Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Vassar College; MD University of Connecticut School of Medicine; MFA New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Research Areas: Cinematography, education and film, documentary, screenwriting
Amos Ezra Katz is a physician and filmmaker whose interests include visual storytelling, photography, cinematography, screenwriting, and directing. His teaching interests focus on bringing the power of storytelling and independent film to beginning filmmakers and to locations in the world that are developing film industries and their craft.
He is the Faculty Advisor for Hollywood Handshake, a Student Interest Group focused on building community and knowledge at NYUAD for filmmakers.
Current and past projects include a documentary and archive chronicling a family surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide; a cross-discipline research project analysing the effect of film versus text for teaching bioethics; and a pedagogical research project determining the effectiveness of film versus text micro-education for teaching airline pilot safety.
Past films have included the award-winning short film ‘Crossings’ which won the Audience Award at the Tirana International Film Festival, and Cinematography, Producing, and Screenwriting awards at NYU Tisch School of the Arts First Run Festival. He was cinematographer on the Academy Award-nominated short film ‘Wianbu,’ and had the privilege to work and study under Sandi Sissel, ASC, Peter Stein, ASC, John Inwood, ASC, Bobby Bukowski, Steven Fierberg, ASC, and Robert Primes, ASC.