'NOISE' - (2014)
Format: 35mm (Fujifilm) / DCP
Director: Paul Surety
Production Company: Surefire Communications
A lyrical meditation on the emotionally damaging effects of adult conflict on children. 'Noise' is also a restrained, uninvasive study of the restorative effects of dance and the positivity of the creative arts on young minds.
'Noise' is my second collaboration with Director Paul Surety.
From the very beginning, the project was intended to not contain any sync diagetic sound, and instead to be driven by a haunting, powerful score. As such, the film has a strong visual sense, leaning heavily on performance and composition to effectively communicate the situation that our young protagonist finds herself in.
The production required a number of particularly demanding camera setups, one of which encompassed a two and a half minute steadicam move (operated by Abramo De Licio) during the penultimate scene.
Originated on Fuji Vivid 500T in the 2-perf 35mm format, the film was shot spherically with Zeiss Super Speed lenses for a final aspect ratio of 2:35:1
Colourist Toby Tomkins (Cheat) graded the film from uncompressed 2K files provided by iDailies (London), who also provided film processing for the production.
'Noise' will be entered into a number of prestigious film festivals, both in the UK and Internationally. The film will make its premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.