News: My brush with 'Genius'

Maxwell Perkins By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Maxwell Perkins
By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In October I will be taking on my biggest job yet. I've been signed up as Unit Photographer on a film called Genius. It stars Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney. Michael Grandage is the director and it's written by John Logan, the man behind Skyfall, TV's Penny Dreadful and the Tony Award-winning play, Red. It's filming at Shepperton Studios, and at various locations in the UK and overseas.

I'm responsible for taking all of the production shots as well as the behind the scenes images. It's an eight week shoot and I'm along for the whole gig. It'll mean that theatre work will have to take a back seat for a bit. It'll also mean some early mornings, which will be a devastating shock to the system.

Who's the Genius? Maxwell Perkins (pictured). Great piece in the Guardian about the man who crafted some of the twentieth century's greatest works of literature. Fascinating life. 

Can't wait to get to work on it.