In the Heights Cinematographer Alice Brooks Fulfills Her Dream to Film the Musical

Danielle Solzman

June 11, 2021

Cinematographer Alice Brooks has wanted to shoot an In the Heights adaptation for years, and her opportunity finally came when film school classmate, Jon M. Chu, was signed on to direct the movie.

In the following interview with Below the Line, Brooks broke down some of the challenges that came with shooting the film, including the “96,000” set piece featuring over 500 people throughout the two pools located at the Highbridge Pool in Washington Heights. The cinematographer also discusses her relationship with Chu.

Cinematographer Alice Brooks has wanted to shoot an In the Heights adaptation for years, and her opportunity finally came when film school classmate, Jon M. Chu, was signed on to direct the movie.

In the following interview with Below the Line, Brooks broke down some of the challenges that came with shooting the film, including the “96,000” set piece featuring over 500 people throughout the two pools located at the Highbridge Pool in Washington Heights. The cinematographer also discusses her relationship with Chu.