This month I've been working for theatre trailer production company DustHouse. Pioneers of the cinematic theatre trailer they've had their work screened on TV, online and in cinemas for clients such as the RSC, The Royal Opera House and the Bristol Old Vic.
My first collaboration with them was two trailers, the first for The Bush Theatre's critically acclaimed The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells. This took me up north to the place where the play is set, Withernsea on the east coast of Yorkshire. Armed with a camera and a warm jacket I spent a day filming Withernsea's buildings and landmarks. Whilst the place has certainly suffered in the last 20 years or so it still has the quirky charm of British coastal town forever stuck in the 20th century. I hope that this is captured in the film.
The second trailer was for a new Joe Penhall play for The Royal Court entitled Haunted Child (Penhall scripted the film adaptation for Cormack McCarthy's The Road). Starring Ben Daniels and Sophie Okonedo the play deals with a broken family and the effect it has on their only child. For the trailer I developed a concept set in the child's bedroom at night, losely inspired by the opening title sequence to To Kill A Mockingbird. We shot on location at a house in Clapton.
Later this month I will be working on another trailer for The Bush Theare so keep an half an eye open for it in early January. For more of Dusthouse's work follow this link.