David Knight - 2nd July 2010

A tragic-comic tale for Moshi Moshi artist James Yuill, about a hermit (played by Ioan Gwyn) who lives on his own - or rather with his family - or possibly harem - of female mannequins.

Ben Reed, who also directed the excellent video for Race Horses' Man In My Mind, has done a fine job with the narrative and the hermit's growing paranoia, with what you would definitely call a skeleton crew - himself, DoP Nic Booth and their actor. And the girls of course.

"It was made by just the three of us over one epic weekend in May," says Ben. "It was pretty much the hottest and brightest weekend so we were all dressed in bad shorts and being chased around the house by the sun. The set dressing was just everything I own and was a nightmare as we kept losing things amongst the carnage, so we had to allocate a special drawer for valuable things like lens caps, asthma pumps, magic markers and fags."

Credits

DirectorBen Reed
Director of PhotographyNic Booth

David Knight - 2nd July 2010

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