We are a boutique camera rental house specializing primarily in Optics. We are passionate about filmmaking and the nuanced design that goes into visual storytelling through a lens.

BECiNE is here to support filmmakers tell their stories with the best tools available within a space that is familiar and accommodating to our customer’s needs. Our goal is to provide competitive prices while maintaining high quality gear and offering excellent customer service + childcare upon request.

BECiNE was founded by cinematographer Bianca Halpern who has over ten years of experience working in the film/tv industry.

BECINE  is  Woman  Owned & Operated by at least 50% women and/or non-binary staff.

meet the team

Bianca Halpern
owner & cinematographer

Bianca began her career as a cinematographer in Los Angeles, after obtaining an MFA in Cinematography. After graduating she returned to her hometown, São Paulo where she shot continuously in the industry. In 2016, Bianca returned to LA to open BECiNE, the first all-female run camera rental house offering clients childcare for prep days. Bianca is committed to facilitating a balance in family and filmmaking for wo/men.

Gillian Munro
brand/marketing consultant

Gillian is a creative consultant for the film and fashion community with over 8 years of experience as a retailer, head buyer, and e-commerce director alongside an M.F.A in film directing. Gillian uses a synergistic way of seeing, feeling and thinking in order to create visually impactful customer experiences and clear intention of strategies for her clients and their brands.

JOSHUA JONES
QC MANAGER

Joshua Jones graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Cinematography. While in school, he completed internships with AbelCine and Panavision and was subsequently hired at Panavision post-graduation. During his 6+ years working there he developed a wide array of skills in “quality control” as a Digital Camera Technician and now heads BECINE as QC Manager.

RYAN DANIELSON
RENTAL MANAGER

MAST MORONTA-MASTRANDREA
S/R LEAD

Mast is a detail orientated film producer and stuntman. They moved to LA to pursue their dreams of becoming a ninja, but found stunt work just as fulfilling. They built our shipping/receiving department from a one-man-band into a strong team of knowledgeable shippers eager to learn as much as possible. When they’re not organizing productions, writing fight sequences, or packing boxes, you can find them flying on the Santa Monica trapeze rig!

COREY ROSS-ROBERTSON
LENS TECH

Corey is a young videographer from a small town in Pennsylvania. He is passionate about camera and lens technology and possesses a functional curiosity for all people and things. Through BECINE, he hopes to develop a strong understanding of the ins and out of camera technology. Corey is a proud husband and dog-father.

RYAN BASS
QC TECH

AMANDA NGUYEN
RENTAL COORDINATOR

A native of southern California, Amanda has always felt close to filmmaking and movie-going. While studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she discovered that this interest-turned-passion would drive her toward career aspirations of becoming an assistant director. She also found a love for archiving, specifically working hands-on with celluloid film element. While at BECiNE, she hopes to build relationships and hone her organizational and leadership skills.

ABEL ZERAI
PREP TECH/INVENTORY

A Phoenix native, Abel has always had a passion for filmmaking. While studying at Scottsdale Community College he honed his storytelling skills as a writer and actor. Leading him to graduate from Arizona State University with a BA in Theater. His desire to find like minded people inspired his move to Los Angeles and to work within the film industry. He’s grateful for the opportunity to learn more about cameras at BECiNE.

ODIS JOHNSON
S/R

Odis was born and raised all over Philadelphia, PA. Movies and cameras fascinated him as a child but he never entertained the thought of becoming a filmmaker until later in college at Penn State University. While at Penn State, Odis fell in love with the art of cinematography and enjoyed helping on various sets in the camera department. Odis appreciates his journey from intern to employee at BECiNE where he continues to work, learn, and grow as a filmmaker. He’s a proud cat daddy to two handsome young cats.

NESS YVONNE
DRIVER/PREP TECH ASSIST

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