Autumn Eakin turned her years of working under Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler, Velvet Goldmine, Creed) and Vanja Cernjul (30 Rock, Orange Is The New Black, The Deuce) into an artful resourcefulness she uses in her narrative and documentary filmmaking. Born in New Mexico and raised in the hills of Missouri she loves stories about the thin line of melancholy one finds between hope and despair.
Netflix's Someone Great starring Gina Rodriguez, Dewanda Wise, Brittany Snow and Lakeith Stanfield tapped into a cultural zeitgeist and was lauded by critics .The Light of the Moon by Jessica M. Thompson had its World Premiere in Narrative Competition at SXSW 2017 to rave reviews and was the winner of the Audience Award. Feature documentaries Mavis! (HBO) and No Le Digas A Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone) (PBS POV) both went on to win Peabody Awards. She has shot for acclaimed directors Liz Garbus, Elizabeth Chai and Alex Gibney. She has also shot projects for Netflix, The History Channel, NBC, Hulu, Northface, Ogilvy & Mather, AT&T and many more over her 14 years as an IATSE Local 600 member.
She is finishing up post-production on episodes of Netflix's new dramatic series Grand Army set to release summer 2020. She is currently in production on the doc features The Kids Are Not Alright with Peabody Award winning director Mikaela Shwer, Hard Hatted Woman with Lorien Barlow and Project XQ with award winning director Lee Hirsch. Currently, in pre-production for ABC Studio's Goodbye, Hello pilot with Dean Holland and Emily Kapnek.
Autumn is also the forming member of the site Cinematographers XX, a respected hiring resource of experienced female identified DPs. The group has been profiled in The New York Times, BUST, and The Washington Post. She now divides her time between New York, Los Angeles, and wherever the next job is.