Behind the Camera
Tatum Garvey is an Arizona based filmmaker and photographer with a proven track record of creating bright and vivid images that invoke joy. She began filming content as a young and curious eighth-grader creating a documentary about Saint Mary’s Food Bank, America’s first food bank which is now responsible for the nationwide program Feeding America. She then went on to put it into the National History Day Competition winning statewide. This began her journey creating images that answer her own questions about the world. Her process starts with trying to answer her inquiry whether political or comical like, “what happens if you skate on dangerous hills of San Francisco?”
With influences as diverse as Ray Tintori and Rick Mereki, new combinations are created from fast-paced and overdramatized storytelling. Her creativity and curiosity push her to learn new forms of filmmaking whether that is animation, underwater photography, and audio design, however, her passion is for cinematography. With award-winning short films and documentaries, she provides an experienced eye for cinema that is refreshing and captivating.