Dana Gonzales

Cinematographers Master Class: Saturday, June 24th - Creators Studio 2

Dana Gonzales came up through the ranks with his 2nd unit work on Paul Haggis' Academy Award-winning film Crash, Julie Taymor's The Tempest and David O. Russell's The Fighter. He swiftly moved into main unit cinematography on Michael Schroeder's Man In The Chair, starring Christopher Plummer. Soon after that, he began his long-standing collaboration with director Ric Roman Waugh, starting with Felon, starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff followed by Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson. In addition to features, Dana has a thriving television career. His style ranges from the hyperreal, slick aesthetic of the ABC series Pretty Little Liars to the grittier, handheld look of Southland for TNT and the modern-day Western Longmire for A&E. Over the years, his work has garnered a lot of attention and earned him two Emmy Award Nominations and one Emmy win in Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie on the highly acclaimed MGM/FX series, Fargo. Dana was also chosen for Variety's Below The Line Impact Report for 2014. In 2016/2017 Dana completed the visual masterpiece Legion and Fargo Season 3 for FX Network. On the feature front, Dana has shot Ariel Vromen's Criminal for Millennium Films, starring Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, and Gary Oldman and Ric Roman Waugh's Shot Caller for Bold Films, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, and Jon Bernthal.