These photos were promo shot for five short films. Me and my team did all the pictures in three days in varying locations which was exhausting. The content of the films is dark, which is hopefully reflected in the photos.
The whole team was out on this one and Matt Owen, Teja Boocock, Alex Walton and Chloe Knott you were fantastic as always.
The first shoot was two guys (Joe Mounfield and Ben Butler) burying a body. It was one of those familiar early morning freezing cold shoots and Ryan Boocock was an absolute trooper playing the dead body.
The second was a seduction shoot with Megan Lewis and Marcos Spalding. A new experience for us and one that we found extremely challenging. We were given a beautiful hotel room which we lit with blondies and tried to keep the light very balanced avoiding shadows. We didn’t want to show too much, just a small suggestion of what might be going on.
The second day was spent at Little Dean Jail. The location was ideal as was the feel of it. It was quite a freaky, scary place and we wanted this atmosphere to affect the actors and they all did a really great job
The first shoot was supposed to a bit of a mind-warp. Arthur’s character was losing his grip on reality and Aea was to play a nightmarish invetion of his mind.
This could be described as the raving lunatic with a machete shoot. Emily and Mouny were fantastic, laughing off camera one minute and so intense the next. The grounds worked very well for what we wanted and Matt Owen and myself worked very hard on trying to get some interesting angles.
The last shoot was the darkest. Matt Owen and Chloe Knott, two of the best in our team, playing characters who had made a suicide pact. It was a rough shoot but we got it done.
Some behind the scenes shots to end