Amit Bhattacharya

CinematographySchool of Filmmaking
Amit Bhattacharya

Amit Bhattacharya is a cinematographer who bridges two worlds; having been born in Bethesda, Maryland and growing up in Kolkata, India. An early fascination with cinema and photography led him to study at Columbia College - Hollywood after which he continued his education at the American Film Institute.

Bhattacharya honed his professional skills shooting countless shorts, promos, corporate videos and a stint at Roger Corman’s (known as "the Pope of Pop Cinema") studio. In a career spanning 20 years and counting, he has 27 feature and made-for-television movies to his credit, working with such Hollywood icons as Faye Dunaway, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White and Ernst Borgnine and many other actors of note.

Credentials 

  • Cinematography faculty at New York Film Academy, Universal City, 2007-09

Career Highlights

  • Cinematography credits include several Hallmark channel films, series and mini-series including "Pandemic," "Though None Go with Me," "Murder 101," "Falling in Love," "Jane Doe," "Ordinary Miracles," "Annie's Point," "Hope Rose" and "A Boyfriend for Christmas" 
  • Director of Photography for comedy feature film "According to Spencer"
  • Independent feature film cinematography credits include "The Souler Opposite," "It's a Shame about Ray," "Liberty, Maine" and "Thirty Miles"

Education

MFA CinematographyAmerican Film Institute

BA Film & Video ProductionColumbia College - Hollywood