A Cinematography "Knighthood" For Andrew Droz Palermo (SHOOT Online)

Robert Goldrich

April 22, 2022

DP of feature "The Green Knight" delves into Marvel universe with episodes of "Moon Knight"

The Green Knight (A24) was just the first high-profile foray into “knightdom” for cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo. Written and directed by his frequent collaborator, David Lowery, The Green Knight is an epic medieval fantasy adapted from the 14th century poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” starring Dev Patel as Gawain, a nephew of King Arthur, who embarks on a journey to test his courage and face the Green Knight. The feature earned Palermo assorted accolades, including the Best Cinematography honor earlier this year from the National Society of Film Critics. Overall the film garnered such recognition as Best Feature and Best Screenplay nominations from the Gotham Awards, and was named one of 2021’s top independent films by the National Board of Review.

The Green Knight (A24) was just the first high-profile foray into “knightdom” for cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo. Written and directed by his frequent collaborator, David Lowery, The Green Knight is an epic medieval fantasy adapted from the 14th century poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” starring Dev Patel as Gawain, a nephew of King Arthur, who embarks on a journey to test his courage and face the Green Knight. The feature earned Palermo assorted accolades, including the Best Cinematography honor earlier this year from the National Society of Film Critics. Overall the film garnered such recognition as Best Feature and Best Screenplay nominations from the Gotham Awards, and was named one of 2021’s top independent films by the National Board of Review.

The Green Knight also caught the eye of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, a directorial duo who gravitated to Palermo, inviting him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for their episodic work on another knight odyssey--Moon Knight (Disney+). This marked Palermo’s first sojourn into the Marvel kingdom as well as his initial collaboration with Benson and Moorhead.