Fiona Jane Burgess directs a minimal sensory dance film for TD_Nasty.
Peakes 'Still Life' by Fiona Jane Burgess
Fiona Jane Burgess documents moments of peace and quiet in her video for Leeds band Peakes' Still Life.
It's a beautifully composed piece, shot by Joel Honeywell, with a variety of women enjoying a personal moment of quiet reflection, including an appearance and subtle performance by Peakes' singer Molly Puckering.
FIONA JANE BURGESS:
"Shortly after giving birth I suffered PTSD. I was traumatised by the experience of giving birth, I hadn't slept for 5 days and suddenly had two children who needed me to look after them. I was responsible for them but I could barely look after myself. The days and weeks that followed are still a blur, but I will never ever forget the moments of calm amidst the chaos. The time I spent in the bath tub, my skin feeling nourished and soft. The moments where I just cried, feeling like I'd lost my sense of self. And then the moments of sheer happiness, waking up from a long, deep sleep and feeling renewed.
"These experiences lead me to make this film for Peakes beautiful new song Still Life. I wanted to show other women's experiences of isolation. Whether breastfeeding their child, taking a bath or missing someone they’ve lost, this film is an intimate portrayal of women who each have their own story to tell. This film captures the moments nobody else ever sees. When we can feel our most isolated but equally our most confident."
|Movement Director||Darcy Wallace|
|Director||Fiona Jane Burgess|
|Production Company||LEZ Creative|
|Executive Producer||Mary Calderwood|
|Director of Photography||Joel Honeywell|
|Focus Puller||Herman Rahman|
|Set design||Sean Thomson|
|Hair & Make-up||Georgia Hope|
|Other credits||Starring: Leah Abraham, Sylvianne Degunst, Zoe Chan-Eayrs Special thanks: Leah Marojevic, Erika Karinas, Picture Canning and CHEAT|
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