I (Bart Lewin) cut this video as an indication of what my project Hush Your Mouth looks like. Using music from Sukie Smith who I worked with on the video Weekend Love which is on this One Another Films page too. Shot on Canon 5D by Peter Coley and I and with acting collaborators Jessica Jones, Sam Oatley, Khalid Abdalla, Ruth Sheen and Jay Simpson, Cornell John and Coshti Dowden.
We tried to get the hazy feel of a dangerous evening in London's Soho - a random meeting in a late-night private club that might lead to an electric encounter. We shot in the famous 'Rosemary Branch Theatre' and used the ritual of setting light to the ninety-percent-alcohol spirit 'Absinthe' with burning sugar and silver spoon to give us pulsating electric blues and jewel-like kaleidoscopic effects. Songstress Sukie Smith, the creative centre of the band Madam, met Tom Tyrwhitt, the director, when she scored his first feature 'Hush Your Mouth' - One Another Films is a new venture led by Tom and his associates Jessica Jones and Eve Graham - this is their first promo. Jeremy Fusco was DP using the Canon 5D, Andrew Daniel was our grader at Molinare.
It is a rare pleasure for me to put together a film for my sister Jessica Zoob. She is a rare creature amongst young British Artists in that she has carved a successful career as a painter. Last year she showed at the prestigious Medici Gallery in London's Cork Street. Leonie Irvine said of the exhibition: 'Zoob recalls the work of Gerhard Richter ... and the poetic quality of Claude Monet's later works. Art of England's Helen Chislett says of the new exhibition - Passion: 'I think these paintings are the best she has ever produced. Electrifying, elemental and powerful.' The challenge for me as a film maker and editor was to capture both the detail and scale of Zoob's canvasses and, in a tiny short film, convey a little of the years of work, love and sacrifice that each painting represents. Using final-cut, after-effects and Jonathan Crane's great original footage I tried to communicate the kinetic energy that is distilled in these still, but living, images. Above all I wanted to show the bravery Zoob has to have to make these peices and, as a sibling artist, I am inspired by her to be audacious too as I wrestle with my own work. I only wish I can show the same strength of character and resolve to follow my own difficult and unfashionable path. For more of Zoob visit jessicazoobdesire.com For more of Tyrwhitt visit wix.com/oneanother/bread-and-salt or watch the Madam video for Weekend Love here on Vimeo vimeo.com/34469129.