I met Zoë White on Cameraimage 2016. She asked if I would like to come on board for a feature called Nancy. I agreed... dah.. and in January 2017 came to NYC for 3 weeks of production.
Rachel Batashvili was first AC. And I can not describe how amazing it was to work with Zoë and Rachel. Before that production, I did a lot of AC work, but on a very small scale, short films, low budget series, etc. That was definitely a level up.
Watching Zoë working with pretty tide schedule tough me a lot: creative and technical aspects of cinematography, communication with your crew, and just what kind of person / professional you should be.
Rachel mentored me. I think she needs to open her school for camera assistants. She quickly realised that I am pretty green, but because of my hard work and dedication, I was forgiven for all the mistakes. Which actually weren't that many. Camera department was always up and ready.
And did I tell you we have an amazing cast? Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi.
Steve and I got a drink and had a small talk at the wrap party. I can reassure you, we are BBF now. And Andrea wrote me a small postcard after the shoot, which I still keep and reread on the sad and rainy Sunday in London.
Cast: Andrea Riseborough, J. Smith-Cameron, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, Steve Buscemi
Director: Christina Choe
Producers: Amy Lo, Andrea Riseborough, Michelle Cameron,
Writer: Christina Choe
Genres: Drama, Thriller