A romantic drama plays out on a theatrical stage as suitors vie to win the heart of Miss Scarlett (aka Danielle French)
Danielle French Presents: Miss Scarlett & the Madmen- Dark Love Songs (released 2016) Intoxicating! Enchanting! Mesmerizing! Spell-Binding!
This song has a dramatic nostalgic feel- I was coached to sing it as if it was already in the public domain. So, what better setting for the video than an early 1900's theatrical stage production, complete with elaborate set! In it I play "Miss Scarlett" who demands that if her suitors really love her, they will bring her roses... It Must Be Roses!
I'm a professional. I adapt quickly and stay flexible. I share knowledge. I work efficiently. I build relationships and support the team.
I appreciate Danielle's vision on her previous film and music projects and am impressed by her ability to bring ideas into tangible form. She directed her previous films herself, working behind the scenes, but with Danielle taking centre stage on this one she approached me to collaborate as director and I am excited to be part of crafting this one!
This is a still taken from the Wes Anderson movie Moonrise Kingdom that shows an audience watching a play on stage. The set design is colourful and surreal, bringing the audience into the world that is created on stage. The set features layered flats that move to create the movement of waves in this example. Our set will feature a garden scene as opposed to water, but the concept of layering the set flats and having some that are moveable, along with elaborate colourful costumes is an inspiration point from this image.
This is a still taken from the Martin Scorsese movie Hugo in a scene that pays homage to Georges Méliès, a French illusionist and film director from the early 1900’s who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès would construct these elaborate layered sets to create magical worlds for his films. Our set will feature a garden scene and different colour palette, but the concept of layering the set flats to create a rich, surreal world on the sound stage, and paying homage to Méliès in my own way, is an inspiration point from this image.
This image shows a puppet theatre set as opposed to theatre set, but it also features the layered set idea and is more in the range of the colour palette I intend to use for It Must Be Roses. I would also like to frame the stage with a similar ornate gold frame as this image.
An inspiration image for the style and colour of dress Scarlett that will wear. Our costume designer will create their own unique design based on the inspiration images provided.
This is an inspiration image for the style of suit and hat that the suitors will wear. Each of the four suitors will be dressed in similar Victorian style clothing, but will all have a slightly different style. Our costume designer will either design and will create each suit, or will consider renting existing costumes from the Costume Shoppe in Calgary based on the inspiration images provided.
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