Having worked with brilliantly talented director Gsus Lopez on his last film, It Melts, I've just been drafted in on his latest project, OUT. Working on production and casting, I'm joining forces with Lopez' inspiring team to create a new short, telling the story of Oscar, a young man determined to come 'out' to his family.
While Lopez has previously created fashion films (he has been featured in the Madrid Fashion Film Festival and the Berlin Fashion Film Festival alongside Wes Anderson and Mario Testino), this new short will move away from the fashion film genre. Longer, with more dialogue - but stylish nonetheless - this film is the culmination of the past few years' work and experience.
Whimsical, irreverent and visually pleasing, Lopez' style is very particular. Influenced by Almodovar and David Lynch, the director's films are always tinted with the extraordinary. The result is work that is inspired - its vision clear, direct and effecting. OUT is no exception. The trailer for the film smacks of Lopez' other work, but I'm eager to be involved in this one because of its divergence away from the short, fashion film genre, into something a little more considered.
What I love about Lopez - aside from his wacky imagination and unique vision - is that he values the people in his team. He knows that the entire thing relies on a number of individuals, each essential to the final product. Make-up, costume, cinematography, editing - all the people behind the scenes are welcomed into the team with open arms. It's a fun group to be a part of - making the entire project completely worthwhile. March and April are shaping up to be two very exciting months...
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