An award-winning Director of Photography and the son of Czech political refugees, David Kruta’s lifetime has taken him through a variety of cultures, experiences and locations spanning the globe, naturally bringing him to New York City to fulfill his passion for cinematography and storytelling. David’s career in the arts included not only still and moving pictures, but also the culinary arts, graphic design and fine art - all of which have inspired him to create cutting-edge visuals in his pursuit for the perfect image.
David has shot short films, commercials, documentaries, fashion and music videos and feature films. He is the visual architect behind the 2013 Sundance Competing feature film, “Concussion,” starring Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy), 2014 Lower East Side Film Festival Audience Award Winner "Sidewalk Traffic", starring Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks, Inglorious Basterds) and Heather Matarazzo (The Devil's Advocate), and most recently was a winner in the 2014 International Cinematographer's Guild Emerging Cinematographer Awards for "Wallace", starring Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead, The Grey) and Paul Sparks (House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire).
David has shot for a an extensive list of clients including Porsche, Mizuno, Canon, Gillette, Starbucks, Sony, Amtrak, Bose and Saturday Night Live, and is always on the lookout for new and interesting projects.
2015 ICG Local 600 Emerging Cinematographer Award (Lullaby)
2015 Idyllwyld International Festival of Cinema - Best Cinematography Nomination, Feature Film (Sidewalk Traffic)
2014 ICG Local 600 Emerging Cinematographer Award (Wallace)
2011 SoCal Film Festival - Best Cinematography, Short Film (Source)
Fluent in English and Czech, Basic Spanish
International Cinematographers Guild - IATSE Local 600 Member
OSHA 10 Certified