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Lookbook Case Study: About a Mountain

“Because I was a no-name filmmaker,” says Lily Henderson, who made Filmmaker’s 2014 25 New Faces list on the strength of the lookbook and demo reel for her forthcoming documentary, About a Mountain, “I felt I needed to go to Nevada on spec and shoot some images for myself to see whether it was worth it to make the film.” Her initial trip was a fruitful one, generating footage—shot on the URSA Mini—and photos that captured both the lonely, dry heat and consumerist fantasy world that would be the stage for her film. As she writes in the lookbook’s introduction, […]

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