FILMMAKER MAGAZINE INTERVIEW    "Berkofsky’s fluid, expressionistic lensing brings the mental turmoil of the film’s characters into physical space, creating an immersive experience for the viewer.... Berkofsky is now being celebrated as one of today’s rising directors of photography."

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE INTERVIEW   
"Berkofsky’s fluid, expressionistic lensing brings the mental turmoil of the film’s characters into physical space, creating an immersive experience for the viewer.... Berkofsky is now being celebrated as one of today’s rising directors of photography."

VARIETY MAGAZINE  "Mahaffy works with the gifted Ava Berkofsky to present a darkly authentic view of working-class Memphis, broadly capturing the region’s distressed, makeshift urban construction while employing more expressionistic techniques of lighting and framing to lock its characters into selective, sometimes involuntarily isolated points of view. As such, the pic’s visual texture calls to mind earlier works by Ava DuVernay — whose 2012 breakthrough “Middle of Nowhere,” as it happens, demonstrated the concentrated power of actress Edwina Findley."

VARIETY MAGAZINE 
"Mahaffy works with the gifted Ava Berkofsky to present a darkly authentic view of working-class Memphis, broadly capturing the region’s distressed, makeshift urban construction while employing more expressionistic techniques of lighting and framing to lock its characters into selective, sometimes involuntarily isolated points of view. As such, the pic’s visual texture calls to mind earlier works by Ava DuVernay — whose 2012 breakthrough “Middle of Nowhere,” as it happens, demonstrated the concentrated power of actress Edwina Findley."

SHADOW and ACT review  Lensing by DP Ava Berkofsky is sufficiently stark, clean, and even deliberately inconspicuous, so much that you're unaware of the camera's presence and instead consumed with the truth and crude reality it captures...

SHADOW and ACT review 
Lensing by DP Ava Berkofsky is sufficiently stark, clean, and even deliberately inconspicuous, so much that you're unaware of the camera's presence and instead consumed with the truth and crude reality it captures...

On the breakout year of a director of photography whose imagery leaps off the screen: Ava Berkofsky delivers religious experiences. When one staggers out of the film (Free In Deed), you leave as a believer in Berkofsky’s ability to create transcendent experiences. Her other feature,  “The Missing Girl” which premiered at Toronto this year, is told in tableaus with such vibrance that one’s eyes dart from scene to scene. Such range was as unexpected... but it couldn’t surprise me when Berkofsky’s name arrived in the end credits since there was a boldness to both visions    

On the breakout year of a director of photography whose imagery leaps off the screen:

Ava Berkofsky delivers religious experiences. When one staggers out of the film (Free In Deed), you leave as a believer in Berkofsky’s ability to create transcendent experiences. Her other feature,  “The Missing Girl” which premiered at Toronto this year, is told in tableaus with such vibrance that one’s eyes dart from scene to scene. Such range was as unexpected... but it couldn’t surprise me when Berkofsky’s name arrived in the end credits since there was a boldness to both visions