Feature Film The 33

Film The 33

The 33


Patricia Riggen


Checco Varese ASC


Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche.


Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.



Checco Varese ASC Testimonial

Checco Varese ASC– Cinematographer

“[…] We had 24-290, 17-80, 28-76 and 15-40. We didn’t use any filters underground. I exposed the Alexa at 1280 ASA and a couple of particular scenes I went all the way up to 2500 ASA, with fantastic results.

We had very soft halos, a romantic kind of flare. And that was given by the zooms. The above the ground part we shot with the same package, the same cameras, but almost all of it was either a very long lens, the 24-290 or hand held.”