SHORT FILM 8mins
WINGMAN. 2017

 

This film started life watching a game of Air Ping Pong at a festival in 2008. At the same festival 9 years later, I saw the Turbans play an unforgettable set. As a director I'm inspired by the concept of 'negative white space'. I aim to create characters that aren't actually there. 'Negative white space' is a central theme to my work. Part of watching a film is to suspend belief and accepting what's put in front of you. 'Creating something that isn't there' forces the viewer to use their imagination. This is a delightful thing to do. I'm not showing you who the Wingman is, in the same what that you weren't shown who 'the Hand' was. I'm giving you, the viewer 2 plus 2 and letting you arrive at the answer, which we all know is four, it just happens to be our own individual version of four.


1 day shoot.

Teaser



Reference



Storyboard


Credits:

CAST
Wingman. Kris Genjin
Lead female: Isis Madonna Basile.
Supporting actress: Ella J. Road.
Man:Kevin Hand
Wingman: Kevin Hand's hand.
Bar lady: Sophie Ingrand
Ping pong players: Nick Amery. Ben Raumann. Jack Yglesias. Douglas Dickson.
Umpire: Malou Cointreau.

PRODUCTION
Bruce: Jackson DoP
Runner: Jenny Marie Baldoz

POST PRODUCTION
Soundtrack: The Turbans
Mix and effects: Cristian Mulac
Grade: Jon Davey at Lcomotion
Edit and Motion Graphics: Aroundmidnight

A massive thanks to:
Oshan Mahony of The Turbans.
Jack Turner and all at Bounce PingPong in Farringdon.
Danny Coster at Locomotion.
Valentin Robert at Motion Boutique
Jon Walsh at Shambala festival

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