Q&A: Behind the camera of ‘First They Killed My Father’
Read a Q&A with Anthony Dod Mantle, the director of photography First They Killed My Father at Phnompenh Post. He mentions working with Angelina and other details about working on the project.
Q: You’ve worked on several major films before. How was this experience different?
A: When you get dropped out of an airplane in the middle of a rice paddy in Cambodia three days before shooting commences – yes, it was different. I’m used to doing bigger films, and I consider this one in a way a “big-small film” or a “small-big film”. I began shooting the film on the first day with three or four hundred background actors on day one, [while] getting to know Angelina, who I didn’t know, and getting to know a whole crew who I didn’t know. I found her [to be] very much a sister, [and] I felt artistically very close to her.