Unique Visual Concept
TAKING INSPIRATION FROM PAINTINGS/HISTORY/MUSES OF WOMEN ASSOCIATED WITH GANGS (THROUGH THE EYE OF THE MALE GAZE) AND CONTRASTING THIS WITH THE BRUTAL REALITY OF THEIR MODERN-DAY LIVES IN LONDON.
A young wondering soul happens upon a gang whose leader takes a shine to them. Flitting between those first moments and a sign of things to come, she poses the question of whether the circumstances would be the same if she didn't need it.
Lioness: Anna Sari
Cub: Louise Sinclair
Teen girl 1: Milica Guceva
Teen girl 2: Kolean Roberts
Teen girl 3: Jacqueline Ramnarine
Tiger Girl: Rain Dove
Editor: Erica Gianesini
Composer: Athena Varosio
Director of Photography: Dann Emmons
Sound Designer: John Iley
1st AD: Ruby Parker
Costume Concept: Phoenix-Blu Coyle @quarrydolls
Casting Director (Teen Girl 3, Cameo): Phoenix-Blu Coyle @quarrydolls
1st AC: Ollie Pearson-Pajtra
2nd Ac: Marta Tamborski
Gaffer: Federico Belloli
Spark: Willow Bidwell
Sound Recordist: Mario Gennari
Hair & Make-up Artist: Hannah Jones
Make-up Assistant: Nikki Salih
Production Coordinator: Ana Uzcanga
Production Assistant: Veronika Slowinska
Production Assistant / Art Dep: Maria Marsh
Costume Assistant: Imogen Aurelia Day
Still Photographer: Eugenio Falcioni
Colour Grading: Christopher Poole
Stills From the Film
After watching Livvy Haydock’s BBC Three’s ‘Britain’s Tough Girl Gangs’, I became interested in this altering perspective on gangs. As a society, along with the patriarchy, women have constantly played much more submissive roles in this counterculture and so wanted to show a different perspective on gang lives. This is especially prominent in Hollywood depictions, where a female’s role has typically been oversexualised and glamourised - positioned as a doubting wife or lover supporting their victorious, male partner-in-crime.
Within this, I wanted to explore the toxic relationships formed and how many are dragged in due to them believing to be in love, plus that it may be temporarily safer. The Lioness being the symbol of this world and the Cub being the, on first appearance, lonely stranger who needs this place to call home.
How far will you go?
Like a cub to their lion