Here’s an excerpt from the AFF’s interview with the talented writer/director of Skin the Cat, Jesse Johnston.
What influenced the visual style of your film?
I’m a huge fan of private eye/detective fiction, and the world of the short is intended to be very film noir. Two movies I was thinking about a lot and envisioning stylistically were Polanski’s Chinatownand Altman’s The Long Goodbye. My DP Hal Long has been a buddy for over ten years and is super talented, and he knew exactly how to achieve the mood, light, and color that I was going for and that would serve the story best. I can’t say enough good things about him and everything he brought to the project, including his crew