Hey David, I just finished Northfork about an hour ago and thought it was beautifully shot. I loved all of those poetic landscape shots... I watched it on Netflix's Watch Now option, but I was wishing I could see it on the big screen in 35mm. The vast skies with those patches of snow on the barren hills, the almost total lack of saturation -- a visually impressive film.
In some ways the strangeness of the picture and even some of the outdoor photography reminded me a bit of Tideland, though your landscape compositions are better, IMO, and more like expertly framed stills. I don't know if you've seen Tideland but it's a visually interesting picture.
After I watched Northfork I read a few of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It must have felt great for you guys to read that glowing review from Ebert and have him compare Northfork to Days of Heaven in the opening paragraph! Wow.
I'm assuming all those cutaway shots at the very end were you traipsing around the countryside with your camera, AC, and tripod? I also liked that backlit shot of the cows and of course the final shot of the plane taking off at magic hour. Was that legit, or was there any sky replacement or anything? Also, it seemed like you were using a rather tall crane in some shots? What kind was it?
Any of your other pictures you are really proud of? I'd like to check out more of your stuff. I bet you would really thrive with the right picture, David -- a chance to really go to town on the type of stuff that Lubezki and Doyle shoot these days.