Summary

Jamie Deradorian-Delia is a New Jersey based documentary filmmaker with a passion for telling stories. She is passionate, consciousness, and Hungry to tell stories.

Credits

1/16 – Current

Lead Editor I am Isak-Film

iamthetfi — Internet — I am the T Details
1/16 – Current

After a successful fundraiser on Indiegogo, Norway was the first country we filmed in. We chose a trans person named Isak as our first documentary subject after finding his Instagram-Isak’s posts evoked a strong message of positivity and a desire to help others. While filming in Norway, we were able to interview Isak’s dad, friend, and coworkers to understand how the world around Isak perceives him. While transitioning is often conceptualized as a solely personal phenomenon, this transformation often influences the world around a trans person. Isak’s segment, entitled I am Isak, delves into the reasons why a person needs to transition and how the community around them reconfigures towards acceptance.

4/15 – Current

Cinematographer/ Lead Editor Finding Cedar-Film

Internet — I am the T Details
4/15 – Current

In the summer of 2015, we captured three different stories in Canada that show how different the trans experience can be. Our three subjects differ in age, with the youngest being nineteen and the oldest being thirty-six, as well as ethnicity, class, and occupation. One of our videos from Canada tells the story of an Iranian immigrant named Nima, who now lives in Vancouver. Nima’s story is a testament to the importance of considering culture when discussing trans identity, and the power of being able to become your true self. Our full segment from Canada, Finding Cedar, tells the story of a late 30s trans man who had a challenging past, and is now committed to teaching his community and changing the world.

9/14 – 12/15

Cinematographer/Editor To Queer Things Up

vimeo.com/to — Internet — To Queer Things Up Details
9/14 – 12/15

"To Queer Things Up" is a documentary web-series and running dictionary of the word queer as defined by queer identified folk.

10/15 – 10/15

Associate Producer NJ 2015 Paella Fest

Internet — Paella for the World Details
10/15 – 10/15

Short contracted filming gig of NJ 2015 Paella Fest.

4/15 – 9/15

Cinematographer Nima-Film

youtube.com/channel/UCwtGQ3sgidNlQGbIUBPP3xw — Internet — I am the T Details
4/15 – 9/15

While many people may not envision the Middle East as the first location that comes to mind when thinking about trans stories, our crew has found many thriving transgender subjects there. While in Canada, we filmed a short video (titled Nima) about an Iranian trans guy. In 2018, we plan on filming his full story in Iran. Our Iranian segment will investigate the impact that the Iranian government’s funding of gender reassignment surgeries has on trans lives there, and how Iranian culture is seemingly a paradox. Production plans are currently in the works to film in Egypt as well.

6/13 – 7/14

Director/ Field Producer/ Editor The Skycatcher

Film (Short) — National Science Foundation Details
6/13 – 7/14

A Rutgers' Atmospheric Chemist leading the Southern Oxidant Aerosol Study, one of the largest National Science Foundation field study in the last decade.

9/12 – 4/13

Associate Producer The War After

Film (Short) — Rutgers Film Bureau Details
9/12 – 4/13

The War After: From Combat to Campus is a powerful, one-hour documentary (still in production) featuring ten U.S. veterans transitioning from active duty to the unexpected challenges of civilian life. Our film is told through the voices of dynamic young men and women from diverse economic and racial backgrounds and varied branches of military service.

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Education

Class of '15

Rutgers University

English/Documentary Filmmaking

My Gear

  • DSLR camera
  • Fluidhead tripod
  • Lavalier mics
  • Photoshop cc
  • Premiere cc
  • Shotgun mic
  • shoulder rig
  • slider

Skills

  • Adobe audition
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • After Effects
  • Cinematography
  • Director of photography
  • Documentaries
  • Editing
  • Filming
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Inqscribe
  • Photoshop
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Premiere
  • Production
  • Shooting