Filmed as part of theweirdgirlsproject.com
Conceptually Episode 15 was a reaction to both internal and external influences - a statement on the growing trend of plastic surgery for vanity in young women in Iceland and the damage which has occurred from it. The piece focuses on a group of female creatures who have been self mutilating and their capture of a young victim enticed to join them.
In order to focus on directing, this is the first piece Kitty did not take part in. The story orientated shot list, 3 cameras plus shooting in multiple locations throughout the day demanded more from her behind the camera than previously.
The performance was much harder and more brutal for the participating women and for Kitty herself as a director. The cast and crew consisted of 60 people and the location was an old fishmeal factory, extremely cold, foul smelling and damp. The women's boundaries and self acceptance were pushed until they were raw so that the element of the piece could be accurately captured.
Producer, Concept and Direction: Kitty Von-Sometime
Director of Photography: Hrafn Garðarsson
Official Photographer: Óskar Hallgrímsson
Camera: Gunnar B. Gudbjornsson and Óli Finnsson
Lighting: Jón Alfreð Hassing Olgeirsson
Editor: Gunnar B. Gudbjornsson (Sir.is)
Grading: Michael Todd
Production Manager: Selma Karlsdóttir
Behind the Scenes Photographer: Erla Gisladóttir
Costumes: Tom Yong
Head Runner: Fríða Einarsdóttir
Runners: Klara Kjartansdóttir, Sigrún Erna Sigurðardóttir, Lyuba Kharitonov, Auður Ingólfsdóttir
Makeup Director: Svanhvít Valgeirsdóttir
Lead Make up: Neníta Aguilar, Arna Ragnarsdóttir, Flóra Buenano, Theordóra Torfadóttir
Make up Assistants: Tanja Rut Rúnarsdóttir, Marta Júlía Valsdóttir, Salný Björg Emilsdóttir, Kristjana Sæunn Ólafsdóttir, Þóra Kjartansdóttir, Helga Haraldsdóttir, Auður Edda Gunnarsdóttir, Unnur Friðriksdóttir, Olga Helgadóttir, Berglind Torfadóttir, Inibjörg Ósk Ólafsdóttir, Berglind Birgisdóttir, Björg Alfa Björnsdóttir, Erla Thelma Theodórsdóttir, Elsie, Linda Sjöfn, Þóra, Hafdís
Concept Artwork: Ramon Contini
Official Music: So Dark In Here by Ghostgital
11th February 2012