Adam Brodsky
Featured

The Come Up Music Supervisor Adam Brodsky on Capturing That Downtown New York Sound, and His Company, Woolly Music

Adam Brodsky wears many hats. He’s a singer and a musician who has also DJ’d and produced. And he also heads up Woolly Music, a collective of composers, producers, and music supervisors who have worked on a wide array of award-winning projects. Additionally, Brodsky has served as Music Supervisor on such TV series as Desus & Mero, King of the Road, and Black Market With Michael K. Williams. His most recent […]

Ben Lovett
Composers

New Hellraiser Composer Ben Lovett on Finding the Right Balance Between His Own Sound and Paying Homage to the Original Score

Growing up, Ben Lovett never particularly considered himself a horror fan. He just liked good stories and didn’t really gravitate toward a single genre — of film or music. So it’s merely a coincidence that Lovett, now a respected singer-songwriter, producer, and film composer, has carved out a niche for himself in the realm of genre films, often working with directors David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, and Jim Cummings. Lovett’s notable credits […]

C. Kim Miles
Camera

Lost Ollie Cinematographer C. Kim Miles on His Big Break, Meeting Mark Hamill, & How Welcome to Marwen Helped Prepare Him for Netflix’s Family Series

C. Kim Miles grew up in Malaysia, where there were just three available TV channels, only one of which presented programs in English. He recalls Saturday mornings soaking in Indian, Hindu, and Telugu movies with his mom, who happened to dabble in photography as a hobby. Those early experiences proved to be, pardon the pun, his first exposure to moving images and creating imagery, and they paved the way for […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Awards

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Supervising Sound Editor Damian Del Borrello on Creating the Whispers of Eru Ilúvatar and Honoring the Legacy of the Film Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is as much a feast for the ears as it is for the eyes. And for that, viewers can thank Damian Del Borrello, MPSE who served as the Supervising Sound Editor on Season 1 of the epic Prime Video show, working alongside Co-Supervising Sound Editor Robert Stambler and the rest of their talented team. Del Borrello (Spartacus, Ash vs. Evil Dead, […]

Alanna Brown
Crafts

Trees of Peace Director Alanna Brown on Her 9-Year Journey to Get the Netflix Movie Made and Why the Story of the Women in Rwanda Is Close to Her Heart

Alanna Brown made a decision. An actor-turned-aspiring filmmaker, she’d written Trees of Peace, a tough, emotional drama about a quartet of disparate women – a Tutsi (Bola Koleosho), a nun (Charmaine Bingwa), a pregnant Hutu (Eliane Umuhire), and an American (Ella Cannon) — hiding in a basement during the violent Rwandan genocide in 1994, and she was going to direct it — no matter what. That “what” included nine years […]

Avy Kaufman
Awards

Succession Casting Director Avy Kaufman on Trusting Her Gut and the Downside of Zoom Auditions

“I’m not gonna tell you the long story about how I became a casting director,” Avy Kaufman says during a Zoom call with Below the Line. pegged to her latest Emmy nomination for Season 3 of Succession. “It’s kind of silly and interesting at the same time. I wanted to be a ballerina. That’s why I came to New York. I love to dance. I was going to say, a […]

David Klotz
Awards

Stranger Things Music Editor David Klotz on the Sonic Secrets Behind the “Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

David Klotz is hitting all the right notes as a Music Editor, having won seven Emmy Awards and been nominated for 12 more. He worked on Christopher Nolan‘s Memento, while his many TV credits include American Crime Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, Glee, Scream Queens, and Stranger Things, the latter of which has brought him his latest Emmy nod in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing for […]

Westworld
Camera

Westworld DP Paul Cameron on Transitioning Into the Director’s Chair and Working With an A-List Cast of Actors

Paul Cameron is ready for his close-up. The veteran Director of Photography has collaborated over the years with filmmakers such as Tony Scott (Man on Fire and Déjà Vu), Michael Mann (Collateral), Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), and Lisa Joy (Reminiscence), but over the last several years, he has lent his talents to more than a dozen episodes of HBO’s hit sci-fi […]

James Morosini
Crafts

I Love My Dad Filmmaker James Morosini on Why He Took a Risk and Put Himself and His Catfish Father Out There With His Art

Sometimes, life imitates art, and it can be really, really, really cringe-worthy, funny as hell, and the stuff that movies are made of. Case in point: James Morosini’s father catfished him. And now, Morosini — in his capacities as writer, director, and star — has made the acclaimed indie comedy I Love My Dad. He’d previously written and directed Threesomething and acted in American Horror Story and The Sex Lives […]

DC League of Super-Pets
Animation

DC League of Super-Pets Director Jared Stern on Assembling the Perfect Cast & Playing the “Do You Know” Game With His Grandma

Jared Stern began his career as a screenwriter with the Jim Carrey vehicle Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and subsequently worked on The Watch, The Internship, Dr. Ken, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie, and Green Eggs and Ham. After accumulating all of these credits, he made his directing debut with the 2018 live-action movie Happy Anniversary, which he also wrote and produced. Stern wears all three hats once again […]