Allen Saunders

Oakland, California

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About Me

Deon Saunders is an accomplished Director of Photography and published stills photographer. Raised in San Francisco Deon spent his years developing a passion for storytelling . He became acquainted with theater and production at a very young age as a child actor. Upon graduating with an Associates Degree in Engineering, Deon decided to return to film and began turning his lifelong passion into reality. Since then, he has established a budding career as a cinematographer, working on different projects ranging from features to short films, music videos, and conferences.

With an undeniable passion for cameras, Deon experiments thoroughly and pushes the limits with both technology and style. His work blends technological skill with photographic eye and attention to artistic detail. Specifically, he has expertise on current motion picture cameras and technologies, including RED, Canon, DSLRs, SONY, and film.

On set, Deon has been continually commended for his professionalism, his calm demeanor and his unfaltering respect for his fellow artists and crew. Deon approaches storytelling as a collaboration, and enjoys the camaraderie of the filmmaking process. Demo reel available if you are interested - call me. Below is a link to the last project we did. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Short Film:


Vegan Chef:

Live concerts:


Professional Cinema Cameras - Sony FS7 / Canon C100 / Red
Small Form bodies : Sony a7sii, Panasonic GH5s

Bounce, diffusers, led panels

Cinematographer rig with matte box filter set

Cine Lens set: SLR magic Cine 50mm lens, Nikon 105mm, 135mm Macro
Angenieux Zoom 12-120mm T2.2

Camera support systems - gimbal

I have been in the industry since 2016.


Director of Photography – Chef Session

August, 2017 — December, 2017
Television – The Session

2nd Cam Operator – Kickstarter

June, 2017 — July, 2017
Other – La Oxa

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