Award-winning filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode has a long list of credits to his name. From Under Fire and Air America to The 6th Day and Tomorrow Never Dies, Spottiswoode has directed some of the biggest names in Hollywood in a decades-long career in film and television. His latest film, A Street Cat Named Bob opens in theaters on November 18th. The film, an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title by James Bowen, is the story of a street-performer and drug addict who finds redemption when a local street cat comes into his life.
To bring the touching story to the screen, Spottiswoode had some unique challenges. To make the film possible, Spottiswoode used Sony Alpha cameras, the α7R II and α7S along with Arri Alexas. In an interview on TheVideoMode.com, Spottiswoode describes some of the benefits of the Sony cameras for the project. "They allow one to move differently. They allow you to be in crowds. A lot of our story takes place in Covent Garden and on the streets in places where we didn't control the traffic or the people. If you're holding a little Sony, even with a slightly bigger lens on it, it looks like you're a tourist... Suddenly you're shooting something very different. it's not a movie construction with lots of extras. It feels very real because it is real."
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