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Below the Line’s Awards Season Film, Television Craft Interview Round-Up


Now that it’s late December, we’re fully into the awards season where crafts people in the industry get to nominate their colleagues in various below-the-line categories. Unlike the past few years, we’re including both television and film craft here, because many of the guilds and societies will be nominating for their annual awards, which include both film and television.

You can also get a quick reminder of some of our interviews from earlier in the year with Below the Line‘s Television Craft Awards Round-Up.


Filmmakers Richard Linklater and Tommy Pallotta on Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood – Interview by Edward Douglas

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Director Joel Crawford – Interview by Edward Douglas


Elle Schneider
Elle Schneider image via Instagram

Elle Schneider on 18 1/2 – Interview by Danielle Solzman

Black Bird DP Natalie Kingston – Interview by Daniel Eagan

Sam Levy on Confess, Fletch  – Interview by Andrew Korpan

Don’t Worry Darling Cinematographer Matthew Libatique – Interview by Andrew Korpan

Dopesick Cinematographer Checco Varese – Interview by Danielle Solzman

Elvis Cinematographer Mandy Walker – Interview by Danielle Solzman

The Estate Cinematographer Darin Moran – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

Larkin Seiple
Larkin Seiple (image via A24)

Everything Everywhere All at Once DP Larkin Seiple – Interview by Edward Douglas

Floridan Hoffmeister on Pachinko – Interview by Daniel Eagan

Sidney Cinematographer Matthew Chavez – Interview by Danielle Solzman

Florian Hoffmeister on TÁR – Interview by Andrew Korpan

Top Gun: Maverick DP Claudio Miranada and Director Joseph Kozinski – Interview by Daniel Eagan

Luc Montpellier on Women Talking – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

Costume Design

Bina Daigler
Bina Daigler image via Focus Features

Bina Daigler on TÁR – Interview by J. Don Birnam

Amanda Riley on From Scratch – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

Reiko Schoenfeld on Reboot – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer


Avatar Editor Stephen Rivkin  – Interview by Daniel Eagan

Black Adam Editor Mike Sale – Interview by Danielle Solzman 

Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir on Bullet Train – Interview by Danielle Solzman 

Everything Everywhere All at Once Editor Paul Rogers – Interview by Edward Douglas

Tony Kent on Sidney – Interview by Danielle Solzman

Make-Up and Hair Styling

Ted Lasso Makeup Designer and Hair Stylist Nicky Austin – Interview by J. Don Birnam

Music Score, Songs and Supervision (*shortlisted for Oscars)

Volker Bertelmann
Volker Bertelmann image via Carsten Sander courtesy of Netflix

*All Quiet on the Western Front Composer Volker Bertelmann – Interview by Danielle Solzman

*Babylon Composer Justin Hurwitz – Interview by Danielle Solzman 

Orchestrators Tutti Music Group on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – Interview by Edward Douglas

The Menu Composer Colin Stetson – Interview by Danielle Solzman 

*Nope Composer Michael Abels – Interview by Edward Douglas

Samaritan Composer Kevin Kiner – Interview by Danielle Solzman 

Schmigadoon! Composer Christopher Willis – Interview by Andrew Korpan

Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir on TÁR – Interview by Edward Douglas

White Lotus Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer – Interview byy Abe Friedtanzer

Breton Vivian on Yellowstone and 1883 – Interview by Danielle Solzman

Avatar: The Way of Water
Concept art from Avatar: The Way of Water/20th Century Studios

Production Design

Ben ProcterDylan Cole on Avatar – Interview by Robin Milling

David Scheunemann on Bullet Train – Interview by Edward Douglas

Guy Davis and Curt Enderle on Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Interview by Edward Douglas

Ethan Tobman on The Menu – Interview by Edward Douglas

Ramsey Avery on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – Interview by Edward Douglas

Matthew Davies on Five Days at Memorial – Interview by Robin Milling

Set Decoration

Dorit Hurst on American Gigolo – Interview by Robin Milling

Sound (*shortlisted for Oscars)

Bobby Mackston
Bobby Mackston

American Dream Sound Editors Joe Beshenkovsky, Bobby Mackston, and Matt Temple – Interview by Danielle Solzman

*Everything Everywhere All at Once Sound Team – Interview by Daniel Eagan

Ted Lasso Sound Editors Brent Findley and Bernard Weiser – Interview by J. Don Birnam

Ted Lasso Sound Mixers Ryan Kennedy and Sean Byrne – Interview by J. Don Birnam


Bullet Train Stunt Coordinator and 2nd Unit Director Greg Rementor – Interview by Edward Douglas

Peacemaker Stunt Coordinator Gaston Morrison – Interview byy Abe Friedtanzer

Visual Effects (*shortlisted for Oscars)

Chris White
Chris White / Photo courtesy WetaFX

*Chris White on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Interview by Edward Douglas

Blonde VFX Duo Raoul Bolognini and Phillip Moses – Interview by Andrew Korpan

Everything Everywhere All At Once VFX Team – Interview by Edward Douglas

Jason Smith on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – Interview by Edward Douglas

Wētā FX’s Guy Williams and Mark Gee on Peacemaker – Interview by Edward Douglas

The Sandman VFX Supervisor Ian Markiewicz – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas has written about movies for print and the internet for over 20 years, specializing in box office analysis, reviews, and interviews. Currently, he writes features for Below the Line and Above the Line, acting as Associate Editor for the former and Interim Editor for the latter.
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