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“We Are Living Through a Transition from Covid to Consciousness”: Dp Laura Merians-Gonçalves on Homebuilding During Quarantine, Safe Production and a Collective Future

“We Are Living Through a Transition from Covid to Consciousness”: Dp Laura Merians-Gonçalves on Homebuilding During Quarantine, Safe Production and a Collective Future

Cinematographer Laura Merians-Gonçalves shot Pacified in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Directed by Paxton Winters, the film won awards at the 2019 San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Aruanda Film Festival in Brazil, and the Sao Paolo International Film Festival. Merians-Gonçalves received the Best Debut Cinematography at the 2019 Camerimage in Toruń. Merians-Gonçalves spoke to Filmmaker from Los Angeles in May. Filmmaker: Where were you when the lockdown began? Merians-Gonçalves: I was here in Los Angeles. I had just wrapped a project that I shot for writer/director John Ridley in March, while simultaneously prepping a new movie. We were […]

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