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Adam French 'Wanna Be Here' by Savvas Stavrou

Promonews - 28th Nov 2018

Savvas Stavrou captures the sense of being young and in love, and untrammelled by conventional gender roles, in his video for Adam French.

SAVVAS STAVROU:

"One of my objectives for this film was to portray sexuality as it is, unbound and non-binary. To present the feeling of being young and being in love, undefined by gender. Our characters are in love because of who they are, because they know each other inside out. We explore what happens when that love begins to hurt. What Adam sings about, this difference between happiness and comfort, that’s relevant to everyone. Here is an insight into what that is like, outside of mass media’s heteronormative portrayal of relationships.

"It was about capturing the intimacy and the contradictions of that. One minute you’re madly in love and the next you can’t stand being with that person or people. There are always doubts and there are always moments in relationships that assure you. I owe everything to my cast for this film - Riley Wolf, Emma Holt and Tylor Deyn. They allowed me access into their mind and hearts and together we were able to improvise and discover the intricacies of sensuality, desire and self-destruction. What you are seeing on screen is part and parcel of the rawness of themselves."

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Savvas Stavrou
Producer
James Dearden
Production Company
Executive Producer
Jack Lightfoot
1st AD
Ato Yankey

Camera

Director of Photography
Michael Paleodimos
Focus Puller
Leo Winslow
2nd AC
Beatriz Delgado-mena

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Hélio Ribeiro

Art

Art Director
Felicity Wetherell

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Marianthi Hatzikidi
Make-up
Natalie Doke

Editorial

Editor
Samuel Marr
Editing company
The Quarry

Grading

Colourist
Colour grade company

Agent

Director's Representation
Lock it in

Commission

Commissioner
Andrew Law
Label
Virgin Emi Records

Other credits

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Charlie Manning, ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT

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