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Jendra Jarnagin is an award-winning DP with over 25 years experience working in feature films, episodic television and online series, commercials, music videos, documentaries and VR.
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East New York, Warner Brothers (CBS) Series DP, 11 episodes
Asking For It, Feature Film
The Sixth Reel, Feature Film
Entangled, Feature Film
The Opposite Sex, Feature Film
In Between Men, online series
Puppy Love, online series, Webby Award winner
The Family, ABC Series, Additional DP
The Good Fight, Paramount+ Series, 2nd Unit DP & Additional Camera Operator
NOS4A2, AMC Series, 2nd Unit DP & B Camera Operator (Pilot Block)
Harlan Coben's Shelter, Spliter Unit DP, (Pilot)

CNN Promo, Reframed Marilyn Monroe, DP
Rapsody: "Oprah" Music Video, DP
*more Commercials & Music Videos (see website)

Zeiss & Women in Media Altitude Awards, Second Prize
Best Cinematography NYU First Run Film Festival for Amelia
SHOOT Magazine New Directors Showcase
Runner Up Best Cinematography NOVA Fest for TRI
Nominee Best Cinematography Indie Soap Awards for In Between Men

Personal Details


New York
Los Angeles

United States

Features & TV: APA Anthony Marotto

Commercials: Intrinsic 
Michael Kirschner

Work Details


Television Academy
Cinematographers XX
International Collective of Female Cinematographers


Jendra Jarnagin is a veteran cinematographer that recently completed season 1 of the Warner
Bros. Television series East New York on CBS. Her work has been showcased at the Whitney
Museum, the UN, and numerous film festivals worldwide including Sundance, Tribeca, and the
Camerimage International Festival of Cinematography and also seen on PBS, ABC, Hulu,
Amazon, AMC, Paramount+ and ABC.
The NYU Tisch graduate is known for her work on the female vigilante revenge thriller Asking
For It, which premiered at Tribeca and was released theatrically by Paramount. The bold and
stylistic ensemble drama stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Alexandra Shipp,
Luke Hemsworth, Gabourey Sidibe and David Patrick Kelly. Variety singled out “Jendra
Jarnagin’s neon-slicked, Polaroid-Americana photography” and IndieWire stated “the
cinematography by Jendra Jarnagin is often impressive, capturing the drabness of Joey’s inner
world reflected around her, and then contrasting it with the neon exuberance of the all-female
Jendra’s work on the early web series, Puppy Love, was written about in American
Cinematographer magazine, for her pioneering use of the Red One Digital Cinema Camera. The
anthology comedy series from the producers and writers of Sex & the City featured an all-star
cast and was one of the first professionally produced online series, winning a Webby Award.
Other notable credits include the feature films Entangled, and The Sixth Reel, and the online
series In Between Men as well as ad campaigns for Maybelline, Estée Lauder, Pureology, Adidas,
Canon and Lincoln.
Jendra is a 2022 winner for the Zeiss & Women in Media Altitude Awards presented at
CineGear Expo, and a member of the Television Academy. Jendra enjoys inspiring others as a
frequent speaker, moderator and panelist at conferences, trade shows and festivals such as
NAB, Sundance, Slamdance & CineGear, as well as guest lecturing at NYU, Brooklyn College, SVA
and more. As an early adopter of digital technology, she was often among the first to work
with many newly released cameras, and is a frequent guest on podcasts, including a recent
interview for American Cinematographer. She was one of the first artists featured on the
industry leading Cinematography Podcast.
At the start of her career, Jendra's passion for lighting led her to work as a gaffer and electrician
for 10 years. Working on projects such as Sex & the City, Law & Order, The Sopranos, Analyze That,
and Vanilla Sky developed her strong foundation in lighting and crew leadership. Jendra’s work
and zeal for travel has brought her to 27 countries. In addition to adventure travel, her hobbies
include SCUBA diving, (including filming underwater) skiing, and creating imaginative costumes for
Burning Man theme parties.

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