His name is Christopher , but everyone calls him Gallo. His background in international documentaries makes him a global chameleon that embraces all aspects of humanity and creates an instant affinity with people he has just met. This is why there is such a natural and authentic feel to much of his commercial and narrative work. It starts with the talent trusting he is on their side, and then they are free to deliver. Although he is a native of New York he was raised in Northern Va. with Washington D.C as his playground and the Smithsonian Museums serving as his first, and most influential education of the art. The rest he learned in Universities and Institutes, but the best stuff he learned on set watching and asking from the masters.
"I love working with Gallo because he has the organizational perception of an AD, the story telling skills of a Director and the visual literacy of a cinematographer. Most importantly, I know he will always elevate a project. It’s hard enough for a DP to take a script, an idea and a vision and bring a project to life, but with Gallo, he will always surpass my expectations. I think he reaches that nexus by pushing that last final 2%, because it’s in that small space where you push from good to extraordinary." Max Yoffe -Producer
"Gallo is a dream to work with. He is a very engaged cinematographer. Every project he takes on, he commits to it as if it is his own, and gives you the highest quality product in return. And the best is you can tell he enjoys doing it and he makes you Laugh in the process. The Best." Alison Chernick- Director
"Reliable, dependable, and a pleasure to work with. When Gallo is on your crew, you're guaranteed that he'll bring serious dedication and focus to the craft. But above all, what I appreciate is that he's dynamic and resourceful, especially in challenging situations. In my experience there are few people who know how to elevate the cinematic quality of your film while rolling with the non-stop challenges that arise when capturing real life. Gallo understands both and always gets the shot. " Kristopher Rios- Producer/Director
"Gallo is a true artist in color and composition, shots are always measured and precise and are more painterly than anything. I love how he finds things I don't see and how he can interpret spaces with his cameras in ways I can't imagine. His camera and how he involves light are his greatest gifts and he's the best I know at what he does." Kelly Loudenberg- Director
In his downtime you can find him on his bicycle, motorcycle, swimming/surfing or camping. But creating community and giving back is an absolute for Gallo's life and his most rewarding experiences to date. He has been mentoring at Venice High School's film classes, Venice Arts at risk youth program, coaching soccer for Ayso and teaching at Zeno Mountain Farms film camp where they make films for people with and with out disabilities. Gallo lives in Venice Beach Ca. has three sons and that means Sunday is for Spaghetti and Family, Period.