The American Society of Cinematographers recently welcomed two new active members.
Antonio Riestra, ASC, ACK, AMC is a native of Mexico and now resides in Los Angeles and Prague. His love for cinematography began at a young age, when he would watch popular television shows and take still photos with a Kodak Brownie camera. His first job as a still photographer was with the National Indigenous Institute in Mexico, after which he got his start as a camera assistant with French director-cinematographer Pierre Beccu on a documentary about Guatemalan refugees returning home after years of living in Mexico. He served as a loader for Don McAlpine, ASC, ACS on the feature Clear and Present Danger; was a focus puller on numerous commercials, including several shot by Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; and worked as 2nd-unit cinematographer on Frida alongside Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC.
Riestra has continued to work on several international commercial campaigns for such companies as Dodge, Beats by Dre, Fiat, Disney and Kodak. His recent feature credits include Mama, The Face of Love, Eloise and Stephanie.
Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Goldman began his career as a camera operator before directing and photographing his first short, Is Reinaldo Still Swimming?, which was feted at both the São Paolo Fotoptica Video Festival and the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba. He continued to work on commercials, music videos and television series, including episodes of City of Men (Cidade dos Homens), Sons of Carnival (Filhos do Carnaval) and Alice.
Goldman first collaborated with director Cary Joji Fukunaga on the feature Sin Nombre (AC April ’09), for which he received a cinematography award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival as well as an Independent Sprit Award nomination. Goldman and Fukunaga reteamed for the feature Jane Eyre (AC April ’11). The cinematographer’s credits also include the features City of Men, Romance, Conviction, The Company You Keep, August: Osage County and Burnt.