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Andrij Parekh studied cinematography at the FAMU film school in Prague and at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his MFA in 2003. He was the cinematographer on Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck’s first two movies, Half Nelson and Sugar.
He was nominated for the 1998 Eastman Excellence in Cinematography Award; and was the recipient of the 2001 and the 2003 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Heritage Awards for Cinematography.
After apprenticing on James Gray’s The Yards with cinematographer Harris Savides, Mr. Parekh himself has been the cinematographer on over a dozen films. He was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” and was cited by Variety as one its “10 Cinematographers to Watch.”
Among the features that he has shot are Sophie Barthes’ Cold Souls, for which he was a Spirit Award nominee; Jessica Sharzer’s Speak, starring Kristen Stewart; Austin Chick’s August, starring Josh Hartnett; Oren Rudavsky’s The Treatment; Henry Bean’s Noise, starring Tim Robbins; and Derek Cianfrance’s soon-to-be-released Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.