SALLYANNE (SAL) MASSIMINI
Storytelling has been a part of Sal’s life since she was a child. Connecticut born, sketchbook always in hand, art of every kind was Sal’s compulsive passion from a young age. Selling portraits at the age of ten, Sal continued her artistic pursuit through college, receiving a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. www.salmassiministudio.com
In 2003 Sal moved to Los Angeles and became an EMMY and VES nominated Visual Effects artist and supervisor. Her credits include Fast and Furious and Straw Dogs, True Blood, Banshee, Fringe and Once Upon A Time.
Transitioning into DIRECTING commercials and 2nd Unit for television, Sal’s clients and credits include Meta, Cosabella, Steadicam, Auctiv, Greenleaf, Imaginary Mary and Step Up. Her AUCTIV commercial was selected for the 2018 SHOOT Annual 16th New Director’s showcase.
In 2020 Sal was the Second Unit Director and PRODUCER on Season 3 of American Gods (Starz). That year Sal also worked with Disney, producing a Covid stock footage library showcasing over 30 quarantined cities worldwide.
In 2021, Sal was the 2nd Unit Director and VFX Supervisor for Billie Eilish’s GRAMMY nominated concert film “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles.”
Since then Sal has been filming commercials and is currently developing a slate of projects that range from features to scripted television; her role in each varies, encompassing that of director, writer and producer.
Additionally, Sal is partners with Jarred Land (CEO of RED Digital Cinema), Francis Kenny ASC, and Richard Crudo ASC in Master Cinematographers (MC4), a multipurpose company dedicated to creating innovations such as the STEADICAM AIR and the SQUISH.