Charlie Sarroff is the cinematographer of RELIC, directed by Natalie Erika James. In this piece, he describes the tools he used to shoot the atmospheric horror film.

“RELIC is a dramatic horror film that looks at the debilitating illness of dementia and how it affects not only a woman suffering from it, but also her loved ones. We set out to create a film that increasingly becomes darker and more unhinged as Edna (Robyn Nevin) descends deeper into her condition.”

“I’d previously collaborated with RELIC director Natalie Erika James on her three previous short films, so it was amazing to be the director of photography on her debut feature. We knew we needed a camera system that provided reliable, efficient workflow within a lightweight, compact design. We knew we’d be working in a lot of low-light conditions across some confined spaces where I’d operate a handheld camera.”

Read the full interview here.