Physical Production

Craig Amendola


Growing up in the family’s chicagoland Plumbing and Heating Business, Hollywood was never in the picture; but, after winning the Eastman Kodak scholarship while at Columbia College Chicago, Craig enrolled in the Graduate Cinematography Program at the American Film Institute. Upon completing the first year of the Program, Craig took a summer job as an office Production assistant on a small independent film hoping to learn more about the camera dept. in the real world. After transitioning to set PA and working with the AD Dept. , he knew his true calling was Production!

Once accepted to the DGA Training program, Craig steadily climbed the ranks of the DGA to become Producer/UPM. Craig takes great pride and joy in being a part of the team that brings the Screenwriter and Director’s visions to life, creating an environment of support and comfort to make that process as smooth, efficient and rewarding as possible.