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KADRI KOOP is an Estonian cinematographer-director sharing her time between Los Angeles and Europe. She has a background in documentary filmmaking and loves to work in the intersection of documentary and fiction often fusing the two sensibilities in her approach to visual storytelling.


She thrives in foreign production climates and has work experience in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, English and Estonian. Work has taken her all over from Latin America & the Caribbean to Asia. 

Kadri holds a graduate degree from Stanford University in documentary film and from the American Film Institute in cinematography.

She has experience teaching various film-related subjects from documentary film to cinematography at San Francisco Art Institute, UCLA Extensions & Stanford University. 

Kadri is a nominee of the 2022 Student Emmy's & ASC Student Heritage Award for her work on SPACESHIP which won the Gotham Award and subsequently gained distribution by Focus Features. 

Her most recently lensed feature documentary project about the legendary tennis father and coach of Venus and Serena Williams, ON THE LINE: THE RICHARD WILLIAMS STORY premiered at 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Kadri is also a resident directorial fellow at the San Francisco-based advertisement agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners

How it all began.  

Represented in the US and Europe by NEER.



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