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Three DDA Client Films at Cannes 2016

Talented DPs show off work……

LOS ANGELES – Dattner Dispoto and Associates (DDA) clients have three films premiering at Cannes Film Festival before opening in theaters this summer.

The films include: Hell or High Water, lensed by DP Giles Nuttgens, in the Un Certain Regard category; Blood Father shot by DP Bob Gantz, ASC, and DP Miguel “Ioan” Littin Menz’s Hands of God, both which will screen Out of Competition.

The festival runs from May 11 – 22, 2016.


DP Giles Nuttgens | HELL OR HIGH WATER
From director David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster as brothers, an ex-con and a divorced father, who faces the foreclosure of their family’s farm and decide to team up for a string of adrenaline-filled heists. A seasoned lawman (Jeff Bridges) tracks their bank-robbing spree and is determined to take them down. The film will open in U.S. theaters Aug.12.

Giles Nuttgens has lensed four critically-acclaimed Sundance films over the past three years: The Fundamentals of Caring, D-Train, Young Ones and God Help the Girl. The internationally-lauded DP’s feature credits also include: the upcoming film Grain; What Maisie Knew, lensed with his long-time collaborators, directing team Scott McGehee and David Siegel; and Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, based on the bestselling Salman Rushdie novel.


After her drug-kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash, 17-year-old Lydia goes on the run, with only one ally in the world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, John Link, who’s been a motorcycle outlaw and a convict. He’s now determined to keep his little girl from harm and, for once in his life, do the right thing. Blood Father stars Mel Gibson and comes from director Jean-François Richet. The film opens in U.S. theaters Aug. 26.

Bob Gantz, ASC frequently collaborates with Richet. The duo’s other films include: the French comedy One Wild Moment; the two-part project about infamous 1970s gangster Jacque Mesrine: Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 and Mesrine: Killer Instinct; and Assault on Precinct 13, a reimagining of the original 1976 John Carpenter movie starring Laurence Fishburne and Ethan Hawke. Gantz has also lensed episodes of television shows: Limitless, Mysteries of Laura, White Collar, Hart of Dixie and Chase.

DP Miguel “Ioan” Littin Menz | HANDS OF GOD
Hands of Stone is the knockout story behind boxing legends Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramírez) and trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) and how each man changed the life of the other. Set during boxing’s Golden Era, when Duran was among top notch fighters including Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler, Roberto fought them all and won 103 of his 119 fights. However, his life inside and outside of the ring would not be the same without a corner to turn to. The film will open in U.S. theaters Aug. 26.

Miguel “Ioan” Littin Menz is a Chilean cinematographer whose previous works include: the Spanish films El Bosque de Karadima and El Ano Del Tigre; episodes of Profugos for HBO and TNT’s Echoes of the Desert; and the documentary My Life with Carlos. Menz frequently collaborates with director Andres Wood. Their project Violeta Went to Heaven took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance; and Loco Fever screened at Sundance, Venice and the Toronto film festivals.

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