Isaac Mathes: S01 Director of Photography
In 1994, Isaac received a B.A. in The University of Chicago's interdisciplinary program Fundamentals, Issues and Texts, where he concentrated on the topic of home in Greek, Russian and English literature. An interest in photography, combined with travel and foreign language study, led him to pursue filmmaking.
In 2000, he received an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin, having shot all of his projects in Russia. Afterwards, he taught a variety of courses in media production and aesthetics at institutions such as UT-Austin, VGIK in Moscow (as a Fulbright Scholar), DCTV and the Pratt Institute.
In 2005, he shifted his focus to freelance cinematography, with an emphasis on handheld operation and the use of natural and available light. His clients include independent directors, television networks (ABC, A&E, ERT-Greece, TVTse-Russia) and production companies.
He produces and directs documentary/narrative hybrids, such as: Between the Dog and the Wolf (1998), The Navel (2000),Moscow Diary (2002), What has passed will be dear (2004) and Under the Glidepath (2013).