(MTCoM essays are written by director Shiva Rodriguez)
Garith is the Director of Photography for Predatory Moon.
Garith and I have a long history of working together. In fact, he’s the one who grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and dragged me into the moving pictures medium back in 2008. Coincidently, he was also the first person to approach me about directing Predatory Moon.
I know it’s important for a director and a cinematographer to be able to communicate well, so I have full confidence that this film will be amazing simply because Garith has the uncanny ability to read my mind. I’m not kidding. He’s been my assistant with FX for numerous projects and it has astonished people how we can work together with almost surgical precision without ever having to complete a sentence.
As a cinematographer, Garith has a very professional attitude combined with a great eye for all the little technical details. He’s also one of those people who will literally bend over backwards to get you the shot that you want, so I’m sure he’ll be in traction by the time we are finished filming Predatory Moon.
Garith is one of those people who makes it a point to learn everything he can about film-making, and I’m hard-pressed to think of any crew position that he hasn’t filled at one time or another… often juggling a few simultaneously. He’s also produced and shot many short films and a feature length over the last several years.