We were pleased to be back working with Rogue Films again on director Ron Scalpello's incredibly powerful and gritty film for Mason and Roisin Murphy's latest track, 'Boadicea'.
A dark tale of a young woman on the edge of sanity and about to
break under the pressures of modern inner city living, it stars
Jennie Jacques (Shank, Desperate Romantics) who we follow as the
stress of everyday life becomes a battle in her own, dark
Graded by our Colourist, Luke Morrison, he explains his take on
creating the finished look: "In the initial half of the video I
kept the grade quite natural and gave it a television drama feel
while still keeping it filmic.
"In the second half we follow the desperate leading lady as she
dreams herself into a freedom fighting heroine so I pushed the
grade further with more saturation, picking out elements like her
red jacket to give a stronger look. This also helped to create the
separation between the reality and fantasy elements. To tie
these two looks together and enhance the texture and feel of the
film, I applied some grain overall. I'm really pleased with
the final look as it serves Ron's filmic and realist vision."
With Georgie White our Smoke artist adding the gun
flashes, blood, smoke and bullets wounds, the final film is a
dramatic cross between a Ken Loach and David Lynch film.