Metaxas 'Sirens' by Savvas Stavrou

Metaxas 'Sirens' by Savvas Stavrou

Savvas Stavrou directs a beautiful, emotive one-take clip for Metaxas.

The beachside clip plays out in reverse and shows a transperson experiencing extreme grief during the magic hour. It's a gorgeous, harrowing and beautifully paced set piece that unfolds effortlessly over the five minute runtime, managing to feel very raw and fresh despite the meticulous planning on the part of Stavrou and crew.

 

From the director

SAVVAS STAVROU:

"Sirens by Metaxas is an ode to faith and love above all obstacles. It alludes to life as a siren's call with all its temptations, yet speaks about remaining faithful despite these distractions. We shot on a secluded beach with limited resources, rehearsing the action for the entire day before hitting magic hour. I mapped out the emotional beats of the song, and by carefully calculating where these would land in reverse, we were able to capture and build on them in the actual take. I couldn't have asked for a better team of people to help me achieve this.

"For me it is a song of both hope and despair, and I wanted to capture this double-sided emotion by reversing a single take, giving it double meaning through a cyclical narrative. My aim was to convey the power of time, memory and acceptance, and to give a voice to an underrepresented side of the LGBT community.

"It is an important subject matter that requires more awareness, as the current LGBT climate focuses more on the youthful side of the Trans world and forgets the people who passed on the baton all these years."

Credits

Director
Savvas StavrouSavvas Stavrou website
Producer
James Dearden
Production Company
Blindeye FilmsBlindeye Films website
Executive Producer
Jack Lightfoot
1st AD
Oscar Guglielmone
Director of Photography
Aaron Rogers
Focus Puller
Klim Jurevicious
2nd AC
Austin Phillips
Art Director
Anna Papa
Wardrobe
Maria Bruder, Harumi Hirata
Hair
Gemma Stafford
Make-up
Gemma Stafford
Colourist
Joseph Bicknell
Grading company
CHEATCHEAT website
VFX
Kyle Mcculloch
Cast
Roy Boyd
Runners
Ethan Iveson & Hannah Boyd

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