1. Having recognised a kindred sensibility in McRae’s provocative work, Australian skincare brand Aēsop commissioned her to conceive a short film to coincide with their website relaunch. ‘Morphē’ playfully presages a new juncture for science and beauty, transforming an old Amsterdam church into a meticulously ordered space that references Aesop’s own laboratory. Here, a painstaking Scientist employs an assortment of gels, liquids, and weird contraptions to minister arcane beauty treatments to a sleeping Muse. At the edge of this world, the skin and hair play key roles for the female specimen fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a new kind of super-sensory beauty treatment.

    McRae describes her film inspired chiefly by nineteenth-century scientist and philosopher Hermann von Helmholtz, and his revolutionary research on human perception: ‘Everything’, wrote Helmholtz, ‘is an event on the skin’. ‘I wanted to suggest a journey inside a world beyond skin care, one that involves farther realms of perception within the sensory landscape of the human body. The skin and hair play key roles for the female specimen fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a new kind of super-sensory beauty treatment.

    Writer / director – Lucy McRae
    Producer – Holly Krueger
    Production Designer – Barnaby Monk
    Creative Assistant – Maaike Fransen
    DoP – Hessel Waalewijn
    Editor – Ine van den Elsen
    Original Music – Noia
    Line producer / 1st AD – Laetitia Migliore
    Costume Designer – Janneke Verhoeven
    Production Assistant - Holger Gons / Jack Yoern
    Project Manager – Dan Honey
    Art Department – Maya LaCroix / Frank Verkade / James Teng
    Muse – Cara To
    Scientist – Victor Helmich
    Casting – Sanne van Wersch
    Making of – Leslie Askew
    Lighting Design – Owen Kuipers
    Jib and dolly – Camalot
    Electrics – Het Licht
    Special thanks – Lotje Sodderland, Dennis Paphitis, Hiroko Shiratori, Pascale Thouzery and Lou Weis.

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    Director: Tony Potts
    Cinematographer: Garry Wapshott
    Hair Stylist: Ken Arthur
    Film Editor: Joe Morris
    Edit Assit: Kelly Searancke
    Colourist: Scott Maclean
    Flame: Scott Geersen
    Makeup: Chris King
    Lights: Outsight
    Equipment: Red Apple redapplecamerarentals.com/
    Post House: Cutting Edge

    WEISSCAM HS-2 Digital Highspeed Camera
    2000 Frames Per Second

    Music: sigur-ros.co.uk/

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  3. Director: Matthew Donaldson
    Camera: Jason Berman
    Editing: Theo Cook
    Production Company: 2am Films
    Sound Design: Mutant Jukebox
    Hair: Sam McKnight
    Make-up: Val Garland
    Model: Lilly Donaldson @ IMG
    Styling: Aurelia Donaldson

    # vimeo.com/16285298 Uploaded 437K Plays 149 Comments

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