The Lone Taxidermist presents a world manifested from surreal imagery and a dazzling Boy she has dreamed up. His beauty is transient, like that of Dorian Gray. He is nothing more than her own glittering fantasy. As the music groans and bellows the Lone Taxidermist rises and falls over the glittering jewel, wooing him, her medusa like movements are erratic yet enticing. Ultimately her dreams escape her as she ends up crushing her own fantasy. Natalie worked with a strong creative team to devise the unique surreal imagery of the video. working alongside co director Umut Gunduz, associate producer Christopher Kelly, Cinematographer Laura Bellingham, editor Tom Werber and inspirational model Leo Cohen. The concept was to create a film for music, rather than a video. Natalie Sharp the Creator of the film took reference from Rene Magritte, Maya Deren and combined surrealism with her unique interpretation of beauty.
Groundhog day takes an unfamiliar turn on three psychedelic joggers, before they start their nine till five with the ritual jog down Regents Canal, our Joggers run into a new world with an explosion of colour, becoming immersed in a dream like cartoon set of situations, along the Regents Canal. Things aren’t quite as they seem. A day like no other. Natalie’s vision was inspired by the vibrant backdrop of Regents Canal and became the starting point of a song that looks at the day to day lives of the commuters on their way to work through a Kaleidoscopic lens.
Directed & Produced by Natalie Sharp Director of Photography: Laura Bellingham Production Designer: Christopher Kelly Editor: Dominic Friendly Manager: Deborah Coughlin Wardrobe: Jo Stobbs Seccond Camera: Susanne Willett Digital Media Consultancy: Christopher Pearson Stylist: Diego Diez Lomelin Art Department: Camille Gilbert-Trepanier & Diego Diez Lomelin Costume by Carly Hague Make Up Artists: Kathryn Robbins, Grace Lightman, Nyssa Addison Gaffer: Garry Sonic Audio: William Huckerby
STARRING: (in order of appearance) Natalie Sharp Jo Stobbs Gemma Wheelan Laura Williamson Alex Montague Jack Carr Alejandra Bano Hjordis Moon Badford
With Special thanks to: Sweet Toof Carly Hague Park Studios Tobin Jones Anne Shenton Benje Edwards Phil Winter John Doran Brierley Thorpe David Byrne Mark whatshisface that lent us the lights Logan the Dog
The garden of Earthly Delights body paint
Model: Alejandre Banos Pelegri
Photography: Simon Smith
Model - Kathryn Robbins
taken from Mary Katrantzous typewriter dress
My fave girl today. Those cheekbones! #nofilterneeded #gracejones #luminousskin #makeup #android
makeup from Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights
various arms and hands painted with colorini inks and face paint
Directed by Laura Bellingham
Sam Steer Urth Mutha
Alex Noble Kaleidoscope exhibition human mannequin