Close-Up

Go behind the scenes and read the views of the DoPs on some of the latest productions

Dick Pope BSC / Supernova

Writer/director Harry Macqueen's second feature Supernova explores love, loss and the heartbreak of coping with a terminal illness that is cruelly causing cherished memories to fade.

Annika Summerson / Mogul Mowgli

In-depth research, artistic inspiration and flexibility for improvisation ensured cinematographer Annika Summerson's lensing of Bassam Tariq's first long-form fiction production was authentic and organic.

Stephen J. Brand / Sideshow

In the film business, you must grab whatever opportunities come your way. That was the case for Bristol-based writer-director Adam Oldroyd and cinematographer Stephen J. Brand GBCT and their latest project, black comedy feature film Sideshow.

Taina Galis / Lynn + Lucy

It was the task of cinematographer Taina Galis to capture the look of the haunting Lynn + Lucy. We caught up with her to discuss her experiences shooting the drama and working alongside writer/director Fyzal Boulifa.

Shelly Johnson ASC / Bill & Ted Face The Music

Shelly Johnson ASC is not one to look a gift horse – or indeed a ‘wild stallyn’ – in the mouth. In fact, he says he was extremely flattered when he was nominated by DP Jerzy Zielinski PSC to take the reins on the highly-anticipated Bill & The Face The Music, directed by Dean Parisot, after Zielinski unexpectedly had to return to his native Poland just two weeks prior to principal photography.

Kit Fraser / Eternal Beauty

Shot entirely using Kodak 35mm motion picture filmstocks, Eternal Beauty portrays the often-misunderstood issues surrounding mental health with dignity, humour and tenderness. Kit Fraser was the man in charge of capturing the look of the bittersweet drama.

Łukasz Żal PSC / I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

Netflix’s I’m Thinking Of Ending Things is, under all the layers of its quirkiness, a story of the impenetrable intricacy of a human mind. Łukasz Żal PSC tells us all about his time lensing his first feature film and working alongside director Charlie Kaufman.

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story

Keen to immerse himself in a variety of genres, from historical drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) through to family comedy Fighting with my Family (2019), cinematographer Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC was thrilled to explore the unique world inhabited by Netflix fantasy musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague / Mrs America

Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague discuss their time lensing miniseries Mrs. America which premiered on Hulu earlier this year.

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Da 5 Bloods

DP Newton Thomas Sigel ASC tells us all about his time lensing war drama Da 5 Bloods and working alongside director Spike Lee

Brendan Galvin ISC / Unhinged

Unhinged is the first movie to be developed, produced and released by Solstice Studios. Irish DP Brendan Galvin ISC tells us all about his experiences lensing the film and working alongside director Derrick Borte.

Denson Baker ACS NZCS / The Luminaries

Starring Eva Green and Eve Hewson, The Luminaries is set on the wild west coast of New Zealand’s South Island at the height of the 1860’s gold rush. Denson Baker ACS NZCS tells us all about his time lensing the series and working alongside director (and wife) Claire McCarthy once again.

Benjamin Kračun / Promising Young Woman

If you crossed Vertigo (1958) with Clueless (1995) then you’d begin to get an idea of what cinematographer Benjamin Kračun’s job entailed on Emerald Fennel’s directorial debut, Promising Young Woman, releasing later in 2020.

Hélène Louvart AFC / Never Rarely Sometimes Always

French cinematographer Hélène Louvart AFC discusses her time lensing writer/director Eliza Hittman’s powerful and intimate drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

Denis Crossan BSC / Our Ladies

Cinematographer Denis Crossan BSC had previously worked with director Michael Caton-Jones on a brace of movies, plus a hit TV series, before linking up once again to shoot the Hollywood veteran helmer’s personal passion project, Our Ladies.