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J.P. Dobrin

Filmmaker and cinematographer, self-employed
San Jose, CA US
Available for Freelance
Open To Mentoring
Open To Virtual Coffee
Documentary filmmaker and journalist, specializing in story development, cinematography, and field production.


J.P. Dobrin is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Oakland, California. His visual work has been commissioned by Al Jazeera, the New York Times, PBS Frontline, Washington Post, Vox, and the International Rescue Committee. He became passionate about visual journalism while completing his BFA in photography at the Academy of Art San Francisco. He went on to learn documentary film at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His most recent documentary Irse - Leaving Venezuela (2019, 26 min.) is about the Venezuelan exodus as told through the stories of two pregnant women. The global broadcast premiere is scheduled for June 2020 on Al Jazeera Witness.