- Can you tell me your priorities in your life?
- Film. Film. Film.
CAMERRAMAN is an upcoming documentary about the legendary, three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer, Robert Richardson. Forged from a friendship between Richardson and the filmmaker, Jana Hojdova, CameRRaman is an intimate portrait of one most innovative and accomplished cinematographers in cinema history. Featuring interviews with collaborators, close friends, and family members, Hojdova’s film explores both the storied cinematic achievements of Richardson as well as glimpses into his personal life—depicting the personal sacrifices resulting from a life dedicated to cinema.
When I finish the film I sometimes sink very deep.
CAMERRAMAN also focuses on Richardson’s interest in Hojdova’s family history in the film industry. Starting in the former Czechoslovakia: her father was also a cinematographer, and her mother was a film director. And her grandfather is responsible for one of the most beloved fairy tales in Czech popular culture.
Exploring this mutual curiosity amongst the documentarian and subject, the film depicts both the life and work of Richardson, as well as Hojdova’s journey into exploring her own personal family history in cinema.
CAMERRAMAN—through portraying this mutual destiny and respect for the cinema life— ultimately becomes a celebration of the medium and an intimate, inter-generational look into the lives of people who deeply love it.
If this film is not an inspiration to others then we FUCKED UP!
FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY | IN PRODUCTION, COMING IN 2022 | APPROX. 90 MIN.
DIRECTOR: Jana Hojdová PRODUCERS: Michal Sikora, Jana Hojdová, Nela Schlaichertová, Noemi Krausová COPRODUCERS: Jaromíra Hušková, Lubor Matěj, Ivana Lupačová CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Jana Hojdová, Petr Hojda STORY CONSULTANT: Zuzana Zemanová SOUND: Klára Javoříková, Pavel Dvořák EDITOR: Anna Johnson Ryndová COLOR GRADING: Jan Mikita
Yes, it’s worth it!
Robert Richardson, Oliver Stone, Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Hank Corwin, Jeff B. Harmon, Kathleen Kennedy, Rosamund Pike, Janusz Kaminski, Georgia Kacandes, Robert Legato, Chris Brigham, Kathy Trustman, Katrin Haberstock, Chris Centrella, Ian Kinciad, Dan Sasaki, Jim Roudebush, Spyros Skouras, Devin Mann, Erich Joiner, Sanjay Bhutiani, Yvan Lucas, Neil Fanthom, Peter O’Neill, Barbara Ling , Lindsay Skutch, Monona Wali, Kanchan Richardson, Hutch Parker, Frank Manchel, Cheryl Kimberly, Henri Rauschenbach, Jana Hojdová