Sean Porter Cinematographer

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi

Kumiko is a poetic stunner, shot through with Zellner Bros’ blend of empathy and black humor but with a new sense of majesty. Special shout outs to DP Sean Porter and composers Octopus Project for their masterful work.” – Filmmaker Magazine

“Navigating through the dense metropolis of Tokyo to the snow-covered plains of Minnesota, Kumiko’s Quixotic journey is filled with practical hurdles and quirky characters, dressed up in stunning cinematography.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“One of the most unique films you’ll see this year and one of the most gorgeous as well.” – HollywoodChicago

“The Zellners bring a wintry wit and a generous empathy towards Kumiko’s quest, along with a stunning visual and sound design, that makes Kumiko a strange and lovely film.” – Madison Movie

“Lyrical cinematography” – Indiewire

“The superstar in “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” is the cinematography and direction.” – Film Threat

“This brings Kumiko from the vertical, neon-lit Japan to the flat, flat, flat white-out of rural Minnesota, a geographical switch the Zellners embrace with striking camera work and a keen sense of place. The film, shot by DP Sean Porter on the Alexa, is the best-looking of the many I saw while at Sundance.” – Thompsononhollywood

“This was one of my favourite films at the festival[…] with offbeat humour, beautiful cinematography, and a psychedelic score” – Vice

“Masterfully lensed.” – Smells Like Screen Spirit

US Dramatic Competition, Special Jury Prize Sundance 2014
Official Selection Berlinale 2014
Official Selection SXSW 2014
Official Selection Sundance Next Fest 2014

Variety
Indiewire
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Film.com
The Hollywood Reporter
Film Threat
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