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Irene H.

Tokyo, Japan

36 reviews

$500 - $800 / Day


Irene Herrera, PhD(c) is a roving Cuban-Venezuelan documentary filmmaker. Among her non-fiction works are Kodo wa Awaseba (Gran Prix Expo Aichi Film Fest); Gaijin no Honne (2004); You Can Call Me Nikkie (2008); Women in Refugee: Stories from a Border (2009); Crossing Hispaniola (2010); Spirits to Enlightenment (2012-HotDocs) and Cracked Foundations a 28-min. documentary broadcasted on NHK World. Irene has also been an active producer and director for the Lebanon and Japan chapters of the Global Lives Project. In 2008 she was a fellow at the Flaherty Film Seminar and in 2009 a Resident Professional at the Knight Center for International Media. Her journalistic work has been published by The Japan Times, AFP, Al Jazeera Plus, CNNE, Globovision,, Discovery Digital, NHK World, LinkTV, Center for Investigative Reporting and PBS Newshour. She has traveled to over 60 countries and gets by in 5 languages. For published content:

Top Services

Documentary DP
18 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
19 reviews
Commercial DP
3 reviews


Top Reviews

  • December • 2016

    Irene is a World Class talent. Her work was precise and efficient; her shots were textured, perfectly framed, varied, cutting, and dimensional. She is friendly, responsive, consummately professional, and her ability to capture unfiltered human behavior elevated our material well past what we could have designed. She knows the shots she needs, knows how to stitch them together to move the viewer, and consistently surpasses the expectations of everyone around her. If you have the opportunity to work with Irene, you are lucky indeed.

    Dan at 60 Second Docs
  • June • 2021

    Irene is so good!!! We had a super fast turnaround for a big commercial and she was incredible in all of our communications and in helping us research, contact and interview talent. She translated for us and her whole team acted with professionalism throughout the job. Could not have been happier!!! Thanks Irene.

    Danya at DSCasting Company
  • May • 2016

    Irene worked with us on our first Facebook Live from Japan. It was new territory for all of us but from story selection to technical solutions to execution to an "lessons learned" breif she was all over everything. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Geoffrey at AJPlus

Top Projects



  • 4K Camera
  • Action Camera
  • Drone Camera
  • DSLR Camera


  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone


  • Dolly
  • External Recorder
  • Shoulder Rig
  • Slider
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Reporter / Journalist
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Audio Storyteller
  • Drone Operator

Post Production

  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Sound Mixer


  • Fixer
  • Translator
  • Production Company
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture