Graham Streeter is a Los Angeles based filmmaker who identifies as a screenwriter, cinematographer, director and editor. Relying on his own abilities is how he’s able to celebrate his 5th feature film, I May Regret, which will premiere at the San Diego International Film Festival on October 13th, 2018.
Streeter says “looking back, it’s been a blessing that so many people flaked out and failed to deliver over the years. It forced me to learn their jobs. What seemed a daunting challenges at first became a genuine interests that were surprisingly within my abilities".
Streeter further explains “Looking back, I like to think that learning a wider range of film skills has given me the opportunity to be active in more stages of the filmmaking process as an artist I like to think that has made my journey richer."
But Streeter had no idea of his journey when he was younger. In his teens, Graham moved to Japan where he lived for almost 10 years, eventually working on-camera for Japanese television, before returning to California in pursuit of a formal education, Back in the states, Graham earned a double BA in International Business Administration and Japanese Language.
In 1992, Streeter joined Nippon Television Los Angeles as an affiliate network coordinator as well as on-camera talent for sports programming. On weekends Streeter convinced camera teams to facilitate his directorial debut, writing and directing two award winning short films Crickets & Potatoes and Frank in Five.
In 2000, Streeter left the network to start Imperative Pictures and made a name for himself shooting the original in-house prototype Apple iPod Nano 1-2-3-4 featuring Feist, feature documentaries Return to Autism, Jolly Oyster and The Road to Sydney along with his US directorial debut for the TV Series Designing Blind on A&E.
Eventually focusing solely on feature films, Streeter now celebrates his fifth feature film I May Regret, following award-wining success of his past feature films Imperfect Sky (2016), Blind Malice (2013), academically acclaimed documentary Boys in Peril (2013), and Cages (2006).
Streeter says “I’m lucky I’ve been persistent enough to keep moving forward through this strange and unpredictable journey. I have learned that I can do just about anything if I put my mind to it. In my mind, directing happens at every stage of the filmmaking process so learning to write, run a camera and edit has been nothing short of a blessing. Looking back, I know when I first started out in filmmaking I identified as a Jack of all trades. I relied on others."
Streeter continues by saing "Film is, after all, a collaborative medium. But I am so thankful for the countless times I got a call from someone who had great intentions to help with a project only to say they had to drop out. That was the catalyst to learn more and more; to strive to one day be a master of my limited but useful skillset as a filmmaker.”