We're starting to see the world in black and white with film grain. Lately, Epic Dust has taken nearly all our free time. Epic Dust is a seven-part series of Western shorts, shot on location in areas ranging from White Sands, Arizona, to historic El Dorado County, and on through to the California coastline.

We have, however, made time for our commercial work with the pilot, Hangtown Tattoo. We were commissioned by Los Angeles punk-rockers to create their show which takes place in a local Placerville tattoo parlor. It features piercings, ink, and music in the most unlikely rural town. Find a sample of this on our commercial page.


Cinema Caldera is a California-based film company specializing in HD documentary and narrative work. Our group is comprised of cinophiles, but our filmmaking reflects our personal values far beyond the world of cinema. We support earth-friendly film practices (ie. re-usable media and batteries, recycled materials for sets and props, et cetera) and low-impact filmmaking with the utmost respect for our subjects, our surroundings, and our audience while presenting a powerful, dynamic story.

  • Independent Filmmaking
  • Film Education
  • Editing
  • Music Videos
  • Youtube and Local TV Commercials
  • Video Blogs
  • Documentaries
  • Event Videography
  • Technical Support