Mank: Reddit Teaser

Netflix

In 1926, shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Mank sent a telegram to his friend, playwright and journalistย Ben Hecht, back in New York:

"Will you accept three hundred per week to work for Paramount Pictures. All expenses paid. The three hundred is peanuts. Millions are to be grabbed out here, and your only competition is idiots. Don't let this get around".

r/CompetitionIsIdiots

Director: Kimb Luisi & Dan Young
Production Company: Sawhorse Productions
DP: Skyler Bocciolatt
Production Design: Sage Griffin
Storyboards: Andrew Paul

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Mank: Official Teaser

Netflix

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Dance

Cast: Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann

2h 11m

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Orson Welles played by Tom Burke

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The Social Network. Ten Years Later

Andrew Saladino
September 23, 2020
The Royal Ocean Film Society

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Inventing Facebook by Mark Harris
Mark Zuckerberg Tried To Stop The Social Network From Being Made by Alyson Shontell
Did Network Predict the Future of Television? by Steven Rosenbaum

Music: Chris Zabriskie – “Candlepower”

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Alone Together Pittsburgh: Holt McCallany and the Cast and Crew of Mindhunter

Part talk show part variety show A/T/P is a daily talk show featuring local artists, performers, service industry folks and more. Let’s keep the community of Pittsburgh hanging out. Virtually.

Patrick Jordan
September 4, 2020
Alone Together Pittsburgh (Twitter, Facebook)

Week 25 Episode 82: Holt McCallany of Mindhunter spends his Birthday in quarantine with Patrick Jordan, Cotter Smith, Michael Cerveris, and Bill Doyle (Co-producer). And find out WHT K8 8 with Chef Kate Romane and the Jag/Off Bracket Poll with FORT DUQUESNE BRIDGE VS PIEROGI RACE.

ASC Clubhouse Conversations: Mindhunter, with Erik Messerschmidt

Charlie Lieberman, ASC
August 12, 2020
American Cinematographer

In this 60-minute video, Erik MesserschmidtASC discusses his Emmy-nominated camerawork in the disturbing and insightful Netflix crime series Mindhunter with interviewer Charlie Lieberman, ASC

Based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit and set in the early 1980s, this period drama depicts the investigations of two FBI special agents from the Behavioral Science Unit (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) tasked with furthering the understanding of serial killers and their motivations, with the hope of using this research to solve cold cases or stop active predators.

Shooting in Mindhunter in 8K for 4K delivery with a 2.2:1 aspect ratio, Messerschmidt generally employs multiple Red Xenomorph Mk2 8K Helium cameras paired with Leica Summilux-C Primes and Fujinon Premiere Zooms, often with Mitomo IR TrueNDs. (More about the show here.)

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‘Mindhunter’ cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt on ‘expanding the scope’ in Emmy-nominated episode

Daniel Montgomery
August 13, 2020
Gold Derby

Erik Messerschmidtย earned his firstย Emmy nominationย this summer: Best Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) for his work on the true-crime drama โ€œMindhunter.โ€ Itโ€™s bittersweet, though, since Netflix put the show on indefinite hold after its second season, which aired last summer. โ€œI loved working on the show,โ€ he remembers. โ€œItโ€™s a unicorn in a way. It was a unique situation where everybody was working towards the same goal and everyone was very in sync in terms of what we were trying to accomplish.โ€ Watch our exclusive video interview with the director of photography above.

He is nominated specifically for his work in episode six, during which FBI agents Ford and Tench (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) search for missing children in Atlanta while Dr. Carr and Agent Smith (Anna Torv and Joe Tuttle) interview convicted killer Paul Bateson. โ€œI just felt like we had a lot of variety in the episode,โ€ says Messerschmidt. โ€œYou have all of the classic โ€˜Mindhunterโ€™ stuff with the Paul Bateson interview, but you also have the characters out in the field. So weโ€™re expanding the scope a little bit, and we had some new set pieces which the audience hadnโ€™t seen before.โ€

For instance, there is a memorable scene in which law enforcement teams search for murder victims in the eerie pre-dawn light, and another where a grisly discovery in the dead of night is lit primarily with flashlights. โ€œIt was a good opportunity to show a little bit of the depth of the show. And it was an episode we were generally pretty proud of.โ€ The seasonโ€™s focus on the Atlanta child murders influenced the showโ€™s aesthetic in general. Messerschmidt wanted to convey the โ€œhot, humid environment โ€ฆ so we warmed the camera up quite a bit. We made use of atmosphere in some of the interiors. I tried to light it with as much hot, searing sunlight coming through the doors as possible.โ€

โ€œI would love to go back and do more โ€˜Mindhunter,โ€™ but who knows? Time will tell, I guess,โ€ he says. In the meantime his creative partnership with โ€œMindhunterโ€ director/producer David Fincher continues. Messerschmidt is the cinematographer for the filmmakerโ€™s upcoming movie โ€œMank,โ€ which takes them from murder in the 1970s and 1980s to show business in the 1940s. โ€œThatโ€™s whatโ€™s great about our job is we get to sort of pick a story apart and figure out what weโ€™re going to do and how weโ€™re going to tell the story.โ€

DP/30: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross. “Watchmen”, “Mank”

“All in ‘Mank’ is orchestra or big band. There’s no one synth or one note played by us on the whole score.”

David Poland
August 10, 2020
DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood (YouTube)

They both took different roads to film scoring, which they have mostly (and most famously) done together. From 9 Inch Nails to Fincher to Watchmen, they have a unique one-off approach to every project. They took some time to chat with David Poland to chat about their work on The Social Network, Watchmen, Mank, and Pixar‘s Soul.

Shot via Zoom, August 2020.

Earlier DP/30 with Trent Reznor: Gone Girl

Netflix FYC: Mindhunter. Scene Stealers with Damon Herriman and Kazu Hiro

Jenelle Riley
Editor – Variety
July 2020
Netflix

Actor Damon Herriman talks about tackling the role of Charles Manson (again) in Netflix‘s Emmyยฎ-nominated series Mindhunter. Oscarยฎ-winning makeup designer Kazu Hiro, meanwhile, details the actor’s physical transformation from mild-mannered Aussie to iconic cult leader.

For Your Emmyยฎ Awards Consideration

Netflix FYC: Mindhunter. Maker’s Marque with Carl Franklin and Erik Messerschmidt


July 2020
Netflix

Director Carl Franklin and cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt expound on the visual language of a scene from season two of Netflix‘s acclaimed drama series Mindhunter. They give insights into perspective considerations, the choice of handheld camera over Steadicam and the general stylistic shift employed for the sequence.

For Your Emmyยฎ Awards Consideration