Trevor Forrest Wins Tribeca Cinematography Award for Una Noche

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Mon, 05/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Trevor Forrest won the Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the much-discussed Una Noche.
The riveting story of Cuban teenagers attempting to defect to America has since become a case of life imitating art with the apparent defection of two actors. Una Noche premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and previously received the 2009 Spike Lee Production Award. The United States premiere of Una Noche at Tribeca Film Festival received an overwhelmingly positive response. Variety’s Justin Chang praised the film giving special notice to the “vibrant evocation of Havana street life ” and saying Forrest’s work brought “a palpable sizzle to the sun-drenched Havana settings.” 
  During the festival’s awards ceremony at the Conrad New York in NYC Una Noche director Lucy Mulloy also took home the Best New Narrative Director award. Two of the film’s stars Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nunez Florian shared the Best Actor in a Narrative Feature award. With three wins Una Noche earned the most acolytes of any film competing at the festival.
 Forrest’s narrative résumé includes the IFC Films horror/comedy Grabbers which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will open theatrically later this year. His upcoming films are: The Knot a rom-com starring Mena Suvari; moody horror feature Comedown; and Someone Else with writer/director Col Spector described by Variety as “gorgeously composed in Panavision widescreen by d.p. Trevor Forrest.”

 Forrest shares the Tribeca Award with co-cinematographer Shlomo Godder. Forrest is represented by Dattner Dispoto and Associates.