Hi, I'm RJ Maurer
I am a Cinematographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love working as in freelance camera department and try my best to have fun where ever I go. I love traveling, music, animals and adventure type fun in general. I have a passion for cameras and lenses and love any work I can do with cameras.
I started freelancing after getting my BS in Digital Cinematography. Before School I spent 5 years shooting photo/video in the Marine Corps’ Combat Camera program. My credits include a wide variety of narrative, corporate, social media, and sports gigs.
I still enjoy getting to AC (Assistant Camera) on bigger gigs so I can touch and experience some of the cooler gear.
When I travel I love to scuba dive and try local cuisine. So a lot of my travel writing will revolve around those. I have already been to most of the continents and have been traveling most of my life. So I look forward to continue doing so.
Lilah is my American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. I do what I can to help other rescues as well but having her around is an adventure all on it's own. She loves coming with me to the wilderness and will stopping by to say hi every once in a while.
Stay up to date on all of my films here, you can visit each of their individual pages for updates on the specific projects as well. These are projects that I have played a major part in. Mostly writing/directing.
Here I will also post any premiere information, trailers, and distribution for these films.
I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoy making them!
The Devil's Hand (short)
A man with a gambling problem makes one last attempt to double down and make all of the money he owes and more back. Can he make the money back on the big bet and win it all?
5 Reasons (short)
Danny gets into bad water when he mockingly tells his girlfriend, Miranda, to give him 5 good reasons for why she should leave him. He is shocked when he goes into the bathroom and sees just that. Her 5 Reasons. Danny contemplates his mistakes and their relationship as he reads the notes and has to decide to let her go, or hold onto his true love.
Sleep Paralysis (short)
Are those sounds visitors from somewhere else? Is it a demon come for your soul? Is it a man that wants to watch you? Find out when you face the terrors of Sleep Paralysis.
4 years after a Nuclear disaster, a father and daughter try to live a simple life in the woods. When a routine supply run goes awry, trouble soon finds it way back to them and their Haven.
Haven is now available on iTunes and Amazon for PURCHASE or RENT!
Dates for streaming to be announced!