Shot on EPIC DRAGON: Diary of a Teenage Girl

The celebrated Sundance darling, Diary of a Teenage Girl hits theaters this weekend – directed by Marielle Heller and shot by Brandon Trost on RED EPIC paired with the gorgeous PANAVISION C-SERIES & G-SERIES ANAMORPHICS.

Trost took home the US Drama – Special Jury Award for Cinematography at Sundance this year. Set in 1970’s San Francisco and based on Phoebe Gloeckner‘s graphic novel of the same name, Diary of a Teenage Girl is a change of pace for Trost, who has recently lensed such big-budget comedies as The Interview, Neighbors and This is the End.

Minnie’s narration of her own life – her “all-consuming thoughts about sex and men” is anything but precious, and appropriately swings between heartache and puppy love with plenty of sexual adventures in between. Sara Gunnarsdóttir ‘s animation – in the style of Gloeckner’s original graphic novel – intermittently appears, layered over Trost’s photography. The rough, child-like drawings of her very adult thoughts playfully interact with the original image – a novel and charming presentation of that awkward in-betweenness that is teenagehood.

Diary of a Teenage Girl stars Bel Powley as MinnieAlexander Skarsgaard (who showed up in drag to the premiere), Kristen Wiig & Chris Meloni. It opens this weekend in LA and New York.


Shot on EPIC DRAGON: The Martian

New trailer for The Martian. Directed by Ridley Scott. Shot on RED EPIC DRAGON + Angenieux Optimo Zoom Lenses by cinematographer Dariusz Wolski.

The film, which is slated to be released on November 25th in 3D, stars Matt DamonJessica ChastainKristen WiigJeff DanielsMichael PeñaKate Mara, and Sean Bean.

Shot on EPIC DRAGON: “We Are Still Here” at SXSW

“We Are Still Here”, shot on RED EPIC DRAGON by DP Karim Hussain, will premiere at South by Southwest as part of the festival’s Midnighters program. Written and Directed by Ted Geoghegan. Produced by Travis Stevens.

More on Deadline Hollywood.

2013 Envelope Screening Series: Directors’ Roundtable

Check out the Epix and Los Angeles Times’ 2013 Envelope Screening Series. It features a roundtable discussion with Directors, John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Spike Jonze (Her), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) discussing their films.

These movies are definitely in my top 10 for last year except for Saving Mr. Banks as I have yet to see. However, 3GR’s Adam informs me that it is utterly delightful!

Enjoy the discussion then go out and catch the films if you haven’t already.

Directors Roundtable

Watch Envelope Screening Series: Directors’ Roundtable here.

Photo credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / December 26, 2013

Shot on EPIC M-X: Labor Day

Directed by Jason Reitman. Shot by DP Eric Steelberg, ASC on RED Epic w/ Arri Master Primes and Bausch & Lomb Super Baltars.

Great behind the scenes and insight from Steelberg and Reitman featured in December’s edition of American Cinematographer.

If you’re in Los Angeles, Labor Day is playing a one-week, limited-engagement at ArcLight Hollywood.