About Me

Blaine Dunkley is a freelance film and video Director of Photography based in New York City. He is a graduate of The University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied Physics, Economics, and finally Media Arts - Digital Filmmaking. In 2007 Blaine co-founded KBD Film & Photography along with Kenneth Billington and got to work photographing weddings, commercials, fashion lines, models, actors, musicians, and narrative film sets. His style is raw and intuitive, based on the creative spontaneity that he learned from his time as a photojournalist at the Montana Kaimin Newspaper.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Blaine set out to build his network of creatives and co-founded and operated tonofbricksLA with his Montana filmmaking colleagues out of a downtown studio. Over two short years, the studio and collective went from mattresses on a concrete floor to a full fledged boutique production studio in the bustling heart of Los Angeles' Arts District. It was epic, yo. Although Blaine remains in cahoots with the denizens of tonofbricks and their west coast cohorts, in 2014 his heart called him east to the epicenter of indie filmmaking: New York City.

His Director of Photography credits include over 15 narrative shorts, three features, and countless commercials, music videos, web series' and plugs. Blaine has lensed projects for many major companies including Enterprise, Fed-Ex, and Discovery networks. His Cinematography was most notably featured in Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash Taylor's newest film "California Eccentrics" for their high end california fashion line Skaist-Taylor", also, "Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill" a raucous internet TV comedy starring many of Hollywood's elite comedy acts and Comediva's 5mil. viewers+ viral music video parody "Klingon Style".

Available to work locally in
New York . Bozeman . Los Angeles

I have been in the industry since 2007.

Romantic Encounters With Melinda Hill Trailer- Directed by Adam Franklin
Added on 5/16/2014
I LOVE comedians. Hollywood comedian Melinda Hill knows a LOT of them. So she wrote a hilarious web series of botched attempts at finding love based on her very own standup. Directed by my friend Adam Franklin and employing just about every Montana creative at tonofbricksLA, Romantic Encounters turned out the nominations including “outstanding achievement in writing and acting” at the 2014 LA Web Fest, a 2013 LA Weekly award for "best comedy series,"and was an IndieWire Critic's Pick for "best comedy web series. See the recurring cameos by Sascha Alexander as well as the long list of familiar comedians: T.J. Miller, Kirk Fox, Bryan Callen, Steve Little, Carlos Alazraqui, Dana Gould, Drew Droege, and Taylor Negron. Scott Shriner of Weezer and his wife, the incredibly brave and talented writer Jillian Lauren also appear.

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