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Elisa Souza is a Brazilian cinematographer based in Los Angeles, graduated from the American Film Institute.


She splits her time between Brazil and the United States, shooting narrative, documentary, music videos and commercials, including films such as Ritmo (Best Cinematography at the Fox International Film Festival) and Crackland, a documentary shot in São Paulo, Vancouver, New York, Zurich and Oslo, which premiered at Mostra de São Paulo and got distribution through O2 Play. Souza has recently lensed Mundo de Papel and Cultivar, music videos for Zeeba (BMG), and has a background in camera crews for films like Desires of the Flesh, screened at Sundance.


As a collaborator with a passion for stories, her interest spans across different genres and formats, focusing on films that shed light on diverse narratives and connect with audiences emotionally through the power of visual storytelling.


She is also a 2023 Fellow at Film Independent’s Project Involve program and a member of the Brazilian Society of Cinematographers (ABC) and the Brazilian Collective of Women and Transgender People in Cinematography (DAFB).

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