Arianna Lapenne is a Filmmaker and Cinematographer, born and raised in New York City. She received a BFA in Film & TV from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with special program work in Havana, Cuba. She shoots documentary, TV, commercial, news, and non-profit work. Arianna is especially interested in how the presence of a camera can transform the ordinary into the surreal within the four corners of a frame.
Arianna's coverage of Hurricane Sandy was part of the New York Times breaking news video coverage that was awarded The Edward R Murrow Award last year. Arianna's cinematography can also be seen now in the SHOWTIME documentary TV series, "The Years of Living Dangerously", executive produced by George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and featuring Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle tackling stories on the human impact of climate change. A feature documentary Arianna shot last year in Cuba, about infamous artist Andres Serrano, can currently be seen on VICE. Arianna's video and photography has also been awarded by AI-AP, D&AD: Best Advertising & Design in the World, Photography Master's Cup, The One Club and has screened at Brooklyn Film Festival and Union Docs. Arianna's documentary work has taken her to Mongolia, Iceland, Cuba, Turkey, all over South and South East Asia, and Latin America.
Clients and branded content work include:
SHOWTIME, National Geographic, The New York Times, VICE, Travel Channel, Univision, Funny or Die, Nike, GOOGLE, Toyota, Dicks Sporting Goods, British Airways, Jet Blue, Diageo, Motorola, Macys. And non-profits such as Survival International, Somaly Mam Foundation, Heifer International, Children International, GEMS. .