Director of Photography
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Yosemite

YOSEMITE

YOSEMITE

It’s the fall of 1985. The intertwining tales of three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto, as the threat of a mountain lion looms over the community.  Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad and discovers a corpse in the woods.  Joe, left to his own devices by his babysitter, befriends a lonely drifter who shares his love of comic books. Meanwhile, a mountain lion is spotted in Palo Alto in broad daylight and Ted searches for his cat, who has gone missing…

Yosemite creates a powerful and nostalgic experience of childhood, while exploring Silicon Valley at a time of technological and social change. Based on James Franco’s short stories“Yosemite” and “Peter Parker” from his collection A California Childhood