Director of Photography Alicia Robbins holds the record for being the first female cinematographer to become a full time DP on a Shondaland series. Robbins was lead DP on Grey’s Anatomy season 17, after also having been alternating DP on 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. Her journey continued with Shondaland, recently lensing episodes 1, 2, 5 & 6 of the highly anticipated Netflix series, Bridgerton (Season 3), where she spent 7 months in London working on this iconic show.
Other titles include a mini-series for Netflix titled Keep Breathing starring Melissa Barrera, which was released in July 2022. This 6 part story was about survival as well as a deep character dive about childhood trauma which was shot in Vancouver and the surrounding wilderness areas. She has also been working on the new NBC re-boot of Quantum Leap (Season 2).
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.
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.
In addition to her cinematography, Robbins worked as lead DP for Third Law Productions, 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.
Over the past 20 years, Robbins has developed a 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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