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Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats w DP Curt Apduhan

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Curt Apduhan, cinematographer with over 20 years in the film and commercial production industry.  He has lensed several critically acclaimed feature documentaries including the Sundance Film Festival selection “Go Tigers!” (IFC) for director Kenneth A. Carlson, Todd Robinson’s “Amargosa” (Sundance Channel) which earned Apduhan a National Emmy for Cinematography, and the Docuweeks hit “Most Valuable Players” (OWN) shot for Matthew Kallis. Apduhan has shot & directed over 100 commercials and corporate branding films for national advertisers such as Anthem/Blue Cross, Toyota, Lexus, Mitsubishi Motors, M&I Bank, and the John Deere Company. His latest narrative effort is the short film “Reboot” directed by Joe Kawasaki. Curt is a self-taught director of photography, learning his way around a set by working as a PA, grip, electrician, camera operator, and gaffer. He credits his interest in becoming a cinematographer to past ASC President Daryn Okada, a childhood family friend. “Daryn was brave enough to follow his passion at a young age even though the odds were against him. His dedication to the craft and his encouragement for me to make my own mark in this industry is something I will always be grateful for.” .Curt will be making his directorial debut in fiction film with his short “Anniversary”. Production is scheduled for the spring of 2012 with primary funding coming from the crowdsourcing Kickstarter. Before becominf a documentary cinematographer, Apduhan made his living as a commercial producer and production company owner. He holds a BA degree in Business Marketing from California State University Fullerton and worked for General Foods, Honeywell, and US Sprint.  Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com