DOCUMENTARY-STYLE, FOOD, TABLETOP, DIALOGUE, VISUAL
Dina Mande is a director/camerawoman, photographer and producer of commercials, brand stories and online content that connect heart and mind. With an insatiable wanderlust to discover energetic visual stories, Mande has filmed interesting people, celebrity chefs, lush vineyards and the open road.
A former art director in advertising for tv and film, she worked on countless award-winning campaigns for nearly every major studio and network, including Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney, Sony, Fox, HBO and Lifetime. Her commercial and brand work includes Honda, Visit California, California Wine Institute and Gallo.
Mande has continued to expand her horizons, winning 22 Addy Awards and two Tellys in the past five years. She’s the director/producer of the hit YouTube foodie-travel original series “California Dream Eater” for Visit California out of Mering Carson which has earned over 100 million views and also the director of the popular viral web series “Paso Wine Man,” which has become a cult phenomenon within the wine world with over 500K views.
In 2018 she’s released the 30-minute short romantic drama, “Heart of Paradise” and also her first feature-length documentary, “Tin City” featuring garagiste-sized winemakers, brewmasters and spirits makers working out of an industrial park in California’s Central Coast.
Her short films “Small Change” was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival and “A Dog Story” was shown at the Toronto Film Festival, a testament to her storytelling range.
She is also a photographer, working in both brand photography and magazine-style contemporary portraits. With an unwavering love for telling bold, unforgettable stories, Mande continues to chase down inspiration, camera first.