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Iraq and Afghanistan vet named director of photography for 'Dongmei'
New York cinematographer Jack Solomon will shoot film co-produced by Where's the Lake Productions and To and Fro Productions
In addition to being an accomplished writer, cinematographer, editor, director and gaffer, Solomon is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Jack is a phenomenal addition to our crew," says writer-producer Bob Messinger. "After taking just one pass at the script, he blew me away with his creative vision on how the film should be shot."
Solomon's work has been showcased in scores of acclaimed independent films on the festival circuit. While he regularly freelances on a host of projects, he finds time to create his own as well. He is currently developing a children’s show and a superhero "mockumentary"
Director Cedric Hill suggested Solomon for the post of DP on "Dongmei," the story of a Chinese woman whose battle with a couple of thugs triggers a psychotic episode, which lands her in the psych ward.
"Jack can do it all," says Hill. "He's like a jack of all trades on sets after having expanded his knowledge of film as a Technical Assistant at the New York Film Academy. His experience with state-of-the-
Solomon is also a painter, and he performs stand-up comedy across the country.
Shooting of "Dongmei" begins August 1 in and around New York City.