HBO Max & Ava DuVernay Align for One Perfect Shot


HBO Max has greenlit a new docuseries celebrating iconic movie moments guided by some of Hollywood’s most esteemed cinematic voices, executive produced and narrated by Ava DuVernay.

One Perfect Shot, a half-hour unscripted series inspired by a popular Twitter account of the same name, arms a director with visual tools to pull back the curtain on their most iconic shots in each episode. Using state-of-the-art technology, the directors will enter each shot, walking through the scene in 360-degree moments. The docuseries is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television with DuVernay’s production company, ARRAY Filmworks.

Filmmakers will share their obstacles, challenges, lessons and triumphs as they detail how they created their crowning cinematic achievements in One Perfect Shot. They will also present one shot from an auteur who deeply influenced them, outlining the inspiration that catalyzed their own imagination.

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said: “There is nothing more fascinating than witnessing the passion and creativity of a filmmaker discussing their craft and dissecting how they pulled off that jaw-dropping shot. Narrated by the illustrious Ava Duvernay, this series is sure to ignite and inspire film and television enthusiasts at every level.”

Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, said: “Ava’s concept for One Perfect Shot and ARRAY’s attachment to any project intensifies the production value and story quality.”

Brooke Karzen, executive VP and head of Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, said: “As one of today’s most respected filmmakers, Ava is the perfect voice to narrate the journey through the immersive new technology created to showcase the most beloved films of all time.”

DuVernay added: “I’ve long wanted to create a series about the art of directing. To chronicle the craft of great filmmakers is a dream come true for me and all of us at ARRAY Filmworks. We’re thrilled that our partners at Warner Horizon Unscripted Television embraced this idea and look forward to fully geeking out over movies with our friends at HBO Max.”