DAVID reviews

30 November 2017

Saint Clair: Human Touch

by Syd Briscoe

Saint Clair: “Human Touch” - 3 mins 51s

This intriguing promo for Saint Clair explores a profession rarely seen in media - a mortuary cosmetologist. Make up for the dead is an unusual subject, and gives director Lucie Beecham fertile ground on which to build her esoteric narrative.

The simplicity of the visuals - using limited angles in a dark room, focused on the body lying on a table - allows the viewer to draw their own conclusions about the transformative make up job. Magical realism, metaphor, or something more sinister - we're left with little information and a feeling that's part peace, part foreboding. Really interesting work which asks more questions than it answers.

Cinematography: Andreas Neo
Art Department: Charlotte King
Editor: Ben Corfield @ Work Ⓦ
Post Production: Rich Hawkins
Colourist: Jess Vile @ Framestore Ⓦ
Flame: Ben Acosta @ Envy Advertising Ⓦ
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