DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ALLEN E HO
Allen E. Ho, SOC is a California-bred Asian American Cinematographer and Camera Operator.
A huge fan of cinema, he was once limited by his parents as a teenager from only going to the movies twice a week. Coming from two cultures both Taiwanese and American - he found that cinematography is a universal language he could communicate with. He is primarily interested in visually and thought provoking stories but doesn’t shy away from the escape, entertainment and magic that cinema can inspire.
His recent narrative work includes "Blackout" which was nominated for a NAACP Image Award. "Artificial" which was awarded a Primetime Emmy, Peabody Futures of Media and Webby Award for Innovation. In the commercial world, he has worked on national campaigns for companies like Best Buy, New York Life, Starbucks, Activision, DJI and JBL.
As a camera operator and 2nd Unit DP, he recently worked on acclaimed show "The Chosen", Peacock's "Please Dont Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain" and Coachella 2023 Music Festival Mainstage Livestream.
He was part of ASC's Vision Mentorship Program and was a mentee under Larry Fong ASC (300, Batman v Superman) and Film Independent's Project Involve 2020, where he also received a Panavision Fellowship Grant Award.
He joined the Society of Camera Operators as an active member in early 2024.
He received his Bachelor in Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine and MFA in Cinematography from the University of Texas, Austin.
Based in East Los Angeles, he is an avid cold brew coffee drinker.