I am always looking for the soul of a project, that unique spirit and mood that is universally resonant. As a director, I intuitively pinpoint the most telling and trenchant elements of a character’s story. As a cinematographer, I am able to translate them into vivid visuals. As a collaborator, I dedicate my efforts to delivering my client’s goals all while bringing that shared vision – agency, client, creatives, filmmakers – to its fullest potential.
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Czech (intermediate), and Arabic (intermediate)
Few accolades: DGA Nomination for Best Documentary, IDA Humanitas Award,
Four Cannes Lions (1 Grand Prix, 1 Gold, 2 Bronzes), AICP Image Next Award, D&AD White Pencil.
More than a thousand words: filmed images that endure in my memory.
Most relished storytelling: simple yet substantial, told with humanity and honesty.
Favorite animal: giraffe.
PRESS & NEWS
"Iskander grants her subjects immense dignity (they never appear "other") and her film its curious beauty."
"Iskander captures loaded events with hand-held you-are-there vitality."