David Knight - 16th June 2009

Patrick and Ace break out the ruffs, the wimples and the luminous makeup to celebrate our hard times. A deft and dazzling combination of performance, theatre, vfx, and outré neckwear.

Watch 'Patrick Wolf’s Hard Times by Ace Norton' here

PRO Credits


DirectorAce Norton
ProducerCharles Spano
Director of PhotographyRoss Riege
Art DirectorK
StylistCharles Manning
ChoreographerBridget Palardy
Casting directorMarin Hope
EditorIsaac Hagy
PostIsaac Hagy & Steven Drypolcher
ColouristIsaac Hagy

David Knight - 16th June 2009

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