About Me

John Donica is a freelance cinematographer / director based in Tokyo.
He works on documentary and fiction films, music videos, commercials, testimonials, creative videos and stock videos.
He has experience to work in a small team and even one person projects, also In a big professional productions like feature films.

He have been to many international film festivals and have been awarded for:
- “Moments of silence” – Best directing at DocuArtFest, Romania 2017.
- Winner at International Documentary Film Festival Moldova 2013 “Cronograf” with film “At the edge of the forest”
- Best Director at the MIFEC Film festival in Porto.
- 1st place at the photography contest “Beyond words” organized by the “Punkt” magazine 2009.
- 2011 * Winner in the category “Fine Art Nude” at 1x Photo Awards 2011
- 1st place at LED photo contest, organized by LED (Liechtenstein Development Service) in Moldova 2012

He is open for new collaborations and projects in Japan and all other the world.

I have been in the industry since 2010.

Cinematography reel
Added on 5/4/2018

Cinematography Reel by John Donica. Compilation of clips from film projects that I worked. Music by Dan Skinner / Adam Skinner "Reflexions"

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Making of
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Cinematographer – Padure verde

April, 2018 — April, 2018
Music Video – Viadaca

Cinematographer – ...ogma

July, 2017 — August, 2017
Feature – PelasgFilm

Cinematographer, editor – GPSmyCity kicktarter compaign

January, 2017 — January, 2017
Commercial – GPSmyCity

Cinematographer, editor – SOFA

September, 2016 — October, 2016
Short Film – Iulia Puica

Cinematographer – Promo video

March, 2016 — March, 2016
Commercial – Cronograf

Cinematographer – Moldovan Miracle

December, 2015 — May, 2017
Feature – FlimmerFilm

Cinematographer, editor – Eseu

April, 2015 — April, 2015
Short Film – TVR iasi

Cinematographer – Resentment

August, 2014 — August, 2015
Feature – Natalia Shaufert

Work with John Donica

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