GALIA was shot in under seven hours in London after a month's worth of planning and without external funding. It marks my first moving image project and was produced and shot during my final year of study at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.
The intention was to portray a woman which has no fear of death, one which suffers from Cotard's Delusion - the main concept behind the featured garments, part of Dinu Bodiciu's FW2012 collection.
Driven by the concept and manifestations of Cotard’s Delusion I first set out to create the musical sound piece which is featured in the film. I then ended up interpreting the narrative of the music and designing the shots so that the actions and cuts would match with the intensity of each piano note. The whole idea was to establish a perceivable connection between image and sound which would end up strengthening the theme of the film.
Produced and Directed by Sebastian Codrut Negut
Featuring Dinu Bodiciu's Fall/Winter 2012 collection
Starring Saphari, Oxygen Model Management
Make-up by Jayne Williams
First Assistant - Hossein Ansari
Gaffer - Ira Merzlichin
Special thanks to John Dutton and Peter Tracy.