A selection of video stills from my recent university short film, Poolside.
Set within a southern England suburbia are two sour sixteen year old girls, this is Lucy and her new best friend Sammie. The Harmony of the Poolside is broken when Lucy’s older brother, Louis arrives home.
Starring Treasure Tunny, Rosa Smith and Shaquille John
Written and Directed by Billy Boyd Cape
Produced by Matthew Lloyd Hodgkin
Cinematography by Evan Burris Trout
Production Design by Raffi Bates
Edited by David Ritchie
Sound Design by Nazaré Prévost
It’s totally absurd for filmmakers not to be able to make films the way they want to make them. But in this business it’s very common. I came from painting. And a painter has none of those worries. A painter paints a painting. No one comes in and says “You’ve got to change that blue.” It’s a joke to think that a film is going to mean anything if somebody else fiddles with it. If they give you the right to make a film, they owe you the right to make it the way you think it should be. The filmmaker should decide on every single element, every single word, every single sound, every single thing going down that highway through time. Otherwise, it won’t hold together. The film may suck, but at least you made it suck on your own.David Lynch on having final cut.
Soderbergh Says Cinema Is Shrinking
“Speaking of meetings, the meetings have gotten pretty weird. There are fewer and fewer executives who are in the business because they love movies. There are fewer and fewer executives that know movies. So it can become a very strange situation. I mean, I know how to drive a car, but I wouldn’t presume to sit in a meeting with an engineer and tell him how to build one, and that’s kind of what you feel like when you’re in these meetings. You’ve got people who don’t know movies and don’t watch movies for pleasure deciding what movie you’re going to be allowed to make. That’s one reason studio movies aren’t better than they are, and that’s one reason that cinema, as I’m defining it, is shrinking.”
Steven Soderbergh talking at the San Francisco International Film Festival about the current state of the studio system’s impact on cinema. You can read or watch the ‘The State of Cinema Address’ in full.
“I used to kill for fun.”
This is what I’m listening to right now.
Stanley Kubrick Week
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth
Jakwob - Fade ft Maiday Just Broke A Million Views
My third music video has just broken 1,000,000 views.
Photography by Mark Rubenstein.
I was recently interviewed by the beautiful folks at Portable. Have a read.
As far as I’m concerned, Spring Breakers is genius cinema.
It’s knowing teen exploitation of the finest order.
It’s art house disguised as the mainstream.
It’s the manipulative experience every film wants to be.
It’s repulsive, unpleasant and absurdist.
It’s hilarious, genius and self-aware.
It’s Britney-loving neon pop.
It’s your absolute worst nightmare and perfect dream.
and Harmony Korine is laughing.
Spring Break Forever
My third music video.
The official music video for Jakwob’s new single ‘Fade’ feat. Maiday.
Taking a step into a studio and finding the heartbreak of an innocent girl.
Find out the video details here.
Released on VEVO February 2013
Director & Editor: Billy Boyd Cape
Creative Producer: Rebecca Ehrlich
Producer: Sue Odell
Executive Producer: Jakwob
Executive Producer: Joe Walker @ Shameless
Dancer: Nicole O’Neill
Choreographer: Amber Doyle
Cinematographer: Toby Elwes
Lighting Designer/Gaffer: Enda Bowe
Camera Operators: Ramzey Sabbagh, Alice Dover & Christopher Rogers
Technical Supervisor & Stills: Douglas Cape
Best Boy: Richard Round Turner
Spark: Rufai Ajala
1st A.D: Matthew Lloyd Hodgkin
2nd A.D: Ben Minghella & Nick Buggey
Casting: Sue Odell
Stylist: Rebecca Ehrlich
Costume Designer, Hair & Make-Up: Lisa Dredge
Special FX: Alice Jarmey
Key Grip: Howard Lee
Catering: Claire Sturgess
Props: Charlie Brafman
Park Village Studio Assistant: James Doyle
Production Assistant: Ruthie Falconer
Special Thanks: Oliver Newman & Cassandra Gracey at Turn First Artists
Filmed at Park Village Studio
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Shot primarily on a Nikon D800
Edited in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X
Graded in DaVinci Resolve 9