The Chase Films
Mon, 30 May 2022 15:27:48 GMT
Manchester-based Chase Films and partner company The Chase Creative Consultancy today release three short films with the support of UK heating appliances brand ESSE. The campaign entitled ‘Kitchen Stove Dramas’ consists of three short films exploring comical everyday stories.
Each film starts with the product placement of an ESSE cast iron cooker, before ending with the protagonists' expression of thought-provoking bewilderment. Narrative filmmakers at heart, The Chase Films use their production and storytelling expertise to explore longer form, story driven content in this collection of shorts for ESSE.
Above: 'Patient' film
The three films, ‘Patient’, ‘Passenger’ and ‘Papers’ depict a number of different everyday scenarios with a comedic twist to them; a man who’s running late to an appointment with his eccentric therapist, a strange trip with a motorcyclist who seems to have forgotten his companion, the brazen behaviour encountered by a tourist on her morning run to the local newsagent.
Written by The Chase, scripted and directed by Oscar nominated Mark Gill, the idea of ‘KITCHEN STOVE DRAMAS’ is a nod towards the 1960s genre of British ‘Kitchen Sink Dramas’. The colour palette of the films gives them a distinctive and classically British flavour, also supported by the association with ESSE, a quintessentially British brand, giving the films a common theme.
Above: 'Passenger' film
The films were shot on top of the Pennines (a mountain range in England) over three days during the height of Storm Eunice. Despite the challenges, Director of Photography, Fernando Ruiz, opted for an unobtrusive approach to the camerawork. The choice of camera, filters and lighting were able to deliver the desired look and feel, with unobtrusive camerawork allowing the performances to develop and entice the audience.
Alex Roberts, managing director, The Chase Films comments: "The truth is we just love making films and we use our new business budget to expand our horizons. This project gave us the opportunity to experiment and develop our craft skills.
Above: 'Papers' film
Mark Gill, writer/director, The Chase Films comments: “In this case it was all about getting the subtlety of the narratives to sit comfortably into short spaces of time. We've coined the term 'Short Shorts'. This is all about casting and creating space for the actors to allow them the confidence to embrace their characters and explore their own ideas, especially with comedic scripts.”
Martin Ashby, chief executive, ESSE adds: “We have a great relationship with The Chase and really enjoyed being involved in this project, I even got one of my old motorbikes in on the act. I'm sure that our cameo role will be enjoyed by our social media followers all over the world.”
The campaign will run on social media.view more - Creative
Production Company: The Chase Films
DIRECTOR & WRITER: Mark Gill
ORIGINAL STORIES: Ben Casey
PRODUCER: Ed Newell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alex Roberts, Mark Gill, Ben Casey
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Fernando Ruiz
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Anna Papa
EDITOR: Frank Moderna
CASTING DIRECTOR: Lee Mountjoy
PRODUCTION MANAGER/1ST AD: Sam Atkins
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Georgia Leigh-Taylor
1ST AC: Kirsten De Maid
2ND AC: Dahlia Al-Janabi
CAMERA TRAINEE: Louise Wilcock
SOUND RECORDIST: James Lister
GAFFER: Mark Rickett
ELECTRICIAN: Christopher Moore
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR: Marco Turcich
STANDBY ART DIRECTOR: Matthew Hope
STANDBY PROPS: Dave Mills
SET DRESSERS: Tony Rooney, Fyn Smith
PROP BUYER: Maddy Walmsley
GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Chase Creative Consultants
WARDROBE/MAKEUP: Cheryl Bostock
UNIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Raluca Radu
FLOOR RUNNER: Lewis Brindle
COLOURIST: Chris Bell
CATERING: Gingham Caterers
TITLE DESIGN: Stuart Mitchell
SOUND MIXING STUDIO: Kord Media
SOUND MIXER: Euan Toms
CAST: Luke Walker, Eric Colvin, Roger Morlidge, Adam Lawrence, Amber Doyle, Victoria Porter
SPECIAL THANKS: Jagga Hussain, Jonathan Ball, Joe Elliot, Martin Ashby, Penne Manor Hotel, No Drama, Location One, Sitelink, Pro-Motion, Colne Valley Museum, PKE Lighting, Lisa and Paul Richardson
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