HAPPY ENDING, HAPPY EVER AFTER
Using space to showcase the unity and solitude of the universe
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Capture footage of a wedding dress floating in space for NYT and Arts Council award-winning artist Sophie Molins
After throwing her own wedding dress into the Venetian Canal following her divorce, Molins came to us to send her divorced friend’s wedding dress into space, as part of her film ‘Happy Ending, Happy Ever After’ scored by Michael Nymen.
Filmmaker Sophie Molins’ work explores themes of ritual, and expectation of change. Happy Ending, Happy Ever After is a film documenting a series of interactions with wedding dresses, scored by Oscar-winning composer Michael Nyman, CBE. Sophie asked us to film a wedding dress dancing in space, playing on the juxtaposition of the Earth as a symbol of unity and the empty vacuum as a reminder of our existential solitude.
We built a lightweight mannequin for the dress and suspended it from above, giving it an ethereal presence in the wide-angle shots used to capture the entire body of the dress during its flight. We used the natural turbulence of the descent to bring motion and life to the final presentation.
The film premiered at prestigious film festival Venice Biannale at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.
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