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“The Vibrant Color of the Spilled Ketchup on the White Floor With the Broken Bottle was the Best Way to Describe What the Movie was All About”: DP Jean-Philippe Bernier on Dinner in America

A still from Dinner in America by Adam Rehmeier (courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Punk rock and suburbia collide when Simon meets Peggy in Adam Carter Rehmeier’s Dinner in America. As the two traverse the Midwest, Peggy unwittingly assists the lead singer of her favorite band in evading the police, all the while uncovering…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2020

“A Simple Jog by the Water”: Writer Craig Borten | Sergio

Wagner Moura and Ana de Armas appear in Sergio by Greg Barker (courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Whether capturing or creating a world, the objects onscreen tell as much of a story as the people within it. Whether sourced or accidental, insert shot or background detail, what prop or piece of set decoration do you find particularly…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2020

“As the Stories the Characters Tell Begin to Come to Life, the Camera and Lighting Begin Working in Tandem to Alter Reality”: DP Brendan H. Banks on Scare Me

A still from Scare Me by Josh Ruben (courtesy of Sundance Institute)

When Fred settles into a secluded cabin intent on completing his first novel, a power outage prompts a horror storytelling competition between two strangers. Josh Ruben’s horror-comedy, Scare Me, delves into the artistic tensions between two writers and the insecurities they…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2020

“I Was Determined to Find a Home That Had a Pass-Through Window Separating the Kitchen From the Eating Area”: Liz Garbus | Lost Girls

Oona Laurence, Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie and Miriam Shor star in Lost Girls by Liz Garbus (courtesy of Netflix/Jessica Kourkounis)

Whether capturing or creating a world, the objects onscreen tell as much of a story as the people within it. Whether sourced or accidental, insert shot or background detail, what prop or piece of set decoration do you find particularly…  Read more

By Jan 28, 2020


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