Robert Yeoman

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CINEMATOGRAPHER: Moonrise Kingdom


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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.

 


BIOGRAPHY


ROBERT YEOMAN, ASC marks his sixth feature collaboration with Wes Anderson on Moonrise Kingdom, following Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and The Darjeeling Limited. The duo also worked together on the short film Hotel Chevalier, starring Natalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman.

Yeoman was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette. He received a BA from Duke University and an MFA in film production from the University of Southern California. After working in commercials at the beginning of his career, he transitioned to feature films when he shot the second unit on William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in L.A.. This led to his being the cinematographer on many independent features, including Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, for which Yeoman was honored with an Independent Spirit Award; Friedkin’s Rampage; Daniel Sullivan’s The Substance of Fire; David Veloz’s Permanent Midnight; Kevin Smith’s Dogma; Roman Coppola’s C.Q; and Noah Baumbach’s award-winning The Squid and the Whale.

His major studio features as cinematographer include the smash hit Bridesmaids, directed by Paul Feig and starring Kristen Wiig; Nicholas Stoller’s Get Him to the Greek; Drew Barrymore’s feature directorial debut, Whip It; Peyton Reed’s Yes Man; and Wes Craven’s Red Eye.