Altman grades eSports documentary,
“All Work All Play”; Harger to grade indie feature “Who Gets the Dog?”

CHICAGO—Filmworkers has a tradition for
developing post-production talent and now it has two new stars in the making.
Young colorists Jeff Altman and Matt Harger are producing standout work, and
developing strong followings among local agencies and filmmakers for their enthusiasm, knowledge of digital
cameras from the Alexa to the iPhone, and their ability to quickly work with
clients to reach desired creative goals.

“Jeff and Matt bring fresh eyes and new ideas and our
clients are responding,” says Filmworkers president Reid Brody. Brody adds that
the recent arrival of veteran colorist Craig Leffel has also provided a boost.
“We’ve built the strongest, most diverse color department in the market.”
All Work All Play

Altman joined Filmworkers earlier this year after two-years
coloring at Color Collective in New York. His latest project, All Work All Play, is a documentary
about the rising phenomenon of video game competitions or “eSports.” It is
currently the subject of special theater screenings across the United States
and internationally. Directed by Patrick Creadon, a two-time nominee for a
Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the doc centers on players
participating in the Intel Extreme Masters, a global professional esports
tournament, and the growing legion of fans devoted to the sport.

All Work All Play debuted
July 21st in theaters across North America and in Europe on July 30th.
The event included a Q&A with the filmmakers as well as a live-streamed
“eSports showdown” featuring top competitors. Other screenings and events are
planned throughout the summer. Creadon was enthusiastic about the results.
“I loved working with Jeff and the team at Filmworkers,” he says. “Jeff
has a terrific eye and he’s also really chill. That helps a lot when you hit
the 26th mile of the project.”
Mexico Tourism
Harger, meanwhile, is a home-grown talent. He joined
Filmworkers straight out of school and began his career as a dailies colorist
working on feature projects served by the company’s film lab. His credits
include The Dark Knight and Wanted among others. Over the past few years, he has transitioned to a finishing
colorist for commercials and earned high marks from local advertising agencies for
his creative flair and discerning eye. His latest efforts include campaigns for
Mexico Tourism out of Lapiz, Chicago, (centering on Cabo San Lucas and its
recovery from last year’s hurricane) and for McDonald’s via Burrell. Harger is
also set to perform final color for Who
Gets the Dog?
,  the latest feature from Reid Brody’s 2DS
Productions, starring Alicia Silverstone, directed by Huck Botko and shot by
cinematographer Joseph White.
See the trailer for All
Work All Play
Filmworkers is located at 232 E. Ohio St. Penthouse,
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