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David Knight - 7th Nov 2017

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.  

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

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

DirectorDaniel Alexander Harris
ProducerImogen Harrison
Production CompanyMy Accomplice
1st ADAto Yankey
Director of PhotographySimon Plunket
Focus PullerToby Goodger
GafferHugh Donnelly
Art DirectorWill Hooper
WardrobeKitty Cowell
Make-upDorita Nissen
EditorJen Tividad
Editing companyHomespun
ColouristJax Harney
Grading companyCHEAT
Director's RepresentationAlexa Haywood @ Freeagent
LabelPolydor
CommissionerPaul McKee

David Knight - 7th Nov 2017

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