For over 25 years, Shana Hagan has shot Oscar and Emmy-winning documentaries with such distinguished filmmakers as Michael Apted, Rory Kennedy and Laura Nix. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, The International Cinematographers Guild and the IDA.
Shana’s documentary work includes the Academy Award-winning BREATHING LESSONS, Academy Award-nominated WALK RUN CHA-CHA and 17 Sundance Film Festival selections including GENERATION WEALTH, QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, TAYLOR SWIFT: MISS AMERICANA and SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS. Shana also shot THE KINGMAKER, profiling the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, which premiered in 2019 at Venice, Telluride and Toronto. Other feature doc work includes 63UP, FOOD, INC., WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR, and INVENTING TOMORROW.
In May 2019 through the US State Department’s American Film Showcase, Shana travelled to Ethiopia to teach two 4-day Master Class Workshops to young Ethiopian filmmakers. In the fall of 2019, Shana was a mentor at Newport Film’s inaugural Documentary Cinematography Lab in Newport, RI. Shana also enjoys mentoring Academy Gold and USC film students and has been on panels and guest lectured at USC, LMU, CalArts, Emerson, Chapman, NYU and Canon.