We’re stoked to be introducing Duran as the first in our new resident artist program. We’re inviting international creatives to live with us in Shanghai for 2-3 month periods, to foster creativity and ideation.


My name's Duran Levinson

I’m a 28-year-old cinematographer, with skills in directing, photography, visual effects wrangling & supervision. I’m currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, and spend my time working between Africa & Asia. I am a freelancer who works on international film productions, mainly feature films and TV series that are shot around South Africa. I create my own content & have had my film photography work featured on more than 60 international creative websites worldwide and in 10 fashion annuals, including LE PETIT VOYER in Denmark and OFF THE RAILS in Los Angeles. Between long form film jobs in South-Africa I spend my time traveling in Asia documenting street and fashion for projects which I’ve released on my website.

Career highlights so far include being part of an 2 x EMMY AWARD winning VFX team on BLACK SAILS, working with some of the best VFX teams in the world on films such as THE DARK TOWER, having my work exhibited online by websites such as: Vice, Highsnobiety, Monster Children, Ignant, Comm Arts etc.