Dan Sharnoff is a cinematographer based in New York City. His theatrical work has been distributed internationally, on various Network and VOD platforms (Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Amazon, Hulu etc.) as well showcased at numerous festivals (Sundance, Tribeca, Viennale, Fantasia, Woodstock, Los Angeles etc.). Dan recently wrapped production on BEYOND THE NIGHT, starring Zane Holtz and Tammy Blanchard, directed by frequent collaborator Jason Noto. Other feature films include existential comedy APARTMENT TROUBLES, starring Jeffrey Tambor, Megan Mullally and Will Forte alongside debut writer-directors Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler, the dramatic comedy BOTTLED UP, directed by Enid Zentelis and starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo, thriller ANTIDOTE, and Brant Sersen's found-footage horror film SANATORIUM. Recent music video work includes shooting “ORIOLE” for The Afghan Whigs and directing “ASHES TO BREATHE” by cellist and vocalist Mellow Diamond (Janel Leppin), featured on NPR.


Dan got his start as a Director of Photography on the critically acclaimed independent feature CHARLIE, which received rave reviews in the New York Times and Village Voice. His second feature as DP, THE PROJECT, won the audience award at Slamdance Film Festival. Dan then joined iconic auteur Hal Hartley on the feature MEANWHILE, which brought him to the cinematography-focused festival Camerimage. His television, documentary, and music video work has appeared on networks such as VH1, MTV, Viceland, Showtime, History, A&E, and ID, for which he shot four seasons of hit crime series DEADLY SINS. Commercial and editorial clients include Fast Company, Ralph Lauren, Vevo, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times. Dan is a member of Local 600.

photo: Craig Blankenhorn

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