Director of Photography Alicia Robbins holds the record for being the first female cinematographer to shoot a Shondaland series. Robbins was lead DP on Grey’s Anatomy season 17, after also having shot season 16. Robbins' talent shone when she lensed "Silent All These Years," episode 1519, which earned praise as one of the most powerful episodes in Grey's Anatomy history. She also served as additional DP, working alongside Christian Sebaldt, ASC on For the People (Season 2), another Shonda Rhimes show for ABC.
She is currently in production on Bridgerton (Season 3) where she is lensing four of the eight episodes for Netflix and Shondaland.
Her most recent completed project, a mini-series for Netflix titled Keep Breathing starring Melissa Barrera, was released in July 2022. It tells the story of survival after a plane goes down in the Canadian wildnerness.
Previously, Robbins lensed several features and numerous commercials, documentaries and music videos. Babysplitters, lensed by Robbins, won Best Feature Film at the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Best Comedy Feature at the San Diego International Film Festival and received mention in Variety for its "sparkling" cinematography. The Wedding Invitation, also shot by Robbins, won Best Romantic Comedy at the Manhattan Film Festival and Best Comedy at Burbank International Festival in 2016.
In addition to her cinematography, Robbins worked as lead DP for Driving Plates, a 360 plate company that specializes in 360 degree capture of driving and background footage for VFX elements and b-roll. Projects include; Creed II, The Irishman, Tag, The Post, SWAT and Scorpion. Her 3D filmmaking work includes rig tech and engineering for films such as; Step Up Revolution and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
She is a recipient of the prestigious Emerging Cinematographer Award (2018) from the Cinematographer's Guild for her work on the short Internet Gangsters.
In 2003, Robbins graduated with her MFA in Cinematography from AFI.
Over the past 19 years, Robbins has built a well-rounded career working in the scripted world, while developing solid skills in the impro-style filmmaking that has flooded the entertainment industry. Her unique combination of skills, knowledge of cutting-edge technology and versatility with creative styles, makes her an outstanding cinematographer on every type of production.
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