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Andrij Parekh
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Parekh at 44th KVIFF
Born (1971-09-20) September 20, 1971 (age 51)
EducationCarleton College (BA)
New York University (MFA)
SpouseSophie Barthes

Andrij Parekh (born September 20, 1971) is an American cinematographer and television director.

Early life

Parekh was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts of Ukrainian and Indian descent.[1] Parekh went to high school in Minnesota at The Blake School and attended Carleton College, where he graduated in 1995 with a degree in sociology/anthropology and a minor in media studies.[2][3] He went on to study cinematography at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (MFA, 2001) and the FAMU film school in Prague.[4] While at NYU, he was nominated for the 1998 Eastman Excellence in Cinematography award.[5] In 2001, he won an honorable mention from the American Society of Cinematographers in the "Heritage Award" category.[6]


He currently lives and works in New York City, shooting features and music videos, including work for artists such as MGMT (Electric Feel) or The Killers (Spaceman).[7] In 2004 he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Indie Film"and was included as one of Variety's "Ten Cinematographers to Watch."[8][9] Recently, he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers.

On September 20, 2020, at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, he was announced as the winner of that year's Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work directing “Hunting”, an episode of that year's Outstanding Drama Series winner, Succession.[10] More recently, he signed a deal with HBO.[11]



Year Title Director
2004 Speak Jessica Sharzer
2006 Half Nelson Ryan Fleck
2008 Sugar Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
2009 Cold Souls Sophie Barthes
2010 Blue Valentine Derek Cianfrance
It's Kind of a Funny Story Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
2011 Dark Horse Todd Solondz
2012 Greetings from Tim Buckley Daniel Algrant
2014 Madame Bovary Sophie Barthes
2015 Mississippi Grind Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
2017 The Zookeeper's Wife Niki Caro
2018 The Catcher Was a Spy Ben Lewin
2021 Naked Singularity Chase Palmer
2023 The Pod Generation Sophie Barthes


Year Title Director Notes
2006 Psychic Detectives Jill Roussell Episode "A Mother's Plea"
2015 Show Me a Hero Paul Haggis TV miniseries
2017 13 Reasons Why Tom McCarthy Episodes "Tape 1 Side A" and "Tape 1 Side B"
2019–2023 Succession Himself Episodes "Which Side Are You On?", "Vaulter", "Hunting", "What it Takes" and "America Decides"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (For episode "Hunting")
2019 Watchmen Episode "If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own"
2020 Brave New World Episodes "Monogamy & Futility, Part 1" and "Monogamy & Futility, Part 2"


  1. ^ "Andrij Parekh". Retrieved 2023-06-01.
  2. ^ "C.J.: Carleton-educated Andrij Parekh is eye behind gloriously shot 'Zookeeper's Wife'". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  3. ^ "Andrij Parekh '94 featured in Star Tribune". Carleton Now. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  4. ^ "Andrij Parekh". Variety. 2006-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  5. ^ "This Art Of The Shot: "13 Reasons Why" Director of Photography Andrij Parekh". ProVideo Coalition. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  6. ^ "American Society of Cinematographers, USA (2001)". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  7. ^ "Andrij Parekh | Music_Videos". Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  8. ^ "25 NEW FACES OF INDIE FILM 2004 - Filmmaker Magazine - Summer 2004". Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  9. ^ "Andrij Parekh". Variety. 2006-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  10. ^ "Emmys Toast 'Watchmen' and 'Schitt's Creek' as Stars Stay Home". New York Times. 2020-09-20.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (2020-10-21). "'Succession' Director-Cinematographer Andrij Parekh Inks Deal With HBO". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-10-23.