Taina Galis is a cinematographer of critically acclaimed cinema. Taina sustains narrative visually through her sensitivity to tone and performance. Tenacious and empathetic, she loves to go with directors into the unknown.
Nominated for the inaugural Jules Wright Prize of Best Female Technician, part of the Jarman Award. LSFF retrospective of Taina’s work with Fyzal Boulifa at the ICA : 'Whores and Heroines’. She has had a sculpture exhibited at the National Gallery, London and is a winner of the London International Creative Competition. British/ Romanian passports, US 02 Visa. Available for work worldwide.
Directors: Fyzal Boulifa, Gabylu Lara, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Emily Wardill, Claire Oakley, Vivienne Dick, Lauren John Joseph, Roland Kennedy, Bianca Lucas, Catriona MacInnes, Maninderpal Sahota, Graham Clayton-Chance, Kanchi Wichmann, Nathalie Abrahami, Sarah Baker, Trevor Garlick, Josephine Halbert, Piers Hill, Rebecca Lloyd-Evans, Laure Prouvost, Paul Simon Richards, Peter Sant, Rajita Shah, Darko Sokovic, Jala Wahid
LYNN + LUCY II Feature I Dir. Fyzal Boulifa I BBC Film BFI Multiple awards - San Sebastian, Macao, Marrakech, Les Arcs International Film Festivals 2020. VOD BFI, Amazon
HERE FOR LIFE II Feature I Dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman I Artangel Special Mention Locarno, BIFA nominated 2019
AMERICAN CURIOUS II Feature I Dir. Gabylu Lara I Traziende Films, Videocine 2018, Apple TV
ERASE AND FORGET II Doc Feature I Dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman I Prod. Ameenah Ayub Allen I top films of 2018 Sight & Sound
FULLL FIREARMS II Feature I Dir. Emily Wardill Film I City Projects, Film London
Shorts include two Cannes award-winning films at Directors’ Fortnight - both directed by Fyzal Boulifa: RATE ME (also special mention TIFF and AFI) and THE CURSE (also BAFTA nomination), JAMES Dir. Claire Oakley, A CUILLIN RISING Dir. Catriona MacInnes (Underwire Best Cinematography), BOGEYMAN Dir. Bianca Lucas, SAY NOTHING Dir. Roland Kennedy. Artist Films - CRY ME A WATERFALL Jala Wahid, AUGENBLICK Vivienne Dick, QUASI MONTE CARLO Paul Simon Richards, STILL Graham Clayton-Chance, BURROW ME Laure Prouvost, LE FAN FAN Sarah Baker