A Good Person
Costume Design

A Good Person Costume Designer Tere Duncan on Outfitting Florence Pugh and Reflecting Her Character Arc Through Clothing

In A Good Person, the latest film from Writer-Director Zach Braff, Allison (Florence Pugh) endures a tragedy that causes her to retreat within herself and grapple with opioid addiction. She gradually comes out of her shell as she reconnects with Daniel (Morgan Freeman), the man who was supposed to be her father-in-law, and his granddaughter, Ryan (Celeste O’Connor). Below the Line recently spoke with the film’s Costume Designer, Tere Duncan, about […]

John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick: Chapter 4 Stunt Coordinator Stephen Dunlevy on Working With Keanu Reeves and What Sets the Action Franchise Apart

Keanu Reeves crosses paths with new foes as well as some familiar faces in John Wick: Chapter 4, the latest installment in a franchise that has redefined the action genre. This time around, Wick’s desperate attempt to clear his name from a High Table contract sends him to far-off encounters in Jordan, Osaka, Berlin, and Paris. Ian McShane and Laurence Fishburne return alongside Reeves, who is joined by franchise newcomers […]

The Consultant

The Consultant Production Designer Clarence Major III on His Vision for CompWare’s Sinister Offices and the Show’s Religious Allegories

Back when Clarence Major III was designing raves, he didn’t harbor any major designs on a career as a Production Designer. Yet here we are decades later, and Major is a 25-year Hollywood veteran with credits spanning from Higher Ed and Mike Epps: Inappropriate Behavior to Amazon Prime Video’s new show The Consultant and the upcoming sci-fi feature War of the Worlds, not to mention countless commercials. He has also […]

Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool Cinematographer Karim Hussain, CSC on His Visual Experiments With Director Brandon Cronenberg

Brandon Cronenberg‘s last two films, Possessor and Infinity Pool, look so unique and distinctive from all other movies out there, genre or otherwise. That’s a direct result of his ongoing collaboration with Cinematographer Karim Hussain, CSC, is a legend among Canadian genre fans, having shot a number of local horror movies such as Ted Geoghegan‘s We Are Still Here and Jay Baruchel‘s Random Acts of Violence. He’s also an involved […]


Shrinking Casting Directors Debby Romano and Brett Benner on Their 20+ Year Partnership, Casting the Show’s Ensemble, and Landing Harrison Ford

Therapy is no laughing matter, but the Apple TV+ streaming series Shrinking manages to inject humor into the serious practice of baring your soul to a total stranger. Created by Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) along with Ted Lasso alums Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, the comedy finds Segal playing a grieving therapist named Jimmy who, stuck in a rut, begins ignoring protocol with his own […]

Prey movie

Prey Editor Claudia Castello on the Women Who Inspired Her, the Value of Deleted Scenes, and Why She’s Waiting to Direct

Claudia Castello is living the life. She’s spent part of her morning surfing and now, her hair still wet, she’s on a Zoom call from her home in El Salvador to discuss her work as the Co-Editor of Prey, Dan Trachtenberg‘s well-received Predator prequel that’s now streaming on Hulu. Castello and Angela M. Catanzaro earned an ACE Eddie Award nomination in the Best Edited Feature Film (Non-Theatrical) category for their […]

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On DPs Bianca Cline and Eric Adkins on Playing With Perspective and Why It’s Not Just a Movie for Kids

Last summer, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On charmed audiences across the world as the little guy made a giant leap to the big screen. Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp and featuring the voice talents of co-writer Jenny Slate, the A24 film currently finds itself nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and the technique with which it was made was rather remarkable, as it involved two DPs, […]

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Ryan Lott on Son Lux’s Incredible Experimental Score for A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once

At this point, there’s very little that needs to be written about Daniels‘ absurdist comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once, because the Oscars are less than a week away, and it seems likely that the A24 movie is going to do very well in many of the major categories. One thing that hasn’t been written too much about is the film’s amazing score — a gorgeous piece of music by […]

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front VFX Supervisor Frank Petzold on Adding Rats, Soldiers, and Tanks to the Film’s War-Torn Battlefields

Edward Berger‘s All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the films nominated in the Visual Effects category at the Oscars that some might not even realize has visual effects since the work by Visual Effects Supervisor Frank Petzold and his team is often imperceptible compared to the movies that are normally nominated in that category. Petzold has been working in visual effects for nearly 25 years, which includes […]

Emancipation movie

Emancipation‘s Hair Dept. Head Andrea Bowman on the Importance of Authenticity, Dealing With New Orleans Weather, and Her Big Break

Antoine Fuqua shot his Apple TV+ movie Emancipation in New Orleans, with most of the production schedule calling for location work — usually on the grounds of plantations — which meant cast and crew spent hours and hours at the mercy of the Big Easy’s mercurial weather. That presented myriad challenges for Andrea Bowman, the film’s Hair Department Head. Bowman, who goes by “Mona” and counts among her dozens of […]