SONNET 108

Billy Magnussen in Sonnet 108

I've shot Shakespeare!

We made this for the SonnetProjectNYC.org.  A short film for every one of Shakespeare’s Sonnet’s.  The way the program works is that you select a Sonnet and then you're given a location to utilize in your film.  We were assigned the John T. Brush Stairway up in Harlem.  The challenge was creating a romantic narrative with a "utilitarian" set of stairs.

We had the easy to photograph talents of Billy Magnusson and MacKenzie Mauzy on screen.  Mark Karafin guided our ship as director.  I was cinematographer on this project - a first time wearing the DP hat.   Maxx Reed, Jesse Rosenberg, and Russell Uddin, lent their great talents behind camera.  Rubin Kodheli composed us a beautiful score, Joshua Kobak mixed our sound, Alan Gordon colored us beautifully - I love our team.

Nice write up in the New York TimesBroadway World

We've made something we are immensely proud of.  Enjoy.

Thank you: Tim Smith, Canon USA