Like his Spartan predecessor, the Essence Man leaves no room for error neither compromise on the battleground.
He awakes early in the day, focused and contemplates the battle at hand. He searches his armoury for the most suitable tools and weaponry that will give him a competitive advantage over his opponent in the heat of battle. He is also aware that the battle isn't only won with physical strength but more so with a sound mind. He prepares mentally and strategies.
When the battle cry rings in the city, he is holistically ready and proceeds to his awaiting chariot to be transported to the battlefront.
The narrative develops in a symphony of four movements
Introspection: Man awakes and contemplates the task ahead of him; the Power Lunch.
Preparation: He meticulously peruses his wardrobe for the most appropriate attire that would put him in good stead for the power lunch.
Mind Growth: Once physically prepared, he puts his mind in gear and strategizes.
Procession: In the final movement, he proceeds to his awaiting vehicle in orderly fashion, to be transported to the battle at hand.
Camera: Canon 5DmkIII (with Magic Lantern RAW hack)
Lens: Canon 24L, Canon 35mm f/2, Samyang 35mm T1.5, Canon 50mm f1.3, Canon 100L
Graded in Davinci Resolve
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Written/Directed by Olan Collardy
Creative Direction by Ade Udoma
Produced by Lucas Bitencourt
Styled by Essence London
Film for menswear designer Joseph Turvey's exclusive collaboration with River Island Design Forum.
Featuring model collective Justanorm.
Director - Alex Turvey
Exec Producer - Stephen Whelan
Production company - White Lodge
Cinematographer - Steve Annis
Producer - Tiernan Hanby
Production Designer - Mark Connell
Editor - Max Windows @ Stitch
Music - Prism by Jacques Greene
Telecine - Richard Fearon @ MPC
Sound effects mix - Freddie Webb
Featuring model collective Justanorm:
Wander With Me is a nostalgic and youthful short film between two young mods in a run down working class seaside town. A town where trade, population and morale has dwindled, their relationship is stretched as the girl ponders it over at the water front.
Writer/Director: Jon E Price
Producer: Jon E Price & Andy Pilsbury
Director of Photography: Andy Pilsbury
Editor: Nicholas M Stevenson
Music: Joe Newman & Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt J
Second Camera & AP: Josh Haddow
Location Sound & Stills Photographer: Kipp Jones
Production Manager: Chanse Fyffe
Stylist: Tracey Cliffe
Makeup: Becky Hunting
Sound Designer: Adam Smyth
Colourist: James Bamford at The Mill
Post Producer: Niamh McGregor
Titles & Poster Design: Wild Ilk Design Studio