CONTACT

Sherry Rousso + Associates

Sherry Rousso 

+1 212 564 7893

sherryroussoassoc@gmail.com

DIRECT

+1 323 717 6126

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ABOUT

 

After woking as Camera Operator for legendary French Directors of Photography Henri Alekan + Sacha Vierny on A Strange Love Affair and Zed and Two Naughts respectively I started working as a Feature Film Director of Photography when I got the opportunity to photograph the French Film Haute Mer for Argentinean director Eduardo Cozarinsky. Since settling in the USA I photographed The Telephone [Whoopi Goldberg], Getting In [Matthew Perry, Christy Swanson] for Doug Liman [Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith]. An Evil Town directed by Richard Sears won Best Short Film @ the Film Festival of Cannes, France. A few years later I won the Kodak Achievement Award for Best Cinematography for my work on Marc Chiat’s Every Dog Has Its Day. While primarily focused on commercials [Google, Nike, Cadillac] & Music Videos [Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Back Street Boys, Aaliyah, Jay Z] during the '90 I have completed several films with director Julie Dash [Daughters of the Dust] including The Rosa Parks Story for which she was nominated by the DGA for best direction. With Tyler Perry’s Diary Of A Mad Black Woman I scored my first # 1 Box Office Hit. Make It Happen reunited me with director Darren Grant [Diary Of A Mad Black Woman]. Later Bring it On: Fight to the Finish reunited me with Bille Woodruff [Honey]. Besides primarily photographing commercials globally I have recently ventured into international Film +TV productions such as Jellyfish in the Moon in Lithuania, Het Bestand in The Netherlands and VR + Museum Installations. I make my primary home in New York City but consider myself local in Los Angeles, Rome and Amsterdam