Hi, I'm Sasha
Sasha Dylan Bell
…or “Oklahoma”, as I’m known on hiking trails around the world. With 15 years experience as a film editor in a previous life, I mastered the art of seeing through chaos to find the crucial, sometimes subtle key story moments for hundreds (yes, hundreds) of projects. This storytelling earned me an Emmy nomination and a pat on the back from my wife on most birthdays. These days I use those very storytelling skills as an on-set unit stills photographer.
I like hiking, long walks on the beach and that episode of “Always Sunny” where Mac dances in prison for his dad (I tear up every time). I got into film because of Spielberg and I adore what I do as a unit stills photographer! Life’s good. Reach out and say hello.
Highlights from Sasha
Emmy Awards 2015 nomination
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy London 2017 Shortlisted
Coyote Telescope Photography Contest, 2015 Grand Prize
Open Show Pasadena/East LA, Pasadena, 2019
Adobe Creative Cloud Launch, Sydney, 2012
St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne, 2012
Filmmaking Panel Docklands Studios, Melbourne, 2012
Film & TV Editing – Tactic, Technique, Trials and Triumphs, Melbourne, 2012
Australian Screen Editors Q&A for Face To Face, Melbourne, 2011
Reviews for Sasha Dylan Bell
Total Reviews: 8
Average Rating: 5
“Maya”, feature film
Truly impressed by Sasha’s work on “MAYA” with director Julia Verdin. To capture the on screen characters and off screen personalities on set takes someone who can literally see everything at once. Sasha never missed a beat. Each still tells a complete story and will be essential in branding and marketing the film down the line. Nothing can replace that on set magic, which Sasha bottled in every single frame.
Sasha Dylan Bell is an absolute JOY to have on set.
He’s incredibly professional, always keeping a healthy distance and showcasing his knowledge of film etiquette. He’s polite, kind, and makes everyone around him feel comfortable, including talent. He has a positive and infectious attitude that helps boost morale and makes you miss him when he’s not around! I always hire Sasha whenever possible and I suggest you do as well! :)
Sasha Dylan Bell is professional, on time photographer. I loved how he uses shadow in pictures. Lots of beautiful pictures he took and I couldn’t choose between them. His behavior is friendly and definitely I’ll work with him in the future.
Producer, “Not Meant To Be”
Working with Sasha was the perfect addition to our set; the beautiful shots of both cast and crew in action is always perfect and prompt for marketing, social media, and more. The wonderful attitude and spirit Sasha brings to set is just the cherry on top.
Producer, “Bag Lady”
Sasha is the most professional, upbeat, and creative on-set photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His ability to fade into the background and capture pivotal emotional beats without compromising the camera and lighting departments was absolutely critical in the making of our 19th century period piece. He approached every day with patience and generosity with the entire crew, ensuring that everyone would leave with a BTS snapshot that showed their hard work in action. I cannot emphasize enough how much of a pleasure Sasha was to work with, and I cannot wait for us to collaborate again in the future!
Director, “Was It A Rat I Saw”
Thank you SOOO MUCH! I feel incredibly lucky that you came on set. The images look absolutely gorgeous… you have a beautiful eye. Wonderful work Sasha! You’re amazing :).
Producer, “End Of Day”
Sasha was fantastic in communication and brought so many creative ideas for capturing additional marketing assets between setups. He was a really pleasant presence on set, really thorough while maintaining a low profile.
Director, “Bag Lady”
HOLY COW. Im blushing. I’m sure the movie looks good but your background photography just took my excitement to a whole other level. These frames are so dynamic. I love every image. Thank you for bringing your talents to this production and diving right in on your creative work without any need for oversight. You made some truly incredible images and I feel so lucky and blessed that you made them in association with my work. Thanks a million man! Seriously!