Impactful stories told through impactful images. That's what I do. How will I approach filming your project or working on your team? Story. I've found that every person, organization, and company has a unique narrative. I keep that central in everything I do to bring your story out in an organic, cinematic way (while delivering on time and on budget on course).

It's that easy. Well...almost that easy. Story is the flour in my filmmaking recipe. But I love to sprinkle it with spices. You want mind-blowing aerial footage? Got it. Silky-smooth slow-mo shots? No problem. Underwater 4K content filmed in the middle of nowhere across the globe? Sign me up.

If I can't meet your specific needs for a project, I'll likely know someone who can. Type that email, release the carrier pigeon, or just give me a call. Let's talk about creating the project you've always imagined.


I was surprised to find tears welling up in my eyes as we screened our video for the first time. Through careful planning and a thoughtful approach, he somehow managed to capture the soul of the place. We were simply blown away.
— RC Townsend - Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

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WORK.

(the stuff that matters most)

I've created content that's been used and featured by NASA, The Seattle Times, DJI, The Weather Channel, USA Today, DP Review, FREESKIER Magazine, N2K TV, Trail Runner Magazine, OZY, 303 Magazine,  the Daily Camera, The Planet Magazine, and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, among others. Thanks to the wonders of the internet and website embedding, you can even watch some of these above!


Kjell is a one of a kind filmmaker. I came to him with a very ambitious project, both technically and conceptually, and he knocked it out of the park. His eye for capturing motion is next to none. His edits and transitions are flawless. And his storytelling through motion picture is something you cannot teach. But his work speaks for itself. Within 48 hours we had 24,000 views all from organic traffic to our video. I can’t recommend Kjell enough.
— Briddick Webb - Broker with RE/MAX Whatcom County Inc.

QUALIFICATIONS.

(the braggy stuff)

  • FAA Part 107-certified for commercial drone flight
  • Gained 280,000 views from a self-produced and promoted two-part video series
  • Interned with the visual teams at The Seattle Times and NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
  • Have 5+ years experience with various drones, automated sliders, gimbals, and other stabilization platforms
  • Major in Visual Journalism from Western Washington University
  • Won the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Investigative Reporting
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Adaptable, comfortable filming in different locations, elevations, countries, and cultures

Kjell was incredible to work with on our Western Give Day videos - creative, responsive, and savvy.
— Angie Vandenhaak - Western Washington University

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RATES.

(the stuff no one likes to talk about)

Filmmaking is a game of variables. Each of these, whether it's time, travel expenses, gear, music licensing, etc., affects the cost of a project. Talk with me, either by emailing kjelltristanredal@gmail.com or filling out the form below, and I'll give you a quote once I understand more of what you're after. 

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