By Sarah T. Schwab Originally published in The Buffalo News on Sunday, April 30, 2017 My dad had a Hollywood crush on actress Karen Allen. One of his favorite films was “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” I grew up watching her character, Marion Ravenwood, on our small-screen TV, often while sitting on the living room floor playing with my Barbie dolls. Her natural beauty was apparent: those big eyes, that glowing smile. But it was her courage and relentless attitude that drew me in.
We've locked down an incredibly talented DP for the film! Lara Aqel has lived and shot on three continents. Worldwide, she has worked on commercials, short films, features, and various doc-style projects. While studying directing, screenwriting, and producing at a film school in Sydney, Australia, Lara had the epiphany that she could marry her various passions- movies, storytelling, photography, and working with a team- into one infinitely rewarding career. As a cinematograph