Carmen Cabana is a cinematographer of Afro Hispanic descent raised in Colombia and Venezuela. Her TV work includes HBO's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS S2 created by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring; Apple+ series THE BIG CIGAR created by Janine Sherman Barrois, Apple+ series CITY ON FIRE created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz; HBO's pilot DUSTER created by LaToya Morgan and produced by JJ Abrams/BAD ROBOT; Netflix's RESIDENT EVIL series created by Andrew Dabb and Mary Leah Sutton; Marvel & Disney+ MS. MARVEL created by Sana Amanat and Bisha K Ali; Hulu's series HIGH FIDELITY starred and produced by Zoe Kravitz, written by Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka; Lionsgate/Starz/Big Beach LatinX VIDA S1/S2 created by Tanya Saracho, Netflix's NARCOS S2 created by Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro.
Her film work includes 25 independent features including Blumhouse/Amazon's: NOCTURNE starring Sydney Sweeney.
Carmen's years of experience and ability for understanding story, capturing emotion and visual dynamism has catapulted her towards the top choices for female cinematographers.
She has been recognized in magazines like Variety and American Cinematographer for her work on HIGH FIDELITY (May/2010), also as a "RISING STAR IN CINEMATOGRAPHY" (May/2020) and (Feb/2017); VIDA S1 was featured in ICG Magazine (Oct/2018). Variety (Nov 11/2020) listed Carmen in the "THESE RISING CINEMATOGRAPHERS ARE SHAPING TOMORROW'S MEDIA" and Aug/2016) mentioned Carmen Cabana in the Below the Line report "UP NEXT" as one of the most promising filmmakers.
Bilingual, quickly to adapt and collaborate with locals, Carmen has filmed features in 16 US states and in South Africa, Mexico, Cuba and Colombia.
Carmen is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow (2010), A Sundance Director's Lab Crew Participant (2008) and a member of the Friends of the ASC.
Proficient colorist in Davinci Resolve