips, Grip Clips, Duvetene, C-47, Gaffer & Paper Tape, cinefoil, etc


2x 4×4 Solid Floppy

1x 4×4 Open Frame

1x 2×2 Shine Board

1x Kit 2×3 216 Diff, Solid, single, double, full silk, cucoloris

1x 18×24 Solid

1x 4×4 foam board


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