Aaron van Valen
Aaron majored in American Studies with an extracurricular interest in Japanese Language and Culture. After several years as a photographer for various agencies and magazines, he found directing to be a lot more fun and ended up joining CZAR.
His photography background allows him to add his own visual signature to each film. As a true lover of cinema, he adds to his unique visual style a keen use of sound design, editing, and astute art direction to underline the core of his projects. Every department is a tool, and none should go unused.
Whether the film relies on dramatic storytelling, quirky comedy, luring visual explosion, or all of these combined – all of Aaron’s work is approached with meticulous attention to detail.