JIMMY SAMMARCO cinematographer

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The Director of Photography for the aquatic adventure film, "The Surface", staring Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy) and Chris Mulkey (On the Basis of Sex, Captain Phillips, Whiplash) as well as the critically acclaimed documentary, “Song Sung Blue” touted by Roger Ebert.

JIMMY SAMMARCO, (CENTER) ON CAMERA, FILMING A COAST GUARD RESCUE SCENE FOR “THE SURFACE”

JIMMY SAMMARCO, (CENTER) ON CAMERA, FILMING A COAST GUARD RESCUE SCENE FOR “THE SURFACE”

Jimmy is also a video content director, and cinematographer who has told the stories for some of America’s most recognizable brands including NBC, SC Johnson, John Deere, Oil of Olay, Walgreens, Milwaukee Tool, InSinkErator, Libman Brooms, MillerCoors, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds, & many more.

In addition, Jimmy utilizes his experience to create moving videos that raise awareness and support the fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations like Make-A-Wish, LLS, Marwen School of the Arts, The Next Door Foundation, Blood Research Institute, Knight Cancer Research Center, HIPPY, The Korkor Foundation, & SITC (Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer). The most recent SITC project involved the 2018 recipient of the Nobel prize for medicine, James P. Allison, PH.D.

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Jimmy’s current non-profit project is for Make-A-Wish WI. 7 year old Ashlin’s wish was to be in a music video that went viral. You can help grant Ashlin’s wish by watching and sharing her video below. To date, Ashlin has 630,000 views.

Jimmy’s extensive experience in video and film production, including producing and editing, as well as many years as the head of content production at two agencies, makes him one of the most well rounded Cinematographers in the country. He knows how to shoot for the editor, and how to do it efficiently for the producer.

Video has the most powerful impact of any medium. Companies that use video grow their revenue 49% more than those who don’t. With so much riding on video, and so much video content on the web, your video needs to stand out and hold your audience. That’s where experience comes in. Video storytelling is an art that takes time to develop.  When it comes to video, experience matters.

Jimmy started his cinematography career shortly after graduating from UW Madison. Since then he’s had the opportunity to create content pieces and tell the stories for some of America’s most recognizable brands, businesses, agencies, foundations, and charities. He’d be honored to help you tell yours. Click here to view Jimmy’s PORTFOLIO