old friends and collaborators mellowdrone reunited this year for a one-off show in los angeles. singer jonathan bates asked me to create a poster that talked about 'growing up / becoming adult'. the painting we used as a basis for the poster is of don quixote, by one of our favourite artists, honore daumier. the elongation of this image, to us, spoke to these themes and more.
co-director alex harvey got in touch with us because of our work on filmmaker magazine. he was after a poster for his new hybrid-documentary, i am a seagull. the film documents the production and performance of chekhov's play, the seagull, upstate new york around lake lucille. we presented a range of ideas that we felt tackled the films multi-level narrative and 4th wall leaping dynamic. the final piece you see here talks about what it means to make a film that interleaves a rehearsal and play's full narrative at the same time.
director dan carbone got in touch and asked us to check out a cut of his new documentary, phantom cowboys. we'd talked before about working together and it was this film's beautiful imagery and time traveling narrative that sealed the deal for us. we got to work putting together some ideas and after pursuing several quite different directions, we finally found truth in the colour separated and distorted treatment you see here.