In our second Lockdown Film School, Ashley Connor and Catherine Lutes give a masterclass on cinematography.
Who is Ashley Connor?
Ashley Connor is probably best known from her 2018 work when she worked with with experimental filmmaker Josephine Decker on Madeline’s Madeline and Desiree Akhavan on The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Connor has worked with Decker since 2012’s Me the Terrible. She has collaborated with a diverse range of exciting filmmakers, including Penny Lane (The Voyagers), Zia Anger (My Last Film), Dustin Guy Defa (Person to Person), and Daniel Scheinert (The Death of Dick Long). Connor’s credits also include the TV show Broad City and music videos with artists Jenny Lewis and Angel Olsen.
Get to know Ashley Connor’s work
Read our 2018 interview with Connor in which we discuss The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Madeline’s Madeline. We’ll be building on this discussion on Sunday.
Stream Madeline’s Madeline is on Prime 🇨🇦🇺🇸, TUBI 🇨🇦, and Kanopy 🇺🇸.
Stream Thou Wast Mild and Lovely on Fandor 🇨🇦🇺🇸or Kanopy 🇺🇸
Stream Butter on the Latch on Fandor 🇨🇦🇺🇸or Kanopy 🇺🇸
Stream Person to Person on Hoopla 🇨🇦or Hulu 🇺🇸. Watch for Connor’s beautiful 16 mm photography.
Stream Tramps on Netflix worldwide. Connor’s cinematography is just gorgeous and strikingly similar to Lutes’ sunsoaked imagery in Firecrackers.
Who is Catherine Lutes?
Catherine Lutes is one of the Canadian film industry’s most exciting cinematographers. She shot several of the best Canadian films of recent years, including Mouthpiece (which Seventh Row named the third best film of the 2010s) and Firecrackers. Recently, she worked with Albert Shin on The Disappearance at Clifton Hill, which premiered at TIFF in 2019 and is now on VOD in Canada and hte US. Lutes’s most high profile work to date is on the Netflix series Anne with an E. Her work on Mouthpiece and Firecrackers is discussed in Seventh Row’s ebook, The 2019 Canadian Cinema Yearbook.
You can find more info about Lutes’ work on her personal website.
Get to know Catherine Lutes’ work
Stream Patricia Rozema’s Mouthpiece, our favourite film of last year, is Patricia Rozema’s on Kanopy 🇺🇸 or Urban Movie Channel 🇺🇸or rent the film on iTunes 🇨🇦🇺🇸, YouTube 🇨🇦🇺🇸or Google Play 🇨🇦🇺🇸
Stream Anne with an E on Netflix worldwide.
Rent Lutes’ latest film, Disappearance at Clifton Hill, on most VOD platforms in Canada an the US.
Stream Firecrackers on Crave 🇨🇦, Hoopla 🇨🇦🇺🇸, or Kanopy 🇺🇸.
Stream Jamie Travis’ Patterns trilogy, one of Lutes’s first projects. This series of brilliant short films are odd, funny, and gorgeous, and the third one is a musicall! Start with Patterns 3.
Click here to stream Patterns 3 for free on Vimeo.
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Books featuring films shots by Catherine Lutes
Catherine Lutes shot Mouthpiece and Firecrackers, both of which feature in The 2019 Canadian Cinema Yearbook.