Clubhouse Conversations — All of Us Strangers

In this episode, cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay, SASC is joined by interviewer Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC to discuss his work on All of Us Strangers — the romantic fantasy feature from writer-director Andrew Haigh about a London screenwriter's encounter with his mysterious neighbor.

Based on the 1987 novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada, All of Us Strangers tells the story of screenwriter Adam (Andrew Scott), whose run-in with his neighbor, Harry (Paul Mescal), eventually leads him back to his childhood home, where the ghosts of his parents appear to be living out the same routine they were on the day they died 30 years prior. The film marks Ramsay's first collaboration with Haigh, and the second feature adaptation of Yamada's book (the first being the 1988 Japanese horror film The Discarnates).

In this interview, Ramsay discusses how he captured the opening shot of the film at dawn; the three layers of lighting he used for a pivotal nighttime scene; his preference for “discovering the magic” of a project through its storyboards; how he approached the film's poetic closing shot, and more.

Jamie D. Ramsay, SASC is a cinematographer whose credits include Moffie (2019), Living (2022) and See How They Run (2022).

Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC is a cinematographer whose feature credits include The Hours, The Avengers, Godzilla, The Accountant, Nocturnal Animals, Fifty Shades of Grey, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Greatest Showman and Bad Times at the El Royale. He is a two-time ASC and Academy Award nominee, for his work in Atonement and Anna Karenina.

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