Interviewer Steven Fierberg, ASC talks with cinematographer Frederick Elmes, ASC and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon about their work in the Amazon period crime series Hunters — which depicts the exploits of investigators tracking Nazi war criminals in the 1970s.
Elmes photographed the show’s first episode, “In the Belly of the Whale,” for Gomez-Rejon (both seen below), employing Red Weapon Monstro cameras and Sigma FF High Speed lenses.
The cinematographer was honored with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Awardin 2019 for his outstanding body of work. His long career began with collaborations with such pioneering directors as David Lynch (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart) and John Cassavetes (The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night). His feature film work includes multiple films for directors Ang Lee (The Ice Storm, Ride with the Devil, Hulk) and Jim Jarmusch (Night on Earth, Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, Paterson, The Dead Don't Die). Elmes won Independent Spirit Awards for Night on Earth and Wild at Heart, and earned a third nomination for Blue Velvet.
Elmes has also shot acclaimed television projects, receiving an Emmy for his work on The Night Of, an HBO miniseries written and directed by Steve Zaillian, and a nomination for In the Gloaming. His TV credits also include the Emmy Award-winning HBO limited series Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko, and the multi-nominated mini-series The Looming Tower, produced by Hulu/Legendary Television.
His recent work includes an untitled documentary by Bennett Miller, and The Jesus Rolls, a feature film written and directed by John Turturro.
Steven Fierberg is an award-winning cinematographer whose feature credits include Secretary and Love & Other Drugs, while his extensive TV series credits include Entourage, Good Girls Revolt and The Affair.