Shot on VENICE 2: How Gonzalo Amat Pulls Off Diverse Roles as DP and Director on ‘Outer Banks’ S3
Oakley Anderson-Moore, SONY CINE
April 4, 2023
The skills needed to be a great cinematographer and a great director are completely different. But is it possible to be good at both? Gonzalo Amat proves that it’s more than possible, it makes sense.
At 15 years of age, Gonzalo Amat’s biggest interests were photography and literature.
Amat recounts “Someone said to me, ‘Hey, photography and literature together are...film.’” It was a phrase he only understood years later - halfway through college - when Amat took his first film class. At that moment, he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker. The only question was how? “After talking to filmmakers back in Mexico, where I grew up, they told me to either work my way up, or go to film school.”