Jean Claude Kalache has his photo taken on March 3, 2009 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Jean-Claude Kalache

Jean-Claude Kalache joined Pixar Animation Studios in December 1996.  He has worked on a number of Pixar’s feature and short projects including the Academy Award®-winning short film “Geri’s Game.” A keen interest in photography and architecture inspired Kalache’s dynamic lighting work on a number of feature film productions, including “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” and “Monsters, Inc.” Kalache served as the director of photography for the Golden Globe®-winning feature film, “Cars,” Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning Animated Feature Film “Up,” and BAFTA® nominated “Monsters University.”

Kalache most recently completed working as director of photography in lighting for Disney•Pixar’s latest feature film “Toy Story 4,” set to release June 21, 2019.

Kalache attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and studied architecture and visualization sciences. He is a native of Beirut, Lebanon, and currently resides in San Anselmo, California.