The film, co-written and directed by Colin Levy, focuses on higher math, obsession and a previously unknown integer. Cinematographer Michael Alden Lloyd’s favorite scene involves a psychiatrist listening to tapes from a patient’s session. Shot without dialog, it was captured with the REDMX and vintage Cooke zooms. “We did some pretty cinematic shot design in a very small space without making it feel forced,” Lloyd notes.
“These days I much prefer to embrace the digital format. I’m lighting entire pictures with improvised rigs and putting more money into the art department. It’s fantastic!” he says. “I just recently did some night work with one of the new digital cameras that wouldn’t have been possible without the sensitivity, given the low budget and limited resources.”