Los Angeles



Jeff Dolen splits his time between narrative movies and documentaries. He brings an organic and natural style to his narrative projects, and a cinematic approach to his documentary projects.  

The latest example is McMillions, a 6 part documentary series for HBO about the McDonald's Monopoly fraud from the 90s.  Premiering at Sundance Film Festival it mixes documentary interviews and verite with cinematic recreations of the actual events that unfolded.

Dolen has shot nine narrative features in the US, Germany, Vietnam, India, and Turkey with the most recent, Maadathy: An Unfairy Tale, premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and won Best Cinematography at Aurangabad International Film Festival.

He has traveled to over 65 countries, and shot documentary series shows for HBO, National Geographics, Discovery, and The Travel Channel.


He recently served as Cinematographer for the premiere episode of Wonder Woman, which won the Emmy Award for Best Travel/Adventure series.  


The Other Side of Home, a documentary he shot on the Armenian genocide filmed in Turkey and Armenia, was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 2017


Dolen studied Fine Arts in Film Production at Chapman University, whom named him the Most Promising Undergraduate Filmmaker, and awarded him the Einstein Award for Creativity, and the Dean's Award of Merit.

Jeff Dolen featured in an article by Teradek

on using wireless video for documentary filmmaking

Jeff Dolen featured in an article by Voyage LA

voyage la.png
voyage la photo.jpg

Jeff Dolen interviewed by Sharegrid about

Color Correction in Digital Cinematography

Jeff Dolen is a freelance Cinematographer/DP based in Los Angeles.

© 2020 Jeff Dolen