Rudolf Costin is a Romanian documentary director of photography currently based in New York City. He is passionate about telling interesting stories about people, places, moments. If you would like to collaborate, please get in touch.


2017 Director of Photography, God in Chicago - Craig Finn, directed by Kris Merc
2016  Director of Photography, The distance between me and me [currently in post production]
directed by Mona Nicoara
Film and gallery installation project on creative freedom, memory and power, co-produced with HiFilm Romania (winners of the 2013 Berlinale for Child's Pose) and HBO Central Europe, with support from EU Media, New York, NY, USA

2016 Director of Photography for Regrets, a documentary about elderly wisdom [currently in production], Baia Mare, Romania

2016  Director of Photography for Nene Humphrey, an art documentary [currently in production]
Brooklyn, NY, USA

2015 Director of Photography for VIP and director interviews at the New Waves: New Romanian Cinema festival at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, USA

2015  Director, Director of Photography, Wash & Dry / 18min
Screened at Victoria Cinema

2015  Director of Photography, music videos for Computer Magic, LuLuc, Day Wave, produced by Able Baker / We are Walker
Brooklyn, NY, USA

2015  Assistant Camera, WARRIORS, directed by Maja Fernqvist, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2015  Co-director of Photography, L'Europe des ecrivains / Romania, as seen by N. Manea, G. Adamesteanu, M. Cartarescu, F. Lazarescu / 52min
directed by Alexandru Solomon
Astra International Film Festival 2015, Sibiu, Romania
Arte Chanel, France (more than 40 million viewers per month)
New York, NY, USA

2014  Director of Photography, A LOGO FOR AMERICA by Alfredo Jaar, documenting the installation of the artist’s work in Times Square, New York City. Commissioned by the Times Square Alliance and the Guggenheim Museum
August 1 - August 31
New York, NY, USA

2014  Director of Photography, Music (Everything I Know I Learned the Day My Son Was Born) by Alfredo Jaar, a short film with the installation of the artist’s work at the Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas, TX, USA

2014  Director of Photography, FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT by Alfredo Jaar, part of the group exhibition “Install Hope” 
Feb 3 - March 31 Göteborg, Sweden

2013  Director of Photography, 100 portraits filmed for Portraits of Justice by Alfredo Jaar
Installation with twenty LCD monitors, aluminum panels, TV mirror glass panels, and videos at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York

2012  Second Camera, dupa FEL si CHIP  / As you like it  22min
directed by Paula Onet
Official Selection in 32 International Film Festivals and winner of the following awards:
Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes, 2013
Official documentary competition, Karlovy Vary IFF, 2013
Grand Prize for Short TV Films Directing, The Romanian Filmmakers Union
The “ION BOSTAN” Award for Directing Documentary
CineMAiubit International Student Film Festival
1st Prize, Documentary Film - FFEST International Student Film Festival

2011  Co-director, Director of Photography
Cele bune sa se adune, cele rele sa se spele / 15min

2010  Director, Director of Photography
O dada / 2min
Official selection at the following International Film Festivals:
Athens Video Art Festival 2011, Greece
Fundada Artists' Film Festival 2011, UK
Video Art Festival Miden 2011, Greece


2014 April - June   |   UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn, NY Documentary Fundamentals Class

2011 October   |   Astra International Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania
Masterclass: Observational Documentary by Cristi Puiu Independent & Anthropological Documentary by Michael Yorke & Michael Stewart

2010 June   |   Romanian Society of Cinematographers, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Stop By, Shoot Film, workshop by Iosif Demian & Gábor Xantus

2009 July   |   Internship & training session at the Romanian National Television, TVR


2008 - 2012  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematography
School of Theater & Television, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Documentary Directing
Sound Recording
Commercial Photography
Lifestyle Photography
Portrait Photography
Fine Art Photography