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Ruffian Shares a Window into Domestic Life to Raise Awareness of Homelessness in LA

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Third installment of Alone, Together project raises funds for people experiencing homelessness

Ruffian Shares a Window into Domestic Life to Raise Awareness of Homelessness in LA

Ruffian has released the third instalment of their wildly successful Alone, Together series, now featuring a charitable component. 

To kick off the series, Ruffian Founder and EP Robert Herman asked the production company's roster of directors to provide a window into their domestic spheres in a series of 360° films, in an attempt to "stay connected and to keep the creative juices bubbling during this time of isolation." The outcome is joyously madcap, with films from more than a dozen of their directors participating so far, including Anthony Jorge with his ode to childcare, The Bobbsey Twins with their ominous garden gnome, and Martin Krejci's kaleidoscope view of a couple's descent into debauchery.

For their latest Alone, Together segment, third in the series, they continue their ‘Ruffian House’ analogy with a series of connected glimpses into their directors’ states of mind of, edited by Steve Gandolfi at Cut + Run. The resulting film reads as a voyeuristic Rear Window view into a warren of connected room, each depicting a heightened experience of isolation, ranging from comic to bored to cheeky to desperate.

This process of considering what isolating is like in the safety of one’s home opened up a disconcerting window of thought for the Ruffian team. What is the experience of people navigating the pandemic who are currently without a physical home? People who are experiencing homelessness due to the pandemic, or have been on the streets for a long time? How are they able to cope and who do they turn to for help?

Thus was born a new dimension to the project. Herman asked award-winning French artist and family friend Lionel Avignon for his help and he obliged by designing and illustrating a beautiful film poster that brings the Alone, Together concept to print. Ruffian is producing a limited run of posters and t-shirts which are available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going to Skid Row Housing Trust. If Alone, Together strikes a chord with you and you’re interested in helping Ruffian out with their cause, you can email Herman directly at robert@ruffian.co to arrange payment and delivery.

Ruffian is about craft, elegance, charm, simplicity, and wit. Ruffian is about destruction and passion. Ruffian is about bringing opposites together to create something extraordinary. Ruffian tells it like it is. Ruffian tries new things because there is no point in doing it any other way. Ruffian is a home for storytellers.


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Ruffian, Fri, 15 May 2020 10:21:39 GMT