Pieter Stathis, CSC has been crafting award-winning films for 25 years, shooting features, television series, documentaries and commercials across North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.
Pieter immigrated to Canada from Greece, gaining a degree in English Literature and Fine Arts and working as a photojournalist in Toronto. Transitioning from print and stills into motion picture cinematography, Pieter is currently based in Vancouver. He has travelled the world multiple times shooting international documentaries for PBS, ABC, CBC and HistoryTV— programs which educate, entertain and galvanize positive change including “Darwin’s Brave New World”, “Music for Mandela” and “The World Is Bright”. When shooting in North America, Pieter immerses himself in feature-length narrative and episodic TV film production.
Well-respected by production and crews, Pieter enjoys giving back; in recent years, ICG669 has enlisted him to teach camera workshops to his fellow members throughout Western Canada. He’s also taught cinematography and film production at the University of British Columbia.
Pieter’s love of cinematography comes from revealing the character of real locations with naturalistic lighting, bold camerawork and thoughtful collaboration with directors. Although deeply-grounded in traditional 35mm film, Pieter’s knowledge of modern digital-film cameras and insight into vintage optics and advanced post workflow has carved him a creative niche, reflected by cinematography awards for TV series “Secret Files of the Inquisition” and feature films “Hit-n-Strum” and “3 Days in Havana”.
Pieter’s recent collaborations include working with Director X shooting “Centre Stage En Pointe” for Sony Pictures, Xiaolu Xue on the Chinese theatrical blockbuster “Finding Mr. Right” and Jim Head Jr. on the popular TV series “Aurora Teagarden”.