Fickle Friends 'Hard To Be Myself' by Daniel Alexander Harris

Fickle Friends 'Hard To Be Myself' by Daniel Alexander Harris
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Daniel Alexander Harris does a take on the Sliding Doors idea for Fickle Friends, showing how things pan out when two versions of the same young man - one super-confident, the other racked with self-doubt - go to attend a cool house-party.

And although they both have their ups and downs, ths confirms that we are always more interested in a flawed underdog than a master of the universe.  

From the director

DANIEL ALEXANDER HARRIS:

"The split-screen concept for Hard To Be Myself is built off the structure of ‘Expectation’ vs ‘Reality’. From the beginning of the two narratives, I wanted to create a clear point of difference in the behaviour of our lead, Leo, by directing a left-side character that was relentlessly decisive, unapologetically confident and free from social inhibition, versus a right-side character that was uncomfortable in his own skin and nervous.

"Then we surrounded him with the same character-set in the two different realities: one inside the party and, the other, on the doorstep uninvited. These played side by side created a really beautiful juxtaposition.

"We had a humungous shot-list between two videos and a band performance to shoot in one day but it’s definitely my favourite music video shoot day to-date. Thank you to the band and my incredible team for their amazing commitment."

Credits

Director
Daniel Alexander Harris
Producer
Imogen Harrison
Production Company
My AccompliceMy Accomplice website
1st AD
Ato Yankey
Director of Photography
Simon PlunketSimon Plunket website
Focus Puller
Toby Goodger
Gaffer
Hugh Donnelly
Art Director
Will Hooper
Wardrobe
Kitty Cowell
Make-up
Dorita Nissen
Editor
Jen Tividad
Editing company
HomespunHomespun website
Colourist
Jax Harney
Grading company
CHEATCHEAT website
Director's Representation
Alexa Haywood @ Freeagent
Label
Polydor
Commissioner
Paul McKee

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