Jerry Risius, Cinematographer / Producer
Jerry Risius was born on a farm on the Iowa side of the Iowa/Minnesota border. He grew up working on the family farm, went to the University of Iowa and then joined the Peace Corps/Ecuador in the mid-80s.
In 1990, he moved to NYC and began to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking. He worked with many talented producers and directors of photography as a camera assistant, and after purchasing a super 16mm camera, he soon began to shoot.
Presently, he has over a 20 year career dedicated to documentary filmmaking. His clients include: HBO, Showtime, PBS (Frontline, NOVA, Nature, Wide-Angle, Independent Lens), National Geographic, Discovery, among others.
He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughters.