Independent Spirit Award nominee Aaron Platt has made his mark as a director and cinematographer in commercials, music videos, and films for a plethora of artists and brands including Bono, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, MGMT, Fiat, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Bloomingdale’s, and Mercedes Benz.
Platt was drawn to film and photography at a young age. As a film student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Platt excelled in the program as a director/cinematographer, showcasing his third student film, The Cold Ones at the Sundance Film Festival. This film also garnered him the Most Promising Filmmaker Award at the 2004 Ann Arbor Film Festival; not bad for a junior in college.
Platt went on to show subsequent films at Sundance and Cannes among other festivals. He earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Cinematography in 2007 for the film Wild Tigers I Have Known. In 2009 Platt was featured in SHOOT Magazine’s “New Directors” series.
Platt now traces the globe following creative opportunities as they arise. He moves between LA, NYC, and Seattle, WA.