Eythan Maidhof

Fabulous People: Eythan Maidhof

Eythan Maidhof is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer and recent graduate The American Film Institute Cinematography program. “Right now, I’m in pre-production on a short narrative film I wrote called ‘Class Clown’ with my director, Paul Cadenhead. It’s a coming-of-age story about finding your voice.” Learn about Eythan Maidhof…

Follow at: @eythanmaidhof

Hometown: Central Islip, New York 

First job: Stand-up comedian

Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: Trying to find the best bagels in LA. Since I’m from NY, carbs mean a lot to me. 

Your biggest accomplishment and why: Last year I helped pay off my mother’s mortgage with my sister through my cinematography work. It’s so wonderful being able to support her because she’s supported me through all the years emotionally and financially when I was just starting off. Felt like a real success.

The biggest obstacle you overcame: Anxiety used to leave me dysregulated between projects. Now, after three solid years of continued therapy, I’ve been able to learn to self regulate and picked up some great coping mechanisms. 

Someone who inspires you and why: Frida Kahlo. She never lost her sense of humor even during the most difficult circumstances in her life.

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: There is no gold standard to doing anything. You have something really interesting to contribute. Speak up!

Favorite quote: “If you’re going to go, go all the way” –Charles Bukowski  

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: Every year, I spend 10 days in a Buddhist monastery and take a vow of silence with as little as no eye contact. It’s a way of resetting and centering myself. 

What makes someone fabulous: Being patient and kind under stress. 

One Comment

  1. Christina Pistone

    Great guy and absolutely amazing talent. I know him for over 25 years and although he has evolved immensely surpassing every wonderful expectation I’ve had for him, his heart has always remained the same. Genuine. The Class Clown certainly is a Class Act.

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