Daryn Okada, ASC


About the Contributor:

Daryn Okada, ASC recently served as director of photography on the features “Let’s Be Cops,” “Dolphin Tale 2” and the High Dynamic Range short film “Emma”. His film credits also include “Mean Girls,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Baby Mama,” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” “American Reunion,” “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “Dr. Doolittle 2” “Lake Placid,” “Anna Karenina,” “My Father the Hero,” “Captain Ron” and “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.”

Earlier in his career, he earned an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award nomination for his work on the CBS mini series “In a Child’s Name.” Okada also lensed the pi-lots for the popular series “Dawson’s Creek,” “Switched at Birth” and “Wasteland.” Between fea-ture films, Daryn has photographed 22 episodes of the ABC series “Castle.”

A Los Angeles native, Okada is self-taught in the art of cinematography. He has served for 9 years on the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and three terms as President of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).


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