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Dallin Mello

Documentary Producer and Cinematographer, Brut America
Brooklyn, NY US
Available for Freelance
Open To Mentoring
Open To Virtual Coffee
Hi, I’m Dallin. I’m a documentary film producer and cinematographer based in New York City. I’ve worked with publications such as NBC, KQED, FRONTLINE PBS, and have contributed to Emmy nominated and winning projects.


I’m interested in finding stories that explore the resiliency of communities through their grief and healing. This approach has allowed me to build trusting relationships with people across the country that I maintain today. I have sat in the homes of mourning families impacted by gun violence, spent days traveling with a woman trying to save wild horses from slaughter, documented protests and performances done by trans activists. Through it all I have understood that this form of storytelling, where communities entrust you with their knowledge and emotion, is the storytelling I strive to do. I’ve worked on a mixture of quick-turnaround news pieces, short-form documentaries, and a long-form investigative documentary with PBS. I received my master’s degree in short-form documentary filmmaking from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2022, and hold a bachelor’s degree in sociology and writing from UC Santa Barbara. Associations: NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists Earth Journalism Network