When cinematographer Michael Latham was given another opportunity to work with Sundance award-winning director Kitty Green he jumped at the chance. Once he realized the size and scope of the documentary she was planning, he also knew his ALEXA Mini would be perfect for the project.
Latham explained, "The first major shoot I used the ALEXA Mini on was the feature hybrid documentary "Casting Jonbenet" about the death of Jon Benét Ramsey, directed by Kitty Green. She is an exciting director who I have collaborated with over the last few years. The feature film is based on a similar style to Kitty's short documentary "The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul" which won Sundance in 2015. That film was a very low budget project, very contained, shot in two days with help from some friends. "Casting Jonbenet" was a very different animal, with a much larger budget, hundreds of interviews, large cinematic scenes, full crews, and eight months of work. During this time, we were lucky to have the guidance of our producers Scott Macaulay and James Schamus who are amazing at what they do and have already, between them, created some wonderful films including "Juliian Donkey Boy," "Gummo," "Brokeback Mountain," and "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon."
DP Michael Latham chooses ALEXA Mini
For the feature length, hybrid documentary, "Casting Jonbenet," Australian cinematographer Michael Latham shoots with ALEXA Mini.