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Carissa Dorson is a Los Angeles-based union director of photography, originally from Silver Spring, Maryland.  She began her career in sketch comedy, shooting videos that garnered hundreds of millions of views for websites like CollegeHumor and Funny or Die.  Currently, she is the DP of A Little Late with Lilly Singh on NBC.  She recently lensed I Think She Likes You, which premiered at Tribeca, and the comedy feature, It's a Party, starring SNL’s Ego Nwodim.  Carissa is most fulfilled by using the camera to explore relationships and what it means to be human.  She is also a fine art photographer, with an interest in portraiture.  Her ongoing photo series, Funny People. Serious Photos, was featured in L.A. Weekly.  Her first photo book, Conversations with Dad, is being published with Kehrer Verlag.  Carissa graduated with a BFA from Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts in 2011.  When she is not filming or taking photos, she loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and seeing improv shows at UCB.






CONTACT: cldorson@gmail.com