“Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration.” - James McAvoy
“Beauty is light set free.” - A.D. Posey
Art and Related Departments
(Everything here WILL evolve and change.)
Kittytown and the surrounding areas are dusty, dirty, and corrupted by disease. There are no more malls, clothing stores, or recognized sources of government. Things are run down, broken, and thrown away in plain sight. This environment has a dramatic effect on our characters, who are living on the scraps left behind by the society that once was. Most characters will have unkempt long hair, men wearing beards, and most people will rarely prioritize personal hygiene above the other aspects of survival in this unfriendly world.
We will have fun making our characters messy and really interesting to look at. Ensuring a consistent look across multiple scenes, injuries, and days will be crucial. Partnering between all creative roles to create a connected, visually dynamic look will be required. "Welcome to Kittytown" has many artistic needs, and will need artistic leadership plus several others to ensure we're creating a visually compelling world that includes:
Aged and weathered consumer goods
Weapons and other character props
Disease-rotted vegetation that crumbles into powder and green smoke
Some of the art department and related roles we're looking for include:
Art Director / Production Designer
Special Effects Artist
Set Design and Construction (possibly - for some scenes/locations)
Hair and Makeup
As we'll be doing most filming outside of Saskatoon in some remote-ish location, it will make sense for the people working on hair/makeup and costumes to have other roles on the production staff as well.
This team will work together during:
Pre-production. Making the props and pieces needed for production.
Production. Seventeen day shoot in September - all day every day - 10 hour days.
Post-Production. Pickups and minor re-shoots if needed - only a few days, likely on the weekend.
We will also ask for help from the broader community - borrowing props, costumes, and set pieces - to help us create visually rich environments on a tight budget.
This team will be coached and mentored by the film's director Doug Luciuk and the TBH Cinematographer.