USC Cinematic Arts

Jericca Cleland is a film director, writer, and cinematographer with the unusual combination of strong storytelling voice, clarity of vision, and breadth of production experience that allows her to bring varied material to the screen with both depth and high quality entertainment value.  Cleland developed as a filmmaker at Pixar Animation Studios, where she designed the filming and staging of the popular and ground-breaking films Finding Nemo and Toy Story 2 while maturing a keen sense of story and a strong visual aesthetic.  As an accredited and distinguished CG cinematographer, Cleland has contributed to the visual shape and success of a number of award-winning animated features, including the critically acclaimed film Arthur Christmas (Sony/Aardman Animations). She is also widely respected and sought after as a consultant in story, film development, and visual storytelling and has strengthened numerous highly recognized film and media projects.