Award winner Cinematographer Lucia Rinaldi on track to become one of the youngest ASC members in history
At 28 years of age, Lucia Rinaldi is already on track to become the youngest member of the American Society of Cinematography in history. Her career jumpstarted not long ago when her film The F Word boomed in film festivals in the US, Europe, and Asia gaining the title of best cinematography at the Asian Cinematography Award. This masterpiece also got the attention of members of the so prestigious American Society of Cinematography (ASC) which looks interested in making her one of her members. This is an absolute record thinking that such a young artist could even dare to come so close to one of the highest recognition in the field of cinematography at such a young age. It’s impossible to not notice her undeniable talent.
“I couldn’t believe the success that The F Word had in such a short amount of time. After the first few screenings in the US, I got swamped with emails praising my cinematography work, some of these persons also try to hire me straight away or get me to join cinematography associations.”
One of her recent works ‘Within’’ didn’t fail to succeed right after the first premiere at the GenreBlast Film Festival, and it is now part of the oﬃcial selection of the AFI Fest. Lucia seems to have achieved career goals that so many can only dream of and she still has so much more to oﬀer. She is now in the middle of the feature production titled ‘Say Something Funny’ in collaboration with BAFTA winner director Philip Bache. It is the promising story of a queer girl that leaves everything to become a stand-up comedian, but without actually succeeding. It’s a dark comedy that suite Lucia's scope, and we don’t expect anything other than another masterpiece that will for sure reach a new level of success, and who knows, maybe the academy?
“I like to portray stories that I can relate to and a diﬀerent audience can too. I believe in making films more accessible to everyone, I want for more type of audience to be able to feel what the character feels and somehow help them to make them feel better about their life.”
In order to tell a dark comedy story about a comedian, Rinaldi decided to portray the main character with an unusual framing and very unique camera work. She believes that framing and most especially the point of view of the character needs to be communicated through subconscious visual tools that allow the audience to connect with the character on a deeper level and doing so we feel more about the story. Creating this relationship between visuals and audience is something Lucia believes to be extremely crucial for the outcome of a film, something not everyone can do. Rinaldi has gathered what it takes to make a story work and most of all succeed. Say Something Funny is in post-production at NewPhilms production. Keep an eye out for this film and more importantly for Lucia Rinaldi’s great rise.
Conclusion - Say Something Funny is in post-production at NewPhilms production. Keep an eye out for this film and more importantly for Lucia Rinaldi’s great rise.