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NYFA Alum Works On 'Broad City' & 'Russian Doll'

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Cinematography Alum Rebecca Rajadnya Works on ‘Broad City’ and ‘Russian Doll’

May 9, 2019 Cinematographer and New York Film Academy (NYFA) alum Rebecca Rajadnya has been on-set since graduating in 2009, and has worked on some of the biggest shows in production. A graduate of NYFA’s Cinematography program and member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Rajadnya has worked on a staggering number of projects since graduating, with over 50 projects since 2010.

In 2017, Rajadnya began working on Comedy Central’s smash hit show Broad City, working as first assistant camera for 11 episodes. The show, which was executive produced by Amy Poehler, was nominated for five Critics’ Choice Television Awards and one MTV Movie & TV Award. The show was praised for its focus on two female leads, with Vulture saying it was “heartening to watch an entire series devoted to female friendship.”

Following her work on the comedy, Rajadnya worked as first assistant camera on Russian Doll, Netflix’s nine-episode comedy-drama series. The show has received high praise from critics, with Time calling it “2019’s best new show to date” and Vox raving that both the show and the lead actress are “terrific.”

“Rebecca is a wonderful camera assistant. A perfect example for equality in the field,” said Piero Basso, NYFA Chair of Cinematography. “She is within the best focus puller I have met in my career. She is attentive, effective, professional above all, while keeping a pleasant and lovely attitude on set. With her on the side of the camera, you know your back is covered and you can concentrate on being creative.”

Her other recent work includes feature film Freeze, starring Claude Kerven of Saturday Night Live fame; Mrs. Fletcher, an HBO comedy series adapted from the bestselling novel by the author of The Leftovers; and Hustlers, an upcoming drama with a full roster of A-list stars including Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, and Lili Reinhart.

The New York Film Academy congratulates Rebecca Rajadnya on her continued success, and looks forward to seeing her future projects!

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

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