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Talented Cinematographer Bradford Young To Shoot Ava DuVernay's Upcoming Feature 'Selma'

Shadow and Act By Nijla Mumin | Shadow and Act April 4, 2014 at 11:01PM

Talented Cinematographer Bradford Young To Shoot Ava DuVernay's Upcoming Feature 'Selma'
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Ava DuVernay and Bradford Young on the set of "Middle of Nowhere"
Ava DuVernay and Bradford Young on the set of "Middle of Nowhere"

Wonderful news for your Friday! Writer/Director/Distributor Ava DuVernay recently announced that Bradford Young will serve as Director of Photography on her upcoming feature film, Selma, starring David Oyelowo, produced by Oprah Winfrey, Christian ColsonPathe UKBrad Pitt's Plan B, and distributed by Paramount. The film centers on Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1965 landmark voting rights campaign, regarded as the peak of the civil rights movement. 

DuVernay and Young have worked on three previous projects together, most notably the 2012 indie hit Middle of Nowhere, for which DuVernay became the first black woman to win the Sundance Best Director Award. Young has amassed a stunning portfolio of narrative work over the years, mastering light, color, and texture in painterly compositions that have elevated independent filmmaking and techniques for photographing brown skin. A two-time Sundance Award-winner for cinematography, his noted works include Mother of George, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and Pariah, which we've covered extensively on this site. In addition to DuVernay's Selma, he's also attached to Edward Zwick's upcoming film Pawn Sacrifice

We're excited to see the evocative images that DuVernay and Young create together with Selma. This is a DP-Director team that may rival the likes of Spike Lee and Ernest Dickerson, or Darren Aronofsky and Matthew Libatique. As the project moves through pre-production and into production, we'll continue to keep you updated. 

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