ABOUT MARGARET SCLAFANI
Margaret is a Brooklyn, New York based cinematographer.
Margaret Sclafani grew up in the Washington, DC area.
Following her studies in anthropology and film at Bryn Mawr College, Margaret began her career as post-production coordinator on Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg. She then continued her work as assistant production coordinator on No Job For a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII.
Following her work in production, she went into the camera department, working with award-winning Gage & Gage Productions and Firelight Media on a number of documentary films for PBS.
She worked as producer and director of photography for Parent Earth, a non-profit company that produced over 100 videos for families about healthy eating.
She has continued to work as director of photography and camera operator on documentary and narrative content for the Whitney Museum, the Irish Arts Center, Room 5 Films, the International Peace Institute, Refinery 29, and the Emmy award winning Media Factory team, among others.
In addition to her work in documentary she regularly works on narrative films, including her recent work as cinematographer of the independent feature film, The Gift.
In 2017, she was a grant recipient of the Russo Brothers Film Forum and was honored for her short documentary, Saints of Little Italy.
She has enjoyed working as cinematographer on a number of episodic comedy series, such as The Third Act, Cady Did, and Everything's Coming up Ro'ses with women producers and directors at the helm.
She has also worked regularly for the past nine years as a Camera Operator and Assistant for features, commercials, documentaries, television and web content.
Her background in production and post coordination enables her to see the full picture and workflow when prepping a project through to the edit and color.
An avid photographer, Margaret enjoys traveling the world from Ireland to India with curiosity and a camera, and loves to travel the United States and the globe for work as well, recently filming in London and Sardinia.