ASC Awards: Cinematographers Guild Sets Robert Richardson & Jeff Jur For Career Honors

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The American Society of Cinematographers said today that Robert Richardson will receive its ASC Lifetime Achievement Award and Jeff Jur is set for the Career Achievement in Television Award. They will pick up their prizes February 9 during the 33rd ASC…

‘A Private War’ Cinematographer Helped Director Make Transition From Documentaries

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Why did veteran cinematographer Robert Richardson, a three-time Oscar winner, agree to work on “A Private War,” the first narrative feature directed by documentarian Matthew Heineman? It had a lot to do with Heineman’s courage and sense of purpose, say…

Oscar-Winning DP Robert Richardson To Lens ‘A Private War’ With Rosamund Pike

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EXCLUSIVE: Upping the ante on a hot project, three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson has joined A Private War, the Matthew Heineman-directed feature that stars Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan. Pike is playing famed war correspondent Marie Colvin in the thriller that’s told from the front lines of the most dangerous battlefields in the world. Dornan is photographer Paul Conroy, having stepped in for Taron Egerton. Shooting begins later this month in…

Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy ‘Breathe’ Deeply in First Trailer for Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut (Video)

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“Hacksaw Ridge” actor Andrew Garfield and “The Crown” star Claire Foy take plenty of deep breaths in Andy Serkis’ directorial debut as they play a married couple tackling personal disaster.

From Bleecker Street and Participant Media, “Breathe” tells the story of a real-life adventurous couple — British Robin and Diana Cavendish — who must cope with adult-onset polio.

After being struck by the disease at the age of 28, Robin is paralyzed from the neck down and able to breathe only with the use of a mechanical ventilator.

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With the support of Diana, he goes on to become a tireless advocate for the disabled and is instrumental in helping countless people regain their independence — and becomes a medical phenomenon himself.

The Cavendish’s son, producer Jonathan Cavendish, now runs The Imaginarium Studios with Serkis, who is best known for his motion capture roles in “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Hobbit” and “King Kong.”

“Breathe” is penned by “Gladiator” writer William Nicholson and also stars Tom Hollander and “Downton Abbey” alum Hugh Bonneville.

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It opens in select theaters on Oct.13.

See the studio’s official description of the film below.

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, “Breath” is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility.

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