Union VFX builds Guantánamo for Amazon Prime’s The Mauritanian

Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Directed by Kevin Macdonald and lensed by Alwin Küchler BSC , The Mauritanian is the true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the US Government for years.   Slahi, born in Mauritania in 1970, … Read more

Camera Operator Danny Bishop and his work on Patrick Melrose

Camera operator Danny Bishop wrote in with details about his work on Sky Atlantic’s acclaimed series Patrick Melrose. “The task: to operate A-camera/Steadicam on Patrick Melrose. Lead actor, the fantastic Benedict Cumberbatch, who I’d worked with before on Sherlock. The DP, James Friend BSC, with whom I came up through the years, and the director, … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Doctor Strange

Save the planet Ben Davis BSC / Doctor Strange Save the planet Ben Davis BSC / Doctor Strange More often than not, cinematographers can’t wait to get their hands on the very latest bits of kit. And never was this truer than when Ben Davis BSC signed to shoot Doctor Strange , Marvel Studios/Walt Disney … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / 12 Years A Slave

Heart of Darkness Sean Bobbitt BSC / 12 years a slave Heart of Darkness Sean Bobbitt BSC / 12 years a slave Variously described as “blistering and brilliant”, and “a new, movie landmark of cruelty and transcendence”, 12 Years A Slave looks set to storm the headlines and, in all probability, the 2014 awards season … Read more