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 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.

THE SPACE

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

IO CORTEZ
QC

IO is a 3rd generation Latine LA local who aspires to inspire and facilitate a community of love and compassion. They first joined BECINE as an intern while freelancing as a DP back in late 2018, now in the Quality Control Department; Servicing all the equipment, Solving technical issues on prep days as well as assisting demos. They love lending a helping hand and contributing in any way to help your idea come to life whichever medium it may be.

RYAN DANIELSON
RENTAL AGENT

BRITTANI INGRAM
PREP TECH

MIKAELA THORNE
PREP TECH

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
SHIPPING/RECEIVING

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.

CHARA ANDREWS
SHIPPING/RECEIVING

MOSES OKUNOREN
OFFICE ASST./DRIVER

RYAN BASS
THE INTERN

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