Meet The Colourist: Olivier Fontenay, Sydney

“I can be quite intuitive with what I do and achieve a lot with very little – but when I need to go a bit further I’ve got all the other tools at hand.

Meet The Colourist talks to Olivier Fontenay, an experienced Baselight colourist whose credits include Lion, the recent blockbuster directed by Garth Davis. The heartfelt movie cuts across different settings, environments and cultures to show the raw emotions felt by Saroo (played by Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel), a young five-year-old boy lost on the streets of Calcutta far away from home, who is transported to Australia and has an agonising search for his family 25 years later.

In our interview Olivier talks to FilmLight about how he approached colour sensitively to create a natural look that supported the narrative of the movie.

You can read the full interview here.

Watch the trailer for Lion below.


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