Eli Arenson started his career as a war correspondent and photojournalist before shifting into commercial and narrative films. A cinematography graduate of the AFI Conservatory, his passion for long-form narrative filmmaking is rooted deep. His credits include A24's supernatural drama LAMB, Baltasar Kormákur's TRAPPED, and he recently wrapped Lee Daniels' latest film THE DELIVERANCE for Netflix.
Often shooting on 16 and 35mm film, his distinct style has garnered the attention of the leading voices in commerical and fashion, filming for frequent collaborator Dexter Navy and director/photography duo Mert & Marcus.
Eli believes in cinematography that is simple and graceful - his visual approach always begins from the minds of the characters. The world as perceived through their eyes. He currently resides in Iceland with his partner and son.