James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC,


Haskell Wexler


Steven Fierberg


Steven Poster ASC



Tyler Purcell


Glenn Roland


Mark August




-Stephen Lighthill, ASC




David Mc Farland


Ben Kufrin


Jonathan Hall



Roger Deakins


Sarah Cawley


Yuri Neyman


Idan Menin


Dean Cundey


Robert McLachlan




Celluloid Dreaming is a non-profit educational foundation designed to fill the void, offering FREE classes to high school and college students who wish to learn about filmmaking on celluloid. We also provide all the equipment, film stock and processing needed so students can work with film risk-free. In our eyes, being able to experiment without the associated costs, is groundbreaking.

We are here to provide an experience never before available, to insure that celluloid will stay strong for future generations.

For over 25 years, Tyler Purcell has been focused on making visual media content for a wide range of clients. His background comes from broadcast television where he was the youngest director of live broadcasts (15 years old) on the east coast before moving from his home town of Boston, to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. After several years in broadcast engineering, he moved into the creative realm as an editor and colorist for a national ad agency. Now he works as a freelance filmmaker, both on the production and post production side with an emphasis on storytelling, through cinematography/lighting and post production.

Steven Fierberg

Steven Fierberg was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on The Affair (2014), Entourage (2015) and Love & Other Drugs (2010).



Steven Poster was born and raised In Chicago, and was first interested in still photography. He studied at Southern Illinois University, Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, and the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He first filmed commercials and documentaries. He then worked on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Blade Runner". He is currently filming "Une Chance Sur Deux" in France under French director Patrice Leconte. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1987. Served as President from 2002 to 2003.

He was elected in 2006 as the National President of the International Cinematographers Guild, a position he continues to hold as of 2019.




Glenn Roland started making 16mm short films with fellow elementary school students in the sixth grade. At age fifteen Roland opened his own office for photographic services in Newport Beach, California. Following service in the U.S. Army as a combat cameraman, Glenn went on to work as a gaffer and camera operator for a handful of low-budget independent pictures in the early 1970's and shot his first movie as a directory of photography in 1972. Outside of his work in films and television, Roland also has his own commercial production company Glenn Roland Films which has made TV commercials for such notable clients as Subaru, Taco Bell, and Tropicana Orange Juice. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

He worked on the documentary 

On Any Sunday

Documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including film star Steve McQueen, a racer in his own right.

He work on a Documentary on Gone With The Wind

Haskel Wexler

Elizabeth trusted me behind the camera.


Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976) (1976). He also shot part of Days of Heaven (1978) (1978), for which credited director of photography Nestor Almendros -- won a Best Cinematography Oscar that Wexler initially felt should have been jointly shared by both. Later he admitted he was just finishing the work of Almendros and when Bert Schneider offer him more credit in the Criterion Dvd release of the film, he turned down the offer. In 1993, Wexler was awarded a Lifetime Achivement award by the cinematographer's guild, the American Society of Cinematographers. He received five Oscar nominations for his cinematography, in total, plus one Emmy Award in a career that has spanned six decades.

In addition to his masterful cinematography, Wexler directed the seminal late Sixties film Medium Cool (1969) and has directed and/or shot many documentaries that display his progressive political views. He was the subject of a 2004 documentary shot by his son Mark Wexler, Tell Them Who You Are (2004).

Sarah Cawley

Why we should keep film alive


Sarah Cawley is an American cinematographer who has photographed a broad array of feature films, network pilots and series television in a career spanning two decades. Her films have screened at the Sundance, GenArt, Telluride, Toronto International and Berlinale Film Festivals.

Variety placed her on the prestigious annual list of '10 Cinematographers to Watch, citing both her features and television work on network pilots such as 'Golden Boy' starring Theo James and Kevin Alejandro for CBS and 'Ringer' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar for The CW.

In 2014 Cawley photographed the historic period pilot for 'Salem,' which won multiple awards and launched original programming for WGN/Tribune network with a record-breaking 1.5 million viewers for the show's debut.

Music video highlights include REM's 'Crush with Eyeliner' with director Jim McKay, 'Tree's Lounge' with Steve Buscemi, and various projects with Jem Cohen.

In addition to Variety, her work has received favorable press and reviews in American Cinematographer magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Hollywood Reporter.

Her cinematography projects have taken her to international destinations including Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Thailand, Malaysia, Venezuela, Cuba, Germany, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.

James Chressthansis

I love shooting film


James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC,

James Chressanthis is known for his cinematography on Greenleaf (2018), The Tale (2018, additional photography), Gone (2018), The Family (2016), American Horror Story (2015), In My Dreams (2014), The Watsons Go To Birmingham (2013), Hide (2012), Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010), The Reagans (2004), The Music Man (2003), Chicago (2002, additional photography), Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) and Urban Legend (1998). He also directed the Cannes Premier feature documentary No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2009).

Robert McLachlan ASC,CSC

Going back to film I noticed more time to sit and wait with lots of places to sit down


As the son of an artist Robert was surrounded by art and images his whole life and began taking night courses in advanced photography while still a junior in high school. During that time he also became the Canadian Cycling Champion and a Canada Games Gold medalist but left a promising sporting career to pursue film exclusively. First studying Fine Art at University of British Columbia and then Film and Communications at Simon Fraser University. Upon leaving college, he founded OmniFilm Productions in Vancouver in 1979 where he produced, directed and photographed many international documentaries including numerous award winning environmental and conservation films for Greenpeace and other international clients including the BBC and NFB. Meanwhile, he also produced, directed and photographed over 350 TV commercials between 1980 and 1990 prior to pursuing dramatic cinematography exclusively.

Since then, he has demonstrated remarkable versatility as a cinematographer, moving between projects in every genre and budget range with unusual ease. In the process, winning many awards and amassing hundreds of credits, including a return to wearing the Director/Cinematographer "hat" in 2007 with 68 2nd. unit shooting days on The Golden Compass in London, England and later, additional stunt unit work on Dragonball Evolution in Mexico. His technical and artistic mastery combined with a collaborative nature can be credited with being described as " A director's dream" by former collaborators.

He has been a member of the CSC since 1985 and was honored with membership in the hallowed ASC in 2002.