Director Gavin O'Connor and Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS
In Jane Got a Gun, a woman must turn to her former fiancé for help in defending her new family. The film, which stars Natalie Portman and Ewan MacGregor, gave Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS an opportunity to work in the Western genre, something many cinematographers dream of doing.
“There’s something unique and iconic about cowboys riding horses across the landscape, or tracking low angle on people confronting each other in a cowboy hat with a couple of guns,” she says. “I think all DPs would love to tackle the genre at some stage.”
Charlize Theron as the Queen in the epic action-adventure SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. (Photo Credit: Universal Pictures / Copyright: © 2012 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
A scene from Indoor
UK-based directing duo Si and Ad are just completing their longest short film to date. With a working title of Indoor, the film was shot on Kodak’s new high-quality, low-price film stock.
Directors Si and Ad have been working together for just over a decade. They started out as designers for record label, Virgin but quickly moved into the music video arena. Signed to Academy Films, they have produced a number of commercials, music videos and short films. Their previous short film, Post-It Love, was aimed squarely at the commercials market but also with an eye on long-form filmmaking. It garnered lots of attention and acclaim on the festival circuit bringing them more commercials work and the opportunity to make a longer short film.