B I O G R A P H Y
With an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute, Patrice Cochet is a 4 time Sundance Alumni award winning French cinematographer. His work spans between dramatic, comedic, mystery, thrillers, and family feature films. All with close attention to finding unique visual true lines. Beyond having shot over 30 scripted features and over 30 for TV, movies, commercial, and music videos, Cochet has also served as a mentor to many young filmmakers at the Sundance Director’s Lab and at Columbia College in Hollywood.
Cochet was noticed for his work on Sundance favorites Better Luck Tomorrow, The End of Love, The Good Life, and Joshy. His work on Explicit Ills won him a special jury award for Best Cinematography at SXSW. Cochet has been called “a gifted Cinematographer” by The Los Angeles Times, “technically scorchingly good" and "great at capturing emotional rawness” by The Hollywood Reporter and “making a small indie film look as glossy as a megamillion studio production” by Roger Ebert.
Sample of Feature Films and Casts:
-THE GOOD LIFE with Zooey Deschanel, and Bill Paxton / Sundance Dramatic Competition
-ASK ME ANYTHING with Justin Long, Martin Sheen and Christian Slater
-JOSHY with Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Jenny Slate / Sundance Dramatic Competition
-THE END OF LOVE with Amanda Seyfried and Michael Cera / Sundance Dramatic Competition
-EXPLICIT ILLS with Rosario Dawson and Paul Dano / SXSW - Best Cinematography Award
-THE EVER AFTER with Mark Webber, Teresa Palmer, and Melissa Leo
-BETTER LUCK TOMORROW with John Cho and Sung Kang / Sundance Dramatic Competition