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Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie Searches for His Creative Hero in New GQ & Gucci Film



UNIT supports rising directing talent Stella Scott on her latest film

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie Searches for His Creative Hero in New GQ & Gucci Film

Creative post house UNIT and Senior Colourist Simon Astbury have supported directing talent Stella Scott to deliver a stunning grade on her latest project for GQ & Gucci.

Launching this new five-part series ‘The Performers’; which takes 5 influential men, 5 film directors and 5 journeys around the world, Scott’s exploratory short film features Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie in Tangier in search of his ultimate creative hero: French poet and playwright Jean Genet.

UNIT first teamed up with rising directing talent Scott three years ago when the facility did the post on ‘Street Angel’; a film created for Dazed which follows an angel-card reader through London as she looks for connections and people who need guidance. Recognising Scott’s talent and keen to support up and coming directors, UNIT and Astbury also graded her follow up short film ‘Reverie’, which portrays a glimpse into the minds of the next generation.

Scott’s unique style combines a natural affinity for storytelling with the unobtrusive study of people to find beautiful images in everyday situations.

On working with Scott, Astbury notes, "I've been working with Stella for a few years now and have loved seeing her develop and hone her skills as a young, emerging director. Stella always brings me interesting projects to work on and has a great grasp of how a good grade can lift a film and how best to collaborate with her colourist. As it's a film for a fashion brand the main brief was to make the clothes look great, so I used keys and shapes to isolate certain colours on the clothes to bring them out. Overall the film has a magical otherworldly feel, which is a common theme in Stella's work and the grade enhanced that by pushing and pulling certain colours. Sections of the film were shot on 16mm and weaving them into the film was one of the main challenges, ensuring film and video meshed together in a pleasing way which I did by matching the various tones in the film shot footage to the digitally shot footage so the flow of images is smooth. All in all it's a beautifully atmospheric piece.”

Check out more of Simon's work on his Instagram here.


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Full Credits

Director: Stella Scott

Producer: Sally Mullligan

Commissioning Editor: Modesta Dziautaite

Project Manager: Jenny Zhang

Associate Producer: Megan Townley-Wakelin

Commissioning Director: Avi Grewal

British GQ Editor: Dylan Jones

Photography: Ronan Gallagher

DoP: Vanessa Whyte

Grade: Simon Astbury @ UNIT

Colour Producer: Rachel Mussett @ UNIT

Music: Raffertie

Graphics: Master

Sound Mix: Mark Hills @ Soho Square Studios

Editor: Iain Whitewright @ Whitehouse Post

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UNIT Studios, Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:54:26 GMT