Maddie Wins an Award of Merit by Reuben Hernandez

My film Maddie recently won an Award of Merit at the One-Reeler Short Film Competition and will have its LA premiere in competition at the Marina del Rey Film Festival.

Maddie will screen at the AMC theatre in Marina del Rey in October. Stay tuned for screening info and we look forward to sharing it on the big screen out west.

Matera, Italy by Reuben Hernandez


Matera is a town built into caves using negative architecture and one of the oldest and continuously inhabited human settlements in the world. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its underground cistern and water collection system. The main cistern has a water capacity of five million liters and took over 200 years to dig/carve out of the rock!

Puglia, Italy by Reuben Hernandez

First light at 6:30 AM

First light at 6:30 AM

Grotta del Soffio

Grotta del Soffio

A fried egg jellyfish at Grotta del Soffio. The water was so clear!

A fried egg jellyfish at Grotta del Soffio. The water was so clear!

Grotta della Poesia Grande

Grotta della Poesia Grande

Some highlights from Puglia, Italy included endless underwater caves and swimming holes

Athens by Reuben Hernandez


Old stuff, since 495 B.C.

Meteora, Greece by Reuben Hernandez


Meteora, Greece is one of the most fascinating and spectacular places I have ever visited. It's a four hour drive north of Athens and has an incredibly rich history. Meteora translates as "suspended in the air".

Caves in Meteora were inhabited continuously between 50,000 and 5,000 years ago and the monks settled here in the 11th century. The monasteries were built in the 14th - 16th centuries and the monks found the inaccessible rock pillars an ideal refuge from the expanding Turkish occupation, and the area was also attacked by the Nazis during WWII. 

Today all of the monasteries pictured above are still functioning monasteries. I recommend ditching your car and exploring the region by foot. 

Elafónisos, Greece by Reuben Hernandez


Monemvasia, Greece by Reuben Hernandez


Big life moments that remain in the memory bank forever

(at Monemvasía, Greece)

Anguilla by Katherine Yaksich


Peace 🇦🇮  in Anguilla last month

(at Anguilla, British West Indies)

Maddie Film World Premiere by Katherine Yaksich


Maddie premieres tonight at Landmark Sunshine Cinema and I can hardly believe it.

Looking back at BTS photos from Day 1, I can’t help but get emotional. So much of this project felt like an uphill battle, and I can’t thank my talented cast and crew enough for all of their hard work and dedication.

Thank you all and see you tonight!

BTS Photos by Andrew Klein and Jen Trahan

(at Landmark Sunshine Cinema)

Maddie Trailer by Katherine Yaksich

Maddie World Premiere

I’m excited to announce that my short film, Maddie, will have its world premiere at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Tuesday, May 30th, at 9:55 pm in competition at the NY International Short Film Festival.

Tickets (Maddie screens in program 3):

Our cast and crew did a remarkable job on this film and we can’t wait to share it with you on the big screen. We hope to see you there!


This Is Our New York by Katherine Yaksich

This Is Our New York

A short 10 sec spot I directed for The New York Immigration Coalition, now being broadcasted in Times Square on Broadway and 43rd St.

Directed by Reuben Hernandez

Produced by Lisa Pertoso 

Gaffer/Lighting Tech Nico Vasquez

Earth Day by Katherine Yaksich


Happy 🌏 Day ✌🏼

Here’s one of my favorite images from South Africa

#earthday #savesharks

(at South Africa)

Antarctica by Katherine Yaksich


One of the final images I captured on my beloved Canon 5D mark II, on assignment in Antarctica

I did it. I sold my first DSLR camera, the Canon 5D mark II, which changed the course of my life. I didn’t realize how emotionally attached I’d become to this camera. I’m sure some of you can relate.

My trusty 5DII traveled with me to all seven continents, from Africa to Antarctica, and never ever let me down. It helped me forge a new path, realize my dream of doing what I love for a living (after I quit my last and only full time job 7 years ago), and led me to places that I only dreamed of such as Antarctica.

This is where it all began for me and I’m happy to pass the torch onto the next person/generation of photographers. Thanks to photographers Miah Klein and Matthew Morgan who helped guide me after I decided to jump in and purchase this camera 8 years ago. Long live the 5D mark II!


(at Antarctica)

On Assignment in Florida by Katherine Yaksich


6:49 AM

Beauty, Balance, and Grace by Katherine Yaksich

I’m excited to share this short I directed featuring JR and some NYC Ballet dancers. Thanks for watching and be sure to check out the NYC Ballet on stage.

Official Selection 2016 Paris Short Film Festival

A film by Reuben Hernandez

Featuring JR, Lauren Lovette, Megan Johnson, Taylor Stanley, and Craig Hall
Produced by Marc Azoulay
Additional cinematography by Frank Maldonado
Set photography by Jen Trahan
Music by I Am Lightyear

Women's March on NYC by Katherine Yaksich

This is my favorite image from the march. This little girl reminded me of my niece, and it’s my hope that my niece will grow up in a better, more loving, and peaceful world. Marching down Fifth Ave in NYC was quite an empowering and meaningful experience. I’m proud to have marched alongside millions of you around the world.

#womensmarchnyc #thisiswhatdemocracylookslike

(at Fifth Avenue)

Women's March on NYC by Katherine Yaksich

Our resistance is going to be the biggest and best you’ve ever seen; it’s gonna be terrific

#womensmarchnyc #thisiswhatdemocracylookslike

(at New York, New York)

Women's March on NYC by Katherine Yaksich

I march for my mom bc my mom taught me to march for myself

#womensmarchnyc #thisiswhatdemocracylookslike

(at New York, New York)

Women's March on NYC by Katherine Yaksich


The largest crowd I’ve ever seen at Grand Central

#womensmarchnyc #thisiswhatdemocracylookslike

(at Grand Central Terminal)

Women's March on NYC by Katherine Yaksich


We the people defend dignity

#womensmarchnyc #thisiswhatdemocracylookslike

(at New York, New York)