Olesia Saveleva: Director of Photography

Olesia Saveleva is a cinematographer based in LA. Originally from Russia, Olesia earned her bachelor’s in economics, but she was always drawn to filmmaking. After making several short films and exploring herself as a producer, writer, director and actor, she discovered her passion for cinematography. She got her MFA in cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory in 2017. Her films have premiered at Atlantic City Cinefest, SCAD Savannah Film Festival, St. James’s Sussex Gardens, Court Metrage Festival de Cannes, and
more. Her short film shot on 35mm Kodak film was nominated for best cinematography in multiple festivals including Top Indie Film Awards and Detroit Shetown Film Festival. Her primary work is narrative short and feature films, documentaries and commercials.