Reuben Aaronson is a highly respected producer, director, cameraman, whose distinctive work reflects a wide variety of films, culminating in thirty years of experience. He has created or worked on films for National Geographic, Discovery, HBO, PBS and many others. From Academy Awards to Emmys, Aaronson’s work is consistently recognized for its beauty and sensitivity. He has filmed in almost every South American country including a dozen projects in Peru where “Amazon Gold” was shot. He is also working on two other documentaries in Peru, “Finding Vilcabamba”, about the long anticipated discovery of the last capital stronghold belonging to the Inca Empire and a feature film, “26 Days in Peru”, about the extreme left wing radical group that called itself The Shining Path. Other recent work includes a two-hour special about Mexico for the Discovery Channel and the cinematography for the feature film “The Thin Red Line” directed by Terrence Malick that was nominated for an Academy Award.
Also, Reuben was the cinematographer for “The Ground Truth,” a feature length documentary that screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was short-listed for an Academy Award. He has recently established NGOfilms, an independent film company to assist organizations in creating noteworthy films about a social issue, cultural significance and/or the ongoing crucial work by the organization.