This film, directed by Nadav Kander, is a beautiful eulogy on the ageing process set to a poem by Roger McGough and narrated by Christopher Lee. The poem muses on what it's like to grow old whilst we see snapshots of series of people aged from 0 - 100 which take us on a journey through the decades. The piece is a simple, yet thought provoking and also introduces Age UK's new strapline: 'Love later life.'
Seamus O'Kane comments on the grade, "This was a fantastic project to be involved with. The flow of constant portraiture had to be seamless and yet each portrait needed to hold the essence of character and personality that is the hallmark of one of the foremost photographic Artists of our times.
Nadavs' work presents his world famous subjects in a compelling and arresting visual that reaches out to the viewer and invites study. Here we had to do the same to ordinary people that would occupy our vision for less than a second but yet the elegant lighting and simplicity of set and design ensures that each character is fully formed and presented.
We set a workflow that allowed for the 2D process to be applied to a base grade whilst exploring different grades within the colour suite. The final marriage of grade and prepared images thus became an exercise in paring back the unnecessary to reveal the core."
Producer: Emma Johnston
Creative Directors: Sam Walker, Joe de Souza
Creatives: Sam Walker, Joe de Souza, Wayne Hanson, Jeremy Willy