Clubhouse Conversations — Fingernails

In this episode, cinematographer Marcell Rév, ASC, HCA is joined by interviewer Amy Vincent, ASC to discuss his work on Fingernails — a science-fiction romantic drama about a woman who works at an institute that tests whether the love between couples is actually real.

Fingernails tells the story of Anna (Jessie Buckley), an unemployed schoolteacher who lands a new job as an instructor at a start-up company whose staff helps couples practice relationship-building exercises. Prior to the inception of the company, which its founder calls The Love Institute, a test was developed that allows two people to determine whether they're truly in love with one another based on one fingernail sample; The Love Institute's goal is to achieve more positive test results for couples.

In this interview, Rév discusses shooting on film; his process for coloring dailies; his methods for elevating shadows; how he helped make actors feel comfortable during production; his approach to lighting scenes set inside of cars, and more.

Marcell Rév, ASC, HCA is cinematographer whose credits include the series Euphoria, for which he won Emmy Awards for One-Hour Single-Camera Series in 2021 and 2022, the feature Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé (2023), and music videos for artists including Miley Cyrus, Bad Bunny and Dua Lipa.

Amy Vincent, ASC is a cinematographer whose works include Eve's Bayou (1997), Hustle & Flow (for which she won the Sundance Film Festival's Vision Award in 2005) and Footloose (2011), and the series Wayward Pines, Upload, Eastbound & Down and Justified: City Primeval.

You’ll find all episodes in our ASC Clubhouse Conversations discussion series here.