- Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2018
- VENICE, Calif.
Production company Rodeo Show has signed director, photographer and cinematographer Tasha Van Zandt for her first U.S. commercial representation. Bringing a global perspective to her work across commercials, feature films, series and photography, she has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries and every continent. Dedicated to telling stories that foster empathy and build cultural bridges that impact greater global understanding, she has crafted cross-media projects for such clients as National Geographic, NBA, ThirdLove, Google, Apple, New York Times Journeys, The Guardian, Adobe and Airbnb. Van Zandt is currently directing a feature documentary film, After Antarctica, with one of National Geographic’s legendary explorers.
From a young age, Van Zandt has been exploring the world from behind the lens. She has traveled the globe on assignments such as documenting Buddhist monks on the Thai-Myanmar border, researching the effects of coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef, traversing the Negev by camel while documenting unrecognized bedouin villages, and surveying UXOs in Laos.
Throughout the year, Tasha works for National Geographic Expeditions as a photography and filmmaking instructor where she leads educational expeditions throughout Australia, Iceland, Tanzania and Japan. Recently, she collaborated with the artist JR to document his San Francisco Mural Project which will be opening later this year at the SFMOMA.
Rodeo Show EP Raphael Leopold said, “Tasha is an incredibly talented artist and filmmaker with a remarkable eye and impeccable storytelling abilities. Her talent, combined with her extensive experience in various formats of filmmaking and photography is a massive addition to Rodeo Show.”
Van Zandt noted, “Rodeo Show has an impressive track record of molding the careers of emerging filmmakers. I’m thrilled to be a part of their roster and work with Raphael to continue to expand my reel.”