Craig Zobel – Episode 36

In this episode of Photowork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha talks with the writer director Craig Zobel about his journey from film school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to directing the Emmy winning HBO show, Mare of Easttown. Craig recounts some of the unexpected ways that his projects have gotten off the ground and he and Sasha wonder if some recurring themes are forever preoccupations. Sasha asks about specific shots and visual language employed in Mare of Easttown and Craig breaks down the different camera angles and shooting methods employed by him and his DP, Ben Richardson. Special thanks to Kristine Potter for introducing Sasha and Craig and for sharing her portrait of him used for this episode.

Craig Zobel is an American filmmaker and actor whose work includes music videos, film, and television. He has directed the films Compliance, Z for Zachariah, and The Hunt. On TV he has directed episodes of The Leftovers, American Gods, and Westworld. In 2021, he directed the miniseries Mare of Easttown on HBO.

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