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Collaborating in a way
that only an episodic series allows,
David Greene, ASC, CSC and
Boris Mojsovski, CSC join forces for the
Syfy time-traveling saga 12 Monkeys.
By Rachael K. Bosley
*|*

W

hen the final episode of the Syfy series 12 Monkeys
is broadcast July 6, it will mark the end of a remarkably ambitious television narrative and, according to
co-directors of photography David Greene, ASC,
CSC and Boris Mojsovski, CSC, one of the richest creative
opportunities yet presented to cinematographers working in
that medium.
In fact, the ASC has so far recognized the show's
visual artistry with three ASC Award nominations. Greene,
who began shooting the Toronto-based production in its
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first season, was nominated for the Season 1 episode
"Mentally Divergent" and the Season 3 episode "Mother."
Mojsovski, who joined the production in Season 2 and -
along with Greene - has stayed with it to its conclusion,
won the ASC Award for the Season 3 episode "Thief."
Created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, 12
Monkeys premiered in 2015, and tracks James Cole (Aaron
Stanford), one of a small group of survivors of a pandemic
that has wiped out most of the world's population. Using a
time-traveling device invented by the group's leader,
Katarina Jones (Barbara Sukowa), Cole is transported to
present-day Philadelphia to try to prevent the imminent
release of the virus. Cole's mission comes to include
Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull), a scientist who becomes
his partner, and Jennifer Goines (Emily Hampshire), the
brilliant but unstable daughter of the scientist who hatched
the virus. When Cole learns the virus will be released by a
time-traveling cult called the Army of the 12 Monkeys, the
story becomes a cat-and-mouse pursuit that spans
centuries.
12 Monkeys is loosely adapted from Terry Gilliam's
1995 feature of the same name (AC Jan. '96), but Matalas
and Fickett have broadened the canvas considerably over

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