THE ONE I LOVE is a challenge to discuss without spoiling a good deal of the fun. Boasting spectacular performances from Mark Duplass (The League, Safety Not Guaranteed) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake) as a husband and wife on the brink of separation, this incredibly assured directorial debut of Charlie McDowell essentially turns the idea of a two-hander upside down and inside out. Such a smart, crowd-pleasing entertainment deserves a distrib savvy enough to navigate a release without giving away the central twist of the premise in the marketing. -Variety, 2014
"The production is smooth and beautiful, with McDowell displaying a directorial confidence that belies his beginner status, an accomplishment boosted by Doug Emmett’s smoothly flattering cinematography." - The Hollywood Reporter, 2014
Official Selection Sundance 2014 TWR Radius
Directed by Charlie McDowell
Just one of those things
The Edge of Seventeen
Dir. Kelly Freemon Craig
Produced by James L. Brooks
Alex of Venice
Workaholic attorney, Alex (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves. Now faced with the humdrum and sometimes catastrophic events that permeate the fabric of our lives, Alex discovers both a vulnerability and inner strength she had not yet tapped all while trying to hold together her broken family.
Premiered April 18th, 2014. Tribeca Film Festival
Directed by Chris Messina Produced by Jamie Patricof & Lynette Howell Electric City Entertainment
28 Hotel Rooms
The intimate portrait of an affair in which follows two people as they wrestle with the intoxication of love and the pain, guilt, and confusion of loving more than one person.
Variety writes, "Matt Ross’ 28 HOTEL ROOMS flirts with erotic and cinematic possibilities in examining a long-distance affair that starts with casual sex and grows to emotional involvement over a number of years... Doug Emmett’s camerawork in the contained settings is skilled and varied in a tech package that’s consistently pro.
Official Selection Sundance 2012 Oscilloscope Laboratories.
Directed by Matt Ross Produced by Lynette Howell & Jamie Patricof Electric City Entertainment
4th of July
Season 2 Trailer
The first narrative feature from Oscar-nominated documentary director Dana Adam Shapiro (Murderball), MONOGAMY stars Chris Messina (The Mindy Project, Julia and Julia) and Rashida Jones (Parks & Recreation). The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for Best New York Narrative. Film Comment critic Amy Taubin called Monogamy "the smartest film about 30-something sex and marriage since Sex, Lies, and Videotape." It was released by Oscilloscope Laboratories in 2011, when it was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
The Los Angeles Times concluded their review, "...in its moodier, murkier contours — intimately and vividly captured on streets and indoors by cinematographer Doug Emmett — Shapiro puts his own stamp on voyeur cinema."
Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro
Red or Blue?
Lower East Side
Where Are You?
On the night before an old friend’s wedding, three frisky bridesmaids go searching for a little fun but find much more than they bargained for. Based on her critically acclaimed play “Bachelorette,” Leslye Headland writes and directs this razor-sharp comedy about women on the verge of hilarious breakdowns, spectacular breakthroughs, and even closer friendships.
Official Selection Sundance 2012 TWR Radius
Directed by Leslye Headland
Definitely My Room
Bathroom and the Bride
I Am Not Damone
The To Do List
Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) spent her entire high school career as an overachiever. While this has left her set for college intellectually, it means that she missed out on a lot of important "experiences" along the way. As a solution, she comes up with a "to-do list" of all the risqué, extra-curricular activities she missed out on and wants to complete before college. Along the way, she learns a lot about herself and inadvertently experiences much more than she originally set out to
NY Times film critic Neil Genzlinger praises, “In a summer of (so far) noisy box-office disappointments, “The To Do List” seems likely to demonstrate once again that good writing and acting can often be better investments than ever bigger, ever louder special effects.”
Directed by Maggie Carey
Feelings Are Everything
The Giant Mechanical Man
An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
Examiner.com writes, "The cinematography from Doug Emmett is unobtrusive, elegant, and revealing. It is certainly easier to capture moments with the amount of profundity that occurs here when one is filming talented actors. But knowing how to shoot everyone, how to allow those moments to be seen most effectively is what elevates. The gentle camera moves meshing seamlessly with the lighting and angles to illuminate the poignant narrative constructed by Kirk."