Johanna was born and raised in France where she studied the craft of cinematography at a technical school, followed by filmmaking classes at the University La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.
Outside of her studies, she has worked as a cinematographer on a number of projects, including short films, music videos, festival interviews and documentaries.
In 2010 she won an award for a Safety Road Commercial.
Seeking to enrich her European approach with the American perspective, she moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to complete her MFA in Cinematography at the prestigious school American Film Institute.
She has been passionate about creating and experimenting with meaningful images since a very young age. Inspired by the Impressionist and Surrealist movements, she is always trying to find a way to communicate real life ideas in an original way. She loves the challenge of giving life to a story, defined by the resources available. She strongly believes that there is always a solution to every problem and that’s when creativity plays at its best.
- Johanna Coelho Cinematographer - Website of my cinematography work