It’s Filipino American History Month so the timing of this news couldn’t be more appropriate:
What a weekend for one of my very favorite cinematographers, the stellar @MattyLibatique. He shot the #1 and #2 films in the country this weekend. VENOM and A STAR IS BORN. One guy. Two crowd pleasers. Bravo, sir! Your range continues to inspire. pic.twitter.com/YjKsmPaLEt
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 9, 2018
Yes, cinematographer Matthew Libatique, who is of Filipino descent, shot the top two current movies in America–A STAR IS BORN and VENOM.
Is this the first box office weekend of all time where the same DoP shot the number 1 and number 2 movie? If so, well done @MattyLibatique on Venom & A Star Is Born. Range!
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) October 6, 2018
Congrats to Libatique and check out his conversation with host John Horn on THE FRAME here.