Academy Award Winner Roger Deakins “Byways” Book Signing and Q&A: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Join Academy Award-winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins for a BYWAYS book signing and Q&A reception on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Mecklenburg Country Club in Chase City, VA.


Q&A RECEPTION: 5-7pm (with Roger and his wife and collaborator, James, moderated by Beverly Wood, friend film industry colleague who collaborated with them for over 30 years on various film projects)

Roger Deakins’ book, BYWAYS is a collection of previously unpublished personal black-and-white stills that reflect a life spent looking and telling stories through images, from 1971 to the present. After graduating from college, Roger spent a year photographing life in rural North Devon on a commission for the Beaford Arts Centre; these images attest to a keenly ironic English sensibility, and also serve as a record of a time and place of vanished post-war Britain.

There are three ticket options for the event:

ALL-ACCESS: $80 (Includes an autographed copy of BYWAYS (valued at $55) and entry to the Q&A reception: $25)


* Q&A reception ONLY: $25 (5-7pm)

If you already have a copy of Roger’s book, you can attend the book signing to have it autographed.

At the event, attendees can purchase raffle tickets to win an opportunity to enjoy brunch at a local restaurant with Roger and James Deakins and Beverly Wood Beverly Wood, former Executive VP at Deluxe and Managing Director at eFilm who is currently leading efforts to restore the Mecca Theatre.

Event proceeds will benefit Save Our Heritage, a nonprofit organization focused on historic preservation working to restore the Mecca Theatre in Chase City, VA. Event sponsors include United Talent Agency, Virginia Film Commission, Cooper’s Inn, and Save Our Heritage, Inc.

About Sir Roger Deakins

Sir Roger Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC, is one of today’s most acclaimed cinematographers. Nominated for an Academy Award 16 times, he has won twice for the films Blade Runner 2049 and 1917. He has been nominated 10 times for BAFTAs, winning five. Other Oscar nominations: Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners; the Coen brothers’ Fargo; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader; Sam Mendes’ Skyfall and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, to name a few. His British colleagues have honored him with 11 nominations and 7 wins at British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) events. His countless career accolades also include two Independent Spirit Awards, numerous Critic’s Awards, and the Career Achievement Award from the National Board of Review. In 2020 he and his wife and collaborator James Ellis Deakins started a podcast called Team Deakins dedicated to the world of film.