We are a boutique 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 in 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 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.

Sierra Padilla
rental manager

Sierra not only keeps the BECiNE office organized and upbeat but she also keeps us all on task.  She never fails to make someone laugh everyday in the office.  She joined the BECiNE team in hopes of supporting filmmakers like herself. In addition to assisting at BECiNE, Sierra is a comedy writer and director.

DAVID CORTEZ
PREP TECH

David is a young, gifted, videographer and photographer, who has contributed his talents so kindly to BECINE throughout many of our events earlier this year.  He was our first intern, demonstrating a sincere passion to learn every little piece of gear that passed through his hands, and is now a BECINE prep tech.  In his free time he does what he does best, which can be seen on his web-site.

Nick Felland
QUALITY CONTROL

CAROLINE STELLA
OFFiCE ASST.

Caroline is a lively spirit, who proudly can lift the Tokina Vista case all by herself. She joined BECiNE to continue her education in filmmaking. Caroline started in front of the camera and is slowing circling around to the other side. When she’s not workin’ at the office, she creates content with her production company 3oh1 Films.