Riani is a Documentary filmmaker and Cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California.
Born and raised in South East Asian countries such as Indonesia and Singapore, Riani thrives to tell stories about the South East Asian community and create social issues Documentaries around the world.
She was trained in Cinematography and Documentary film-making at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University where she worked and collaborate with students from all over the world. At her time in Chapman, she was a recipient of the SikhkLens Foundation Scholarship where she was flown to Scotland to shoot 2 films about the Sikh Community. In addition, she was also funded by the Dhont Foundation through Community Voices program to create 'Alzheimer's: A Love Story', along with 3 other talented filmmakers.
Currently Riani is freelancing as a Cinematographer, Editor, Assistant Camera and Grip/Electrics in LA. She is also working on her next film series to highlight the life film photographers from around the world and how they're thriving in the digital age.
When she's not working on film, Riani enjoys doing street photography or looking at photography books. She aspire to make her own Film Photography magazine one day to bring together film photographers from around the world.