In 1851, the newly established border between Mexico and the USA is the setting for a conflict fueled by the anger and xenophobia caused by the Mexican American War. A group of immigrants forge the myth of the Latin Robin Hood, Joaquín Murrieta. La Cabeza de Joaquín Murrieta was created by Mauricio Leiva-Cock and Diego Ramírez-Schrempp, and directed by David Pablos (episodes 1-4), Humberto Hinojosa (episodes 5-8). The series was produced by Dynamo Productions and Amazon Studios. Cinematographer Paulo Perez, ADFC, was chosen to capture the wide vistas of Mexico in the new Latin-Western series.
Sphere Entertainment today announced the launch of Sphere Studios, dedicated to developing original immersive entertainment exclusively for Sphere, through proprietary technology, tools and production facilities. The first of the studios’ technology introductions includes Big Sky – an ultra-high resolution camera system.
Sony Electronics has announced the upcoming release of new firmware updates for the FX6 full-frame camera and the flagship Venice 2 digital cinema camera. FX6 Version 4.0 and Venice 2 Version 2.1 will be released this summer and a major new upgrade for the Venice 2, Version 3.0, will be available in early 2024.
Christopher, a major new Malayam action film directed by B. Unnikrishnan and starring veteran actor and superstar of Indian cinema, Mammootty, follows a maverick cop who is forced to work outside the limits of the law when the system fails. The story weaves across the past and present, while revealing the motives that shape his actions. The film was shot by cinematographer Faiz Siddik.
Arri has introduced a new control option for its latest cameras: The CCM-1 is a seven-inch onboard monitor that provides full camera control and menu access for the Alexa 35 and Alexa Mini LF. Creating new camera configuration possibilities, the company says the CCM-1 combines Arri color accuracy and a bright display with customizable controls and rugged build quality.
Under the umbrella of the Approved Certified Pre‑Owned Program, Arri offers technically refurbished products with the same warranty as new models. This globally oriented program is now headed by Arne Stadler as business manager certified pre‑owned program camera systems & lighting.
Director David Cronenberg’s 1988 horror film Dead Ringers, about twin OBGYNs whose penchant for tricking others threatens to shatter their own psyches, has received a sibling of its own with the six-episode Amazon miniseries of the same name. Starring Rachel Weisz as twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle, the show tracks a similar descent into madness, but one that’s carefully distinguished as a complement to its predecessor. All throughout the series, the color red plays a key role.
For Proof Sheet, cinematographer Jonathan Pope and director Richard Kilroy discussed references and inspirations for a film set in 1999 Los Angeles and the challenges of hiding 2023 Los Angeles. Taking place between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the noir film Proof Sheet tells the story of a beautiful woman in trouble and an incriminating roll of film that sends a photo-lab worker on an investigation into a dark world of sex, secrets, and murder.
Arri has opened a new office in Rome to further promote and support the film and audiovisual industry in Italy. To celebrate this important milestone, an opening ceremony took place on May 3. More than 100 guests from the Italian film industry, including cinematographers, producers, directors, business partners, postproduction and rental professionals gathered to toast the new premises. The event was also attended by members of Arri’s global management team.
Established in 2008, Arri Asia-Pacific initially operated from Hong Kong. Fifteen years later, the company has relocated to Singapore to further bolster the moving image industry in the region.