photo by lauren dukoff

cam archer, a writer, photographer and occasional filmmaker, was born in santa cruz, california. archer began making films in the early 2000s with schoolmate aaron platt, who introduced archer to super-8 and then later 16mm. together, with archer as writer/director and platt as cinematographer, the pair produced numerous shorts and music videos, building an aesthetic that led them to archer’s feature films, wild tigers i have known and shit year, which premiered at sundance and cannes. since 2011, archer has been working solo, producing short personal documentaries, confessional films like their houses, his image, cam’s mementos, and oh paulo. archer is also a macdowell colony fellow and a creative capital grant recipient.

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