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Hossein Khodabandehloo

Camera Operator, DOP / Cinematographer

Career Summary

Soldier turned filmmaker. Hoss is a Director | D.O.P that specialises in story driven works. His military background has given him a humanistic approach to storytelling. He strives to find a common ground between the audience and his works. His visuals are stylised and they take on a personal view. In essence, his works are emotive and relatable. Apart from his approach, Hoss comes from a generalist background. He has worked in both production houses and agencies in the past. Through them, he has created commercials and content for Australia's biggest brands. Some of his works have been featured in the Australian Cinematographer Magazine, Campaign Brief and a number of Academy / BAFTA qualifying festivals. Hossein is a member of the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) and the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS). He is looking to join the Penguin society (if it exists). The best way to approach him is to start a conversation about penguins.


Commercial Showreel

Narrative Showreel

Professional Credits

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2009, Singapore Arts Council, Singapore, Singapore Young Designer of the Year
  • 2014, Western Australian Screen Academy / Channel 9, Australia, Best in Cinematography
  • 2021, New York Cinematography Awards, United States, Best in Cinematography
  • 2021, European Cinematography Awards, Europe, Best in Cinematography

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Cinematography Society , 2014 till currently
  • Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts, 2019 till currently

Education & Other Accreditation

  • 2014, Western Australian Screen Academy, Australia, Masters of Professional Communication (Cinematography)
  • 2013, Curtin University, Australia, Bachelors of Screen Arts (Film)
  • 2009, FZD School of Design, Singapore, Certificate in Industrial Design
  • 2009, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, Diploma in Multimedia (Film)

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