Podcasting Them Softly is extremely proud to present a chat with director of photography Russ Alsobrook. Russ is one of the go-to-guys for studio comedies, having shot such films as last summer’s box office hit Tammy, David Wain’s Role Models, and Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall for producer Judd Apatow. He’s also forged a close partnership with writer/director/actor Mike Binder, collaborating with him on the Hollywood satire Man About Town, the fantastic and deeply underrated post 9/11 drama Reign Over Me, and last year’s thoughtful and provocative Kevin Costner drama Black or White. He’s also a force on the small screen, having shot 98 episodes of the smash hit comedy The New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel, as well as directing some episodes of that charming program. Other TV credits include work on Big Love, The Mind of the Married Man, Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, and The Ben Stiller Show. He’s a unique talent in the sense that he’s shot some really big, comedy centered narratives but can also respond to dramatic material just as strongly, always with sharp, stylish instincts. We hope you enjoy our exciting chat!