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Luke Bather - 27th Apr 2017

Clara Aranovich directs an emotional love story steeped in science fiction mystery for Isaac Gracie.

The US-based director made the trip over to the UK to shoot a sweet, surreal story wherein all young girls seemingly in the entire country fall under some strange catatonic spell. Focussing mostly on a primary school and its pupils, we see as a young boy tries with moderate success to awaken his friend.

The clip shares a cinematic aesthetic laid out in films like Another Earth, or shows like The OA - tapping into otherworldly ideas of ascension in a beautifully paced short narrative piece.

CLARA ARANOVICH:

"Upon repeated listening to the refrain, "Darling, I'm not OK," these are the images that surfaced in my mind. There is a profound, existential melancholy with which many of us are living these days, in light of current events.

"While some may feel this a sad story, because parting ways with people we love is sad; to me this is a tale of hope, a tale about escaping a world that has shown little care for your wellbeing, autonomy, body, and future."

Credits

DirectorClara Aranovich
ProducerMatt Klemera
Production CompanyGas&Electric
1st ADLouis Barron
Director of PhotographyAnn Evelin Lawford
Focus PullerKarl Hui
2nd ACMichael Mcinally
Art DirectorStefania Zissi
EditorElena De Palma
Editing companyWhitehouse Post
ColouristOisín O’Driscoll
Grading companyThe Mill
VFXJohn Bashyam @ Warm’n’fuzzy
Lead actorJames Gillespie, Ana Burgess
Director's RepresentationOB Management
CommissionerJames Hackett
LabelVirgin EMI
Other creditsPM: Vanessa Mc Donnell 2nd AD: Ali Hopper Art Department Asst: Julia Beer Opening/Ending Graphics Courtesy Of: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser)

Luke Bather - 27th Apr 2017

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