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 Minnie, Alexander Skarsgaard (who showed up in drag to the premiere), Kristen Wiig & Chris Meloni. It opens this weekend in LA and New York.