Lucy continues to provoke the biological edge of the body with her new film MAKE YOUR MAKER, taking on the domain of genetic manipulation and human cloning. She delivers a world where clones are edible; their sensory effects absorbed through the body.
Written and directed by Lucy McRae, MAKE YOUR MAKER responds to the idea that ‘Food and the body are inseparable’; a dialogue developed alongside Nahji Chu, the savant owner of Australian cult restaurant MissChu.
We see a lone woman fastidiously prepare and distill human body parts, using her own body as a test bed, fusing gender and blending ego like a chef constitutes food. Her laboratory references the wet and somewhat grotty kitchens found in dimsum markets; the basement housing her inventions. We see her curiousity in process, operating an assembly line of kitchen appliances big enough to steam a body. Duplicates are cut precisely with facial cutters, dissected according to her mathematical matrix, sealed and then packaged for consumption.
A Lucy McRae film commissioned by Misschu
Director and Writer Lucy McRae
Producer Beatriz de Rijke
Executive Producer Lou Weis
Cinematography Christian Paulussen
Editor Phil Currie
Model Rolien Zonneveld
Original Music James O'Connell
Sound Engineer Martin Leitner
Color Grading Norman Nisbet
Post Production Larsen VFX
Art Direction Lucy McRae
Assistant Art Director Maaike Fransen
Art Department Interns Jeffrey Heiligers, Malou van Dijck, Alexandra Stück, Lisa van den Heuvel and Charlotte Jonckheer
Behind Scenes Camille Parthesius
Special Thanks to Stitch Editing, Pumpkin Post Production, Aaron Israel, Hessel Waalewijn, Jason Lamont, Rachel Connors, Amba Molly and Janneke Verhoeven
Working with macro lenses to play with object sizes, chemicals, explosives, blow torches, inks, speakers and blenders we set out to create an abstract World that referenced the importance of creativity, innovation, science & food culture. From burning meat to look like meteorites, dripping liquid metal on to pineapple’s, making steaks look like mountain ranges and creating Universes in blenders.
Demon Days: Alvin Leung
Director: Ryan Hopkinson
DoP: David Procter (@davidprocterdop)
Focus Puller: Tom Turley
Camera Assistant: Chris Rogers
Executive Producer: Stephen Whelan at White Lodge
Production Manager: Sibylle Boettger
Editor: Sally Cooper at Cut + Run
Grade: Julien Biard at Finish
Sound Design: Sound Node
Set Design: Thomas Petherick
Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.
Japans modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri. Today Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive.
Shot and edited by Matthew Allard.
Camera Sony PMW-F3
Edited in FCP (slight color correction in Color)