Not only could we totally relate to the #JanuWorry feels, but we loved the stylised feel of this episode. Zee explains that the supermarket and camera both acted as his performer’s dance partners. He wanted the camera to move with the dancer, which is why he shot on a steadicam and the supermarket itself became a dynamic character in the piece.
Zee: ‘We wanted the entire location to be lit by the lighting within the supermarket only. We wanted the space to feel the way our character feels. It’s not that bright sunshine day of December, it’s that grim bleak time of being broke and depressed. We could only have the dancers for half a day and it was a manic rush because we had a lot to cover. The choreographer and dancer only got in on THAT day!’
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The Breaking Ballet Campaign proved that not only can culture move with the times and be relevant but also that those Darling Directors move just a little bit faster! Why choose your favourite Darling Director when you can have all of them working on your project to create something truly relevant, kickass and award-worthy! So while they’re busy polishing their Lions, we’re off to book our tickets for the ballet.
*Melina and Lorraine insisted on giving a massive shout-out to the whole production team that made this magic happen, but we said ‘look you’re already sitting at 1461 words so we’re just gonna list them’:
TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris: Peter Gabriel Khoury, Rui Alves, Jenny Glover, Kabelo Moshapalo, Nikki Taylor Garrett, Jeff Tyser, Debbie Pienaar, Sandra Gomes & Biotumelo Rabosiwana.
Suppliers: Media Film Service JHB, The Upstairs Ludus, Joe Erasmus, Mark Ash, James O’Sullivan, Left Post Productions, Evy Katz, Markus, Wormstorm & David Law.
Joburg Ballet Dancers: Ian McDonald, Kitty Phetla, Claudia Monja Goedes, Nicole Ferreira, Monike Christina, Shana Dewey, Cristina Nakos, Laurence Corbett, Ruan Goldino, Mahlatse Sachane, Sergei Martinet, Alice Le Roux, Monique de Souza, Ntando Mhlanga, Thabang Mabaso
Actor: Lamar Bonhamme.
Darling Team: Melina McDonald, Lorraine Smit, Jeana Theron-Khoury, Ross Garrett, Chloe Coetsee & Zee Ntuli.
Wardrobe Stylist/Art Direction: Melissa Jayne Maxted & Chantel Carter.
DOP’s: Devin Toselli, Adam Joshua Bentel, Willie Nel & Micheal Cleary.
Darling Production Support: Saskia Finlayson Gupffert, Lindsay-Jane Barnard, Mmameyi Mapule Mphahlele, Allan Glogauer, Zuko Nqoro, Anastasia Tsobanopulos, Liz Dahl, Gale Maimane & Unathi Bianca Mdiya.