Peru native Johnny Derango, a 38-year-old producer/director of photography was recently recognized for his talents by American Cinematographer magazine, as one of the publication’s “Rising Stars of Cinematography.”
Having started out in the Illinois Valley Community College, he has come a long way, according to News Tribune.
“Derango, a 1998 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School who calls Los Angeles home, said he was honored to be selected.”, the website explained, adding that having been selected as a rising star “is a big deal”.
Every year 12 cinematographers are picked from all around the world to be considered rising stars, Derango told News Tribune. “It was an incredible feeling because I know what that can do for your career. It’s raised my visibility probably above and beyond what my last movie did, which has been huge for my career.”, he said.
This cinematographer finished film school at Columbia College Chicago in 2002 and he set off on a career in Los Angeles. Some of his early works were the reality TV dating show “ElimiDate,” and some work for Fox News.
“He said his first ‘big break’ came when he had a chance to work on reshoots for a 35mm feature film, which later went on to play at the Tribeca Film Festival.”, you can read in News Tribune.
Some of his recent projects include the executive production and shooting of an independent pilot called “Everyone is Doing Great” with Lafferty, the former star of the WB series “One Tree Hill.” He is also working on a feature version of a short film called “Radio 88” for Panasonic.
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