Karina Silva, a former Olympic-level diver, is the cinematographer behind director Amber Sealey’s film No Man of God, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. The film centers on the complicated relationship formed between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Ted Bundy in the mid-1980s. Silva’s work on the film was selected for the 2021 EnergaCAMERIMAGE Cinematographer Debuts Competition.
Silva’s additional narrative credits include director Harris Doran’s 2017 Beauty Mark, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and received the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival; and the 2022 short film, Elbows Deep for director Catherine Hardwicke. The movie starred Cara Delevingne and was produced by the gender equality non-profit, We Do It Together.
Silva’s upcoming film, Which Brings Me to You, with director Peter Hutchings and BCDF Pictures, finished filming in January.
Silva was born in Miami, raised in Madrid and now lives in Los Angeles. She graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and has established herself as a versatile cinematographer, with extensive experience in the narrative, commercial, and music video spaces.
Her commercial work includes campaigns for AT&T, Walmart, Babyganics, Ford, Disney, and Adidas with production companies such as Park Pictures, Division 7, and The Directors Bureau.
Prior to her film career, Silva held the record in Spain as the only female diver to win a gold medal at a European championship. Her unique background provides her with a fresh perspective and global awareness as a cinematographer, and she brings the collaborative spirit and tenacity of a world-class athlete to all of her work.