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Allswell DP Oren Soffer on Taking Inspiration From Classic New York Movies and His Bond With Greig Fraser

Andrew Korpan

August 29, 2022

As the end of August approaches, Cinematographer Oren Soffer finds himself riding high thanks to an eventful summer that saw three of his projects premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, including Ben Snyder‘s family dramedy Allswell, which features actors such as Bobby Cannavale, Max Casella, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

Soffer has dipped his toe in every avenue imaginable for cinematography, from short films to commercials, and he just wrapped his biggest project yet — Gareth Edwards‘ upcoming sci-fi movie True Love starring Gemma Chan and Allison Janney. He also maintains a perfectly calibrated Instagram page brimming with stunning images.

Soffer shared DP duties with his mentor, Greig Fraser, on True Love, and he told Below the Line how he met Fraser and what he has learned from him, as well as what it was like finally working together. He also discussed which New York-set films inspired Allswell and the two short films he shot that were accepted into Tribeca.

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