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Catching up with MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY Cinematographer Lauren Guiteras (AFI Class of 2017)

MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY, shot by cinematographer and AFI alum Lauren Guiteras (AFI Class of 2017), is a transportive, cross-cultural love story set in the south of France, which follows the polyamorous relationship of Lane (Hannah Pepper), Bertie (Idella Johnson) and Fred (Lucien Guignard). Following its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, MA BELLE,…

SXSW Selects AFI Alumni for the 2021 Film Festival

This month SXSW 2021 Online will take place March 16-20. The following AFI alumni have projects in this year’s lineup. Congrats to our talented alumni with films at the festival!   2020 Spotlight WITCH HUNT Stephen St. Peter (Class of 2014), 2nd Unit   Festival Favorites MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY Lauren Guiterias (Class of 2017),…

Cinematographer and AFI Alum Brandon Cox on his SXSW Film CUT THROAT CITY and the Movies That Inspire Him

“Trust your eye.” This is the mantra of cinematographer Brandon Cox (Class of 2004). His latest project, CUT THROAT CITY directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, is set to premiere at the 2020 SXSW Festival. The film stars Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker and Keean Johnson as four boyhood friends who return to New…

AFI Alumni Projects to Screen at SXSW 2020

SXSW Film Festival announced their 2020 lineup and we’re proud of the many alumni who will be representing the AFI Conservatory and keeping it weird in Austin this March. Here is the full list of the alumni and their projects that will be screening at SXSW 2020:   BE WATER Cinematographer: Caleb Heller (AFI Class…

The AFI Interview: Joel Potrykus on SXSW Premiere THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK

Joel Potrykus is a two-time AFI FEST alumnus with his previous films BUZZARD (AFI FEST 2014) and APE (AFI FEST 2012). We caught up with him in anticipation of his SXSW premiere next month, THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK. In the film, Ty Hickson plays Sean, an isolated drifter who, having fled society, lives with his cat…
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