I am a cinematographer based in Toronto, Canada.
Recent films include THE RAINBOW KID (TIFF '15), WORLD FAMOUS GOPHER HOLE MUSEUM (TIFF '15) and MY PRAIRIE HOME (Sundance '14, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, Canadian Screen Award Nominee). Other titles include TRU LOVE (Inside Out Audience Award, 13 additional international awards, Canadian Screen Award Nominee) and SLIP, which was awarded the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography at the Canadian Film Centre's WSFF along with Best Experimental Film, and which was recently reissued by NOWNESS as part of the Director's Cut collection.
Having their US premieres at the True/False film festival in 2016 are THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES, directed by Brett Story and financed through the Vital Projects Fund, and MICHAEL SHANNON MICHAEL SHANNON JOHN by longtime collaborator, director Chelsea McMullan (VIFF '15).
Premiering later in 2016 is the narrative feature film BELOW HER MOUTH, directed by April Mullen and produced by Melissa Coghlan and Robert Lantos at Serendipity Point Films.
I am an Associate Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 667.
SEE CV HERE.
CSC Magazine, "Maya Bankovic chases gold in THE RAINBOW KID" - featured interview by Fanen Chiahemen, February 2016
"THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES has a consistent formal beauty that sets it apart… With only seven-and-a-half minutes, on average, to make an impression, Story and her d.p., Maya Bankovic, make concise statements through carefully composed and often dreamily stylized images." - Scott Tobias, Variety
"…it’s an artfully made work, lyrically filmed (by Maya Bankovic) and scored (Olivier Alary), with Simon Gervais’ ambient sound design as crucial an element as Avril Jacobson’s elegant editing." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
VENTS MAGAZINE "Bry Webb's PROVE ME WRONG video premieres on The AV Club" by RJ Frometa
CSC Magazine, "Maya Bankovic revisits MY PRAIRIE HOME" - featured interview by Fanen Chiahemen, April 2014
"Beautifully shot, this documentary-meets-musical-meets-road-movie is a sad, hopeful, gorgeous work of poetry" - Marsha Lederman reviews My Prairie Home, The Globe & Mail
"... A perfect visual counterpart to Spoon's music - filled with placid, contemplative stretches interrupted by sudden, striking explosions of color and drama" - Andrew Barker, Variety
"Captivates the eye and ear" - Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
"Like its subject matter, Sundance Film Festival favorite MY PRAIRIE HOME defies lables. It is beautiful and deeply personal cinematic poetry." - Charles Purdy, LA TIMES
"...a fantastically original blend of musical sequences, on-the-road footage, first-person interview and stunning cinematography" - Carla Gillis, Now Magazine cover story September 2013
"TRU LOVE is a very beautiful movie - visually and emotionally." Kevin M. Thomas, EXAMINER.COM
PASTE MAGAZINE premieres All Justice, No Peace, by Dacey Orr
EXCLAIM.CA premieres Bordertown, by Alex Hudson
"Reinforced in its brilliant video, Bordertown quietly screams everything that is good about rock and roll up to this point in music." - Bowman, MYFREAKINEARS.COM