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Pride Personified: Bianca Cline

Jay Kidd, ICG Magazine

July 1, 2023

Bianca Cline’s love of filmmaking started at a young age. “When I was in high school, my parents got a video camera,” she smiles, “and I commandeered it and started making movies.” Soon after, her mother informed her that filmmaking was a real job that people did for a living. “I instantly said, “Yes, that’s what I’m doing. I’m going to be a filmmaker.

Being born and raised in Los Angeles afforded Cline opportunities to connect to the industry while still in high school. “I worked with a guy who repaired 35-millimeter film cameras for the studios,” she remembers. “I got my foot in the door when I Was a teenager, and then I went to film school at Brigham Young University.”

In college, Cline worked alongside ambitious peers who, after college, raised money to shoot a feature. The film screened in theaters, and its success kick-started her career as a DP. Cline began working on indie feature films and eventually transitioned into shooting commercial spots for such major corporations as Oreo, Nike, Champion, and Citibank. It was around this time her children were born, and she joined Local 600 as a director of photography. Recently, Cline has moved back into feature films, lensing A24’s Academy Award-nominated critical hit Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

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