The macabre yet whimsical film features a female archer 'Two Fish' walking through a warehouse after a bloodbath, following a piece of string leading her toward 'The Elephant', her lover. The Elephant, recognised by the ring on his finger, is seen with bloody arrows protruding from his back as she approaches.
In an ultimately fatal but nonetheless beautiful scene, the pair are seen partaking in an emotive last dance before Two Fish then leaves her lover, removes her ring and places it on his head and makes a fleeting escape in a yellow vintage Scimitar V6.
The Mill’s 2D and 3D Teams worked to create subtle CG features, such as the arrow going through the man’s head and the cat wink at the end of the film, as well as matte painting much of the warehouse scene and exterior.
Mill Shoot Supervisor Gareth Brannan explains, ’This was a very exciting project to be part of. Everyone involved wanted to make something really special and I think they succeeded. It has such a strong look and had been beautifully shot, helped by the fact that both the track and the story are great. It was a pleasure to work on.’
Mill Colourist James Bamford states ‘The film was beautifully shot with an already moody and solemn feel, the aim of the grade was to match the transitions of the story with changes to the lighting, building into warm and intense tones toward the dance scene whilst returning to a sense of realism with grey and blue tones at more darker parts of the story.
Overall, the film has a printed, cross processed feel with a filmic finish.'