SARORN SIM csc
Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller
As a former combat photographer, James Beard nominee, and six-time winner of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for excellence in branding and commercial cinematography, Sarorn is arguably one of the most respected, passionate, and acclaimed cinematographers in the world. His work spans multiple genres—from commercials, television, documentaries, and web films to special assignments in hostile environments, remote geographies, and natural disasters.
Always reinventing himself, his passion for storytelling is fueled by his desire to bring viewers into different worlds, expanding their perspective, and gaining a better understanding of the people and places that make up our planet. With his camera, he has travelled to and worked in over 75 countries. His ability to connect with people from all walks of life—at every corner of the globe, allows him to tell stories unlike any other. As a Director of Photography, his penchant for experimentation with technique and style allows him to always remain on the cutting edge of filmmaking.
His body of work is a reflection of his understanding of the human experience. From working with celebrity chef Eric Ripert on the Emmy Award winning series Avec Eric--presented by SquareSpace, to interviewing NASCAR racing legend Richard Childress, to capturing the plight of survivors of genocide in Cambodia--his films has aired around the world. His work on commercials, web films, and corporate branding campaigns for such global clients as Dow Chemical, Toyota, Ford, Harley Davidson, McDonald's, and LG has garnered millions of online views and has helped to excel the reputation of their brands. A portfolio this diverse and eclectic places him in a rare class of DP’s that can handle an array of projects for any type of media platform.
As an avid fan of all things military, one of his best friends is an 85-year-old World War II veteran. He is recently married to his beautiful bride, Linda, and are owners of a tiny morkie named Milo who thinks he's a British Pitbull. He currently sits on the board of directors of various non-profits, including Vice President of his local Cambodian Cultural Association. In his spare time he can be found on the RC race track duelling it out with kids half his age racing high powered remote controlled cars.
Sarorn has dual residencies in both Canada and the United States and currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana and Windsor, Ontario Canada.
Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award
Best Branded Content
The Man Behind The Camera
The Drive Magazine
The Other Side of the Camera
The Future of Corporate Cinematography