"A lot of cinematography is intuition. It's an art, not a formula."

Favorite Quote: "The best cinematography is the kind you don't notice." - Roger Deakins

"I love what I do, and when you love what you do, you want to be the best at it."

Melissa Knight is a visionary Director of Photography (DP) whose remarkable talent for capturing cinematic moments has left an indelible mark on the world of Hollywood. With a keen eye for detail, a profound understanding of light, and an unwavering commitment to storytelling, Melissa has established herself as one of the most respected and sought-after DPs in the industry.
Director of Photography
Growing up in Queens, New York, Melissa's passion for visual storytelling was ignited at a young age in the New York's film corridor. Inspired by the magic of movies, she pursued her dreams by honing her technical skills and developed her unique artistic voice.
Throughout her career, Melissa has received numerous accolades, including multiple awards from Cannes film festivals, RED movie awards, and the prestigious Telly award. Her work has not only inspired her peers but has also served as a source of empowerment for aspiring cinematographers, especially women, as she actively advocates for inclusivity and diversity in Hollywood.
Painting with Light
Melissa has a gift for seamlessly blending aesthetics and storytelling. Her masterful use of composition, color, and camera movement adds depth and emotion to every frame, elevating the narrative and immersing audiences in captivating worlds.
Artistic Collaboration
Beyond her artistic achievements, Melissa is known for her collaborative spirit and dedication to her craft. She approaches each project with a deep respect for the director's vision, always striving to enhance the story and create a visual language that resonates with audiences on a profound level.