The unique cinematic and orchestral storytelling artistry of Mute Records recording artists Goldfrapp will soon be appearing in movie theaters. Following the release of "Tales Of Us," the sixth studio album from music duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, the spellbinding 35-minute film of the same name will screen on March 4th for one night only with an intimate live performance to follow. The latest album information, tour dates and updates are available at http://goldfrapp.com/film.
The film was directed by Lisa Gunning and produced by international commercial production company Cap Gun Collective in partnership with its hybrid production studio, Cap Gun TV. Cap Gun is affiliated with Whitehouse Post, where Gunning has made her home as an editor since 1993. This film represents Gunning's directorial debut, and she also wrote the script, edited and co-produced it.
By Gunning's account, an idea she had written inspired both members of Goldfrapp, which led to a meeting with Mute Records executives and producer John Moule. "Somehow, in the space of half an hour, one film became three films, became five films, became one BIG film," she said.
In the past Goldfrapp has often stated that she is uncomfortable making videos, but the opportunity to collaborate artistically with girlfriend Gunning proved a different experience. "It was the first time I've worked with my partner," Alison added. "It has been an incredible experience. We've both loved the opportunity to collaborate artistically." This collaboration included scouring the countryside looking for a crumbling mansion in which to film "Drew," they eventually found the perfect old mansion in Wiltshire.
The final film is woven together from five individual tales coinciding with "Tales Of Us" tracks. To produce the series over the past two years and then complete the work, Gunning worked very closely with Cap Gun Collective UK executive producer Ollie Allgrove and producer Stephanie Zari. Between late 2012 and mid-2013, the team filmed in many unique locations around the UK and Los Angeles, including a former cold war bunker in Southeast England. Among their primary tools were the ARRI Alexa, RED Epic and Canon 5D digital camera systems, with Brian Strange serving as director of photography for all the story segments except for "Laurel," which had Christian Bruno as its DP. Gunning cut everything on her laptop from home and worked with Goldfrapp to get approvals before presenting the segments to the record company.
With a great deal of pride in the finished film, all parties involved also praised the design, visual effects and finishing artistry of Carbon VFX. Carbon composited the five pieces into one master film with transitions, in addition to creating the handwritten titles from Gunning's own handwriting. Credit and appreciation also goes to Absolute Post and Technicolor for additional finishing expertise, and to Pure Soho for handling the film's final mix.
About Cap Gun Collective
Cap Gun Collective is an award-winning, international commercial production company. A creator of original content and a conduit for directors, writers, producers and brands, our missions are to entertain, tell great stories, create memorable characters, and present unforgettable imagery. In 2012, Cap Gun Collective won the first-ever Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition. To learn more about the company, its directors, and Cap Gun TV – a hybrid production studio that develops, produces, and markets original content for multiple platforms – please visit http://capguncollective.com