Cinematographer Chris Rejano Answers Five Questions
January 7, 2020 by Screenmag
Chicago-made indie KNIVES AND SKIN was just named to IndieWire's Best of 2019 list, due in no small part to the superb cinematography of DP Christopher Rejano. KNIVES AND SKIN is now available for your digital viewing pleasure worldwide, but before you head to Amazon Prime, please enjoy this week's round of Five Questions with SCREEN...
SCREEN: What can people look forward to when they head to theaters and VOD to see KNIVES AND SKIN?
REJANO: A fully original aural and visual experience that was crafted with a lot of love and hard work by Chicago cast and crews led by the extraordinary Jennifer Reeder
SCREEN: Speaking of KNIVES... do you cook? What's your go-to dish?
REJANO: I make a pretty decent braciole.
SCREEN: As a cinematographer, what is your favorite movie scene ever, visually speaking?
REJANO: Ever? That’s tough but I’m going to go with Travis and Betsy’s date scene from TAXI DRIVER, shot by Michael Chapman. There’s so much 70's grit and isolation conveyed in that scene. And the light on Cybill Shepherd’s face during the walk and talk is still somehow perfect.
SCREEN: What's your favorite song that none of us have heard of yet?
REJANO: Oof tough one...I’ll say “Love Don’t Live Here No More” by Ghostface Killah
SCREEN: If you could appoint ANYONE to be President of the United States, who would it be?
REJANO: Jeff Spicoli
SCREEN: What's your favorite American city other than Chicago? Favorite international city?
REJANO: USA... I like Seattle a lot. But Detroit has a special place in my heart.
Internationally... Mexico City is a city which I immediately felt a connection to. There’s so much history, creativity and magic there. I barely scratched the surface during my time there but I can’t wait to go back.
SCREEN: What are you looking forward to in 2020?
REJANO: I look forward to the endless possibilities of collaboration that are out there. I can’t wait to work with new people on projects that will arise. I’ll always welcome working with friends, partners and crew that have become a welcome constant in my career.