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‘Bloodline’ DP Takes His Cues From Documentaries

"The concept the writers had was they wanted it hyper-realistic, almost documentary style," says Jaime Reynoso.

Netflix series Bloodline tells the story of a Florida family haunted by their past and shooken up by the arrival of an outcast brother. To shoot the dark drama, cinematographer Jaime Reynoso turned to a hybrid non-fiction/cinematic approach.

“I never saw this as a TV show. The concept the writers had was they wanted it hyper-realistic, almost documentary style,” he tells Deadline. “What I like is imperfect stuff.”

The cinematographer also approached the nine-episode series as shooting nine separate hour-long films. “What we did draws from Touch of Evil and Quest for Fire. When you commit to telling (a series) of 50-minute stories, it’s more accessible,” he says.

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