Maria Cabra Assistant Camera
Maria Cabra is an Italian freelance photographer and cinematographer based in New York City. She attended Politecnico di Milano in Italy and has a degree in industrial design, focused in fashion. She has worked with Silvia Gavina developing the concept of VIA.gg.IOproject, beauty brand. She attended a Technical Photography course at “Forma” International Photography Center in Milan, Italy; where she started as a follower under the expertise of Maurizio Montagna, an art photographer who became eventually her photography Master. She then made researches in lighting and films stocks as an independent photographer.
When Maria moved to New York she attended a full one-year cinematography hands-on immersion course at New York Film Academy, and studied respectively with John Loughlin, Piero Basso (AIC), and John Foster. She produced and shot more than 8 short movies as a student. She worked with the writer/director Valerie Khoudari Ratner, whose short movie “Sylvie” participated at the Zero Film Festival in New York, the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (where it ended up winning a Merit Award); also at “Dead by Dawn” Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival, and Viscera Film Festival. Recently she has been collaborating with fashion photographers such as Paul Maffi and Chek Wu for backstage videos. She attended the Master POV Cinematography in Los Angeles, USA studying with Gabriel Beristain (ASC, BSC), Allen Daviau (ASC), Robbie Greenberg (ASC), Karl Walter Lindenlaud (ASC, Bvk), and Mark Sawicki.
Now Maria is mainly shooting as an AC and has just finished the production of the feature film “In the Summer Pavilion” directed by Paul David Young, and cinematography by Vitaly Bokser. Besides, she shoots low budget short movies as a cinematographer, or works in fashion shooting backstage for “Twelv” magazine.