Luca Del Puppo, A.I.C. is a cinematographer who grew up in Italy and lives in the U.S.
His work has screened at festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tiff, and Tribeca.
His recent films have been for studios such as Universal, Sony, Paramount, Netflix, Amazon, and WB, among others.
In 2021, he was inducted into the Academy of Italian Cinematographers - A.I.C.
Citizenship / Italy (EU), Switzerland, U.S.A.
MFA / Cinematography, American Film Institute
BA / Modern Languages, Trinity College
Luca Del Puppo, A.I.C. is a cinematographer interested in stories of people living their lives at the margins. Sometimes this is the literal edge of an abyss, at others it is the cusp of a critical decision on which an entire life may hinge.
It is this insight into the life and mind of a character, and the mystery inherent in being alive for a brief moment on earth, that Luca likes to work on with a director and represent on the screen.
Although he is passionate about camera movement and big wides, it is a quiet closeup at the right moment that he is most moved by. Thinking of an image on a 50-foot screen, at 24 frames per second, in front of an audience of strangers, it becomes apparent that film is art.
At that scale, a closeup has the ability to put us in touch with a different kind of understanding and knowing. One that picks up at the limits of the intellectual and the literal, where it becomes possible to feel what is happening in the hidden soul of a character.