Alexa Classic // Cook S4i
Director: Madelyn Jordan
Production Designer: Gi Chiarella
Two sisters struggle with jealousy and frustration when their favorite boy band shows up during the girls’ work shift , shattering their teenage dreams when the boys are not as dreamy as expected.
I started with the idea of bringing in pop music video visual grammar when the boy-band arrived. To motivate this, I had to establish subtle neon embellishments that would still play when the band wasn’t there.
The girls have a wonderful transition from fawning over the boys in their secret closet to realizing their perspectives where as this as the magazines they read. Their scenes are framed naturally and lit with little contrast to show their comfort. A more moody night exterior reveals the lead singer’s flaws, before coming back inside to a more desaturated and cold store. After the boys leave, the blue remains, for their presence has started some drama between the sisters.
With director Madelyn Jordan, we conceived ending the film outside, with the sisters burning the magazines they had once worshiped. The warm fire creating an instinctual bonding moment between them.