Jesse Eisenhardt is an award-winning Cinematographer and alumnus of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He has been recognized by the American Society of Cinematographers for his work on "Paperboat," which garnered multiple film festival awards in cinematography and acceptance to the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Lodz, Poland. His professional work includes features, shorts, interactive movies, viral videos, and broadcast television for HBO, NBC, Bravo, Comedy Central, HGTV, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. He spent 3 years as resident cinematographer at Google Inc. in Mountain View, CA. Additionally, his corporate clients include Facebook, Yahoo, eBay, and YouTube.
Jesse shot the feature film "Thanks"—starring Rita Rudner and directed by Martin Bergman—which premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was featured on Showtime. The short film "It's Not About the Nail", directed by Jason Headley and shot by Jesse, was a viral internet sensation and was featured on the Today Show.
In 2015, Jesse filmed the feature length performance of "RAkU" in collaboration with the San Francisco Ballet, starring Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith, and Pascal Molat. Soon after, he lensed his latest feature, a horror film titled "Ruin Me" and directed by Preson DeFrancis. The film premiered at Fright Fest in London in 2017 and has won multiple awards at horror festivals around the country.