April 14, 2017

Andrij Parekh behind the lens in “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

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Andrij Parekh

Andrij Parekh

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Cinematographer Andrij Parekh’s latest work is showcased in the film “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” that has opened in theaters nationwide. The film, set during the second world war, showcases Mr. Parekh’s talents behind the camera lens.

The film stars Jessica Chastain as Antonina Zabrinski and John Heldenbergh as Jan Zabrinski, two keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who aid in the protection of primarily Jewish people from the invading Nazis in addition to the animals of the zoo.

Mr. Parekh is of Ukrainian-Indian descent, and his mother, Lesya Parekh, resides in Minnesota. He is a 2001 graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and the FAMU film school in Prague. His latest works includes the 2015 film “Mississippi Grind” and the 2014 film “Madame Bovary.”

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” is rated PG-13 and in its opening weekend, on March 31, earned more than $3 million. It won the Truly Moving Picture Award at the 2017 Heartland Film Festival.

Mr. Parekh is wrapping up work on a drama, “The Catcher Was a Spy,” starring Paul Rudd as major league baseball player Moe Berg, who lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. Mr. Parekh is also working on several television series and made-for-television movies. For more information, readers may visit Mr. Parekh’s website, www.andrijparekh.com.

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