Jimmy Brown - 12th Feb 2014

Mathy & Fran's minimal staging in their delicious promo for the alt-pop of Piece By Piece by Anna Calvi, forces the viewer to focus entirely on Anna's very cool and maverick performance - with only a colour-changing backdrop for company...


"There's a wonderful intricacy to the song and, with Anna's magnetic presence, we wanted to create something stripped back that placed an emotional focus on her performance. 

"We were drawn towards the theme of synesthesia and creating a developing narrative of pure colour around Anna - moving through the entire spectrum whilst gradually losing saturation until the colour fades completely. We loved the idea of this taking place across a single shot with no editing, so in effect the colour creates the cuts.  

"Shooting on 35mm film gave us a fantastic reading of the colours which were created with programmed lighting  - allowing for a vivid and subtly shifting backdrop for Anna's mesmerising performance."

PRO Credits


DirectorMathy & Fran
Production CompanyMy Accomplice
ProducerNatalia Maus
Executive ProducerJamie Clark
Director of PhotographyJake Scott
1st ADTom Allen
2nd ADCraig Bilham
Focus PullerAhmet Husseyin
Clapper LoaderAhmet Husseyin
GripFric Lopez
GafferCraig Davis
Best Boy ElectricianPhil Penfold
Best Boy ElectricianBarry Keegan
RiggerSteve Daly
Lighting ProgrammerSam MacLaren
HairNatasha Laws
Make-upNatasha Laws
StylistLauren Grant
Asst stylistAmy Holland
Director's RepresentationLas Bandas Be Brave
CommissionerNathan James Tettey
ColouristMatt Osborne
Grading companyThe Mill

Jimmy Brown - 12th Feb 2014

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