Director of Photography, Yash Bhatt received his MFA in Cinematography from Chapman University, the Dodge College of Film & Media Arts in 2008.
Shortly before graduating, Mr. Bhatt was awarded the Eastman Kodak Award for Excellence in Cinematography. A coveted acknowledgment from Kodak that few students receive before any industry experience. In addition, Mr. Bhatt was one of the scholar recipients of the prestigious “Budapest Cinematography Master Class” taught by Legendary Cinematography, Vilmos Zsigmond in 2007.
Of Indian decent, Mr. Bhatt has lensed a shortlist of feature films with some of the top talent in India, including ‘Mahesh Khaleja’ with Director Trivkram Srinivas, ‘Lurid’ with Director Allie Dvorin, and most recently, the Bollywood project ‘Freedom’ with Director Vivek Agnihotri.
Mr. Bhatt’s love of film, in all genres, has provided him the opportunity to shoot a wide range of material, including commercials and branded content, when his schedule permits. His skill set has been showcased on projects from Coca Cola, Microsoft, and Honda to Musician Drake and Director Spike Lee for Nike Jordan. Furthermore, Yash has shot numerous campaigns for Social entities such as Instagram and YouTube social influencers for “YouTube Red.”
When Mr. Bhatt is not traveling the globe on long form or commercial projects, his collaborations continue in music videos including his iconic work with the four-time Grammy nominee, ‘Ledisi’ and the notorious band ‘P.O.D’, as well as the Sonos Sound System lifestyle project with Nick Hexum of the band 311.
Mr. Bhatt has shot around the globe traveling throughout India, Malaysia, The United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Hungry, as well as across The United States.
Mr. Bhatt currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two adorable children.