SPOTLIGHT ON: TIGERLAND
"Although Kauffman is a cinematographer himself and would operate a camera on Tigerland, he also turned to veteran documentary cinematographer Matt Porwoll (Cartel Land, The Trade) to join the cause. 'Looking for a cinematographer for this film was a little bit difficult because were two main talents that I needed,' attests Kauffman. 'I was looking for someone who could do vérité, but then the other part was this magical quality. How do we bring this film and the cinematography to a level that is just hopefully transcendent at certain points? To try to find someone who could do both was a big challenge and we thought long and hard about it. Then Matt came on and really fit both of those needs very well.' "