What's up! I'm a cinematographer and gaffer based in Brooklyn, NY.
A few things I've been up to: last year I shot Chicks, a short horror-comedy about a teenage sleepover that turns pretty dark; this was my third time collaborating with Geena Marie Hernandez. In 2021, I worked with director Antonio Méndez Esparza [2018 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award] on three documentaries highlighting Florida's Early Childhood Court System, as DP and editor. Back in 2019, I won a Student Emmy for my short documentary Woman of Steel, which highlights Ashley Young's life as a self-proclaimed human cyborg with a bionic right arm. I love documentary just as much as I love narrative.
I love taking pictures of my friends when they're not looking. Fucking love my Ricoh GR.
Outside of film life, I spend most of my down time on languages; I speak French at an intermediate level, and am working hard on my Spanish.
contact: chris.andrew.violette at gmail.com
Focusing his camera on people with disabilities, Bedford man shines (NH Union Leader, April 2019)
FSU film student wins national award for documentary on ‘bionic woman’ (FSU News, January 2019)