Quyen Tran is a Los Angeles based cinematographer whose work prioritizes story above all else.

Tran recently wrapped photography on the pilot for the upcoming Netflix drama UNBELIEVABLE with director Lisa Cholodenko. Prior to that she lensed the new Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner HBO series CAMPING, starring Jennifer Garner. She recently photographed the Sony feature film LIFE IN A YEAR, starring Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith. She also lensed two features that premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: Netflix’s Deidra and Laney Rob a Train, a teen heist comedy; and The Little Hours, a comedy set in the 14th century about a servant who seeks refuge from his master at a chaotic covenant of nuns.

Among her other narrative credits are director Justin Lerner’s The Automatic Hate and Girlfriend, winners of the SXSW Audience Award and Gotham Award respectively, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, winner of the Peabody Award; and the short SMILF, winner of the 2015 Sundance Short Film Jury Prize.

Beginning her career as a still photographer, Tran gained acclaim for her stunning images of the heartbreaking destruction of 9/11. Her emotive cinematography captures the humanity and truth of each moment, regardless of the subject matter. She has shot films throughout the United States and in South Africa, Canada, Thailand, Japan, China, Russia, Italy and Vietnam.

When she isn’t on set, Tran is an avid gardener, cook and mother.

The Night Stalker dir. Megan Griffiths Narrative / Alexa
Behold my Heart dir. Joshua Leonard Narrative / Alexa
The Little Hours dir. Jeff Baena Narrative / Amira
Deidra & Laney Rob A Train dir. Sydney Freeland Narrative / Red Dragon
Pali Road Dir. Jonathan Lim Narrative / Alexa
Off the Menu Dir. Grace Lee Doc / HD
To The Moon & Back Dir. Susan Morgan Cooper Doc / HD
The Automatic Hate Dir. Justin Lerner Narrative / Alexa
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Dir. Grace Lee Doc/HD
Free Ride Dir. Shana Sosin Narrative / Alexa
Mulberry Child Dir. Susan Morgan Cooper Doc / Red/5D (China)
Troublemaker Dir. Geeta Malik Narrative / Red One
Girlfriend Dir. Justin Lerner Narrative / Red One
Bag of Hammers Dir. Brian Crano Narrative / Red One
The People I've Slept With Dir. Quentin Lee Narrative / Red One
16 to Life Dir. Becky Smith Narrative / Sony F900
Vietnam Overtures Dir. Stephane Gauger Doc / HD (Vietnam)
Kingship Dir. Julien Favre Doc / HD (Thailand)
Winner, Jury award for Sundance Shorts
Dir. Frankie Shaw HD
Keystone Dir. Brandon Fayette Alexa / Anamorphic
Noel Dir. Joseph Holt Red Epic
The Learning Curve Dir. Phil McCarty Red Epic
Whispers Dir. George Ratliff Red Epic
The Empty Space in Between Dir. Maria Tornberg Red One
The Waiting Room Dir. Katharine O'Brien' HD
Imaginary Bitches
Emmy Nomination
Dir. Andrew Miller HD
The Fence Dir. Matt Silas HD
Monkey Dir. Yoshie Suzuki 35mm
Joburg Dir. Thabo Wolfaardt Super 16 (South Africa)
Beast Dir. Geeta Malik Super 16
Chinese Dumplings Dir. Michelle Hung 35mm
A Watermelon Seed Dir. Miqi Huang 16mm
Hurricane Party Dir. AP Gonzalez Super 16
Maggie's Not Here Dir. Justin Lerner Super 16
Swallow Dir. Emily Taylor-Mortorff 16mm
Echostop Dir. Justin Lerner 16mm
Festivals include Sundance, Toronto, Telluride, Tribeca, SXSW, among others.