Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch in 2017

The Mexico City native became obsessed with movies in his teens, attending local second-run cinemas that ran a different feature every day and frequenting film festivals. While studying filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, he gravitated toward cinematography, serving as the DP on friends’ projects... 

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Jessica Toscano
'The Florida Project' Director explains how he captured the dark side of Disney world

You don’t need to have seen Sean Baker’s movies to enjoy his latest, The Florida Project, but it helps; on the heels of indie hits Starlet (2012) and Tangerine (2015), the movie continues the realistic streak of the director (once co-creator of the sitcom Greg the Bunny, of all things) who this time swaps the viewpoint of distressed adulthood for oblivious childhood...

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Jessica Toscano
‘The Florida Project’: Inside Sean Baker’s ‘Magic Castle’ Set on the Fringe of Disney World

ith “The Florida Project,” director Sean Baker(“Tangerine”) and Mexican cinematographer Alexis Zabe(“Silent Light”) turned a unique coming-of-age movie about kids living on the fringe of Orlando’s Disney World into “blueberry ice cream with a sour twist.” The movie is a freewheeling “pop verité” of broken dreams built around a cast of mostly non-professionals...

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Jessica Toscano