What makes a man? To answer this question, London-based directorial duo Kaj Jefferies and Rosie Matheson shot this raw and unfiltered Super8 portrait to provide insight into British youth and their experiences of gender identity in the modern world. Revealing what lies behind the facade, their film challenges our socially prescribed preconceptions of traditional maleness.
"The film reveals an incredibly raw and truthful image which is reflected in the very nature of [our decision to shoot] straight onto film," the directors explain. "There are imperfections, there is only one take, and there is no hiding. It creates an honest and very personal portrait of the subject. The film is a tribute and testament to the young men who have revealed themselves to us so faithfully."
Directed by David Huzieran Director Of Photography: Jake Zalutsky Produced by Luca Valente Executive Producers: Nick Santore & David Huzieran Production Company: Strange Loop Studios (http://www.StrangeLoop.tv)
B Cam Operator: Christian Mejia 1st AC : Matt Miele, Eugene Hahm, & David Thomas Gaffer: Danny Valdez Movi & Jib Operator: Tom Szklarski Location Sound Mixers: Jon Farley & Scott Palmer
"After spending a year documenting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino I wanted to try and pull it all together in a short film. I spent a few weeks with the band in France documenting the recording process with my 16mm camera in September 2017. At that point I was still only hearing bits and pieces of the tunes as they were being recorded. Nearly a year later, I was on stage with them in Lyon France, shooting some of those same tunes. When the film came back from the lab I put the live songs next to my shots of them recording and found it to be quite nice. With that as a starting point, I then used James Ford's instrumental mixes of the album and I put an assortment of the images we created for this album overtop, giving a glimpse into the last year and the full progression of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino." - Ben Chappell
London-based filmmakers Thomas Bryant and Gitanjali Patel capture Brazilian dance craze passinho in this documentary about dance troupe Os Fabullosos—four dancers based in Queimados, a municipality on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
Taken from the 7-inch single Gomenaki Music by Marilena Orfanou Lyrics by Gina Dim Produced by Sillyboy Mastered by Ekelon at the Cave D-Version Music Publishing/copyright control released by Amour Records
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