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Born in Sofia to a Bulgarian mother and Colombian father, Krum spent his early childhood between Bulgaria, Cuba and Mozambique. He studied photography at the French Academy of Image in Bogota (Colombia) and later cinematography at the National Academy of Film and Theatre Arts (NATFA) in Sofia.
Started to work professionally in commercials in 2002 as a camera assistant and focus puller and then in 2005 got his first assignment as a DOP. Since then he has shot 11 feature films and hundreds of TV spots for a variety of international and local brands such as Mitel/A1, Nestle, Jacobs, Raiffeisen Bank, Tropicana, Head & Shoulders and many others.
His films have earned some prestigious awards amongst them “Golden Tadpole” at Camerimage(2005), The New Visions Award at the 32nd ICFF “Manaki Brothers”(2011), 3 times winner for Best Cinematography at the “Golden Rose” Film Festival (Varna).
Member of the Bulgarian Association of Cinematographers since 2012.
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While attending a one-year photography class in Bogota, a friend recommended Krum Rodriguez watch Vincent Gallo’s 'Buffalo 66', which sparked intense curiosity in film-making and later led him to find his true passion in pursuing a professional career as a cinematographer. The visceral bond between light, colours, composition and movement formed a fundamental part of his learning process and has served as an infinite source of inspiration ever since.
After graduating from the National Theater and Film Academy in Sofia in 2005, Krum started landing different jobs on set and was part of many film crews before he finally decided to move on and dedicate himself to full-time cinematography.
Working in a diversity of long and short form productions ranging from commercial TV spots to feature films, he has developed a versatility in a variety of work conditions, leading to a visual aesthetic that combines simplicity and effectiveness.
His fiction work has been part of the official selections of many of the world’s top festivals, including Sundance, San Sebastian, Toronto TIFF, Tokyo IFF, Rotterdam and Locarno, among others.