For the first time, Free People has produced a short film to embody the story that takes place in our latest catalog. Starring actor Christopher Abbott of the hit show ‘Girls,’ alongside model/actress Sheila Marquez, the catalog and film follow a love story: a touring band member and his bohemian beaut are unexpectedly reunited on a Brooklyn street and share a short time together in the city’s boroughs. What begins with sharing a coffee and a game of roshambo leads the lovers on a whirlwind romance, all building up to what seems to be an inevitable conclusion to their chance meeting. Set to the sounds of Lord Huron’s “The Ghost on the Shore,” the film brings the narrative of these star-crossed lovers to life with a fully flushed out storyline and a surprise ending. Please let us know what you think in the comments below!
Director (s): Guy Aroch and Jonathan Doe
Creative Director(s): Free People and Brody Baker for Starworks Group
Concept By: Free People
Director of Photography: Carlos Veron
Producer: Starworks Group
Associate Producer: Connor Doherty for Starworks Group
Chris: Christopher Abbott
Sheila: Sheila Marquez
Post Production Co: The Mill
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colorist: Damien Van Der Cruyssen
Producer: Carl Walters
What was it for you? A drawn out flirtation, a sweet gesture from a stranger, or a spur of the moment heated kiss? In Free People’s new short film, ‘Spark,’ the brand offers a jovial look at taking a chance on love and that moment in time when it all happens. From flirty co-workers, to silent laundromat companions, to two friends who put it all on the line, the video showcases a fun take on the ways in which love can blossom in an instant. Watch as each couple plays the game, and fall in love all over again.
Poppy Delevingne and David Flinn
Michele Ouellet and Justin Passmore
Nicole Trunfio, Matt McIntyre, and Carson Kelley
Sharam Diniz and Miles Garber
Director of Photography & Director: Carlos Veron
Edit: Ryan McKenna
Art Direction: Free People
Producer: Carl Walters
Hair: Amy Farid and Britney Williams
Makeup: Deanna Hagan
First AD: Ben Kahn
Colorist: Michael Rossiter
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For Fall/Winter 2014 NewbarK presents ‘Knowing through nothing’, a Floria Sigismondi film featuring Jamie Bochert.
Keeping in the tradition of the early surrealists, "Knowing Through Nothing" is an exploration in dream-logic, superstition, coincidence, and mysticism. Light, fire, reflection and the body play a big role in this incantation told through fragments, creating discourse.
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Production Company Partizan
Executive Producer Madeleine Sanderson
Executive Producer Jennifer Beckett
Producer Jason Oakley
Lighting Cameraman Steve Annis
First Assistant Director Rob Thorpe
Location Manager Thomas Gale
Production Manager Rio Cahill
Second Assistant Director Nick Barber
Production Runner/Driver Jakob Cizic
Floor Runners Joseph Thorpe, Taylor Torr
Focus Puller Ahmet Husseyn
Camera Trainee Joe Douglas
Steadicam Operator Rick Lewis
Grip Alex Hudson
Digital Imaging Technician Joe Jamieson
Video Playback Phil Watkins
Sound Recordist Paddy Owen
Art Director Anthony Neale
Set Decorator Louis D’Arcy
Art Department Assistants Jack Jephson, Christian Taylor
Facility Vehicles Lift and Shoot
Medic Trever Lane
Vet Louise Ellis
Catering Max Mahadeo
Editor Matt Dollings
Post Production Realise Studios
Grade Aline Sinquin @ MPC
Sound Design Wave Studios
Location Wasing Estate
Insurance Stonehouse Conseilliers
Executive Producer Eddy Moretti
Executive Producer Shane Smith
Executive Producer Suroosh Alvi
Executive Producer Andrew Creighton
Global Head of Video Danielle Bennison-Brown
Video Commissioner Jack Robinson
Associate Producer Declan Higgins
Stylist Julia Sarr-Jamois
Hair Karin Bigler using Bumble & bumble
Make-up Lotten Holmqvist at Julian Watson Agency
Nail Technician Michelle Humphrey at LMC Worldwide using Maybelline New York
Styling Assistant Raf Jaworski
Model Rosie Tapner at Storm
Special thanks to Di Dugdale and Charlotte Brooker at Wasing Estate, Chris Youlton, Del Jones, Martin Poyner and Andrew Alexander at ARRI Media, Alex Tapner, Jamie Horridge at Storm Model Management and Floyd The Horse
Look 1 Rosie wears jumper Neil Barrett. Dress Lacoste. Socks and trainers Nike.
Look 2 Top Balenciaga. Jacket, shorts, bra, socks and trainers Nike.
Look 3 Jacket Woodlands. Jodhpurs Gucci. Gloves Dents at Harrods. Helmet Gatehouse, helmet cover Saddlecraft, whip HySchool at Derby House. Socks and trainers Nike.
Look 4 Top Tommy Hilfiger. Shorts Patagonia. Helmet Louis Garneau at Evans Cycles. Socks and trainers Nike.
Look 5 Jacket and dress Chanel. Socks and trainers Nike.