Pietro Villani is an LA based cinematographer who originally hails from Brooklyn, New York. He has been shooting movies, commercials, and documentaries worldwide for the past 17 years. He is formally trained with a BFA from Chapman University and a MFA from the American Film Institute (AFI) in Cinematography. While attending AFI Pietro interned for the legendary cinematographer Allen Daviau ASC.
Along with the formal training, Pietro has worked under some of the most influential and talented cameramen, which include Paul Cameron ASC, Bill Pope ASC, Steven Poster ASC, and John Lindley ASC, to name a few.
In addition, Pietro recently won Best Cinematography at the 2016 Ghana Movie Awards for the feature "Like Cotton Twines," which has been making a strong festival run and getting praise for its cinematography. Beside the feature he has won awards for his commercials and narrative work, including the Emerging Cinematographer Award for the International Cinematographer Guild Local 600. With proven competency, integrity, and collaboration with fellow filmmakers, he has a diverse portfolio of images with real depth.