- Country: Canada
- Province/State: Ontario
- City: Toronto
- How do you Identify?: Female
- Experience Level: Mid-Career
- Field of Work: Fiction/Scripted, Comedy Series, Drama Series, Kids, Lifestyle/Reality TV, Narrative Film, Documentary, Commercials, Music Videos, and Other
- Union: Non-Union
- Interested In: For-Hire Work
- Recent Credits: Weirdos (Webseries)
- Authorized to work in the USA?: No
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Link: http://www.judeabadi.com/
I am a Canadian cinematographer currently based in Toronto. I am an Affiliate Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).
After getting my BFA in Interior Architecture, I became increasingly unfulfilled due to the limitations in the field. I was in search of a medium that would serve as an outlet for my creativity so I took up photography as a hobby. I dedicated my time photographing sporting events like the UFC. I also got involved in documenting the human cost of war by photographing and filming refugees in camps on the Syrian borders with Turkey and Lebanon while on humanitarian aid missions. I was shortlisted in the Fine Arts Photography Awards 2014-2015.
I was drawn more intensely to film as I came to understand it as the medium of mood, atmosphere, spaces and storytelling. Additionally, my Iraqi-Syrian heritage and a life lived between Toronto, Abu Dhabi, London and Los Angeles, have greatly influenced not only my personal identity, but my artistic and creative drive too.
I started working on short films as a producer, electrician and grip and was the lead Production Designer on Abdullah, an Emirati feature film. These opportunities were rich and deepened my love of film but I needed more.
I moved to Los Angeles in 2016 and got a MFA in Cinematography. I continued to work regularly as both a first and second camera assistant on everything from TV shows and feature films to shorts, music videos and commercials.
I have won several awards for my cinematography on the short film The End of the World.
I speak English and Arabic.