Filming Ashpet was fun and very challenging. This is the Cinderella story, set in rural America during WWII. So costumes, cars, hair styles — all period. Director Tom Davenport had a real eye for this time in America, and during long shoot days he was going strong when the rest of the crew was wilting. This was my second film with Tom, and he gave me a lot of control over the image. I’m happy with the way this turned out — something rare for me — and the film won the Gordon Parks Award for Cinematography.