I began working on the independent feature Hamlet’s Ghost in 2011 as first assistant camera. As the low budget production progressed in small chunks, I started taking responsibility as B-camera operator, and eventually as additional director of photography, shooting pick-ups and occasional scenes for which Tom McCarty, our primary DP, was unavailable.
The Father’s Love, a romantic drama I shot last fall is premiering this weekend at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York City. The film, which we shot primarily in Harlem and Brooklyn, New York, is directed by Sharon Kon and stars Angela Lin (Grey’s Anatomy, Chinglish). The Father’s Love was my first full feature as cinematographer, and I am happy to have worked with such a great cast and crew.
Teamwork makes dreams work!
Colton Davie, Cinematographer
Over the weekend, Pas De Restes, a short film directed and produced by Johnny Ray Gill, and which I shot, won the award for Best Narrative Short at the Portland Film Festival. I am proud of the entire team and am excited that the film is doing well. This was the film’s second “Best of” award and ninth festival screening.
This past weekend I returned to the South for the Sidewalk Film Festival, where Jesus Fish was screening. The festival was fun—our screening went well and we got to see some great films like Hide Your Smiling Faces and Short Term 12—but what really stuck with me was how beautiful that part of the country is.