L.A. Premiere for Richmond DP
Richmonder Bunt Young didn’t mind his early 4 a.m. wake-up call this morning. The 42-year-old cinematographer left around 6 a.m. to attend tonight’s Los Angeles premiere of God Grew Tired of Us, a documentary about three “Lost Boys” from Sudan. The film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Young, who has won three Emmy awards for his work on ESPN Speedworld, served as director of photography on the documentary, which also won awards at the 2006 Deauville Festival in France. The opening was originally scheduled for Jan. 12, but the film’s narrator, Nicole Kidman, could only attend a Monday-night event, thus the quick trip out. Brad Pitt came on board as an executive producer after viewing an early cut of the documentary in Los Angeles. The film will open for limited release on Jan. 12 in New York City and L.A. Angeles. Other major cities will follow.