Born and raised in Hawaii. Now based in New York.
Kristin Kouke is a cinematographer whose work has screened around the world, at festivals such as the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival, and the Durban International Film Festival. Her film work has also been screened at the Smithsonian National Museum along with her photographic work as a featured contributor to the Smithsonian Institute’s Asian Pacific American Center’s A Day in the Life project.
Born and raised in Kailua, her film career began in Hawai’i and it has since taken her to Shanghai, France, the Cook Islands, Egypt, and now to New York as a graduate film student of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she is specializing in cinematography. Previously, Kristin attended the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa for her undergraduate education and majored in Film Production.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts / Cinematography & Directing / MFA 2017
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa / Creative Media / BA 2012
Finalist for the ARRI Volker Bahnemann Award for Outstanding Cinematography, 2018
Featured contributor to the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's curated digital exhibition: A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America, 2014
Recipient of EuroCinema Film Festival's Best Student Film Award for Shanghai Market, 2012
Recipient of the Cinema-Italiano Future Filmmaker Award, 2012
Recipient of the Academy for Creative Media Student Achievement Award, 2012
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