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5 Emmy Nominations

including

Best Documentary Series

McMIllion$

(2020) Documentary Series 6 part

HBO Documentary Films

Director: James Hernandez, Brian Lazarte

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen

Nominated for 5 Emmy Awards including Best Documentary Series. From Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg, McMillions chronicles the stranger-than-fiction story of an ex-cop turned security auditor who rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S.  Premiered at Sundance 2020 and aired on HBO.

WINNER

Emmy Award for Best 

Travel Adventure Documentary

Wonder Women

(2017) Documentary Series 6 part

Hallmark / Feeln

Episode 1: Sound of My Drum (India)

Director: Tani Ikeda

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen

“All across the globe, ordinary women are accomplishing extraordinary things, breaking down boundaries and carving their own paths. They’re the first into the flames in Mexico, battling poachers in South Africa, and exploring the icy depths of Japan. They are adventurers, heroes, trailblazers and explorers. Pioneers and groundbreakers in male dominated fields, making the world a better place anyway they can. These women are anything but ordinary. They’re Wonder Women,” says a description about the series.

Episode 1 showcases a group of women who are defying cultural norms and social traditions. In India, the Dalit are the lowest caste in the social order. Women are especially vulnerable to mistreatment, restrictions and control. But a group of young women from Dindigul are finding their voice and breaking tradition, drumming for equality in a prestigious and male dominated musical competition – the first female performers in its history.

Resist

(2017) Documentary Series 12 part

Black Pills / Pulse

Cinematographer: Episode 1-3

Director: Tani Ikeda

This season follows 5 activists as they fight to prevent the building of 2 new jails in LA County. Activists include Patrisse Khan Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, an activist and mother Helen Jones-Phillip, formally incarcerated activist Jayda Rasberry, trans activist Bamby Salcedo and Immigrant Youth Coalition co-founder Jonathan Perez.

The Other Side of Home

 (2016) Documentary Short 

Feeln from Hallmark

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen

Director: Naré Mkrtchyan

 

In 1915, estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, during the Armenian Genocide. In 2015, a Turkish woman named Maya discovers that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. Maya embodies the conflict as she has two enemies living in her body: one side that suffers and the other side that denies. The documentary follows Maya as she decides to go to Armenia to take part in the 100th commemoration of the genocide and to explore her conflicted identity. This film is a universal story of identity, denial, and how the experience of genocide creates a ripple effect for future generations on both sides.

Best Documentary Short Subject Shortlist for the 89th ACADEMY AWARDS®

Winner of Best Documentary Film Award for the 19th Annual ARPA International Film Festival

Beyond Limits

(2010) Documentary Feature

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Cinematographer: Jeff Dolen

Director: Kent Bassett

Best Documentary - Hill Country Film Festival

We Belong Together

(2017) Documentary Short

Nikkei Democracy Project

Cinematographer Jeff Dolen

Director: Tani Ikeda


We connect deeply to Leah’s story because of the legacy of immigration, exclusion, deportation and detention of our own families. Asian immigrants continue to be targeted, and are the fastest growing number of unauthorized immigration. When the democracy betrays one group, it betrays us all. Thank you to Leah and her family for inviting us on this journey, and inspiring us all to stand up together.

Iceland Drone Montage

Filmed in Iceland over 4 days

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

© 2020 Jeff Dolen