Expanding on the subject of his first feature, the both-sides-of-the-border drug wars documentary Cartel Land, director Matthew Heineman’s latest project is a five-part documentary series for Showtime. The first two hours premiered at Sundance. Prior to the screening, DP Alex Pollini (also at the festival with Seeing Allred, which he discussed here) explained the difficulties of working on a project following both drug cartels in Mexico and stories of addiction and counter-law enforcement in the States in multiple cities.Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being the cinematographer of your film? What were the factors and attributes that led to your being hired for this job?Pollini: When Matthew Heineman first mentioned The Trade to me, he really wanted to keep the look and feel consistent to what we did on Cartel Land. That meant we needed to bring back as many people as possible from the previous team. We had the same editors, colorist, post sound mixer, and field producers, as well as myself as series DP. Because of the scale of this project, we also brought in some new faces to the team who seamlessly fit into the style of the project.Filmmaker: What were your artistic goals on this film, and… Read full this story
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