Eva Rendle is a journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work covers agriculture, immigration, and environmental issues in the West. She has experience as a director, producer, reporter, videographer, and editor.
She received her Master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2019, where she was named the Brian Pollack Documentary Film Fellow. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013.
In 2015 she received a National Geographic Early Career grant to spend three months documenting small-scale olive oil production around the Mediterranean. Since then she has worked on print and video stories in Spain, Greece, Italy, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Israel, and Palestine. She has worked as a researcher, production assistant, and assistant editor for films set to premiere on PBS and Focus Features.
She recently completed her first film, All That Remains, a short documentary exploring the long-term impacts of the North Bay Fires on Napa and Sonoma’s farmworker communities. It will premiere at the Mill Valley International Film Festival in October 2019.
Director/Cinematographer Reel (Coming soon)
All That Remains, (Post-production) - Director
Unnamed Project, Focus Features (In Production) - Assistant editor
Belly of the Beast, (Post-production) - Graduate research intern/production assistant
GEAR AND SKILLS
Canon C100/C300, Canon 5D/6D/7D
Drone- Mavic, Phantom
Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop
Extensive research and reporting experience
Call sheets, travel planning, pre-interviews, background memos
I have reported internationally in Chile, Spain, Greece, Italy, Peru, Hungary, Israel, and Palestine.
Wilderness First Responder Certified
Proficient in Spanish
SELECTED NEWS VIDEO
An Island Divided, May, 2018
For the last four years several towns on Isla de Chiloé have run out of water, and there's growing concern that the island's thriving orchid moss industry is to blame. Now, tensions run high between those in the moss industry and those outside of it.
SB320, March, 2018
At the end of January the California Senate passed Senate Bill 320, which would require university health centers to provide the abortion pill to patients. We spoke to student groups fighting on both sides of the bill.
The 50 Mile Rule, December, 2017
A bill in the California Senate would eliminate a housing rule requiring migrant farmworkers to move at least 50 miles away after the harvest season. Some say this change is critical for migrant children's education, but others say it would have unintended consequences.
If You're Confused About Olive Oil, Just Taste It, National Geographic, October 2016
Disillusioned with the Cuban Revolution, he ends up running a surrealist cafe in San Francisco, Mission Local, December 2017
Can We Learn How To Grow Color?, California Magazine, June 2017
Parasites in Peril, California Magazine, September 2017
Romancing the Grain, Edible Seattle, February 2017
Adytum Cellars, The Collective Quarterly, December 2015
Archaea-ology, California Magazine, June 2017