BRET HAMILTON

Director of Photography

 
 
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ALL ABOUT BRET HAMILTON

Director of Photography

Bret Hamilton grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, watching way too much television and playing way too much Nintendo. As a result, he became obsessed with creating engaging entertainment for those around him. These pursuits led him to leave his humble beginnings for the big city to study cinematography at Columbia College Chicago. 

 

Bret moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, (formerly Saigon) in September 2016. In 2017, Bret produced and led scores of short documentaries as the Digital Content Director for local media start-up Vietcetera. More recently he was Director of Photography for the Webby-nominated food and travel youtube channel Best Ever Food Review Show, where he led the visual and editorial aesthetic of the channel from 300k subscribers to 3.5 million, accruing nearly half a billion views from a widely diverse global audience.

In fall of 2019, Bret relocated to Los Angeles to bring his unique skills and experience to a new market of brands, digital outlets and content creators. During the pandemic, Bret's adaptability allowed him to transition seamlessly into virtual production as a Technical Director for commercial and documentary shoots operated entirely over Zoom for clients like Salesforce, New York Times and Facebook.