Promo News - 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."

Credits

DirectorSavvas Stavrou
ProducerJames Dearden
Production CompanyBlindeye Films
Executive ProducerJack Lightfoot
1st ADAto Yankey
Director of PhotographyMichael Paleodimos
Focus PullerLeo Winslow
2nd ACBeatriz Delgado-mena
GafferHélio Ribeiro
Art DirectorFelicity Wetherell
WardrobeMarianthi Hatzikidi
Make-upNatalie Doke
EditorSamuel Marr
Editing companyThe Quarry
ColouristJax Harney
Grading companyCHEAT
Lead actorRiley Wolf, Emma Holt, Tylor Deyn
Director's RepresentationLock it in
CommissionerAndrew Law
LabelVirgin Emi Records
Other creditsSPARK: Charlie Manning, ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT: Louis Catlett, RUNNER: Will Wilkins, RUNNER: Barry Kuijt

Promo News - 28th Nov 2018

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