Assistant Professor and director of photography Harlan Bosmajian and producer, writer, and actor Sarah Thomas will hold a Q&A after their screening of Backwards at Loews Boston Common on Friday, September 28 at 4:45 pm. This event is open to the general public and tickets must be purchased.
Three Emerson students worked on the film as interns: Tyler Weinberger ’12, Bryan Rogers ’12, and Silas Robinson ’12. The independent film cost $1 million to shoot. It was shot using a RED camera in Philadelphia, and the entire crew was made up of Pennsylvania locals.
Backwards will open at 14 other theaters around the country, including the West Newton Cinema.
Bosmajian has been the director of photography on 30 feature films and several television series. His career began with the shooting of the black and white film La Ciudad, for which he received a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Independent Spirit Awards and won Best Cinematography at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Bosmajian shot one of the first high-definition television series, Strangers with Candy, as well as one of the first high-definition films to have a theatrical release, Lovely and Amazing. He recently shot the romantic comedy The Other End of the Line in Mumbai, India. He also did additional photography on the second season of the television series Mad Men. Bosmajian has shot movies in all film/video formats, from 16mm black and white to the RED ONE camera. He has taught camera and lighting classes in New York, Los Angeles, and The Sundance Labs.