Jody Lee Lipes ’00 Cinematographer for “Manchester by the Sea”

Jody, who works as a director and cinematographer, started making films at George School in Scott Hoskins’ Film Production class.

Jody Lee Lipes ’00 served as cinematographer for the critically acclaimed film Manchester by the Sea, which premiered in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is currently in theaters.

The film, which stars Casey Affleck as a brooding man who, upon the sudden death of his brother, finds himself the guardian of his nephew. He returns home to Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, a town on Cape Ann depicted as bleak, frigid, and rife with traumatic memories of the past.

“The cinematographer who deftly captures this rough beauty is Jody Lee Lipes,” reads a New York Times review. Manchester by the Sea has received rave reviews and has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards.

Jody, who works as a director and cinematographer, started making films at George School in Scott Hoskins’ Film Production class, an experience that he describes as life changing.

“I’ve worked as a filmmaker since I graduated from high school,” says Jody. “I still think about the basics that I learned from Scott every day.”

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