Hello, I'm Cali Bondad, a Bay Area-based director. My name is pronounced "Kaylee" - I know, it's confusing. Just think of kale in California.
As a filmmaker with both an agency and editorial background, I have an integrated understanding of the entire commercial-making process. From ideation to execution, I have a keen grasp of how to tell stories through a brand's unique voice. I have directed & edited with a diverse roster of clients, such as Nike, YouTube, The North Face, Muscle Milk, Nest, Georgia Power, Ben & Jerry's, and Nordstrom Rack.
Personally, I've always been in love with filmmaking, so much that I've been pretending my life is one long, sometimes repetitive movie.
I'm always the first person to notice a new haircut.
I believe the best advice is to talk to strangers.
When I'm not yelling through a megaphone and wearing a beret, I highly enjoy surfing, kickboxing, playing piano, writing short stories, running, learning skateboard tricks from my nephew, and trying not to break new bones.
This has been written about my directing style:
"Cali's style is effortlessly elegant, sophisticated, and full of feels."
"Cali uses bright, bold imagery and inventive camera techniques to tell innovative stories. With a background in editing and photography, Cali yields an amazing sense of framing and rhythm in her directing. I can see her influences of street photography and surrealism."
Drop a line and say hello!