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Simara S.

Los Angeles County, CA, USA

$400 - $1200 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Sound Mixer

  • Commercial DP



  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Shoulder rig
  • Stabilizer

About Simara

I'm a videographer and photographer based in Southern California. I'm passionate about producing creative content and telling visual stories. My curiosity in diverse cultures led me to travel the world and ultimately pursue a bachelor’s degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute. There, I was able to develop my storytelling techniques and to produce several stories on my own. My latest collaboration was with The Coalition Group working with film producers Johnny Wunder and Luisa Iskin. There I produced content for artists such as R&B singer JR Castro as well as singer and fashion/beauty blogger Jessi Malay. ​ My past experiences include working with Viralata Produções, one of the most creative production companies in Rio de Janeiro where I had the opportunity to contribute to content production for major Brazilian organizations. In the US, I worked with Interloper Films, the production company led by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner with whom I also worked as editor on the web series “A Total Disruption.” I was also involved as researcher for the TV series "Strangers in Danger" and "Next Stop For Charlie,” which were produced by the Hollywood production studio Mandt Brothers Productions. However, my true calling is being on the streets, unveiling the everyday stories people don't read in the newspapers or don't watch on the TV. Stories forgotten by the mainstream media. One of the most memorable moments in my career was a journalistic trip I made to Vietnam, where I had the opportunity to capture the horrific effects that Agent Orange still have in the Vietnamese population. The stories I like to hunt for range from severe human right issues, such as the one I told about Vietnam, to stories revealing slices of life and everyday victories within the community. I hunt for the unusual and for the injustices as well as for the beautiful and the creative within each culture.

Top Projects

  • The Art Shelter

    • Documentary DP
    • Sound Mixer
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    A group of artists offer their space and instruction to the homeless in hopes of diverting their efforts from panhandling to creativity. This artistic community provides a varied array of mediums, allowing the homeless to express themselves in whichever way they choose, believing creativity and self-expression to be the best forms of therapy for stimulating their lives for a better future.

  • The Politics of Pollution

    • Documentary DP
    • Sound Mixer
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Salt Lake City often hosts the worst levels of air pollution in the US. As strong temperature inversions sweep the valley, air stagnation and thick smog, due to the population of oil refineries, can linger for weeks causing air quality to reduce to unhealthy levels. With two of the refineries looking to expand, it seems there is no end in sight as to how much pollution might be pumped in the air.

  • Monochrome

    • Commercial DP
    • Video Editor - Commercial

    Pioneer clothing line product launch video.

  • Xbalanque Resort

    • Commercial DP

    Xbalanque is a luxury five star boutique resort nestled in the West Bay area of Roatán, Honduras.

  • Reminiscences of a War

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Almost forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the devastating effects of Agent Orange still cripple the country and the hearts of the men who witnessed this war.

All Services


  • Translator

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Sound Mixer

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