Last week frequent collaborator and friend, Zachary Cunningham shot his feature film premiere, "In A Sentimental Mood." I should warn you now that this is going to be extremely positive.
He asked me to work with him as Assistant Director and I couldn't have been more honored. Shooting a project in the time of COVID creates a lot of challenges. With any Indie low budget feature, small crews have to be light on their feet. Despite COVID, the team Zach assembled (some of the best Indie filmmakers in Detroit) was amazing. Zach had a camera philosophy (bouncing light off muslin, shooting at a high ISO, using Super Takumar lenses, among other things) that allowed us to create beautiful images. The behind the camera team of Zach, Charles Kennedy, Thomas Pawlowski, LaToya Colts, Thaad Sabolboro, Logan McCleod, Kellie Cunningham, Jamilah Jackson, Jasmine Beane, Henri Franklin, and Harper Cunningham worked amazingly together, and as an AD it's always a great feeling when a team is dictated by passion and not ego. The talent was equally as passionate with stellar walk-on performances by Greg Dockery and Tamara Jewel. In a supporting role was Brian Taylor, who is always phenomenal to watch work. As well as the two leads Don Snipes and Deborah Spencer, who are some of the best talents in the city. Their preparation and performance on screen was inspiring witness. I warned you that this was going to be overwhelmingly positive... It was a great project to be a part of. Thank you to all who made it so.
Attached are iPhone Pictures